Food Allergies and GMOs

The Truth about Food Allergies May be Hard to Stomach   Do you remember when food allergies and sensitivities were almost never heard of?  That was before more than 80,000 man- made chemicals were dumped into our water, air and soil beginning in the 1980s. It was before genetically modified foods hit the supermarket shelves in an estimated 30,000 products. Since 1990 there has been a reported 265% increase in allergy related visits to hospital emergency rooms. Peanut allergy cases doubled between 1997 and 2002. One in three children are diagnosed with autism, and/or ADD related to food allergies.1 It seems like no family is left untouched by the food reactions epidemic. Since 1994, Health Canada has approved the sale of over 81 genetically modified (GM) foods, including canola, corn, lentils, potatoes, rice, soybeans, squash, tomatoes and wheat. Our government has deemed many GM foods to be safe, however, no studies have been done to substantiate this. Are these foods safe? Doctors in Quebec discovered that the Bt toxin which is present in Monsanto’s “safe” GMO seeds  and which kills insects by rupturing their stomachs, was circulating in the blood of 93% of pregnant woman tested and 80% of their unborn babies. As a Canadian consumer, you will likely not know if the foods that you buy have been genetically modified since there is no mandatory food labeling of GM ingredients. GM corn can be used in many other foods such as cereal, yogurt, frozen entrees and canned soup. In other parts of the world like Europe, it is mandatory to label GM foods. For export only, our food industry giants reformulate their products...