Humans may have other species beat when it comes to doing higher mathematics, but where food choices are involved, wild geese proved to be significantly more intelligent. Consider this report from anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith’s important book, Seeds of Deception. An Illinois soybean farmer had been plagued by a neighboring flock of soybean-loving geese which habitually made a feast of his fields, reducing plant growth to almost a stubble. Unwittingly, genetic engineering helped him to solve this problem. One year, he planted part of one field with genetically modified soybeans. When the geese arrived for their usual feast, they completely ignored this portion of the field and ate only the conventional soybeans, leaving a distinct pattern of growth that showed where each type of soybean had been planted. This solved the problem of keeping the geese away, but it’s just like the refined flour that no bugs want to eat. What are these animals, who are obviously smarter than we are in certain ways, telling us about the safety and desirability of these “foods?” Since we don’t have the wild goose’s instinctive ability to detect and avoid genetically modified food, use this Non-GMO Shopping Guide from the Institute for Responsible Technology, Smith’s organization, to keep genetic engineering from contaminating your diet. GMO ingredients can even show up in your supplements! High fructose corn syrup (almost always made from GMO corn), lecithin (usually made from GMO soy), and maltodextrin (often made from GMO corn) are commonly found in supplements today. Of course you don’t have to worry about getting GMOs if you stick with supplements from Beyond Health! References Smith, JM. Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating. Also see his organization’s website at Institute for Responsible Technology.
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