GMO Foods to Avoid – Say No to Monsanto!

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The GMO Foods that are listed below are some of the most important to avoid.

These foods are linked to the most health issues and the effects of eating them are not fully known at this time.

10 GMO Foods to Avoid


Ears of sweet corn

Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that tons of genetically modified corn has been introduced for human consumption.

Monsanto has revealed that half of the US’s sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed. Mice fed with GM corn were discovered to have smaller offspring and fertility problems.


gmo food soy

Soy has also been genetically modified to resist herbicides. Soy products include soy flour, tofu, soy beverages, soybean oil and other products that may include pastries, baked products and edible oil. Hamsters fed with GM soy were unable to have offspring and suffered a high mortality rate.


gmo cotton oil

Like corn and soy, cotton has been designed to resist pesticides. It is considered food because its oil can be consumed.

Its introduction in Chinese agriculture has produced a chemical that kills cotton bollworm, reducing the incidences of pests not only in cotton crops but also in neighboring fields of soybeans and corn. Incidentally, thousands of Indian farmers suffered severe rashes upon exposure to BT cotton.


gmo papaya

The virus-resistant variety of papaya was commercially introduced in Hawaii in 1999. Transgenic papayas comprised three-fourths of the total Hawaiian papaya crop.

Monsanto bestowed upon Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore technology for developing papaya resistant to the ringspot virus in India.


gmo foods rice

This staple food from South East Asia has now been genetically modified to contain a high amount of vitamin A. Allegedly, there are reports of rice varieties containing human genes to be grown in the US. The rice will create human proteins useful for dealing with infant diarrhea in the 3rd world.

China Daily, an online journal, reported potential serious public health and environment problems with genetically modified rice considering its tendency to cause allergic reactions with the concurrent possibility of gene transfers.


gmo foods tomato

Tomatoes have now been genetically engineered for longer shelf life, preventing them from easily rotting and degrading. In a test conducted to determine the safety of GM tomatoes, some animal subjects died within a few weeks after consuming GM tomatoes.


gmo foods rapeseed

In Canada, this crop was renamed canola to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed. Food stuff produced from rapeseed includes rapeseed oil (canola oil) is used to process cooking oil and margarine. Honey can also be produced from GM rapeseed.

German food surveillance authorities discovered as much as a third of the total pollen present in Canadian honey may be from GM pollen. In fact, some honey products from Canada were also discovered to have pollen from GM rapeseed.

Dairy products

gmo dairy products

It has been discovered that 22 percent of cows in the U.S. were injected with recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH). This Monsanto created hormone artificially forces cows to increase their milk production by 15 percent.

Milk from cows treated with this milk inducing hormone has increased levels of IGF-1 (insulin growth factors-1). Humans also have IGF-1 in their system. Scientists have expressed concerns that increased levels of IGF-1 in humans have been associated with colon and breast cancer.


gmo potato

Mice fed with potatoes engineered with Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki Cry 1 were found to have toxins in their system. Despite claims to the contrary, this shows that Cry1 toxin was stable in the mouse gut. When the health risks were revealed, it sparked a debate.


gmo peas

Peas that have been genetically modified have been found to cause immune responses in mice and possibly even in humans. A gene from kidney beans was inserted into the peas creating a protein that functions as a pesticide.

Top 10 GMO Foods to Stop Eating | Higher Perspective

Legal Cannabis Cutting Profits of the DEA and Mexican Cartels

Legal Cannabis Cutting Profits of the DEA and Mexican Cartels | Third Monk image 2

A member of the Mexican Army stands in f

Cannabis has accounted for nearly half of all total drug arrests in the US for the past 20 years, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. And according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a large portion of the US illegal drug market is controlled directly by Mexican cartels.

Now, those cartels and their farmers complain that marijuana legalization is hurting their business. And some reports could suggest that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is more interested in helping to protect the Mexican cartels’ hold on the pot trade than in letting it dissipate.

