We’ve all heard about GMOs — Genetically Modified Foods — and while some of us may feel an aversion to the idea of GMO foods, definitive information about whether they’re actually bad for you (or good, or neutral) would be helpful.

After all, most of us are not chemistry majors, nor are we in a position to conduct in-depth research into the origins and effects of GMO food. So — even as we may feel a distrust of what we may perceive as "tampered-with" food or have "heard things", we’re at the mercy of information obtained elsewhere, some of which is offered by companies who arguably have something to gain by our thinking GMOs are good for us.

While information has been issued previously, it’s good news for all of us when those with more knowledge, access and expertise speak out. Which brings us to Dr. Mercola’s video — Dr. Mercola and Jeffrey Smith Talk GMOs (Part I):

Watch the whole six-part series at Youtube (here), and Jeffrey Smith’s The Health Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods.

More at Mercola.com: Healthful Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat;
Scientists Vigorously Objected to This Food – Are You Eating It? at Mercola.com.


Given the above, don’t you love the idea of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? Here’s the Svalbard Global Seed Vault’s official website. The idea of storehousing seeds is incredibly sane.

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5 Comments for "Are GMO’s bad for you?"

  1. Lynn Cameron

    Hi Diane,

    I’ve heard that the only key to the Svalbard Seed Vault is held by Bill Gates. Whether this is true or not, it is very disturbing to me that all the world’s seed stock is buried in the far north and ‘owned’ by a supporter of big agribiz, GMO foods, worldwide immunization and mandated population control.

    My advice is that every family have a ‘seed savings account’ of their own. Google gives 24,800,000 results in a search for heritage seeds.


  2. Diane Vigil

    Can it be correct that “all” of the world’s seed stock is involved?

    Yes, we can and should all collect our own seeds. It appears that Bill Gates gave millions of dollars (or tens of millions, depending upon what you read), so I’m not surprised that he may have a key, or whatever access. Where did you get your information, if I may ask?

  3. Lynn Cameron

    I followed the CA fight to label GMOs from my home in NYS and was so disappointed, and a little surprised, when it was defeated last Nov. That and fracking will be big issues taken up in this state – most folks don’t know that New York is #3 for the nation in organic produce. The seed stock is crucial, but so is the water table for our fine farmers.

    There are several active web communities continuing the critical fight against GMOs. The Non-GMO Project is one
    and here http://nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/search-by-name/ you can plug in a food to see if it is non-GMO certified.


  4. Diane Vigil

    Thanks for the links, Lynn. Good to see you. :)

  5. Lynn Cameron

    Through the online course from Johns Hopkins “An Introduction to the U.S. Food System” I have learned even more reasons why GMO foods are so very dangerous. There are 18,000 taking this 6-wk, 4 credit course; here is a link from one of the 106 active forums – on GMOs:


    There’s another about the suicides of Indian farmers because of Monsanto’s GM seed stock. It’s called Bitter Seeds, but I don’t have the link. There are lots of movies out there about dangerous genetic manipulation.

    Sustainability is the only game in the galaxy for Earth. Genetic manipulation and a sustainable life are mutually exclusive terms, I have become convinced.

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