Why CORN is Killing Us: HFCS and GMO FOOD

Why we need GMO food labeling

Why we need GMO food labeling

Until Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma few Americans would have guessed that there is corn in almost everything we eat including every individual component of a fast food meal to almost everything on the shelves in your grocery store – even in places you would never imagine.

Corn is made into high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which is most likely present in the majority of the bottles in your refrigerator today: in salad dressings, ketchup, sodas, and anything sweet – and even many things that are NOT sweet.

There has been much media coverage about the HFCS Food issue and it is an ingredient best avoided or at least severely reduced in your diet.

If you are what you eat -
and especially if you eat industrial food -
as 99 percent of Americans do –
what you are is “corn.”

Most of the food in the grocery stores today AND almost all fast food contains corn:

Are YOU Feeding THIS to YOUR Children?
Most folks assume that a chicken nugget is
just a piece of fried chicken, right?
Wrong!
McDonald’s Chicken McNugget is 56% corn?

Chicken McNuggets contain 38 “quasi-edible substances
that ultimately come not from a corn or soybean field
but from a petroleum refinery or chemical plant”.

So What Really Is In A
McDonald’s Chicken McNugget?
Chicken McPoison
Eat a little Butane, anyone?

There are two major reasons a diet made up almost entirely of corn is a major concern:

  1. High Fructose corn syrup
  2. Most corn is genetically modified.

What you need to know about Genetically Modified Organisms aka GMO:

Scientists seem to believe that intentionally injecting known toxins into what we will eventually eat is safe. They are called toxins for a reason – because they are toxic!

Just because something won’t kill you immediately
does NOT MEAN it does not cause chronic health issues
or even death as it accumulates in your body.

Most chemicals that will kill a bug will kill us too – if we consume sufficient quantities. Remember, too, that we are not talking about ONE chemical or toxin – we are talking about regularly ingesting hundreds or even thousands of toxic or man-made foreign substances!

Monsanto vs organic infographic

Infographic by JoeMohrToons.org - Click image for larger version and more details about Monsanto.

Millions Against MonsantoWhat you need to know about GMO:

There are many wise people who have already written volumes about why GMO food is so dangerous.

For now I will just share some of their links:

WHY I AVOID GMO – And YOU Should Too!

GROUPS FIGHTING GMOs:

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Gail Gardner

Small Businsss Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of GrowMap.com, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.