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  • The scientists use these techniques to insert genes “into” or delete genes “out of” plant or animal DNA.
  • Read more on Invisible Ingredients that contain GMOs, Environmental Dangers.
  • Here we see, that farm workers wear protective suits as they conduct their tests on the corn that has been sprayed! Monsanto is the same company that developed AGENT ORANGE!
  • You may recognize some of these products!
  • Without labeling of GE foods, we cannot make informed choices about our food
  • If audience questions arise that you cannot answer, refer them to Genetic Roulette or email the Institute for Responsible Technology with the question. They will post answers for everyone. More references and explanations are found in the sourcebooks Genetic Roulette and Seeds of Deception.
  • Thank your audience for coming. Let them know you have some healthy NON GMO snacks on the back table. Promote yourself: Tell them that you have a resource table with information about your other workshops/classes/ and 1:1 coaching programs etc. Ask them to please make sure they have signed up for your newsletter, and to feel free to sign up for any of your other classes. (Make sure you have some nice displays with your business cards, brochures etc.)
  • You can leave this page up on the screen while people are mingling and having refreshments so your guests can write down your information! FREE Advertising for YOU!
  • Gmo power point for healing energies inc.

    1. 1. Presented By: Renee Mysliwiec ~ Healing Energies ~ Holistic Health Coach
    2. 2.  A genetically modified organism is an organism whose genetic make up has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.  A GMO is a plant or animal that has been genetically changed by scientists to improve its ability to grow in nonnative environments, resist pests, endure extreme weather conditions, yield more food (like milk in cows), or display other desired characteristics.  GMO is a new version of a food, plant, or animal created by scientists through genetic engineering (GE) techniques.
    3. 3.  They were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-1990s, GMO’s now exist in most processed foods in the US.  They are banned as food ingredients in Europe and elsewhere, In the United States…the FDA does not even require the labeling of GMOs in food ingredient lists!
    4. 4.  Scientists use technology to create plants, animals, and bacteria with biological characteristics that would never occur in the natural world—some examples of this are: a tomato with an anti-freeze “fish” gene designed to resist cold temperatures, or corn plants with a “bacterial” gene that tolerates increased herbicide use.
    5. 5.  Genetic engineering differs from traditional breeding, which consist of techniques such as hybridization and selective breeding.  An example of a hybrid plant is the boysenberry, a cross between a raspberry, blackberry, and sometimes loganberry.  Examples of selective breeding include mating only the healthiest beef cattle or saving the seeds of only the most delicious, most pest-resistant tomatoes for next year’s crop.  For over 10,000 years, these traditional breeding methods have been a significant part of agriculture and have been used to domesticate and increase yields of nearly every plant and animal used in agriculture today.
    6. 6.  Many shoppers are wary of eating genetically engineered products and are concerned that GMO’s are not in our best interest.  Basic laws of nature prevent plants from breeding with fish or bacteria. We have little to no experience or history with these kinds of combinations.  The process of creating GMOs is highly unpredictable and untested; it’s assumed that if the original food was safe, the genetically modified version will be too.  As a result, new allergens may be introduced into common foods, and long-term effects of eating GMOs remain uncertain.
    7. 7.  Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. GMO crops such as Bt cotton produce pesticides inside the plant. This kills or deters insects, saving the farmer from having to spray pesticides. The plants themselves are toxic, and not just to insects. Farmers in India, who let their sheep graze on Bt cotton plants after the harvest, saw thousands of sheep die!
    8. 8.  The effects on humans of consuming these new combinations of proteins produced in GMOs are unknown and have not been studied.  See more under GMO Health Risks.  Watch , What is a GMO:
    9. 9.  It’s not just direct consumption of GMO food that causes     concern. GE technology in agriculture creates herbicide-resistant plants that allow farmers to use more chemicals without killing the crop. The result has been a significant increase in the use of herbicides and the rise of approximately 15 herbicide-resistant weeds in the United States. Farmers then have to use different or more chemicals then usually would be needed to combat these weeds, leading to what’s called an “herbicide treadmill. “When one chemical stops working, another is used until it stops working, and then another. This is a major environmental concern. The threat of GMO contamination of crops is extremely unsettling to organic farmers.
