If your pet’s foods, treats, or even kitty litter contains corn, soya, alfalfa or canola? – chances are the animal is consuming Genetically Revised Crops and the risks associated with them. A few words of extreme caution to GMO’s originating from a Holistic Veterinarian.
On the website VitalAnimal.com, veterinarian Expert. Will Falconer provides a wonderful post on the perils of GMO’s in pet food. Some excerpts are below…
GMO means genetically modified organism. Different acronyms used to summarize the same entities involve GE (genetically engineered so-and-so) plus GM foods or GM crops, for example.
What sets GMOs apart is the manipulation of the organism’s actual DNA from a laboratory, by the placement of another species’ genes to the gene sequence of the objective organism.
The commonest example of GMOs is made by depositing bacterial genes regarding herbicide resistance into a bounty plant. This is quite often done by inserting gene history of resistance to Roundup (glyphosate, the most widespread herbicide in use on the planet, transferred by Monsanto).
An example is growing a GMO soy crop with herbicide resistance. “Roundup Ready” soy varieties let a farmer that will blanket his soy bean field with glyphosate, plus thereby kill most of the weeds without killing his crop.
Dr. Falconer gives that to date, the subsequent health conditions are connected to GMO crop consumption in animals…
- Liver and kidney deterioration;
- Reproductive failure;
- Stomach inflammation;
- Gut flora disruption;
- Hormone dysregulation, including insulin.
Most pet food consumers are conscious that corn is most often a GMO crop, but a majority of forget about the other top GMO vegetation in the US. The Non-GMO Project says the following are “High-Risk Crops” (applicable for you to pet products)…
- Sugar Beets
- Zucchini along with Yellow Summer Squash
Crops that will be suspect to have genetically altered relatives in production – known as “Monitored Crops” are…
- Beta vulgaris (e.g., chard, table beets)
- Brassica napa (e.gary., rutabaga, Siberian kale)
- Brassica rapa (e.h., bok choy, mizuna, Chinese cabbage, turnip, rapini, tatsoi)
- Cucurbita (acorn lead pages, delicata squash, patty pan)
If you would like your pet to be GMO absolutely free, check the ingredient report on every product you offer your pet. For the ‘watched crops’ ingredients, call the producer and ask if all those ingredients are GMO or perhaps non-GMO. Cat owners, don’testosterone forget corn centered cat litter – you can carefully assume 100% of corn litter is made from Roundup Prepared GMO corn.
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