The Washington Post reported that pot farmers in the Sinaloa region have stopped planting due to a massive drop in wholesale prices, from $100 per kilo down to only $25. One farmer is quoted as saying: “It’s not worth it anymore. I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization.”

Anything to establish a regulated legal market will necessarily cut into those profits. And it won’t be a viable business for the Mexican cartels — the same way bootleggers disappeared after prohibition fell. – Sean Dunagan, Former DEA Agent

DEA chief of operations James Capra told senators this January that legalization “scares us” and is “reckless and irresponsible.” And the agency is continuing to crack down on cannabis.


Given the DEA’s historic relationship with the Sinaloa cartel, and the agency’s fury over legalized marijuana, it almost seems like the DEA wants to crush the legal weed market in order to protect the interests of their cartel friends.

The DEA doesn’t want the drug war to end. If it ends, they don’t get their toys and their budgets. Once it ends, they aren’t going to have the kind of influence in foreign government. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but where there’s smoke there’s probably fire.

Is it hurting the cartels? Yes. The cartels are criminal organizations that were making as much as 35-40 percent of their income from marijuana. They aren’t able to move as much cannabis inside the US now.

We’ve spent 1.3 trillion since 1972 on the drug war. What have we gotten for that? Drugs are cheaper and easier to get than ever before – Terry Nelson, Retired Federal Agent

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, we spend $51 billion per year fighting illegal drugs. A 2010 study by Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron found that not only would the US save tremendous amounts of money were it to end drug prohibition, legalizing could bring in an additional $46.7 billion in yearly tax revenue.

Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels | VICE News

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence Reinforced by Our Society – Peter Joseph (Video)

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence Reinforced by Our Society - Peter Joseph (Video) | Third Monk image 2

Abby Martin speaks with Peter Joseph, founder to the Zeitgeist Movement about the philosophy behind the organization, the current unsustainable economic system and the model proposed by the movement for a sustainable future that works harmoniously with nature.

Poverty and Structural Violence

structural-violence-Peter Joseph

If you have inequality, you’re going to have conflict and psycho-social stress caused by relative deprivation. Relative deprivation is insidious and has to do with our social nature and how we perceive ourselves in the social hierarchy. When we see other people doing “better” at a higher class status, it creates tension – unfortunately this is exactly what wealth division is doing in our society.

Take a person and stick them in a poverty-stricken environment, and they develop heart disease which is known to have a direct link to low socioeconomic status. Studies have shown that if you’re just in the existence of low social economic status, the relative deprivation, the way you think about yourself has incredibly inhibiting effects over the way your body and mind works and you will develop high stress levels and cardiac problems.

What if that person with heart disease dies early at 50 because of poverty and low social status? This is a completely avoidable circumstance, which the Zeitgeist movement’s argument.

There’s no reason for anyone to be in poverty, there’s no reason to have massive wealth gaps. This is structural violence, and it has killed more people than any dictator and war combined.

Gandhi agrees, he said “Poverty, is the worst form of violence.”

Constant Consumption


You have all these factors that force economic consumption, which forces resource consumption. The entire façade of market capitalism looks at the earth as one big inventory. At its core philosophical foundation, you can’t have a society of this nature and assume it will ever be sustainable ecologically.

Scarcity and Greed


The economic system we have today is culturally unsustainable because it perpetuates inequality by design. Take a look at the incentive structure: in a scarcity driven world view, narrow self-interest will prevail. If you have a self-interest world view in a scarcity driven society, you’re going to lead to competitive behavior.

Competitive behavior will always develop into power consolidation, like the State, Federal Reserve, or FDA. Massive collusion working for self-interest for small isolated groups of people. If you have these pockets of consolidation and constant interest in competitive advantage, you’re going to have a constant and increasing wealth imbalance.

