Only a few days left until the big event, a lecture from special guest speaker Courtney Pineau of the Non-GMO Project. You can sign up by calling 732-842-8686 or hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
While spreading the word about this event around Red Bank and Asbury Park, it surprised me how many people had no idea what GMOs are and what they’re about. To try to explain them to a layperson in a short and sweet manner, well, it makes one sound like a crazy person. I sounded crazy. Flat-out nuts. And no one seemed too concerned when I explained it to them, they really didn’t seem to care.
In light of the scientific proof found in a newly-released study, people should really start caring. Massive Tumors in Rats Fed GMOs in First Long-Term Study.
In a nutshell, any previous testing had been short-term, 90 days – there were no discernable results so the Big Ag companies deemed GMOs “safe.” But in a lifespan, 90 days is just a blip. This study was done over a period of 2 years. The rats developed large tumors, sustained multiple organ damage and died at a faster rate. Liver and kidneys were damaged as early as 4 months into the rat’s life. Safe indeed. If this is only the first long-term study, you can only imagine what else they will discover with further testing of this kind.
Find out more about GMOs and the Non-GMO Project at our Shrewsbury location this Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2pm. Actually, come at 1pm for Jessica Jarmer’s on-GMO food demo – tempeh sausage crumble on a butternut squash sauce over pasta – and stay afterwards for Abby Cahn-Anton’s food demo. Eat and learn.
See you there!