Attacks to corrupt and destroy our DNA are not new. We can look to the Bible for the origin of this epic battle. Soon after the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God declared, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15).
Satan’s (thee) response to God’s declaration was observed by John in the Book of Revelation, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev 12:17). Satan declares war on the woman and remnant of her seed (Jesus Christ and his fellow believers). His primary goal is to attempt to prevent the return of Jesus Christ by corrupting the seed (genes of the woman).
The aforementioned passages allow us to understand that we should not be surprised that food manufacturers bring substances to the marketplace that are clearly not of God. GMOs are just one example of the many strategies that Satan uses to attempt to destroy and corrupt us. Fortunately, we are aware and can do something about it.
What is a genetically modified organism?
GMO means genetically modified organisms which include food that has been genetically manipulated or altered from its original design.
What are the 3 most common food sources of GMOs?
Many of us are unaware that GMOs are everywhere. It is estimated that 75-90% of all items sold in the grocery store are GMOs. The three most common GMO food items are corn, soy, and sugar (from sugar beets). You may think that you do not eat much of the three items, but think again.
Corn is in almost everything, including vegetable oils (not good for you anyway!), snack chips, popcorn, etc. Most vegetable cooking oil contains soy which is very harmful in-and-of itself. The wide consumption of sugar does not need any further explanation.
The food manufacturing industry has been modifying and splicing genes of plants to increase profit by increasing the yield and to produce plants that have the ability to be ultra-resistant to herbicides and pesticides.
The problem is that the general public is not aware that animal studies have shown that the GMO foods cause serious harm to those animals that ingest them. The food manufacturing companies would like us to believe that these foods are “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS). In fact, in 1994 GMOs were approved for mass production and consumption by the Food and Drug Association (FDA).
The animal studies that are cited by the food manufacturing companies only use rats that were tested for 3 months during which time there were not any observable significant adverse events. However, they fail to publish the studies that extend the observation period beyond 3 months, specifically three months and beyond tell a different story.1
Upon observation of rats exposed to GMO foods longer than 9 months, they developed problems such as cancer (breast cancer was particularly prominent), liver and kidney damage, immune system compromise, accelerated aging, and infertility to name a few of the adverse events.
Does the Bible have something to say about GMOs? God said, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so” (Genesis 1:11). Unfortunately, the scientists working for the food manufacturing companies have not taken heed to God’s Words. Genes from plants of different kinds are routinely added to genes from other species and ultimately sold to us in the grocery store as edible and safe.
It is very clear that we should not take the genes of one organism and insert them into the genes of another organism. Upon ingestion of these genetically modified organisms, our body does not recognize these foods as nutritious, thereby yielding a toxic response. Toxic overload is the result of overconsumption of these poisons which leads to many disease states, especially cancer, degenerative diseases such as heart, lung, liver, and kidney, and food allergies.
What are some basic tips to minimize our exposure to GMO foods?
- Eat organic food as much as possible.
- Develop a habit of reading food labels carefully.
- Check the labels of produce; look for the number 9 to be the first number on the stickers which indicate that it is organic.
- Absence of number 9 usually means it is grown traditionally which usually assures that it was grown using pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs.
- Shop at farmer’s markets when possible and ask the farmers what they use to grow their produce.
- Grow your own food when possible
1. Séralini GE, Cellier D, Spiroux de Vendomois J. New analysis of a rat feeding study with a genetically modified maize reveals signs of hepatorenal toxicity. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007;52:596–602.