Medical Insurance Companies are not stupid. They know darn well that people who eat genetically modified foods are going to get sick. Very sick. Advising their members to avoid GMO foods will likely save them millions of dollars in pay-outs.
Via The Food Revolution Network
"Did you know that Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has published a newsletter advising members to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food?
In a Fall 2012 newsletter, Kaiser provided this guidance:
“What do soda, canned chicken soup, margarine, and corn flakes have in common? They all contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMOs have a piece of DNA from a different species, such as bacteria or viruses, spliced into their DNA. Genetically engineered corn, for example, has DNA added so that it has a pesticide built right into it. This process creates a new species of plant that would have never occurred in nature.”
The $47 billion corporate giant continued:
“Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found several varieties of GMO corn caused organ damage in rats. Other studies have found that GMOs may lead to an inability in animals to reproduce.”
The article encourages Kaiser’s 9 million members to “limit… exposure to GMOs.”
None of this is particularly revolutionary, and the organization still says it has no “official policy” on the GMO issue. But it is the first time that a health care company of this size has publicly encouraged consumers to avoid GMOs. And it is another piece of evidence that the tide is turning.
Americans may still see mandatory labeling of GMOs, and see it soon.
While state-by-state initiatives gain ground, the Food Revolution Network is promoting labeling at the national level through our petition to the US Congress. We’ve partnered with Care2, the Institute for Responsible Technology, and many other organizations, and our petition now has more than 60,000 signers. Thank you for being one of them!
You can also help us spread the word by forwarding this message, or posting the petition on social media. Here’s a simple message you can post:
Tell the US Congress to label GMOs by signing this petition. http://www.care2.com/gefood
If you want get informed, get active, and protect your family from GMOs, make sure you check out the Food Revolution Network’s complimentary No-GMO Action Pack.
Yours for safe and healthy food for all,
P.S. Get your No-GMO Action Pack here.
P.P.S. This week in the food revolution, we replay interviews on The Politics of Dinner: Food Policy for Healthy People, featuring interviews with Raj Patel, Michele Simon, and Congressman Dennis & Elizabeth Kucinich."
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