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Is Wheat Modified in this Country?

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Wheat (Photo credit: kewing)

It is a difficult and heated discussion today. The government says there are no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheat in production today. This is to say, if it’s true, that biologists are not changing the internal DNA of a wheat plant. We know from this BLOG that you can alter the epigenetic’s of a plant and have a very different organism ob your hands while the DNA stayed the same. Dr. Davis (Wheat Belly) says he never claimed that we had GMO wheat but wheat that was hybridized to cross non wheat plants with wheat plants. This causes internal DNA to change drastically. Is this GOOD or BAD? Time will tell but Americans seem to be getting very fat on our wheat while Europeans are not. I believe we are hiding the real issues behind terminology. It really doesn’t matter if it is a GMO plant, a hybridized plant or epigenetically modified. If by any process the plant is changed, it van have a different effect on humans. Our government needs to stop arguing definitions and start protecting people from profits. In the mean time I only eat non wheat products or European wheat products such as pasta.

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The Bees are Disappearing and so might our Produce!

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English: Female Honey Bee Morphology for the a...

English: Female Honey Bee Morphology for the article on Bees. It can be identified as a female by both the number of divisions on its antenna and by its sting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About 1/3 of the honeybee colony has been disappearing each year for the last 7 years. They are not finding dead honeybee bodies so no one knows where they are going. This will obviously affect our honey products but it may illuminate about 1/3 of all produce in the supermarket. Fruit and nuts are pollinated by honeybees. Can you imagine life without fruits and nuts? This would have a devastating effect on human life as we know it.