What You Should Know About GMO

What You Should Know About GMO

How much do you know about GMOs? Even if you stay well informed of everything you put into your body, you may not know when you are consuming GMOs.

It’s been over two decades since the first genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops were approved in Canada in 1996.

GMOS, “Genetically Modified Organisms”, are present in as much as 80% of North American processed foods, particularly in the US which utilizes a much broader range of modified crops. GMOs are banned or closely monitored in the majority of other countries, however, in Canada foods containing GMO’s have been ruled safe for sale and are not required to be labeled as containing GMO’s. Not only are we unaware when we are consuming GMOs, the majority of people are unaware of the potential risks associated with GMO consumption.

1. Overall Health

Of all the newscast or articles you have encountered about GMOs, how many of them have told you the affects GMOs really have on your health?

  • Numerous studies have shown that GMOs can effect and cause gastrointestinal problems, organ health, immune system disorders, increased early again, and infertility to name a few.
  • Many medical organizations urge GMO free diets, including the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, The American Public Health Association, and The American Nurses Association.
  • GMOs were introduced in 1996, since then, there has seen an increase in illnesses. Though, there is no sufficient scientific proof linking the GMOs to the increase of illnesses such as Autism, food allergies, reproductive disorders and digestive problems; many health care professionals believe that is no coincidence and we should switch to GMO free diets now rather than later.

2. Food Allergies

Unknowingly consuming a food or product that you are allergic to can not only cause an inconvenient reaction and sickness, in many cases it can lead to more serious problems. This is one of many risks to consuming foods containing GMOs.

  • Genetically altered foods, GMOs, can sometimes be genetic combinations or contain cross strands of other products. When unknowingly consumed, these GMOs, lead to health risks for the unknown and possibly allergic consumer.
  • Studies have shown that since GMOs have been introduced, allergic reactions to food and ongoing allergies have shown a drastic increase both in individuals consuming GMOs and farm workers exposed to BT sprays on GMO crops.

3. Lack of Labeling

Even when you are trying to avoid foods containing GMOs, it won’t come as easy as reading labels at the supermarket. Despite peoples demands for all GMO products to be labeled, there is currently no law requiring labels on foods containing GMOs. You can find some foods that are labeled with Non-GMO stickers, but the majority of products leave you with a lack of information regarding GMOs.

What You Don’t Know About GMO Can Hurt You

Source: Radio Canada International

4. Genetics

Though, thorough research has not been conducted, it is believed that GMOs could have long term effects on the genetics of the human race. No scientific evidence has been presented, but given the health effects that GMOs have from consumption and their effects on the environment; the long term effects of GMOs are believed to be greater than the current effects of consuming GMOs.

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Health Benefits of Milk

Originally posted at OrganicFacts.net:

The health benefits of milk include increased bone strength, smoother skin, stronger immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. The beneficial health nutrients obtained from milk are essential for the human body and help prevent a number of chronic ailments.

Milk, quite simply, is a liquid that mammals can create in mammary glands in order to feed their young. The reason mammals have this is because this is what their young are naturally supposed to consume until they are strong enough or old enough to hunt for themselves or eat what their parents typically eat. Humans also have this ability, which is why we have begun to explore the interesting world of milk from other animals, in the hopes that milk could continue to nourish us throughout our lives, rather than simply at the beginning of it. Spoiler Alert…we were right! It can be very beneficial to us at all times of our life!

Many animals can provide us with this vital health substance, but cow’s milk is considered the best wholesome supplement for children as well as for adults. It is also the most accessible, while the milk of other animals like buffalo, goats, sheep, camels, reindeer and yak is much more difficult to acquire.

Milk from horses and donkeys can also be consumed by humans, but that is even less common, and much less pleasant to extract.

The health benefits of milk can be achieved from drinking milk directly or by consuming dairy products such as cheese, butter, curd, clarified butter or ghee, dairy whitener, ice cream, cottage cheese or paneer, flavored milk, or milk sweets. Put it this way, around the world, there are more than 6 billion people who regularly consume some type of food that is based on milk from an animal; it is one of the most essential elements of the human diet, since these animals that create milk are on almost every continent and country. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has clearly mentioned in its Dietary Guidelines to include milk and milk products to ensure a healthy, balanced diet.

Nutritional Value Of Milk

The nutritional value of milk is so well known that people all around the world include it as a staple part of their diet. Adding milk to your daily diet can also help you to achieve a well-balanced diet. It is an ideal source of nutrients such as vitamin A, B12, D calcium, carbohydrates, phosphorous, selenium, magnesium, protein, zinc and riboflavin. The Teagasc Dairy Products Research Center at Moorepark, Fermoy has reported recent research on using milk to neutralize the cholesterol content of the body. Most of the caloric content in milk comes from the natural sugars found in it. These are essential to the overall functioning and health of the body, and they reduce the chances of a number of deficiencies, and boost health in a variety of ways! Let’s explore more about the important impact of milk and milk-based products on our health!

Milk Deficiency

Milk deficiency can cause severe anemia, osteoporosis and other related illnesses. The consumption of milk is essential for maintaining good health and having the energy and strength to do normal activities.

It is the best source of calcium for all age groups, and since calcium is considered the most important mineral in the healthy growth, functioning, repair, and durability of the bones and skeletal system, milk will always have a significant role in people’s diets, as a way of preventing calcium deficiency or osteoporosis.

Health Benefits Of Milk

It is an extremely beneficial drink for the health of the human body. Some of the advantages of drinking this life-giving nectar are as follows:

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Dure Foods takes immense pride in using only the best food products, including dry milk ingredients, in it’s formulations. For more information on nutritional values and benefits, please check out Dure’s Lifestyle Catalogue.