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Letter: More than just gluten making us a sick continent
To the editor:
Mr. Gerding, after reading your column on Gluten-reduced diets and stomach disorders (Gluten-reduced Diet Offering Relief to Stomach Disorders, Sept. 26 Capital News), I’m surprised that you didn’t dig a little further and tell the public as to why North Americans have been increasingly suffering compared to other countries.
Unfortunately we follow the US’s trail in many regards, especially with our diet and you are beginning to see the obvious sign with obesity.
It’s as plain as the nose on our face if you link all the latest protests against the big chemical company Monsanto in the US to the dramatic and shocking increases of allergies, stomach disorders and even cancers.
You only have to do your research and notice the obvious that countries like Europe have banned Monsanto and their GMO lab concoctions from their countries. It didn’t take them long to find out why their animals were getting sick as they discovered Monsanto’s pesticide Roundup in the soil and gave the money-grappling corporation the boot.
It is North America that has been lagging behind. Call it laziness to educate oneself and fight back to claim what is rightfully ours, the people, and that is natural seed.
The stats are shocking to say the least, with people in B.C. alone with stomach issues.
Just Google Jeffery Smith about GMOs and you will can fill in the blanks. It would make you sick to your stomach—no pun intended—if you knew what lengths Monsanto has gone to control natural seed.
That is why we are a sick nation compared to others.
Hope you can make the protest here in Kelowna happening in October [March Against Monsanto, Saturday Oct. 12 starting at 11 a.m. at the Parkinson Recreation Centre].