Very interesting the author uses social arguments to highlight the biological value of a product. What if the body perceives GMOs as foreign material? Unable to decompose it into substances useful to the body, the same thing with synthetic vitamins. We destroy our immunity with such nutrition and undermined ecology, with a complete negative information background. Yes, this is the path of a handful of the ruling economic elite to enrichment and control over humanity.
Propaganda is a call for action or opinion formation. The promotion of the harm of the above products is not without reason. All of these products are unhealthy for our body in their own way. And let the "progressive"-minded part write in their defense, but scientific facts are largely against their use. For example, palm oil has a high melting point and is therefore poorly absorbed. Ever notice cheap chocolate doesn't melt? This is because it contains not cocoa butter, but palm oil. And all the seasonings with the taste of beef, chicken, pork .... So this taste is given by one or another amount of monosodium glutamate. Etc. And most importantly, everything unnatural is not welcomed by the body, and can lead to various diseases. So draw the conclusion: either not to respond to the propaganda of harm and eat cheap chemistry, or to react and try to save yourself as much as possible and live without sores
GMOs are not harmful in themselves, unless you eat monoculture (and here it does not matter if it is GMO or not) for a significant period of life. Then you will have infertility, vitamin deficiency, and whatever you want, more precisely, you DO NOT want from life.
Monosodium glutamate is safe in reasonable quantities. In those, in which it is usually put to enhance the taste, therefore. Ask the Chinese if it is harmful 味精 - you will see a smile from ear to ear!
Palm oil is not harmful, if, of course, it is transported correctly ... countries that are no longer Soviet, then Mamaev's horde of all polyaromatics and other harmful compounds will move into it.
And about additives with the E *** index - here you need to know what is indicated by what, and what is safe, and what - not really. Knowledge is power!
Well, there will always be 2 camps: supporters and opponents of GMOs, glutamate and palm oil. And each will have their own arguments for and against. You just need to stop arguing and let each person make their own informed choice whether to use GMOs or not, and how they treat them. If a person considers this to be evil, then what about those who do not think so? Let him take care of his health as he sees fit. Let the supporters of GMO act in their own way. Nobody bothers anyone, there is always a choice. And in conclusion: nobody canceled the placebo effect ..)
Propaganda always pursues either political goals or financial ones. Your own enrichment, by speculating on this or that, the use of deliberately false information and other dastardly chips are not new.
As for palm oil and all of the above, an understanding of the harm of these substances can be obtained by analyzing them into components , check the chemical composition, find out how these or those chemical. compounds affect the body, harmful or not.
The harm from GMOs is prejudice, any altered genes getting into the body are split. But if you write on the packaging that the product does not contain GMOs, then the consumer is more likely to buy such a product. Well, the producers of pesticides who have to pour tons of tons of non-GMO crops are also in the black.
Palm oil is made from the fruit of the oil palm. And the oil obtained from the seeds of this palm tree is called palm kernel oil. Palm oil has been used in Russia relatively recently. It is ideal for baked goods as well as pastries, especially those intended for long-term storage. Currently, palm oil has become widespread, the benefits and harms of which are still being studied, and controversies around it do not subside.
The use of palm oil
Due to its interesting chemical and physical properties, palm oil oil has become one of the most abundant types of vegetable fat in the world. This is also due to the fact that it is readily available and very cheap. Palm oil is highly resistant to oxidation, so it can be stored for a long time.
Palm oil is mainly used in the food industry. It is used in the preparation of waffles, biscuit rolls, cakes, creams, semi-finished products are fried on it. Palm oil is a part of processed cheese, condensed milk, combined oil, it is added to cottage cheese desserts and cottage cheese. Many modern recipes are not complete without palm oil. They also partially replace milk fat. In general, it is easier to list those products that do not contain palm oil than those that do.
Palm oil, which is not limited to the food industry, is also used in the manufacture of candles and soaps. In cosmetology, it is usually used to care for dry and aging skin of the face, as it nourishes, softens and moisturizes the skin.
Palm oil is useful for certain diseases. For example, with vision problems: night blindness, blepharitis, glaucoma, conjunctivitis and others. Due to its medicinal properties, palm oil is recommended for the treatment of various diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
The benefits of palm oil
Many people are interested in the question: "Is palm oil harmful or useful?"
If we talk about its benefits, then first of all it is necessary to emphasize that it contains a large amount of carotenoids, the strongest antioxidants that are of great value for the human body. Carotenoids have a positive effect on weakened hair and skin. Therefore, it is used by many well-known cosmetic companies.
Palm oil holds the record for the content of vitamin E, which consists of tocotrienols and tocopherol. Tocotrienols are extremely rare in plants, they fight free radicals that provoke the appearance of cancer.
Palm oil is rich in triglycerols, which are digested very quickly, and when they enter the liver, they are used to generate energy without getting into blood flow. This oil is especially useful for people with poor digestion of other fats, as well as for those who follow the figure and athletes.
