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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans?

GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans? | Care2 Healthy Living


GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans?





By now you’ve probably heard the words Genetically Modified Organism or GMO. You’ve probably gotten a good sense of what that means by now, too. You’ve also probably been told that only extremists are getting all worked up over the health risks of plants and foods that contain GMOs. After all, the government says these foods are safe. What if you heard some stories from a new source? Not a concerned mother of young kids, but from a farmer who is witnessing the health of his animals change in regards to their exposure to GMOs? That might cause more ears to open and more to really start to understand just how dangerous this science truly is.
A new documentary is hitting the scene titled, “Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives.” One of the starkest issues the film covers is first-hand accounts of animal farmers. They have nothing to gain by telling their stories, in fact in some cases, sharing their stories may cost them, as one farmer asked his face not be shown.
During the film, the crew interviews several farmers, including many cattle farmers and even pig farmers. This group described how their animals were getting sick. Many mother cows were having miscarriages, calves were not growing properly and one farmer simply stated that his cows were agitated. All of this behavior became a pattern after the farmers switched to GMO feed.
Many things were tried, but the one common thread among the farmers on the film was that they all ditched GMO feed for a non-GMO blend. The improvements were significant and they were noticed in a short period of time. The cows and pigs continued to improve more and more as time went on.
According to the farmers in the film, they blame Round-Up, the pesticide that is in GMO corn and other crops. They say it’s responsible for birth defects and that the chemical steals nutrients.
If farmers are saying GMOs are too dangerous for their animals, why are we still feeding them to our kids? This film hits many angles, but this one struck a chord. Farmers presumably have to pay more for non-GMO feed, they lose out on all the incentives big bio-tech companies try to offer farmers if they use their products. So why speak up for non-GMO food? Because they’re seeing how it’s killing their animals. If it’s going to kill an animal, it’s not really reassuring that it’s going to be “completely safe” for humans.
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