An Interesting Notion About Corn…

Not Your Typical Corny Question

IMG_0003 2Someone asked me a interesting question about Corn, I thought it would be a question about how it could be served, or buying the freshest ear of corn at a local grocery store.

Nope… Not a valid question at all to that effect.

*picture bottom ear of corn*

Get the freak out, you mean that’s what goes on with GMO corn it looks so diseased  🙁

The question that was asked of me was this.

“Is Corn harmful to our health?”

When someone ask you a question such as this, you have to take a moment to contemplate the answer.

So tonight that is exactly what I am going to do, and that is to find any evidence linking Corn to health issues that affect people who eat it.

Corn Under The Scope

IMG_0002 2So here we are digging into the topic of “tainted corn”, or rather the theory about corn affecting your health in an adverse way.

So let’s start with what we know so far…

Corn has been around before the times of AD (After Death), matter of fact it had surfaced as far back as 1900 B.C. (Before Christ) which makes it older than Jesus himself!

Through countless decades it has been a harvested crop to help feed billions upon billions of people since that time, even today it still stands as one of the key vegetables to feed the last 3 generations on Earth as we speak right now.

So why has Corn caught such a bad rap?

untitledDespite the fact that Corn rakes in $30 billion a year mostly through farming and distribution, rumor has it that there is so much corn in the U.S. that could fill up an entire country the size of Germany!

But back to the “tainted corn conspiracy”, the stigmata to corn is simple to flush out.

Have you heard of GMO’s?

I refer to them as GMF’s  

GMO’s are called “Genetically Modified Organisms”, so if you replace the — O — with a — F — then the organisms could be replaced with Foods.

If you’re catching my drift, you know that I’m thinking that an organism is food (organic in nature) which is modified to feed a larger organism when linked to GMO breeding.

“Psst… That’s a hint that I just gave you in the sentence just above, I’m talking about you & me because we’re the larger organism.”

Sound a bit off? Let’s look at the other side of the coin.

It works the same with a school of small fish, a larger fish will go after the smaller fish to feed itself.

It nothing personal against the smaller fish that are basically dinner to the larger fish, it’s just the order of the “food chain” this is  what we call survival of the fittest.

It’s not too different with humans, we have to eat, we need food for nourishment, and we need it to survive.

But we happens if the smaller fish that the bigger fish ate made him sick, depending on what the smaller fish had eaten before-hand could cause change within the fish itself. The unsuspecting larger fish eats him, gets sick, very sick and then eventually dies from disease and illness.

Woah! Yea that’s karma for ya.

So where we come into all of this is easy to understand, but you’re thinking how it’s so easy to understand?

Here’s the rundown.

You go to the grocery and buy some corn, you get back home and you peel the husk off the corn, you snap off the stalk at the bottom, you peel away the silky stringy hair from it, you finish up by cleansing any remaining strains of silk washing it off the corn.

You place the corn into a pot of boiling water as you prepare for a corn on the cobb delight.

Now it’s up to you what you decide to add to it (it could be a few teaspoons of sugar to add a sweet taste to it etc.), if you’re looking for a distinguished flavor.

After it’s all said and done you’re now sitting down to a nice treat, some great corn on the cobb!

This is a routine side-dish you like, and you have it a few times out of the week.

Life is great as you enjoy your favorite food whenever you like.

A few months later, you start to notice some discomfort and you’re finding yourself going to the bathroom frequently. For the next two days you’re still taking random trips to the bathroom having stomach pains, nauseousness, diarrhea, and your feeling dehydrated.

It’s starting to concern you big time, so call to make arrangements to see your doctor.

imagesCI2JAYMIYou get to the doctor’s office and he or she decides to run a few tests on you to find out what’s wrong, they complete their test and have come to an analysis about your condition.

The doctor asks a series of questions about you diet regime (or what types of foods you like to eat), you tell the doctor that you are not an expert cook and you’re a corn lover to the core!

You go on to tell your doctor that you love it as a side dish with various type of food you have throughout the day.

The doctor takes in the verbal information and tells you about your condition, they tell you that you are having allergic reactions from the food you are eating.

Small traces of toxic waste was discovered in your in body and is responsible for weakening your immune system, you’re shocked to hear all of this of course and can’t believe what the good ‘doc’ is telling you.

So what would you be thinking at this point?

You would be anxious to find out what was causing this compromising condition to manifest within you, you remember an article you read about GMO’s used to grow fruits & vegetables twice the size in half the time.

Then it’s hits you…

You come to the conclusion that your favorite side dish is slowly killing you!

