Shawnee’s Greenthumb Popcorn is proud to be Anti GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). Studies all over the globe are showing the nasty reality behind GMOs. Grassroots efforts to put an end to GMO’s, or to simply label GMO’s, is stimulating a tremendous amount of support for a worldwide boycott. A growing number of American’s are loosing faith in the FDA‘s credibility because of political corruption. Shawnee says, “This battle is in the hands of the consumer.”
According to the Organic Consumers Association, “FDA scientists warned that GMOs can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long term safety studies, but were ignored. The FDA does not require any safety evaluations for GMOs. Instead, biotech companies, who have been found guilty of hiding toxic effects of their chemical products, are now in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe. (The FDA official in charge of creating this policy was Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney and later their vice president.)”
The majority of American livestock is fed GMO’s. These GMO feeds have been linked to thousands of sterilized livestock cases, also allergenic reactions, and numerous deaths. GMO’s damage virtually every organ and system studied in lab animals. Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of Genetically Modified foods. The only published human feeding experiment verified that genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of intestinal bacteria and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, humans may still have their genetically modified proteins produced continuously inside us.
The fact that GMO crops can cross pollinate with organic crops has sparked huge controversy worldwide. Many GMO fields have been burned, entire countries have banned GMOs, and others are fighting for the right to know if their food has been Genetically Modified.
Go to www.responsibletechnology.org to get involved and learn how to avoid GMOs