There has been a big push to consume soy products. It is said that the benefits of soy include:
- protection against heart disease
- protection against certain cancers
- an equal quality protein replacement for animal protein
The list goes on and on. I think this may be generally true in small amounts, if it is REAL soy, http://www.hendrickagrifoods.com/ and not genetically engineered.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are used to produce Ninety three percent of soy in this country. Read labels!
You are consuming GMO food if you eat any foods that come in a package or even if you think you are eating healthy fruits and vegetables. Do you use canola oil? Are you eating veggie burgers? Cold breakfast cereal?
Here’s a quick list of common GMO foods: alfalfa, corn, soy,papaya, zuchini, sugar cane, canola and cotton.
Of course we live in a complex eco-system so if the animal feed we give to livestock has GMO corn and soy to fatten them up, you also ingest this when you eat meat. Consume of dairy products that are produced from cows given GMO- bovine growth hormone (rbGH) has been to shown to increase the amount of IGF-1, a hormone associated with breast and prostate cancer.
Did I leave out fruits and veggies, http://www.saynotogmos.org/ud2007/ujun07b.php? In other words, just how much GMO food are you eating without even realizing it? I say, add GMO foods to the “please do not feed me” food list because we are supposed to have freedom of choice.
You might want to read, ” 10 REASONS WHY We Don’t Need GM Foods”, http://www.saynotogmos.org/10reasons_need.pdf.