GMO health concerns and the USDA

The USDA is in charge of the national organic program, however, there are a few facts you should know.

Do not trust the USDA!

Although their stamp of organic goes a long way, there’s no guarantee. Over time we have seen the FDA endorse food additives, chemicals, GMO, and many more disease causing foods so you must be your own investigator.

Read through this paragraph that came DIRECTLY from the USDA site and you will see they support GMO:

“Welcome to the USDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Website: The USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.”  (

Why are GMO’s such a problem? When a crop is genetically modified, it allows the crop to produce its own pesticide which protects it from dying when sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, particularly “Round Up” made by the Monsanto Company. This same company is the producers of the GMO seeds. Coincidence?? I think not! So now the crop has been genetically modified and then sprayed with round up. Does that sound appetizing? Do you want to feed this to your children? You might be saying NO and shaking your head to this but you are feeding this to your children. If you are buying any of our standard American products that contain high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, soybean oil, soy oil, or soy period,,, then you are consuming genetically modified substances.

Learn more about the harm of Round Up containing Glyphosate: Round Up Harm

Have you seen the French scientists’ long-term study of GMO effects on rats? The rats get tumors the size of baseballs and die an early death.

Since one of the heads of the FDA, Michael Taylor, used to be a lobbyist and vice president of Monsanto, don’t look for regulations any time soon, especially since Obama appointed him and the re-election is set in stone. Also, watch for articles, lawsuits, and companies that sell out from organic to corporate run pseudo-organic. They are caving by the numbers. It’s all about the money, until people get cancer and can’t buy their way out of it.

What can you do?! Demanding GMO labeling on all products is a huge start, you can also make sure to buy only from reputable companies and getting 100% organic ingredients. The two top GMO crops are corn and soy! I personally stay away from all corn and soy products! If a label has corn or soy in it, I don’t use it! That’s the best way to be safe. Be aware that most restaurants use corn oil or soy oil for their frying and oil needs. So choose wisely when eating out. Start reading your food labels and also check out your local farmers markets. If you get to know your local farmers you can learn from them what they are doing in their fields to keep their crop safe! This will help keep you and your family safe!

About the author Tracy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the South Florida area. She is the lead consultant and President of tmihealth. Tracy works with clients in her Wellington office and nation-wide via phone and skype consultation options with programs specializing in Nutrition and Detoxification. You can also find her on Facebook and Google+

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