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Are GMOs Safe?


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Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been popular in the news lately ever since California failed to pass Prop 37, which would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients on all products sold within the state. While California may be setting the stage for the discussion of future labeling of GMO foods in our country, currently there is no regulation anywhere in the United States requiring the disclosure of GMO ingredients to consumers. This is in contrast to countries such as those in Europe and South America, who highly regulate the cultivation and sale of genetically modified crops and often require the labeling of foods that contain GMO ingredients (1, 2). In America, unless you buy certified non-GMO food, there is no way to know if your food contains GMOs or not.

So why does it matter if our food contains GMOs? You may have heard from various media sources that genetically modified foods are perfectly safe and there is no evidence to suggest any long term risk from their consumption. On the contrary, there has been some evidence suggesting potential health risks caused by these foods; even scientists within the FDA itself have repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. (3, 4) With so much conflicting information, it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. Are GMOs safe for human consumption, or not?

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What is Genetic Modification?

Genetic modification involves the transfer of genes from one species of plant or animal to another, using techniques that can cause mutations in the genome that may have unintended consequences for the crop’s safety. (5) The imprecise rearrangement of genes can create new proteins in these plants that may trigger allergies or promote disease. (6) Our immune systems often do not recognize these new proteins and may mount an immune attack against them if they enter our bloodstream intact.

These unintended gene transfers, along with those that are intended, can lead to significant changes in gut and immune function, and may have long-term consequences that are not yet known to the scientific and medical communities.

In genetically modified corn and cotton, a gene from a bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is inserted, which causes a pesticidal toxin to be produced in every cell of the plant. This Bt-toxin kills insects that eat the plant by breaking down its gut lining and killing the insect from septicemia caused by the ensuing blood infection. (7) While this toxin has not been proven to be toxic in this way for humans and other mammals, several recent studies have suggested this toxin could have effects on immune health, gut health, liver and kidney function, and fertility.

The potential dangers of GMOs

The gut is most susceptible to the potential dangers of GMO consumption. Bt toxin produced by GMO corn has been shown to significantly alter immune function in mice, and may cause disrupted immune function in the gut. (8, 9, 10) One study suggested that Bt toxin has toxic effects on human cells in vitro, causing them to die prematurely. (11) This could cause damage to gut endothelial cells if the toxicity is found to occur in vivo. The potential intestinal effects of GMO consumption go beyond Bt toxin. Some argue that gut bacteria are capable of acquiring DNA sequences from GM plants, which could lead to the development of antibiotic resistance in those microbes. (12) It’s not yet fully understood what proportion of the GM genes are able to be transferred to gut microbiota.

There have been effects of GM corn found on organs outside of the intestinal system as well. Analysis of Monsanto’s own research and independent research by a lab in France determined that mice and rats eating Bt-toxin producing corn sustained liver and kidney damage. (13, 14) Other harmful effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and hematopoietic system of these GM corn-fed rats. Bt toxin has also been demonstrated to reduce fertility in mice, with fewer offspring being produced than by mice fed on natural crops. (15) While these are small, preliminary studies, it’s worth investigating the effects GMOs can have on other organs besides the intestines.

Since the research is in its infancy, GMOs may have associated health risks that we do not fully understand. The organization known as The Institute for Responsible Technology has developed a list of potential hazards of GMO consumption, providing a list of references for each health risk discussed. They have amassed a great deal of support for their position that GMOs are dangerous, and much of their information comes from research studies, clinical experience from doctors, and anecdotal evidence from farmers and parents of children who thrived on a GMO-free diet. (Unfortunately, the website’s statements exaggerate the findings of several studies, so it’s best to be a critical thinker and take the information with a grain of salt.)

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Why is there still controversy?

Recent reviews have proposed a different story when it comes to GMO safety, arguing that the bulk of the evidence demonstrates no health risks associated with GMO consumption. (16, 17, 18) These reviews found GMOs to be generally safe with no multigenerational effects, but also recommended that more research continue to be performed on the health effects of GMO consumption in mammals. It’s interesting to note, however, that the majority of the studies considered by these reviews had been conducted by biotechnology companies responsible for commercializing these GM plants; this conflict of interest could have an effect on the reporting of certain data. That said, there’s no denying the fact that independent critical reviews have so far found GMOs to be safe in food.

Unfortunately, credible research demonstrating the potential dangers of GMOs is not only sparse, it is also inconsistent. While many scientists argue that GMOs are unsafe for human consumption, there are many more scientists who suggest that the evidence to date has not found any significant health risks from ingesting GMOs.

It’s impossible to tell at this point who has the right answer, and it’s unnerving that there is so much controversy over the safety of a food product that is present in 60 to 70 percent of processed foods found in grocery stores. (19)

A verdict on GMOs?

There hasn’t been nearly enough research performed on GMOs to make an informed decision on their safety. However, lack of proof is not proof against. While the available evidence is still mixed, it seems likely that genetically modified foods could have an effect on the immune response as well as the permeability of the gut. Whether or not this leads to an increase in disease is yet to be determined. However, if regular consumption of GMOs is able to cause leaky gut, it could play a role in the recent dramatic rise in obesity, diabetes, allergies, autoimmune disease, and infertility in our country.

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I think there is enough inconsistency in the available evidence to support the removal of GMOs from your diet. Fortunately, purchasing certified non-GMO or organic foods and eating a whole-foods or Paleo diet will allow you to steer clear of most GMO foods on the market. Until more legitimate research is conducted, I believe it’s better to be safe than sorry and avoid genetically modified foods as much as possible.

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    • Is this proof of something. It is a very thorough review article that was wonderfully written to pull together a lot of science. Yet, the links to Glyphosate are mostly hypothetical links drawn by the authors of what may happen based upon work that has been done, but not connected. The work to prove the hypothesis is not included in the review.

  1. This seems to be a bit misleading. You stated that “the majority of the studies considered by these reviews had been conducted by biotechnology companies responsible for commercializing these GM plants; this conflict of interest could have an effect on the reporting of certain data.” I was assuming this statement was backed up by the references included (i.e. #16,17 and 18). Yet, each of these papers comes from university research labs and has been published in peer reviewed journals. You cannot possible think that all the researchers, as well as the reviewers are paid representatives of the GMO companies.

  2. The new GMO wheat, has escaped from Monsanto test plots. There is little to no tracking and noone is supposed to know where they are.. all hush hush… well, that wheat has the possibility of shutting down our RNA and rendering apoptosis of cancer cells… null and void. I have read that once it is in your body.. it stays and continues to stop our main defense against cancer.

    Nice going Monsanto… if this GMO reaches full acceptance and with our non-protective FDA, it likely will… the cancer rate, in a few years will soar. And, most folks will not know why… but then Fracking Chemicals will be doing the same thing… increasing cancer rates… Big companies are destroying this earth…. be aware. No one lives long without clean pure water. Eat organic when you can!

    • No, The wheat did not escape. It was planted . No one has been able the prove who did it. I submit managers of a a g.e. seed company would not be stupid enough to allow this as the resulting publicity would be bad and nothing positive could come out of it.

  3. After years of digestive misery (living in the bathroom) I finally had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with colitis. I cut nearly everything out of my diet, medications, grains, beans, dairy, sugar, alcohol, coffee (that was the hardest) and have found that if I eat organic veggies, eggs and some chicken (I have a huge garden and chickens) that I can actually gain weight (I’m usually below the BMI for my height). I think it is interesting that Bt kills insects by tearing up their gut and that is what I was diagnosed with – microscopic tears in my gut. The last time I tried to eat GMO/not organic food (friends house) I wound up in the emergency room vomiting blood etc (doc said it wasn’t food poisoning). Rather than spend $1700/month on (dangerous) colitis meds it is much cheaper for me to grow/eat nothing but organic.

  4. My boyfriend and I recently started a 100% GMO-Free Diet and we are LOVING it!! We both feel so much healthier, more energetic, and stronger. We’ve noticed a drastic difference in the quality and taste of non-gmo food, as well as the appearance of the food. Everything tastes REAL, like how nature intended it to. I’ve battled stomach issues for over 10 years, with doctors constantly telling me nothing was wrong. I couldn’t eat anything without having severe stomach pain and bloating, which distrupted every part of my life. Now, while enjoying a gmo-free diet, all those symptoms are virtually gone. I can enjoy food now without worrying about bloating up like a balloon, and I know the food I’m eating is actually doing good things for my body. No more toxins killing us from the inside out. I encourage everyone to avoid gmo foods at all costs, go to nongmoproject.org for a list of foods that are 100% gmo-free! 🙂

  5. Paying a little more for organic is still worth the price of ones health. I have grade 3 anaplastic meningioma and will beat this by eating healthy NON GMO foods. I get my vegs from a local organic farm, as well as growing my own. If its too much grow your own, get with a co-op , or form one if one is not available.
    I was already eating healthy or so I thought, but now more so. I read all the labels and only buy non gmo’s. I’m not chancing my kids health, life or whats left of mine, gambling on that. But remember one day you might have to explain to them why they are sick all the time or have a birth defect. You can start out with something like,”Years ago I didn’t stand up and fight against companys like Monsanto, so we all became guinia pigs.

    • Good for you Jean! I mentioned above that my health and my family’s health has been better going organic… I save $ not having to buy all the junk processed foods too. I make my own everything (even caramel popcorn) and actually, save a little…in health costs too. Amazing the benefits.

  6. Well ya’ know, here’s what I think >
    Might GMO’s give you cancer ? Sure, just as a million other things might. But if GMO’s were so terribly bad, we’d have at least just a little more solid scientific evidence to back it.

    On the other hand, is their anybody here who believes it is healthy to eat too many daily cals / carbs, and not exercise enough ? I mean “even if your that person” you know what you should be doing, right ?
    Yet 2/3rds of the American public is obese ! Some of them also drink excessively, and / or smoke, also.

    And then, they go to the grocery store, and buy something stamped “organic” or GMO free for twice the price, because “that” will keep them healthy 🙂 Ha ! Okay….

    In a nutshell, people are paying far too much attention to the vague and mysterious possibilities of cancer, or other devastating diseases, from GMO’s and non-organic foods…… but many of them are in horrible shape, because they ignore the stuff that they actually could take control of > diet and exercise !

    BTW, I was obese most of my life. I’ve also had Fibromyalgia for 26 years. I’m 48. + severe IBS.
    42 months ago, I changed everything from the bottom to the top. I went from suffering like only a person with Fibro or IBS would know, to a health and fitness freak 🙂 I’ve lost 130 lbs of fat, and put on 45 lbs of lean muscle, but that < is the small stuff. I've knocked my Fibro down by a full 95%, and put my IBS into complete remission.
    I literally feel like a different person.

    My diet is about 80% Paleo, with a small, very regulated portion of condensed carbs…. oatmeal 🙂

    So you know, "by accident" I probably have cut my GMO's way down from the old days, as I hardly eat anything packaged.
    On the other hand, I completely avoid anything labled organic. I'm not convinced the stuff not labled organic is bad for me, and I'm .

  7. I have been physically ill for 8 years. I know it’s because of GMO. I will never be able to prove it and not knowing which gmo. I shall be sick forever. Please help change corporate minds. No company should have this much power.

    • It’s definitely because of GMO’s! The government is purposely putting GMO’s in every food virtually, to make us sick. Go to nongmoproject.org for a list of 100% non-gmo foods, third party tested 🙂 Fight against it!

  8. Hello. I’m doing a project on GMO’s. If anyone can help that’d be great!
    Why is it good? Why is it bad? What does it have to do with DNA?
    If anyone can help please email me (:

  9. You can debate what YOU want to support and eat, but an informed public is a wise public. We want labeling of products so we can make OUR choice. As the people from countires other then the US have mentioned, when they made THEIR choice, their health got better. That is proof enough for me.

  10. Per the article on how Bt works, they state the conditions must be just right. “The toxic crystal Bt protein in commercial formulations is only effective when eaten by insects with a specific (usually alkaline) gut pH and the specific gut membrane structures required to bind the toxin. Not only must the insect have the correct physiology and be at a susceptible stage of development, but the bacterium must be eaten in sufficient quantity.” So, are our guts alkaline and do we have the binding receptors?

  11. Hi Chris,
    I developed Autoimmune Gastritis which cause stomach cancer and had 1/3 of my stomach removed. I believe that it is directly connected to GMO’s. When it was diagnosed, I was already gluten free for over a year. If I eat a tortilla chip made with “regular” corn, I bloat up severely and feel like I have barb wire in my intestines. Same happens with 1 bite of bread, even though I tested negative for celliac. If I eat organic corn, I still bloat. Only organic, NON-GMO corn doesn’t give me symptoms. Thus, I concluded that GMO’s are the culprits. However, I have serious problems finding which foods don’t contain them. Still hoping we will wake up and start labeling. It might just save my life! …and other’s!

    • Hi there,

      I recently went on a 100% non gmo diet for this reason as well. I am having a difficult time finding non gmo veggies as well, and I dont want to trust organic. Were you able to find a place that sells non gmo vegetables?? I live in Ontario, Canada

      Thank you

    • There is no such thing as non-GMO corn. There is teosinte, but literally no farmer produces this for human consumption. The same is true for rice.

  12. Didn’t expect you to pull so many punches, and was especially surprised you never mentioned glyphosate (Round-Up), the toxic herbicide farmers are drenching GM plants with in ever higher doses. Not only is it proven to be highly toxic, recent evidence suggests it accumulates in soils and renders them unusable for over a decade, and is even appearing in detectable levels regularly in rain.

    You also didn’t go into Monsanto and DOW’s predatory practices of suing farmer’s for patent infringement when their crops are inadvertently contaminated with GM pollen from adjacent fields, or for their blatant corruption of the USDA, FDA and the Supreme Court. And I would expect any article about the hazards of GM to include the millions of livestock that have died in India after consuming GM fodder, and the subsequent suicides of tens of thousands of their herders and farmers.

    I liked seeing you call out Jeff Smith for exaggerating; He does tend to go over the top on his claims from time to time and it’s annoying. But overall, Dr. Oz could have written this article. I expected more from you.

    • A timely list of GMO and Monsanto quotes to further enlighten (taken from Grow Food, Not Lawns Facebook feed):

      “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A.’s job” – Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden” New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998.

      “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety” – FDA, “Statement of Pol…icy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties” (GMO Policy), Federal Register, Vol. 57, No. 104 (1992), p. 229

      “What you are seeing is not just a consolidation of seed companies, it’s really a consolidation of the entire food chain” – Robert Fraley, co-president of Monsanto’s agricultural sector 1996, in the Farm Journal. Quoted in: Flint J. (1998) Agricultural industry giants moving towards genetic monopolism. Telepolis, Heise.

      “People will have Roundup Ready soya whether they like it or not” – Ann Foster, spokesperson for Monsanto in Britian, as quoted in The Nation magazine from article “The Politics of Food” [49] by Maria Margaronis December 27, 1999 issue.

      “‘It’s important for countries around the world to adopt a uniform standard’ of acceptable levels of contamination” – Biotechnology Industry Association’s Lisa Dry [50]

      “The hope of the industry is that over time the market is so flooded [with GMOs] that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender” – Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International, in the Toronto Star, January 9 2001.

      “The total acreage devoted to GM crops around the world is expanding. That may be what eventually brings the debate to an end. It’s a hell of a thing to say that the way we win is don’t give the consumer a choice, but that might be it” – Dale Adolphe, biotech booster and President of the Canadian Seed Growers Association and previous president of the Canola Council of Canada (Western Producer, 4/4/02).

      “I recognized my two selves: a crusading idealist and a cold, granitic believer in the law of the jungle” – Edgar Monsanto Queeny, Monsanto chairman, 1943-63, “The Spirit of Enterprise”, 1934.

      “Genetically engineered food constitutes a massive experiment on the planet, with potentially devastating effects on human health and the global environment” – Adam Kapp, Columnist for the Penn State Digital Collegian, Nov. 7, 2002.

      “Stark denials in the face of documented evidence to the contrary have been corporate policy at Monsanto and GE for decades” – Eric Francis author of Conspiracy of Silence [51]

      “For years, these guys said PCBs were safe, too. But there’s obviously a corporate culture of deceiving the public” – Mike Casey of the Environmental Working Group

      “The thing I’m most proud of is the industry’s impeccable environmental and safety record” – Robert Fraley, Monsanto’s technology chief [52]

      “That is what drives a lot of people crazy. The scope of the fraud, if you will–I know that’s a harsh word–the scope of the fraud that’s being sold to the American public about this technology is almost unprecedented” – Interview with Dr. Charles Benbrook on GMOs

      “I’m not a religious person, but I think there’s something just inherently wrong with this-that they can take different species and combine ’em the way they wanna combine ’em” – Phil Geertson, who runs a small seed business in Idaho [53].

      “I have the feeling that science has transgressed a barrier that should have remained inviolate” – Dr Erwin Chargaff, biochemist and the father of molecular biology in his autobiography

      “Genetic Power’s the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid who’s found his dad’s gun…. and before you even knew what you had you patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunch box, and now you’re selling it, you want to sell it” Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park

    • Here is something I recently posted on facebook.
      Recent chats with human health focused farmers turned me on to the danger of Roundup in the fact that residues are allowed on grains that we eat, and for the foods given to the animals we eat. These residues likely upset our gut flora and in the long term lead to major diseases. One farmer told me that they spray wheat with Round up just so it dies and can be harvested earlier.