    10. 10.  In nature, plants naturally distribute their pollen near and far, which spreads their genes from one plant to another.  In this way, GMO plant pollen can contaminate organic plants. As a result, many organic farmers fear for their livelihood and their ability to fill consumers’ desire for organic products.
    11. 11. Pollen from GM crops can contaminate nearby crops of the same type, except for soy, which does not crosspollinate. In fact, virtually all heritage varieties of corn in Mexico (the origin of all corn) have been found to have some contamination. Canola and cotton also cross-pollinate. The long-term effects on the environment may prove to be disastrous.
    12. 12. Over 80% of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. GMO crops are responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs:’ which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.
    13. 13. Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.
    14. 14. In the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food. Click here for a current list of GMO risk crops. List of companies using Monsanto GMO products:
    15. 15.  The first genetically modified crops were corn, soybeans, and cotton, which were engineered to control the growth of weeds and resist insects.  Corn and soy are two of the most common ingredients in processed food, these genetically modified ingredients are on our market shelves!  But because there’s no regulated food label that indicates whether a product contains GMOs, it’s hard to tell what you’re getting.
    16. 16. Majority of Americans want to know if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs! The powerful biotech lobby has succeeded in keeping this information from the public. Monsanto - Biggest Company Creating GMO’s
    17. 17.  Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.  Yet for twenty years we have been denied that right.  While our reasons for wanting to know what’s in our food may vary, what unifies us is the belief that it’s our right.  Without labeling of GE foods, we cannot make informed choices about our food.  The Just Label It campaign was created to advocate for the labeling of GE foods. - See more at: http://
    18. 18.  You can protect your family by looking for the USDA Certified Organic seal.  According to USDA regulations, GMOs are prohibited in organic agriculture production.  As a shopper, ask questions about where food comes from and how it’s made.
    19. 19. Joint the NON-GMO Click and Send revolutionary Army:
    20. 20. Because of the lack of mandatory labeling, the Non- GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization with a mission of protecting the non-GMO food supply and giving consumers an informed choice. 
    21. 21. The Non-GMO Project’s seal for verified products will, for the first time, give the public an opportunity to make an informed choice when it comes to GMOs. A 2012 Mellman Group poll found that 91% of American consumers wanted GMOs labeled. A recent CBS/New York Times poll, 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified.
    22. 22. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Teach your neighbors, family and friends! Host a public showing of the block buster film: “The World According to Monsanto”
    23. 23. Video from, Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know http://  Just Label It!! 
    24. 24. The Non GMO Project is North America’s ONLY third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance (for more info, click here). The Projects strategy is to empower consumers to make change through the marketplace. If people stop buying GMOs, companies will stop using them and farmers will stop growing them.
    25. 25. Choose food and products that are NonGMO Project Verified! Click here to see a complete list Tip #1: Buy Organic Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buy products labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” You can be doubly sure if the product also has a Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Read more about organic standards... Tip #2: Look for Non-GMO Project Seals Products that carry the Non-GMO Project Seal are independently verified to be in compliance with North America’s only third party standard for GMO avoidance, including testing of at-risk ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices. Look for dairy products labeled "No rBGH or rBST,” or “artificial hormone-free.” Tip #3: Avoid at-risk ingredients If it’s not labeled organic or verified non-GMO: Avoid products made with ingredients that might be derived from GMOs (see list).
    26. 26.  Tip #4: Download our Shopping Guides Use either IRT’s new Non-GMO Shopping Tips brochure or redesigned Non-GMO Shopping Guide to help you identify and avoid GM foods. We devote an entire page in each guide to help you uncover hidden GM ingredients on food labels that often read more like a chemical periodic table. If you have an iPhone, download our ShopNoGMO guide for free from the iTunes store.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE.  The eight GM food crops are Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed, Sugar Beets,     Hawaiian Papaya (most) and a small amount of Zucchini and Yellow Squash. Sugar If a non-organic product made in North American lists “sugar” as an ingredient (and NOT pure cane sugar), then it is almost certainly a combination of sugar from both sugar cane and GM sugar beets. Dairy Products may be from cows injected with GM bovine growth hormone. Look for labels stating No rBGH, rBST, or artificial hormones.
    27. 27.  *The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water. **The AAEM paper further states, several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system.***
    28. 28. Renee Mysliwiec ~ Healing Energies ~ Holistic Health Coach 435-531-0366