What GMO’s Can Do To You & Your Food:

GMO’s have caught a lot heat over the past few years, organizations such as the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) claim that these food friendly items are “safely tested” to consume and enjoy. The only problem with that statement, is the evidence lacking to support the facts of GMO testing of food products are actually safe to be serve to the consumer.

You see the wool over the eyes part is this, food manufacturers know that GMO experimentation is taking place in their facilities and count on them to be sold out in the market.

IMG_0001 2 - CopySuch is the case with America’s favorite veggie food corn, a study was done on genetically modified corn being sold to consumers that raised awareness by health officials.

(don’t let this picture fool you, the green corn is converted into the vibrate yellow after it is ‘altered’ to look normal!)

In the report it stated that toxicities were linked to the “altered corn” after it was genetically engineered, one example of GMO corn distribution in Ontario, Canada made the claim that their corn products are ‘GMO-free’.

However, after a conducted study was done to test they’re claim they failed miserably after unknown elemental agents were found on the product itself.

Among these were the following…

  • Chlorides
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glyphosate

Chlorides can found in particular “metal salts” (anion Cl –) this is one of the harmful elements linked to GMO’s, any high salt / sodium content (especially with metallic properties) in food is dangerous. You do need salt in your diet, but a balanced amount is highly recommended!

Formaldehyde will cause people to panic when they hear that it could cause cancer, the compound itself is considered non-lethal despite the fact that it is linked to food contamination through “food packaging” of product goods. It’s also found in plastic bottles, and metal soup cans as a chemical agent and is considered relatively harmless to people.

It is frequent for chemical agents such as formaldehyde to wind up in food packaged items, which is also why quality inspections must be conducted to detect high levels of contamination of the product. Can soups, breakfast cereals, frozen vegetables, crackers, & packaged meats may contain formaldehyde in their packaging.

Glyphosate I mentioned in a previous article, it is “herbicidal” or an herbicide agent used in pesticide / weed killing sprays, and is used particular to kill off broadleaf weeds & grasses. Roundup a particular weed killing agent is just one of the many types of pesticides used to kill off weeds, and harmful insects that contaminate precious crops (such as corn).

This is where the chemical agent glyphosate rears it’s ugly head to eliminate diseased insects to protect the crop itself, only problem of this on-going process is the crop itself becomes contaminated from the pesticide spray as an end result.

(Bats can help to protect crops from insects, sounds weird and off the wall but that one is up for a topic discussion very soon!)

It’s like one of those… “damned if you do” vs “damned if you don’t”, type scenarios.

There’s even a three dilemma to this scenario that takes a darker turn for the worse, insects such as mosquitoes have developed stronger immunity to herbicide chemical sprays.

So basically crops are being sprayed with the chemical agent glyphosate (not to mention others that are mixed in with it to form a powerful concoction for eliminating weeds & insects), it’s literally lacing the crops with toxins in which overtime will affect you in some way down the line in life.

This is one of the many reasons why Corn is getting a bad wrap, and no LOL I’m not talking about the husk part that it actually comes wrapped in.

So to answer the question of a curious individual that wanted some good insight about GMO’s, well here it is in karmatic truth fashion.

Makes you wonder about the “so-called” inspectors that are looking out for contaminates such as these that wind up in the very food products that we buy and eat every day!

The government is not to be excluded from this either, they have they’re planned agendas in this matter as well you can count on that.

It’s like Mom used to do on the holidays when using certain spices and a little nutmeg in the dressing mix.

She would say…“A little dash of this, a little dash of that will make it all the better.”

LOL… A little dash of this and that, you don’t say.

The average Mom today would re-think that old cliché all together when she doesn’t know whether not it’s a GMO bi-product just waiting to work it’s adverse mojo inside of her child.

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Glyphosate Hidden In The Drinking Water?

Glyphosate: Curiosity Leads To Questions?

IMG_0002If you go outside and walk up to people asking a simple question such as…

“Hey, do you think there are contaminating agents in our drinking water?”


First off you might get a stare aimed right in your direction standing face to face after asking a question such as that.

Secondly, if you’re directing your question towards the person in your midst  they will probably give you a response such as this…

“What was that?”

So you ask again because it obviously went over their head the first time you said it to them while telling them face-to-face directly.

“I said, do you think there are contaminating agents in our drinking water?”

After you gained their complete attention, and pitched your question waiting for an answer. Judging from the answer they will give you might either agitate your nerves to no end, or they will become interested and engage themselves into the conversation which turns into the topic of discussion.

Keep in mind that the topic could turn into agreement of opinions, or a disagreement which leads to a rebuttal between two people.

