One of my biggest pet-peeves is genetically modified crops. Not only is it incredibly bad for our health as is proven in independent studies time and time again, but it has far more dangerous consequences for us at a global as well as individual level. You can download a handout here on how to choose non-gmo foods.
Susan Downs emailed me earlier this month about her Internationally acclaimed movie on gm crops. Susan Downs and Alex Voss have produced a brilliant and desperately needed movie about this disaster. There is NOTHING more important at the moment, as we all need food to survive, and if someone suddenly owns that - they own humanity.
When GM crops spread with the wind as is only natural, the original seeds becomes extinct. GM crops do not reproduce on their own, farmers need to buy more GM seeds to produce each season. If they cannot afford the price of GM crops, their family must suffer starvation and death, as is the case with farmers in India at the moment. GM crops is not a saviour for humanity - it will promote starvation, not cure it. Not to forget that the quality of the food that is gm-modified is not designed for human consumption - it is deeply problematic and proven to disrupt human health at its most fundamental level: fertility.
At the moment, we have an epidemic of both men and women with poor fertility and also astronomic levels suffering infertility.
Our fertility is an indicator of our overall health, so it doesn't really matter if we want kids or not. Fertility issues are superduper bad news. Not to forget that the solution for many is hormone therapy, which is linked widely in the litterature to hormone cancer risk increasing later on in life.
So now we have young mothers who first struggled infertility, then underwent hormone treatment with toxic loads of synthetic hormones, only to find themselves diagnosed with hormone cancer typically only 5-10 years after treatment. And now they have young kids. It is traumatic beyond words. And it is a symptom of our time - that we are destroying our planet and that is ultimately what is destroying us.
We need to understand exactly how dire the consequences are before it is too late.
"Every single independent study conducted on the impact of genetically modified food shows that it damages organs, it causes infertility, it causes immune system failure, it causes holes in the GI tract, and it causes multiple organ system failure."
The film won Best Feature Documentary at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in London in February and also won the same award at the same body's film festival in Nice, France last year.
The movie is called The Big Secret and is now available on Amazon Prime.
Read more about it here: