Genetically Mutated Foods (GMOs)
Between 1997 and 1999, gene-modified (GM) ingredients suddenly appeared in 2/3rds of all US processed foods. This food alteration was fueled by a single Supreme Court ruling. It allowed, for the first time, the patenting of life forms for commercialization. The epidemic of cancer is prevalent today and is affected by the overall polluted state of our environment, including in the pollution of the air, water, and food we take in. In the US population, the incidence of low birth weight babies, infertility, and infant mortality are all escalating.
In 2003, countries that grew 99 % of the global transgenic crops were the United States (63 %), Argentina (21 %), Canada (6 %), Brazil (4 %), China (4 %), and South Africa (1 %) and today the Grocery Manufacturers of America estimate that 75 % of all processed foods in the U.S. contain a GM ingredient. In the US, by 2006 89 % of the planted area of soybeans, 83 % of cotton, and 61 % corn were genetically modified varieties.
Some estimates say as many as 30,000 different products on grocery store shelves are "modified." That's largely because many processed foods contain soy. Half of North America's soy crop is genetically engineered and are seen in common food staples such as:
Sugar Cane Tomatoes
Vitamin C (Made from corn) Vitamin E (Made from soy)
Vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, D and K (GM corn sources such as starch, glucose)
Meat & Dairy Products (Animals that ate GM feed)