Palm oil also contains a lot of unsaturated fats: oleic and linoleic acids, which contribute tot lowering blood cholesterol levels. These acids are involved in structuring bones, joints and are beneficial for skin health.
Provitamin A ensures the functioning of the vision analyzer, participates in the production of visual pigment in the retina.
Palm oil. Some numbers ...
Harm of palm oil
The main harm of palm oil is its high content of saturated fats. The same fats are found in butter. Many scientists argue that the consumption of a large amount of saturated fats contributes to the appearance of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Linoleic acid in palm oil contains only 5%, it is this indicator that determines the quality and price of vegetable oils. Vegetable oils contain an average of 71 - 75% of this acid, and the more there is, the more valuable the grade of oil.
WWF statistics show that half of all packaged foods contain palm oil. Companies are increasing the production of this oil, and for this purpose, wild tropical forests are cut down, and oil palm plantations are planted in their place. As a result of deforestation, rare species of animals die - also indirect, but the harm.
So, is palm oil harmful or useful? Surprisingly, the benefits and harms of the oil are comparable. For example, the saturated fats of the oil cause heart problems when consumed, but at the same time it contains vitamins A and E, which make palm oil useful for preventing heart and cancer. Palm oil is prized for its linoleic acid content, but at the same time it is much less than other oils. Some strange combination of harmful and beneficial properties turns out - maybe the researchers were British scientists or were they mistaken somewhere? No, everything is much simpler - there are several types of palm oil.
Types of palm oil
The most useful and natural is red palm oil. To obtain it, a gentle technology is used, in which most of the nutrients are retained. This oil is red in color due to its high carotene content (it gives orange color to carrots and red to tomatoes).
Red palm oil has a sweetish taste and smell. Researchers have come to the conclusion that in the process of refining palm oil, beneficial substances are released from it. And unprocessed red palm oil contains a huge amount of nutrients. Described benefits of palm oil are mainly related to red palm oil. It has long been consumed by the indigenous people of Central and West Africa, Central America and Brazil. In Africa, red palm oil is popular as an excellent fat raw material. Some scientists argue that this oil does not differ in its beneficial properties from olive oil, which is so popular among Europeans.
Refined and deodorized palm oil is a different product. It is odorless and colorless. This is donespecially for use in the food industry. There is GOST R 53776-2010, which specifies the requirements for edible palm oil. This oil has the same benefits as red palm oil, but in much smaller quantities.
There is another variety of palm oil that is used to make cosmetics, soaps and more. This oil is five times cheaper than other types of palm oil. It differs from edible oil in its acid-fat composition. Due to its low degree of purification, it contains a lot of harmful oxidized fats. It happens that unscrupulous manufacturers add such oil to products, when consumed in the human body, there is an accumulation of free radicals that provoke cancer. Also, the use of such oil leads to the formation of cholesterol plaques.
Experts are sure that some manufacturers use this oil in food production. Speaking about the dangers of palm oil, they basically mean just this possibility. It is very difficult to bring the case to court, since it is very difficult to identify this oil in products, so there have not been precedents yet.
Four myths about palm oil
The benefits and harms of palm oil are known to many. Palm oil has a number of beneficial properties, some of which are even unique, but this applies only to red palm oil.
Eating palm oil or not, everyone decides for himself. We tried to give you some information.
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This propaganda is needed by those who sell these goods. As always in any area of business. Who benefits from, he promotes, writes about the benefits and other advantages. Although the only plus is to fill your pockets.
The fact is that because of the introduction of such cheap food production technologies, people are the first to suffer.
It is normal when milk, for example, is produced in your region and after a couple days delivered to the store where you can buy it. You pay 40% to the local store, the rest of the benefit goes to the local milk producer, who creates jobs in your area. And it has not 100 km2 of pastures built on the site of deforested forests. And much less and without danger to nature.
It's not normal, it's when cunning people come up with a substitute for normal food, which is 4 times cheaper and it comes to your store, for example, from Brazil. And you buy it at a price only 10-20% lower than the normal product of a local manufacturer (if not at the same price). The rest of the money goes to maintain the supply chain in order to bring you this product from another part of the world, spending a lot of oil (not an infinite resource) along the way. With such a chain, it is not profitable for the seller to have free local retail chains that can sell normal and fresh local goods with a minimum of chemistry.
It is profitable to have an affiliated super-retailer to whom you will sell this product in tons, who will not care local producer.
Similar goods are a struggle between two poles - normal producers and super corporations that pollute our planet.
And then we all go and complain "Nothing is produced in the Russian Federation, lol"
Buy goods from local manufacturers who bypass retailers. There goods are obtained both fresher and healthier. The difference between frozen food that has been in a container for half a year, for example, and fresh is not worth explaining?
Develop local producers, protect our planet.