The market has an inherent propensity to create inequality which people love if you believe in social Darwinism, because everyone walks around reinforced to think that they’re better than everyone else because of all their property and status.

When it comes to public health, inequality is one of the most caustic things a society can generate.

The Illusion of Choice – Corporate Control in America (Infographic)

The Illusion of Choice - Corporate Control in America (Infographic) | Third Monk image 4

Corporate control is prevalent in all areas of our modern lives. The following infographics illustrate that the products we consume, the media we watch, and the banks we use come from surprisingly few sources.

10 mega-corporations control practically all of the consumer goods the average American buys on a daily basis. (via Reddit)


Corporate Control in the media: 6 corporations control 90% of the media in the United States. (via Frugal Dad)


NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them. – Business Insider

Financial Control: The nation’s 10 largest financial institutions hold 54% of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20%. (via Mother Jones)

Bank Mergers - Corporate Control

> Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy | Policy Mic

Exports of Poison, U.S. Foods Banned in Other Countries

Exports of Poison, U.S. Foods Banned in Other Countries | Third Monk image 14


U.S. Foods banned in other countries are a result of the FDA’s corrupt actions. Profit and bottom lines are the focus and it is costing us all in the long run. Other countries around the world are correct in banning many American products or forcing them into natural alternatives in order to sell them in their stores. No population anywhere in the world should have to sift through poisonous products in search of safe and natural sustenance.

U.S. Foods Banned in Other Countries

Arsenic-Laced Chicken

U.S. Foods Banned in Other Countries Arsenic Laced Chicken

The European Union has never approved using arsenic in animal feed; US environmental groups have sued the FDA to remove them.

Banned by The European Union

Dairy Products Containing rBGH

U.S. Foods Banned in other countries rBGH Dairy

In 1999, the United Nations Safety Agency ruled unanimously not to endorse rBGH milk, resulting in an international ban on US milk.

Banned by Australia, New Zealand, Israel, The European Union and Canada

Preservatives BHA and BHT

U.S. Foods Banned in other countries Products that Contain BHT-and-BHA-

The National Toxicology Program’s 2011 Report on Carcinogens says BHA may trigger allergic reactions and hyperactivity and is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.

Banned by Japan and in parts of The European Union

Flame Retardant Drinks

U.S. Foods Banned in other countries Flame Retardant Drinks

BVO bio-accumulates in human tissue and breast milk; animal studies report reproductive and behavioral problems. Bromine alters the central nervous and endocrine systems and promotes iodine deficiency, causing skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue and cardiac arrhythmia.

Banned by Europe and Japan

Ractopoamine-Tainted Meat


About 45 percent of US pigs, 30 percent of cattle and an unknown percentage of turkeys are plumped with the asthma drug ractopamine before slaughter. Up to 20 percent of ractopamine is still there when you buy it.

Banned by Mainland China, Republic of China (Taiwan), Russia and 160 countries across Europe

Genetically Engineered Papaya


Most Hawaiian papaya is genetically engineered to be ringspot virus-resistant.

Banned by The European Union


Olean Products

Olestra, or Olean, created by Procter & Gamble, is a calorie- and cholesterol-free fat substitute in fat-free snacks like chips and french fries. Three years ago, Time Magazine named it one of the worst 50 inventions ever.

Banned by The UK and Canada

Bread Containing Potassium Bromate

Bread Containing Potassium Bromate

Bread, hamburger and hotdog buns are “enriched” with potassium bromate, or bromide, linked to kidney and nervous system damage, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal discomfort and cancer.

Banned by Canada, China and The European Union

Processed Foods and Artificial Food Dyes



In countries where these food dyes are banned, companies like Kraft employ natural colorants like paprika extract and beetroot.

Banned by Norway and Austria.

Britain advised companies against using food dyes by the end of 2009. The European Union requires a warning notice on most foods containing dyes.