      And here is some info from my friend at Range West Grass Fed Beef:

      “GMO feeds or hay since they have residues of weed killer, glyphosate (Roundup). EPA allows up to 400ppm in grain and hay that is fed to cattle. Glyphosate is a antibiotic which kills beneficial microbes in soil and digestive tracts of animals and humans. Disbiosis of gut flora is believed by many researchers to be a cause of brain health disorders. We seem to have a surge of these diseases, including neurological diseases. ALS, Huntingtons, Alzheimers, Autism are diseases without conventional cures. Strategies to avoid them are promoted by many who study this field. Glyphosate is also a chelator (ties up) essential minerals. According to Dr. Stefanie Seneff, the tie-up of sulfur, which is needed to transport cholesterol, is a major cause of brain/neuron damage. When it comes to brain health, ample precaution is advisable.”


  13. Love reading your posts, and I am wondering your take about the way some companies are processing some of the foods like soy to make them “acceptable” for those who are informed about wanting to avoid GMO’s and the estrogenic effect of soy.

    I recently came across a soy protein supplement that states the following about its product:
    “includes non-GMO soy protein (not genetically modified or bio-engineered). The soy was specially processed to remove the isoflavones, to alleviate concerns about impacting estrogen
    levels. We use soy because it is a complete protein, and is heart healthy too.”

    I traditionally stick to plant based protein supplements if I use them, but avoid soy due to all the issues it creates hormonally.
    Any Thoughts?

  14. Love the article Chris. Thank you for bringing light to a much needed topic. So many great comments on the board as well. There is much study, but you are correct most of them are biased. In doing my own research I was very surprised to see there is in fact no internal watchdog for these practices. FDA says it’s an environmental concern, EPA says it’s an agricultural matter and the USDA says it’s a FDA concern. Hmmm. What’s wrong with this picture. A few things to point out is 1. The environmental impact on the birds and animals that eat the bugs that died from the pesticide. That is having a serious impact on our environment. Also the creation of “superweeds” and 2. For me very important is the residual impact of the pesticide, fungicide and herbicide left in the ground that does not become inactive for I have no idea how long. To think that potatoes or foods grown in this media and put on the shelves in grocery stores and we have no idea is inexcusable. One day when the “fertilizer” hits the fan, who will be accountable?

  15. I have just read the wheat belly by William Davis who strongly believes that the hybridization of wheat that has occurred over the past 40+ years is very detrimental to the health of the human body. If GMO’s are unleashed into our food I don’t think the human race will survive for very much longer.

  16. Hi, Chris,

    Not a conspiracy theorist, you say?! Well, my friend, you are about to be in the minority! The hundredth monkey is about to freaking pop!

    In addition to being a patient and loyal, long-time reader of your site and listener of RHR, I am a proud conspiracy theorist. I lost my political virginity about one year ago when my daily migraines forced me out of school in my senior year of biochem/biophysics, and so I started a blog to help others do the same more quickly, gently and easily. Nearly 90 articles now!

    Let’s start with the easy stuff…

    Learn about Bohemian Grove:

    learn about the Bilderberg Group! “Hil-dawg! Hil-dawg! Hil-dawg!” (cheering for Hilary Clinton, a member)

    Learn about soy prisons and undeniably INTENTIONAL chemical castration (this article links to your article, “The Soy Ploy”):

    Learn about Rick Simpson oil (herbal, like your milk thistle/alpha lipoic acid/LDN/selenium cancer treatment) and (Stanislaw) Burzynski’s antineoplaston therapy, two excellent, non-toxic, certifiably government-suppressed chemotherapy alternatives:


    If you don’t believe in chemtrails, you really just haven’t been watching the sky carefully enough. I actually saw my very first GRAY one on Tuesday, alongside ordinary milky-colored chemtrails – obviously a different substance than the others. Please see the documentaries “What In The World Are They Spraying?” and “Why In The World Are They Spraying?” by Michael Murphy. They are relevant to the GMO issue. I do NOT consider Mr. Murphy’s films to be physical proof of the chemtrails phenomenon, so I plan to release a documentary of my own in 2013 that will employ a (peaceful) drone to fly into a local Corvallis chemtrail and scoop up a chemical sample for analysis! I do, however, consider his films to be some of the best out there so far.

