Eat Safe, Eat Smart Buy-Cott
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Croton On Hudson, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2005
"Eat Safe, Eat Smart" means saying "No" to Genetically Modified Foods, according to the Natural Solutions Foundation (NSF), a leading Health Freedom organization. Unlike a Boycott, which tells people what not to purchase, a "Buy-Cott" is an affirmative action giving consumers positive options for their purchases.
Reacting to the concerns of consumers who are uncomfortable eating untested, experimental foods with biotech modifications Mother Nature never thought of, Natural Solutions Foundation reminds them that they now have an option. They can join others around the country in purchasing natural foods which have not been genetically modified and supporting companies that make non GMO foods. This requires special vigilance in the US since the unlabeled use of GMOs in the food supply is legal despite the large numbers of emerging health and environmental hazards associated with their long-term consumption.
Although the US does not require Biotech companies to demonstrate that their GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods are safe for either humans or the environment, an emerging body of disturbing scientific evidence shows that consuming these foods can damage every organ system in the body. Glyphosate, widely used in GMO crops (Roundup (C)) for example, is known to double the rate of spontaneous abortions, increase pediatric neurological disorders, is linked to neurological, respiratory, gastrointestinal, blood toxicities, birth defects and cancer.http://www.gmfreeireland.org/resources/documents/science/ISP/GM%20Forest%20Trees.pdf
Consumers are increasingly leery of unlabeled, untested GMOs mixed into their food supply. The "Eat Safe, Eat Smart Buy-Cott" offers practical, simple and easy steps for making the shift from the so-called "Frankenfoods" to natural, uncontaminated foods by offering the names of companies which do not use GMOs and suggesting simple ways to make sure food is GMO free.
Consumers are increasingly aware that GMOs do not have to be tested for safety before being approved for release onto farms and into the food supply. Instead, corporate science (which can be suppressed if unfavorable) has mixed foods with randomly inserted mutating genes, into the American food supply. They is a growing awareness that the results of independent safety studies, when conducted, have been dismal.http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/GEessays/gedanger.htm
Other than glowing corporate praise, little science suggests that these untested foods are safe.http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/pusztai.html Toxic crops, GMO crops which suppress human immune function, http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE2/GM-AIDS-Deadly-Ho.htm, and unexpected results from GMOs unpredictable genetic instability are cause for serious concern. Even the determination of "substantial equivalence" (assuring that food sensory qualities resemble unmodified food) is voluntary.
The Natural Solutions Foundation,http:/http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org, a leading broadly-focused Health Freedom organization, is devoted to preserving Natural Health options including helping consumers to make informed food and health choices. The "Eat Safe, Eat Smart Buy-Cott" empowers consumers to "put their mouths where their money is" by purchasing and eating safe food while simultaneously supporting the market for unaltered, untested and potentially deadly foods.
Unlabeled use of GMOs (never evaluated for safety) is now routine in the US since most soy (85%) and canola oil (54%) are GMOs. Large amounts of corn (45%), wheat, potatoes, papaya and increasing amounts of beets, sweet potatoes, squash and an increasing number of other crops are GMOs. The US is the world's leading producer of GMO crops and 63% of the world's GMO cultivation occurs here.http://pewagbiotech.org/resources/factsheets/display.php3?FactsheetID=2
The Natural Solutions Foundation, http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org, offers concerned Americans information and options for democratic action and consumer choices to preserve, protect and defend their health freedom by focusing on Codex Alimentarius, GMO-free food options and health-related legislative alerts.