Farm-Raised Salmon

U.S. Foods Banned in Other CountriesWild Salmon (Left) Farm-Raised Salmon (Right)

fish chart

Avoid “Atlantic Salmon.” Look for “Alaskan” or “sockeye,” which is illegal to farm and has very high astaxanthin concentrations.

Banned by Australia and New Zealand

There are various health risks, observed in labs, that may come about from ingesting the above products. People are aware and make better choices everyday. Stake your claim by choosing the products you prefer.

How and where do you get your fresh and natural products? Share in the comments below and help out fellow humans that are looking to make a change in their own lives.

10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere | Oracle Talk

Social Experiment Finds Link Between Wealth and Douchebag Behavior (Video)

Social Experiment Finds Link Between Wealth and Douchebag Behavior (Video) | Third Monk

In a series of startling studies, psychologists at the University of California at Berkeley have found that “upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals.” Even when wealth was accumulated by the roll of the dice, the rich felt entitled to their advantages.

Survival of the Fittest or Survival of the Cooperative?


Paul Solman (PBS) : But the simple Darwinian story is if I have more resources than you, I can have more kids than you; my kids will pass on my DNA, which is the resource-hoarding DNA.

Dacher Keltner (Psychologist, UCB): That was sort of an older view of how we evolved as the particular social species we are, but what we’re learning through a lot of new advances in evolutionary biology is that we really had to cooperate to make it as a species.

We had to cooperate in terms of food gathering, defending against predators and so on. And human cultures evolved particular tendencies to reward the generous — to ensure that there weren’t people hoarding resources and that the resources were more equally distributed.

There are really interesting new literatures on this called competitive altruism, which is as you give things away, in many different cultures, from hunter-gatherer societies to today’s America, you rise in the respect of your peers.

Why Those Who Feel They Have Less Give More | PBS NewsHour

Fear and Loathing Illustrator, Ralph Steadman Psychedelic Art Gallery

Fear and Loathing Illustrator, Ralph Steadman Psychedelic Art Gallery | Third Monk image 9

Ralph Steadman is a cartoonist best known for his work with author Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books. Steadman is respected for the messages in his political and social cartoons.

Awards that he has won for his work include the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for Alice in Wonderland and Illustrator of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1979.

Hunter S Thompson, Words – Ralph Steadman


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Ralph Steadman


Alice in Wonderland – Ralph Steadman


Alice in Wonderland, Hookah – Ralph Steadman


Optimus Hunter – Ralph Steadman


Little Boxes – Ralph Steadman


Earth Belly – Ralph Steadman


Pill Culture – Ralph Steadman


Trippin in Las Vegas – Ralph Steadman


Hunter S Thompson – Ralph Steadman


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Ride – Ralph Steadman


Disneyland – Ralph Steadman


Love- Ralph Steadman


Animal Farm – Ralph Steadman


The Ink That Sheds Blood – Ralph Steadman


GMO A GO GO? – Animation on Monsanto’s Food Poisoning (Video)

GMO A GO GO? - Animation on Monsanto's Food Poisoning (Video) | Third Monk

This sarcastic animation highlights the dangers of having our food controlled by a huge corporation (Monsanto) that prioritizes profit over public health.

Poor Johnny doesn’t like “healthy” food. What could possibly persuade him to eat all his “veggies”? – Produced By Natural News and Infomatic Films

More Information on Genetically Modified Organisms

GMOs are killing the Bees:

Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure:

Gone to Seed: investigation into contamination of traditional seeds by Genetically Engineered crops:

Institute on Responsible Technology- have consumer guides to avoiding GMOs, lists of ingredients that have a high likelihood of genetic modification.

Non GMO Shopping Guide


Terence Mckenna – Culture is Your Operating System, Reset it with Shrooms (Video)

Terence Mckenna - Culture is Your Operating System, Reset it with Shrooms (Video) | Third Monk

The late, great Terence McKenna explains how the psychedelic experience clears all preconceived notions and prejudices and leaves the psyche with a clean, pure view of the self and the universe.

