It is common knowledge today that DDT causes cancer. But back in the 1940s Monsanto did a good job convincing people that not only was DDT “safe”, it was also “good for them”.
Sound familiar? Monsanto is trying to tell us the same thing with GMO foods, when in actuality, independent scientists and stacks of research are telling us a much different story. GMOs have been linked to autism, food allergies, cancer, autoimmune disorders, arthritis and much more. Rats fed a diet of only GM Round Up Ready corn rapidly developed tumors and severe kidney and liver damage. 70% of female rats and 50% of male rats died prematurely on the GMO diet, as opposed to 20% and 30% respectively in the control group.
Monsanto also produced Agent Orange, PCBs and rBST (growth hormones used in the dairy industry). I wouldn’t take their word that GMOs are safe….
Going back to DDT for a moment; it was an insecticide used from the 40s to the 70s when it was finally banned. During this time it was released into the air, soil and water in large quantities and still contaminates our environment today. Despite being banned in 1972,. DDT is still found in all human and animal tissues as it is fat-soluble and has a long half-life of 10 years! Unfortunately it is then passed onto infants through breastmilk. DDT exposure is linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive and developmental effects.
DDT levels are much higher in animals than plants due to a compound effect. Consuming animal products exposes you to higher DDT levels than eating only plant foods. A study done of women’s breast milk found that women who did not consume any animal products at all had a significantly lower amount of DDT in their milk than women who did eat animal products. In fact, the highest amount of DDT in the vegan group was still lower than the lowest amount in the omnivore group.
We all know GMOs are very widespread in processed foods and even whole foods like corn, soy, sugar beets and canola. While the US gets a horrible rap for GMO use; Canada, Australia and New Zealand all use GMO ingredients regularly as well. The only difference is that in Australia and New Zealand the product needs to be labelled.
While it is difficult to avoid GMOs in the food supply and basically impossible to avoid DDT, you CAN lower your risk of developing disease from exposure by periodically detoxifying and cleansing your body. I offer a 21 day program that is designed to eliminate these toxins and more from your bloodstream, improve your energy and help you shed excess weight. And it’s a steal at just $35! For more info on this fantastic program go to: http://www.ahimsanutrition.com/#!springcleanyoursystem/c99h
I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of the documentary Genetic Roulette. It’s very informative and will change the way you look at processed foods and Monsanto forever. (http://geneticroulettemovie.com/)
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