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You may find that organic food is more expensive and different in appearance from conventional products. Also, just because something says “organic,” it does not mean that it doesn’t contain GMOs. In fact, it can still contain up to 30% GMOs, so if you want organic, be sure the label says 100% organic. If you live in U.S. and Canada buy food labeled 100% organic because the U.S. and Canadian governments do not allow manufacturers to label something 100% organic if that food has been genetically modified or been fed genetically modified feed.

Virtually anyone who is educated and has sound powers of discernment and judgment, and who has a long standing health concern, gradually moves toward foods that are organic, more natural, free of pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. Since my own health situation was improved after elimination of genetically modified, processed, synthetic foods and some other changes in diet and lifestyle, I just want you to know that you should not be relying on someone in a laboratory to improve your health. It is your health and you should be in charge. After all, fruits, vegetables and meats are products of nature, not of the laboratory. I don’t plan to brag here about the issue of whether GM food is safe for human consumption or not, my only concern is to provide information, so you can make informed decisions.

The argument about starvation without conventional farming and new advances in farming technology, and profitability of organic crops, for me personally, are not properly compared issues, regardless what researchers are saying, because independent research does not exist yet. What I know for sure is that numerous organic growers are moving toward best practices, but more progress is needed.? We all know organic yields may be a fraction of conventional crop yields, but there is more to agriculture than just counting bushels per acre. Yield is certainly important as I know we’ve got to feed the world, but the nutritional value, sustainability and profitability of a food production system should also be considered. In comparison, organic crops are healthier and have more nutritional value than conventional crops. They are usually more profitable than conventional crops despite lower yields, because organic crop generates higher price per unit. The amount of energy required to produce a unit of organic food is less than for conventional crop, because organic relies much more heavily on renewable energy sources (such as solar or wind) and using plants and bacteria to fix nitrogen, rather than relying on fossil fuels. Conventional farming threatens future food production by reducing biodiversity, and contributing to climate change and environmental degradation. And when considering the cost of growing an organic crop is less than conventional, the potential profits in organic can be huge.? So, if we plan to talk about conventional and alternative agriculture, than we also have to be open to alternative performance measures.

Since it is virtually impossible to assess the health effects of genetically engineered foods when introduced into the food chain, you should decide if you want to play Russian roulette with your health and with the health of the people you love. Those who most vehemently support GM (genetically modified) foods have only one thing in common: economic gain. They don’t have any interest to do independent research or to damage the value of their investment. They will just arrogantly play with the millions of years of evolution and ignore the value of living in harmony with the natural world.

If you think you are in control and have a choice, think again. Our own food supply is manipulated. We don’t have independent research. Cross pollination is threatening even those who choose not to consume such foods. Genetically modified foods are detectable in more than 80% of manufactured food and we don’t even have mandatory labeling here in Canada and U. S.

To me, our feeding is directly connected to our health, and nature can never be outsmarted. Those who think humans can manipulate or dominate nature with impunity are playing a game of folly. The genetically modified foods intended for human consumption should be thoroughly researched, not released on the market with such careless and shameless arrogance.

Excerpt from my new book “Gluten Free & Delicious 1 – Bring Your Body Back to Health”

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