A friend posted this link to a TED video by former food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien. She’s taken the time and effort to look into the effects of the introduction of new proteins within genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She’s taken on the task of changing the food supply system in the United States.
This is so important to folks with IBD. There are solid, quantifiable reasons that autoimmune disorders are so prevalent in the First World, and particularly in the United States, and there can be little doubt that one of those reasons is our economy’s dependence on GMOs for food. Our bodies have not yet evolved to properly metabolize these proteins, and our immune systems, by their very nature, are designed to respond to and attack invading proteins. Please watch this video, and if you’re not already, consider whether or not it’s worth it to you to buy organic foods. Yes, they are more expensive… she talks about why. But the more folks buy it, the less expensive it will get.
I’m starting to ramble now, so I’ll close for the time being. Just PLEASE… stop buying GMOs. Feed real food to your self and your family. Our planet depends on it, and so do our lives.