The Side Effects
A couple of months ago my daughter Lisa (27 years old and married 3 years now) posted an enigmatic “Guess What?” on Facebook. Since Graham, Sam and I were all in the room when I saw that we immediately began to fire one word answers. “Pregnant?” was the first one and it deteriorated from there because we got no response for hours and hours.
Okay, who was this man and why was my daughter looking for happy to be next to him? That was how I “met” Jeffrey Smith. Actually I had become aware of him before but since then I have been paying more attention to him.
Jeffrey Smith is a major activist trying to make people aware about GMOs, genetically modified organisms, in our food. It was stumbling across one of his posts that made me aware, in the first place, that our food had been modified in strange ways since the mid 1990s. Now, after 20 years of Americans being lab rats, he is showing again and again the link between GMOs and their effects on us. For example, the use of increased herbicides (Round-Up in particular) and a whole slew of illnesses.
Yesterday I watched a video of an interview with Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a research scientist at MIT. You can watch it here. (http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=11129)
Among many other side effects that can cause debilitating illness, I learned that one of the damages is that it removes the effectiveness of how our body accepts seretonin. That is an enzyme that is has a calming effect on us. Dr. Seneff believes that the anger we see so persuasive in society now is because of this disruption.
The anger people use when you ask them to explain the reasons they like this candidate or that. The anger we see demonstrated each time there is a horrific killing or bombing in this nation. So much anger. Has anyone besides me noticed that there seems to be so much more anger and lack of self control than even five years ago?
And perhaps it is all because people eat food, unknowingly, that has a GMO that helps the farmer grow corn or soy or whatever while spraying the entire field to kill weeds. It saves the farmer time. It supposedly, according to Monsanto who makes both the Round-Up as well as the seeds for the vegetables, and also according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), no effect on us. But their tests are limited to only a few months.
We lab rats have been eating this stuff for 20 years and now have higher levels of diabetes, autism, obesity and more.
Go to Jeffrey Smith’s website Institute for Responsible Technology ( http://responsibletechnology.org/) to learn more. But get some camomille tea or some other calmer to help you through it. You will get very angry.