My GMO reply……Watch your food!
The following is a direct reply from Theresa White, Cache Valley Dairy, regarding their position on genetically modified organisms.
“Thank you for contacting Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. DFA is committed to ensuring that our products adhere to the highest standards of food safety and quality, and the dairy farmers that provide our milk share our high standards. Currently, we do not require farmers to certify that the milk supplied for Cache Valley Cheese comes from cows who are fed non-genetically modified grain. Milk and dairy products are among the most stringently regulated foods in this country.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are produced through the use of biotechnology and are commonly used in modern U.S. food production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have confirmed the safety of foods that contain GMOs. We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to serving you as a satisfied customer in the future. Sincerely, Theresa White, Consumer Affairs Representative Dairy Farmers of America. Twhite@Dfamilk.com”
My response to Theresa regarding Cache Valley Dairy’s position on GMOs:
“Hi Theresa, Thank you so much for responding to my inquiry. I am going to address a few issues but first want you to understand I’m doing so with full awareness that you personally are not responsible for the egregious lies being perpetrated on the American public regarding the dangers of GMOs, nor am I under any illusions that you carry any weight to make the much-needed changes in our system. My intention in responding this way is to let you and your company know that not all consumers are without education and knowledge of these horrendous lies and the harmful propaganda we’re expected to swallow.
First: The packaging of this cheese says “Natural” which is misleading and purposefully so. There is nothing natural about genetically modified and engineered food. The very act of alteration is removing it from its natural state which makes the “natural” now null and void. Secondly: It is a documented fact that the FDA has suppressed mountains of evidence & research regarding the harmfulness of these GMOs. Their position is, they expect the companies themselves to do the safety testing and are not responsible for the determining whether GMO foods are safe to consume. Unfortunately, this means the companies producing GMOs are themselves responsible for all safety tests. Of course, these companies are going to determine GMOs are safe to consume. To say otherwise is to shoot themselves in the pocketbook, which they obviously won’t do. If you are not aware of these studies and policies, I would strongly urge you to pull off the blinders and educate yourself on exactly how NOT SAFE these chemicals are. If you are deliberately contributing to the perpetuation of these dangerous chemicals onto the unwitting public for the sake of a paycheck, then shame on all of you for causing such harm to humanity.
Lies are always exposed, and this includes those coming from you via your employer, as well as the FDA, EPA, and any other agency trying to push these harmful chemicals down our throats under the paid off protection of our government. In this, I am most certainly not a satisfied customer. Moreover, I will do everything I can as a loving being, who cares about the well-being of others, to make sure they are educated on the harmful effects of GMOs and the consequences that come from the true nature of “naturals.” If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. No need to reply to any statistics or research from your company as I am well aware of the status quo. Have a great day and I hope you personally will reconsider which side of the fence you choose to be on. Thank you, America!!!
For those of you who are unaware of the harmful effects of GMOs, I would encourage you to watch the following link. Since you are what you eat, you might want to think twice about what you’re putting in your mouth and converting into “you.” It’s time to stop being nice and start getting honest about what’s happening.
Action Steps: Watch the link on GMO dangers. Try eating organically and supporting local farmers. Two excellent reads are Food Forensics from Mike Adams, aka, The Health Ranger. And, GMO Myths And Truths, by Claire Robinson, MPhil- Michael Antonuoi, Ph.D. and John Fagan, Ph.D.
The facts of Genetically Modified Organisms!