Most people tend to respond with resistance, and will usually laugh it off thinking that you might have seen one to many episodes of X-Flies“.

It’s to be expected in today’ world, when people hear about things too uncanny and off-beat would not be enough to sway they’re thinking habits of positivity.

Well today that all will change…

Glyphosate: What is it?

IMG_0003Organic solid white crystals without detectable odor best describes Glyphosate, it is classified as a herbicide spray used to protect field crops.

But there’s another purpose to the use of Glyphosate that will concern you, it is also used as a weed exterminator product as well as.

The major focus of Glyphosate use consists of the following:

  • field corn (supposedly protects from contamination)
  • ornamental
  • forest plantings
  • lawns
  • broadleaf weeds
  • grasses
  • hay (pasture)
  • turf
  • forest plantings
  • greenhouses (plants)

There are other purposes that it is used for other than plant regulation (it is used to deter certain proteins plants make and need to grow), it also helps to ripen the fruit of a plant.

Glyphosate Vs DDT: What Can They Do To Us?

IMG_0005When Glyphosate enters the body, it enters as an xenoestrogen which is known as “foreign estrogen” in chemical form. The body already has estrogen present within it (men & women have it), there is a balance amount in every human gender and if that balance is upset it can cause various side-effects that can affect a person’s health.

(high-exposure from it’s ingredients from can kill human cells, particularly embryonic *embryo* can cause possible birth defects, placental and umbilical cord cells)

Glyphosate is low in toxicity, so it’s relatively harmless to humans.

Don’t let this fool you however, this chemical spray used on plants can cause serious side-effects to the human metabolism in our bodies. You see, the spray itself may be considered as ‘harmless’ but is it still can pose as a health-risk factor after it is applied to the very crops we eat daily?

Side-effects from high-exposure may include diarrhea, nausea, burns inside of the mouth & throat, and vomiting.

  • infertility
  • thyroid problems
  • risk of various cancers could occur
  • onset puberty (increased stages of physical development in children at early age)
  • induces cancer cell growth in women (postmenopausal)
  • cellular damage (cause) by DDT

DDT use on crops came under fire for years responsible for the ‘thinning’ of bird offspring eggs, it was considered to be “lethal” to the bird species.

Glyphosate is used in both herbicides and pesticides, high exposure from it can have an affect on humans where as low exposure has very little or no affect.

Other DDT Pesticide Concerns In The Wildlife Environment:

  • It lingers in the environment areas such as soil, water, & animal tissue for long periods of time
  • It is classified as a “fat-soluble”, if digested it will remain in stored body fat.
  • Food chain theory of DDT ingestion, it starts from smaller animals eaten by larger ones thus spreading the chemical agent. The DDT residue is then stored in body fat
  • Food storage for birds enhances the issue of DDT poisoning when birds use stored body fat reserves during a food shortage, they release large amounts of DDT that leads To pesticide poisoning inside of their bodies
  • Researchers found that DDT can suppress the immune system in humans, but more research needs to be conducted to link DDT causing cancer in humans
  • Both Gyphosate & DDT are however link to the cause of breast cancer in women
  • Gyphosate & DDT found in urine is responsible for human breast cancer (it is responsible for the increase growth of tumors found in the breast)
  • Birth defects are linked to Gyphosate & DDT found in urine (humans)

One major upside that DDT has proven helpful to humanity is killing off mosquitoes that carry diseases such as malaria, there are certain species of mosquitoes that are able to resist the effects of DDT due to the biochemical & physiological mechanisms within their bodies.

Glyphosate properties differ from the damaging effects that DDT can cause in the environment, animals, and humans.

Glyphosate: Who Is Responsible If The Water Supply Is Contaminated?

IMG_0001District water suppliers are responsible for keeping track of Glyphosate levels in the water, the water supplier must contact customers in the event of contaminate agents in the water supply. If you rely on a household well as a water resource, you should contact the health department in your area to learn about any possible contaminants in the local water systems that use ground water that provide drinking water to home owners.   

Customers must be notified within a 30 day period by the water supplier of any contamination in the drinking water supply, alternate water supply options are required in the event of water contamination in residential communities. Failure to comply on the behave of the water supplier will be cited for violation.

A treatment process involving Granular elements combined with the elemental properties of carbon, can drop glyphosate levels as low as 0.7 mg or 700 ppb (parts per billion).  A link left below this article (top link) will offer further details about “Granular Activated Carbon”.

Decreasing levels of glyphosate through this process will help to alleviate contamination levels in drinking water.

It is very important for our water supply to be monitored on a routine basis, the risk of Glyphosate contamination in our drinking water is a definite reality.

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