1/2014 update: My name is Julee K. I am a 53 year old woman living in Portland Oregon, USA. The paragraphs below represent how I felt when I first started this blog back in September of 2012. In April 2013, I discovered what science really has to say and long story short, my views about GMOs have done a complete one-eighty as of this update. I jumped on a bandwagon of hype and hysteria and was flat out wrong. Because of the reversal of my original views that inspired Sleuth4Health, I have decided to leave all my posts so that anyone can follow my evolution. At this point I think it’s more of a transformation! I now consider myself pro-science and a member of the rational public.
See Science Is Laughing At Us. ~JuleeK/Sleuth4Health
Recently I have become very concerned about the US food supply, and specifically the ever increasing use of GMO (genetically modified organisms) in some of our most regularly consumed foods like soy, corn, canola, cotton and dairy. The Bio-tech industry appears to be attempting to control the world’s food supply in such a way as to maximize profits without, it appears, much care to insure proof of long term safety for consumers.
I mean, this is our food – and everyone must eat.
40 of the world’s most industrialized countries – Germany, Japan, Australia, for example, have either banned GMO outright, or at least required its labeling. Canada and the US have embraced the technology – no labeling required – with open arms since 1994. Whether we know it or not, we’re eating genetically modified food.
As I came to understand the prevalence of GMO food, I started to ask questions. Why do most people not even know GMO exists in our every-day food to the extent it does? Shouldn’t access to this information be more readily available to the masses? It must be safe because this couldn’t be happening otherwise, right? I mean, didn’t the FDA have to approve this practice? Well, even if some food is GMO, I’ll just avoid those foods at my local grocery store and buy non-GMO food. No worries. Should be easy, right?
These issues along with countless more are what I am exploring in this blog. I am educating myself and hopefully a few others with every new post.