Holistic Nurses, what are your thoughts on GMO's

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    I am very curious on what your thoughts are on GMO's in our food and over the counter supplement supply.
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    I actually didn't know that GMOs were in the supplements too. Personally, GMO anything scares me because we have too many scientists trying to play god that we are changing the whole face of this planet. It is a relatively new research with no long term testing and now with it being available in basically everything we eat, it will be impossible in the future to discover whether or not this has any kind of lasting effect on people and their bodies, where would we find a control group when everyone is eating this stuff. I'm no researcher, but I'd love to become one. What scares me the most is what's the reason behind hiding it from Americans? If there's no potential harm, then why not just let the public know with labeling. They claim it will create unnecessary fear. Like the government is worried about unnecessary fear.. I don't buy it. Europe does it. And if I want to choose to purchase and ingest only natural products created by the earth, and not by a lab, then that should be my choice. What are your thoughts?
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    I try to avoid them & wish they were labeled clearly like in Europe so I could make better, informed decisions as a consumer. At least let me choose -- GMO plants are NOT the same as hybrid plants, and trying to sell them as such is a big ol' lie. If other people want to eat them, go right ahead.
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    Well I am not a nurse yet, I'm still in school, however I usually try to avoid GMOs and go for organic, locally grown, foods. I think it's sad how many medical professionals don't seem to know/care about the possible dangers of GMOs. I'd rather be as healthy as I possibly can.
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    Many of the supplements found in retail are "substandard". By this I mean something in the mix did not meet the professional side's standards. When a product does not meet with the professional side, if it is safe, it is moved to the retail side for manufacture. Often times this can include GMOs as well as fillers such as titanium dioxide. We encourage our patients to carefully read the label of their supplements and many are confounded to find out that Centrum has a lot of fillers. Once they understand that is why the price is so much cheaper than the professional grade supplements, it is not difficult to get them into paying a bit more for better to superior quality.
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    I am an RN but not a holistic nurse (yet), however I truly believe that GMOs are dangerous. My husband and I have recently began a lifestyle change in our diet and we are already finding that we feel so much better when we eat only organic foods. We have eliminated corn and are trying to eliminate wheat as well. My digestive system seems so much happier as I used to suffer with chronic nausea, but since we started limiting our intake of processed foods and really paid attention to food labels, we are both feeling a lot better. If you're looking for some information, try to find the movie "Doctored". It's primarily about the benefits of chiropractic care, but speaks some on GMO and how our foods have changed. Do you know that the soybean has been genetically altered so much that it's nothing like the soybeans that originally grew? And look at how many products contain soy, when in fact soy is probably one of the most harmful things to eat. Why would you want a male to consume something that could potentially increase his estrogen levels? Very scary stuff.
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    There's no evidence whatsoever that GMOs are dangerous. Also, the whole "organic" movement is a scam.
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    Just finishing my BSN and had to read a whole bunch of research with the Human Genome Project. My under standing of GMOs at this point is modifying needs to be done to feed our soon to be overpopulated planet as well as to create crops the are more drought and pest resistent and thus need fewer pesticides. So some GMO stuff is for our own good. Its not just science tweaking for fun. Science is for helping people or they dont get funded for their projects.