Psychedelics Resets Your Operating System

Data has been arriving about the practices of aboriginal cultures all over the planet that they dissolve ordinary realities, ordinary cultural values, through an interaction and symbioses. A relationship to local plants that perturb brain chemistry. And in this domain of perturbed brain chemistry, the cultural operating system is wiped clean and some thing older – even for these people , something older, more vitalistic, more in touch with the animal soul, replaces it.

Replaces the cultural operating system with some thing not determined by history and geography, but some thing writ in the language of the flesh it’s self. This is who you are, this is truly nakedness, you are not naked when you take of your clothes. You still wear your religious assumptions, your prejudices, your fears, your illusions, your delusions.

When you shed the cultural operating system, then essentially you stand naked before the inspection of you own psyche.

Shamans Can Repair Our Corrupt System

The Shaman is in possession of certain facts about plants about, about animals, about healing, about human psychology, about local geography, about mojo of many different sorts that the client is not aware of, the client is running culture light, the shaman pays for the registered and licensed version of the software and is running a much heavier version of the software than the client.

I think we should all aspire to make this upgrade.

It’s very important that you have all the bells and whistles on your operating system, otherwise some bodies going to get a leg up on you. Well, what’s wrong with the operating system we have consumer capitalism 5.0 or whatever it is… well… its dumb, its retro, its very non competitive, its messy, it waste the environment, it waste human resources, its inefficient, it runs on stereotypes, it runs on a low sampling rate which is what creates stereotypes.

Low sample rates make everybody appear alike when the glory is in every ones differences, and the current operating system is flawed. It actually has bugs in it that generate contradictions. Contradictions such as we’re cutting the earth from beneath our own feet, we’re poisonings the atmosphere we breath. This is not intelligent behavior, this is a culture with a bug in its operating system that’s making it produce erratic, dysfunctional, malfunctional behavior.

Time to call a tech, and who are the techs?

The Shamans are the techs!

Consumer Culture - Terence Mckenna

The Monkey Ladder Experiment – Following False Beliefs (Comic Strip)

The Monkey Ladder Experiment - Following False Beliefs (Comic Strip) | Third Monk image 2


There is a clunky word that describes this phenomenon: filiopietism, or the reverence of forebears or tradition carried to excess. But I prefer another term for it: the tragic circle. I believe many of these tragic circles exist, mostly unseen, in across all cultures and societies, causing untold harm.

The lesson is as obvious as it is important: question everything. Dare to be skeptical. Think of all the age-old idiocy and insanity waiting to be exposed. – Jason Wells

Jacque Fresco – Money Corrupts Our Bond with Nature

Jacque Fresco - Money Corrupts Our Bond with Nature | Third Monk image 2

Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project gives a talk on how the monetary system prevents society from progressing into the future. 

Connection with Nature is the Most Important Human Relationship

All people would be trained or educated to understand our relationship to nature. If you violate that relationship, it won’t work. All man made laws are artificial. We have to study our relationship with nature:

If we damage the air, we damage ourselves.

If we damage the oceans, we damage ourselves.

If we cut down the forests, we damage our ability to maintain health.

Profits of Corruption and War

As long as the monetary system survives, you’re going to have problems. Money, yes it does produce incentive. It also produces incentive for corruption, embezzlement, taking care of your friends, and taking care of yourself.

When people seek advantage by money, you can’t have a decent world. When you have wars and people make billions of dollars off submarines and aircraft carriers, then war becomes a terrific business.

A Future Without Waste

People would study whatever they want. There would art centers, music centers, cultural centers open to everyone, without a price tag. There would be:

No Banks

No Investment Brokers

No Advertising

No Commercials

No Armies

No Navies

No Prisons

No Police

When people have access to the necessities of life, they do not steal.

If you don’t understand, imagine people living near a big water fall with lots of fresh water. No one comes at night to steal water.