    If you still doubt the chemtrails phenomenon, I suggest you learn a bit of obscure history – there is historical precedent for aerosol spraying of much more harmful substances than Mr. Murphy alleges in his films. Cold War zinc cadmium sulfide (with possible radionuclide) spraying:


    Also, don’t forget Project Popeye – the secret mission to modify the weather in the Vietnam War and make it rain to wash out the Ho Chi Minh trail! The American pilots must have sung, “Wash out the Ho Chi Minh trail…wash out the Ho Chi Minh trail…” (to the tune of “Follow The Yellow Brick Road”)

    If you think World Trade Center 7 was brought down by fire, collapsing like a house of cards into its own footprint in less than 7 seconds, then I am quite concerned for your health and skepticism, Chris Kresser!!! :O What? Haven’t heard of WTC 7? Only heard of WTC 1 and 2? Check out “Blueprint For Truth” by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. It’s a good start.


    To quote Jesse Ventura, “EVERY war begins with a false flag operation.” The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie.

    Have you heard about the Anti-Vaccine Surveillance and Alert System, funded by Gates Foundation? Do you think you are on the list because of your website? I’m sure I am!


    Conspiracy theorizing, like true Alchemy, is a noble Art, and will lead to the demise of the Surveillance Orwellian World State New Order Technocorporatocracy (SOWSNOT) Agenda!

    Finally, while I do believe in many conspiracy theories, particularly the one known to many as The Grand Conspiracy (the New World Order), I do not wish to inspire fear in you, your readers, or anyone. Many of the conspiracy theory websites out there are sort of like “fear porn,” to borrow a term from David Wilcock. That is, they titillate their audience by creating fear. That is not my goal here. If anything, I would suggest people do MBSR (Jon Kabat-Zinn) before watching or reading anything conspiratorial in nature to prevent undue arousal of the sympathetic NS. Speaking of which, I need to get back into doing that tape every day… Also, humor and comic relief are a must. In any case, my goal is to inform: we who stand for truth are facing nothing less than total tyranny. Facing this does not require us to be fearful, but by God we have a fight on our hands and it does require a response!

    Finally, if you need a break and are up for a music video with lyrics somewhat relevant to the chemtrails phenomenon, check this out!

    “Wake Up” – Arcade Fire:


    “We’re just a million little gods causin’ rain storms turnin’ every good thing to

    If you thought that video was very strange, I am in total agreement with you. My evil twin recommended it to me. For more info about my evil twin, see post “KGH, my evil twin”:


    Also see this video by a Korean reggae star, which is definitely about chemtrails:


    Thanks for reading!



    • Your little rant was the most entertaining thing I’ve read all day. Rant on! I love when folks aren’t inhibited by political correctness. It’s so refreshing! Thanks for putting your ideas out there. Only by considering all options, politically correct and otherwise, can we ever hope to find the truth.

        • Actually I have to revise what I said. Alchemy is not noble at all. It’s just a bunch of Satanists prancing around in medieval Europe bathing in the blood of children and doing the sign of the horns with their hands. Lots of people do the sign of the horns today. If you’re reading this you should look for the picture of George W. Bush doing the sign of the horns next to the Queen Mother. He must be excited about the University of Texas Longhorns, right? I doubt it.

          I also noticed that the Dewey decimal number on the back of the Alchemy book my chemistry teacher lent me was 666.

          I still think urine therapy is a really powerful tool, and so is distilled water.

          I also still think Chris Kresser is wrong to bash conspiracy theorists/conspiracy theorizing.

      • Yo Greg, you know what else is refreshing, to see someone reply to that without some insult. Good stuff!

  17. Sorry, but I will stay as far away from GM foods as possible. I might agree that both sides could be distorting information to make their point; however, if the TRUTH was really told, individuals could make up their own mind and choose for themselves. As for me, I will go out of my way to support local farmers who are growing REAL, organic food and support the companies who will not use GM ingredients. If we would all support local, organic farmers and stand with them for their right to grow real chemical-free food, we might not be in such dire straits with our food system.

  18. Here in New Zealand, our legislation currently dictates that the label on the packet etc. states there is GMO present in the food. If it weren’t for this, I would have had no idea that the South African breakfast cereal (Pro-Nutro) I was eating on hikes contained GMO soy. BTW, no longer eat unfermented soy. It seems to me that if a nation is resistant to this kind of labelling then they either don’t want the label suggesting that people need to be informed i.e. this may be a caveat for some folks or they don’t want their nationals to be informed about the food they eat. Something rotten in the state of things here.

    Of course with the current NZ government, led by a former money trader at Merrill Lynch, being one of the leading brown nosers of Uncle Sam and persuing the frightening TPPA (TransPacific free trade act that will remove our sovereignty to protect corporatocracies) this will likely change and we will lose the right to be informed of GMO’s in our food and non-food.