October is GMO Awareness month! How aware are you of what is in what you put in your mouth and how it was grown and processed? I believe this issue goes far beyond just GMO’s (genetically modified organisms – or GE’s, genetically engineered “foods”). But GMO produced “food”-products are certainly the new danger of our age, as these un-natural Franken-foods came on the scene in 1996 and have continued to spread like wildfire since then.
When our “foods” are produced in a chemical lab by men in white coats and patented, there is something seriously wrong with the system, and a great threat is presented to our health. And yet much of our society goes on oblivious to the facts because it “tastes good” (has been laden with strong chemical flavorings to mask the true tastelessness), “we love it and want more; eat it all the time” (because it’s been laden with addictive chemicals), and it’s “cheap” or cheapER (because the government has taken money from the people on the front end to subsidize these “foods”. People, we are paying for these “foods”, a very high cost, whether we buy the finished “food”-products or not.)
What is food? It is not whatever can be put down the gullet with relative ease that tastes good and doesn’t cause an immediate death reaction.
Food is the “herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.” These foods that God created and ordained good, the “grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind”, all yielded “seed after his kind”. Later the “moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things,” also was created “good” “after his kind”.
Food (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) = whatever is eaten for nourishment, something that sustains, nourishes
Nourishment (from 1828) = 1. That which serves to promote the growth of animals or plants, or to repair the waste of animal bodies; food; sustenance; nutriment. 2. Nutrition; support
Nutrition (from 1828) = 1. The act or process of promoting the growth or repairing the waste of animal bodies; 2. That which nourishes; nutriment.
Health (from 1828) = That state of an animal or living body, in which the parts are sound, well organized and disposed, and in which they all perform freely their natural functions.
These Franken-food products do not nourish, do not sustain health, do not promote growth and repair and the health of our bodies. But they “look good to our eyes, taste good (to our tricked brains), and we want them. In our pride, we think we “surely will not die”.
Man, in his attempt to be god has perverted the good food God has given us. By his patents (and unethical lawsuits) he attempts to control not only nature, but also all of mankind (through what he eats). Brethern, this ought not be so. Our society is the frog in the kettle, the drugged mass following the pied piper. We must wake up and return to the real food created by the Creator of our bodies to nourish and sustain them.
To learn more about genetically engineered foods and their effects, see other posts in this category (past and future), and check out the Institute for Responsible Technology and other science sites concerned about GMO’s. IRT has an article on 10 Reasons to Avoid GMO’s here.