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Public Protests Expand as GMOs and Biotech Wreak Havoc on Food Supply

In the U.S., people spend the least amount on food in the world, in terms of percentage of total earnings.  However, the incidence of food borne disease is the highest in the world.  The statistics in Canada are similar.

The main source of food borne disease during the last 50 years is the direct result of the misuse and abuse hormones, antibiotics, slaughterhouse wastes, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and pesticides.  The first three of these materials are banned in food production throughout the European Union, and some EU countries are attempting to ban the fourth. Yet American and Canadian regulatory authorities insist that these substances pose no significant risk to public health.

The greatest threat comes from the ongoing imposition of GMOs, with their false claims of raising more abundant and nutritious food. The production and use of GMOs is known to cause adverse effects on soil, animals, people, and the environment.  Many of these effects are due to genetically introduced tolerance in agricultural crops to highly toxic herbicides and pesticides.

According to Vitality Magazine:

“The problem that consumers face is getting the facts about the harmful effects of GMOs on human and animal health, given that their governments ignore these facts ... Labeling of GMO-containing foods is a fiercely fought issue throughout the world. It is the only way that consumers can avoid such foods. The U.S. is determined to prevent such labeling ... According to the U.S. FDA ... if any of these products were to be labeled as containing GMOs, nobody would use them.”

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