Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pineapple has joined the GMO club


Del Monte, one of the biggest distributors of pineapples in the world has been developing a Genetically Modified pineapple that they call Rosé.  The USDA has just approved this GM version of pineapple for eventual sales in the U.S.  It is being grown right now in Costa Rica and is still going through "testing."  The FDA has to give its go ahead as well and then it will have a big fat green light to be imported straight to your dinner table.  


Del Monte's request for approval describes the GMO Rosé variety as having "rose-colored flesh", which the company says comes from the addition of genes from "edible plant species, pineapple and tangerine" genetically modified to change the color of the pineapple.

Just a quick reminder for anyone who missed this post.... Genetically Modified food is UNSTABLE!  There have been studies done that prove that the intended DNA sequence for these crops mutate and change.  And the mutations and changes are unpredictable.  So not too far into the future you could have 20 pineapples in front of you at the grocery store that are all genetically different.  And once you ingest that Genetically Modified crop with the UNNATURAL gene inserted into it, there is a chance that it could alter your DNA as well.  Studies are being done to see if in fact the unstable inserted gene can mutate our own human DNA.... it is not proven yet but I'm not going to be a guinea pig and take the risk.  GMOs are really really bad!  
Companies are eager to produce Genetically Modified crops though because they can patent them and then have exclusive profit rights to that product.  
No one can patent a pineapple... unless you are God.  But insert a "favorable" gene into it that is from another species and all of a sudden you have something that no one else can plant and/or sell without paying you for it.  So the creators and suppliers of the Genetically Modified Crops aren't necessarily trying to slowly kill you.... your health is irrelevant to them.  They are just focused on PROFIT!   
So you might be okay to continue buying conventionally grown pineapple for the next few months maybe.... but be careful because soon most of the pineapples that are not specifically labeled "Organic" will most likely be Genetically Modified spiky toxic fruit.  And last thing.... don't think that you will be alerted when this starts happening.  Unlike a lot of countries across the pond, U.S. companies DO NOT have to label their food as Genetically Modified.  So you will have no idea when this change is made.  Comforting isn't it?

sources:
http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natural-and-organic/del-monte-s-gmo-pineapple-approved-in-the-u-s#.UYBiri86-HE.facebook

http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Del-Monte-testing-genetically-modified-pineapple-204909111.html

11 comments:

Leslie Murphy said...

I can't decide whether to get more depressed with each post or be happy you are educating/protecting us from CRAP so-called FOOD!!! I'll go with the happy route. luv ya

James Huddleston said...

Interesting blog. Some of what you say is plausible but, to be taken seriously, you might consider posting links to the research that you say supports your views.

Some of what you say undermines your credibility because it reads as illogical conclusion. For example, there is no evidence that a vegetable's DNA, changeable or not, has any effect on your DNA. Organic does not mean that a plant seed is not modified. It means that the farming technique uses reduced pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

But an interesting read on the whole. I think that the word you wanted (at the top) is piqued, rather than peaked.

Regards,
James

Ashlie Grow said...

Thank You James for your feedback. I really appreciate constructive critisism! I plan on being much better about posting the sources of everything in my blog when I start posting again in a few months.
There was a study done with soy beans that showed how the inserted gene's promoter and terminator had actually started turning on and off other genes of the soy plant. I will find the study and do an updated post. I am passionate about educating others on what they are eating and my aim is to make this blog a very reliable source of information. I would welcome your feedback on any and all posts I make! Thanks James :-)

Alejandra Espinosa said...

I can hardly wait to read your research about this soy fact... You have an excellent writing style, easy to get the point.
Thank you for sharing!

Michele RFR said...

Great post!! People underestimate the problems with GMOs!

Anonymous said...

Before you blog about GMO's you should probably have a basic concept of science. First up all pineapples are genetically different - just as ever person is genetically different. Secondly GMO's cannot alter your DNA.

Anonymous said...

Eating gmo's can possibly change your dna, look up morgellons disease. Patients with this new disease have a genus gram-negative bacteria present on their skin that is capable of altering plant, animal and human dna. Morgellons is thought to be linked with eating gmo foods.

Kristy said...

ate a fresh Venecia pineapple from Costa Rica yesterday and my tongue got red and sore and started bleeding ,first time that ever happened when eating pineapple could have been GMO and didn't know.thanks for the info

Old white dude said...

" GMOs are really really bad! " Really? Is this quote from your article the conclusion and totality of what is supposed to be scientific analysis? It makes it sound like it is was written a valley girl or a dropout from Ridgemont High. I am anti-GMO, and enjoy spreading the word, but am embarrassed by the lack of craft in this article.

Ashlie Grow said...

Old White Dude... I'm sorry if you don't like the way I wrote this post. I prefer to write the way I think and talk. If it is not your cup of tea, I completely understand. I am glad to hear that you are also anti- GMO. The more of us there are, the faster the truth will reach the masses. I do my research before posting and I am confident that I have shared truthful information that will benefit others. And you never know, maybe my style of writing will influence that dropout from Ridgemont high for the better ;-)

Domenico said...

Great article! I appreciate anyone spreading awareness about GMO, everybody needs to know the truth behind it! (patent rights and profit). I also admire your diplomatic approach to often times pointless criticism :)
I am new to this blog and this is the first article I read, but I hope to find more interesting articles like this one.
Keep up the good work!