Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:27 PM on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

GMOs aren't good for you




Mary Miner wrote a letter advocating banning GMOs from Homer's school lunches, and I agree.

GMO means genetically modified organisms, combinations of plant-animal-virus corporately designed to survive herbicides.

Since 2008, all rice, wheat, corn, soy and canola products raised in the USA are genetically modified, unless marked non-GMO. Since all animal feeds (except organic feeds) are GMO, all American animal protein -- pork, beef, chicken, eggs, and dairy -- are GMO.

I eat local, natural foods because processed foods make me ill. To determine what effect GMOs would have on my admittedly sensitive system (similar to a child's), I experimentally ate GMOs for a month.By week four I couldn't lift my arms above my head. My arm muscles had turned to mush. Ligaments and tendons lost elasticity. My arms hurt so badly, I could not play violin. I felt nauseous and put on fat. Then heart pains started. Frightened, I returned to my natural diet. Within a week, normal arm motion returned and heart pains ceased.

Research now shows GMOs cause indigestion, torn ligaments, muscles and tendons, perforated intestines, obesity and death. GMO canola oil is particularly destructive.

What isn't GMO? What can we eat? Vegetables. Potatoes. Wild-caught seafood. Sunflower and olive oil. Nuts. Fruits. Non-GMO corn, soy, wheat, rice, corn. Tillamook cheese and butter (Tillamook cows eat grass). Flax, spelt, oats, barley.

Yes, by all means rid our schools of deadly GMOs. And while we're at it, let's examine the foods in our homes, senior centers and restaurants.

Lindianne Sarno

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