Page A12 Friday, August 18, 2017
Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News
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the newest Gmo Food - part 1 Family chiropractic Dr. Warren Gage I always follow a number of websites that keep tabs on the big agriculture companies like Monsanto and Dow. I like to know what these companies are up to because they play such a large role in the health of literally billions of people in the world and if you have been following my articles for any time, you will know I’m definitely not one of their fans. Once again these companies have caught my attention with probably the most frightening product to date. Reports are showing they recently
quietly received approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a new GMO technology called RNA interference technology. Let me explain why this new technology is so dangerous. Everyone has some understanding that DNA is the part of every living cell that holds the information on how cells and organism grow and function. RNA’s role is to help DNA make proteins (the structures of the body), but it also has recently been found to carry out biochemical reactions and most im-
portantly, they have been found to have control of complex cell functions. In other words, they control how cells behave and help make sure cells don’t misbehave like forming cancer cells etc. The newest research has even discovered that there are special RNA molecules in much of the food we eat called “non-coding small RNA”, whose job is to inhibit gene expression. While that is a lot of technical jargon, basically non-coding small RNA are designed to silence certain genes, or turn them off. That discovery alone is massive when it comes to health and wellness because what this means is that the food we eat controls how our genes function and express themselves.
The old saying “you are what you eat” comes to mind because food dictates the health of the body through directly controlling your genes. The other significance of this discovery is that it gives us an even greater idea of how inter-connected every cell, plant and animal is on the planet when non-coding small RNA found in a vegetable can dictate how human genes function in a body. The take-away message from this week’s article is how truly important these non-coding small RNA are in regards to health and wellness. They control how your body develops, functions, grows and uses the food that is consumed. This week’s article hopefully reminds everyone of
how complex our world is around us. Every organism is connected to every other organism in a way with which humankind should not be messing around. It’s why I’m on my soapbox about growing an organic garden and feeding your family as much organic as possible . Mother Nature is intelligent, she doesn’t need science interfering. Our chemical laden GMO food is creating an unhealthy society. It’s not a coincidence that Cancer and other autonomic nervous system disease is on the rise. Remember, you are what you eat........ Dr. Warren Gage is a family wellness Chiropractor who can be reached at Harbourfront Family Chiropractic at (250) 803-0224.
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