Genetically Modified Organisms are now part of foods and those GMOs are not properly labeled so consumers can make an informed decision as to what kind of products they can bring home to their families. Although GMOs have been banned or limited in many countries in the developed world, The United States and numerous third world nations haven‚Äôt issued such bans or limitations and their populations are exposed to GMOs on a daily basis.
In the United States, the US government has continuously ignored the studies whose results warn about the dangers that GMOs present to human health. The main reason for its refusal to ban GMOs stems from the fact that government agencies that are supposed to protect consumers from dangerous foods are headed by former Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill or Syngenta employees, who despite having a conflict of interest were called by the White House to work as food safety Czars.
Currently, the US allows the cultivation, harvest and use of GMOs for the production of thousands of products that end on dinner tables all across American and many more around the world. The refusal to officially study the effects that GMOs have on humans or to review the results of independently conducted studies resulted in one outcome: the production and sale of unlabeled food products that contain dangerous genetically modified organisms.
The governments that do not properly study and upon confirming the threats posed by GMOs, refuse to ban they production and use in food products are genuinely ‚ÄĒ as the title of the film says ‚ÄĒ playing Russian Roulette with the health of the citizenry. The corporate-owned officials are taking a gamble with everyone‚Äôs health and are setting the stage to cause mass disease and death in the population and these effects will be extended to the coming generations.
‚ÄúAfter two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.‚ÄĚ But the warnings from these scientists found deaf ears in government agencies that are supposed to review the safety of the foods people ingest.
On September 19, we reported how scientist at CRIIGEN found that GM Maize and Roundupwere linked to premature death and cancer.¬†In a study published in ‚ÄúFood and Chemical Toxicology‚ÄĚ,¬†researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini found that rats fed on a diet containing NK603 Roundup tolerant GM maize or given water containing Roundup, at levels permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the US, developed cancers faster and died earlier than rats fed on a standard diet.
Earlier, on September 14, scientists from the¬†Safe Food Foundation, reported how GM Wheat Could Potentially change the Human¬†Genome by ‚Äėsilencing‚Äô genes once GMO wheat was ingested. Judy Carman, a biochemist and Director of the IHERS at Flinders University, warned that during her observations the GMO gene¬†had the potential to silence human genes, which could have serious complications.
The same kind of reactions seen in both CRIIGEN and the Safe Food Foundation‚Äôs observations are seen in the studies and personal stories presented on Genetic Roulette. The film is complete with documents that show uncontestable evidence about the dangers of GMOs. The film explains how these laboratory-made organisms deteriorate people‚Äôs health, especially that of children and provides suggestions that anyone can implement to protect themselves and their families.
For an in-depth look at how the genetic engineering of foods and products threatens all life forms,¬†read our report here. We highly recommend that you watch¬†Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives¬†and spread the information about the dangers of GMOs to everyone you know. Also, join our campaign¬†on Facebook¬†to support the adequate labeling of GMOs on food products.
Luis R. Miranda is the Founder and Editor of The Real Agenda. His 16 years of experience in Journalism include television, radio, print and Internet news. Luis obtained his Journalism degree from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, where he graduated in Mass Media Communication in 1998. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Among his most distinguished interviews are: Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres and James Hansen from NASA Space Goddard Institute.