My mom and sister, after having heard how I'm doing with wheat cut out of my diet (i.e., far fewer digestive problems, fewer problems losing weight and keeping it off, fewer headaches, and less brain fog), have done the same.
It's working for them. At least, it is right now. I'm sure this won't last long.
Because they're convinced it's not the wheat that's the problem. They're convinced it's the eeevil GMOs.
My God, I wish it were possible to slap sense into them.
I have explained and explained and explained to them that humans have been genetically modifying their food sources for millennia. The original wheat? Had four grains that dropped off as soon as it was ripe. Same with the original strain of corn. And now, look at the grains we have: huge, fat, heavily bearing heads/ears. Because we genetically modified it.
Modern GMOs are little different, except in scale and time: instead of taking multiple thousands of generations to fix a trait, it can be inserted into the genetics of a plant, either by irradiating a seed, or by using a virus (sometimes both). GMOs are not dangerous.
What is dangerous is the junk science surrounding them. What is dangerous is the overspraying of chemicals on fields of grains that have been modified to withstand the chemicals (seeps into the water tables and contaminates drinking water, which anyone would agree is incredibly bad). What is dangerous is the pig-ignorance--the willful ignorance--cultivated by the twatwaffles that want the human race to die off and leave the bountiful earth all to herself.
Seriously. The anti-GMO crowd is about as well-grounded in real, actual scientific understanding as the anti-vaccine crowd.
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