All this is a lot of a marketing ploy that helps those who sell alternative products to profit. To somehow add value to your "organic products" from farms, or just any other product, it's easier to write that everyone else contains an unknown (or just harmful) thing that others do not. Well, or vice versa - they contain useful things that no one else has :) The second point is the political lobby of organizations "for the health of mankind" and "for the environment", which are now gaining unprecedented popularity. This was well told by the 1993 Nobel laureate Richard Roberts, who at the same time called Greenpeace criminals. "I think the problem here is that the green parties are working very well to intimidate people. There is no scientific basis for people to be afraid of GMOs. But once people are afraid, it is very difficult to convince them," he says , emphasizing that it is easier for lovers of "organic food" to get an intestinal infection. His statements are not at all unfounded: there are many examples when this really happened, and it even led to the death of some consumers.
By the way, a high school chemistry course should generally inform everyone that all of your food consists of organic matter, except perhaps salt and water, but propane, oil, and aniline dye are organic too.
GMOs are like genetically modified organisms and many are protesting against them, why Alexander and Valery described above, everything seems to be clear with this. But that's why there is GMO, but there are, for example, Antonovka apples, for example, or dogs of various breeds. And now they are afraid of GMOs, but those same apples are not there, although if you think about it initially there were, for example, 2 varieties of apples that people crossed, thereby changing their gene, varieties that ripen earlier and those that, on the contrary, appeared sour and sweet, juicy and not very, but this is all in theory, too, GMO. Likewise, one species was permissible with dogs, but some dogs got into a harsh snowy climate, and others into a warmer one, etc. And so people began to cross them among themselves to get a dog with certain advantages and disadvantages along the way, it all influenced the gene and now keep hundreds of different breeds for every taste, but all these dogs are GMO. Look what the watermelons were like, the watermelons are shown as they were before and as you are used to seeing them now, and all this is a selection that changed the gene. (as far as I know, if I'm wrong, correct in the comments) http://www.ellf.ru/paintings/35584-arbuz.html
I do not see a comparison of GMOs (all agricultural plants are already GMO) and monosodium glutamate - a flavor enhancer that manufacturers put in to make it seem tastier, although it just increases the sensitivity of receptors and does not make the product better or more useful, thereby making the product cheaper.
There above Alexander Sterligov answered exhaustively and elegantly. Concerning GMOs, corporations producing pesticides have a direct benefit to fanning hysteria. This is a huge global agricultural market - and this is a lot of money.
The harmfulness of GMOs is the same harmfulness of genetics ...
The next Lysenko academicians are making a career and milk the country's budget ... all this has already passed - when the "three-grade" in power, anyone can make "scientific" nonsense :-))))))
First, "the one who is harmed or destroyed by suffering is looking for salvation." I thought to say that the truth is looking for the one who suspects harm done to him. But even those who know about the harm will remain silent if it is beneficial to them. "A person can be trusted if you are sure that he knows what his benefit is." Secondly, is there an irony in your question about utility? And even so, at the expense of palm oil, which is transported in tanks of unknown purity, monosodium glutamate, etc. - the irony is understandable, if it is, of course, irony. But GMO - fears about it are in vain. All types of living things that we are now seeing represent genetic modifications. And no one loses health from this. Eating a stew of frogs, grasshoppers and scorpions, or eating a GMO tomato is equally harmless. The cell produces proteins with its organelles, incl. enzymes, and so on until, in the process of digestion in the gastrointestinal tract, this cell is left without intercellular space and loses its integrity and vital functions. Those. scorpion proteins are not produced. when the cell is destroyed during digestion. But as already mentioned, grasshoppers and scorpions eaten alive do not do any harm, so why can GMO carrots be harmful? The harm is caused not by GMOs, but by harmful additives (preservatives, flavor enhancers, leavening agents, etc.) in instant foods, etc.
This propaganda is needed primarily by the population. I'll start from afar. Man is a social being. This means that our species is used to surviving together. For this, it is necessary to establish social ties between members of the community, to be in a social group. To become a member of this group, one must become useful to this group. One made a spear for hunting a mammoth. Another, who can run fast, killed a mammoth with this spear. The third tracked down and informed in time where to look for the mammoth. As a result, all three put their talents together and in total received the fruit of their joint activity - a killed mammoth.
A person has a need - to belong to a social group. The easiest and cheapest way to be useful to society is to become a source of important information (this is like the third participant in my example - he did not run after a mammoth, did not work on making a spear, he only had information about finding a mammoth. Nevertheless, he became the most important member of a hunting group and received his share of the total wealth). When something new appears (a new person, a new product, a new invention), then it can be very easily used to create important and necessary information for society, because due to the lack of information, society will easily believe in any speculation. In addition, people have a fear of the new and the unknown. This is how gossip is born.
There is a society of grandmothers near the entrance. Each of them wants to be useful to their group. What to do for this? Become a source of important information. A new neighbor has settled - you can bring to the attention of the rest of the group the "most important" information that this neighbor, it turns out, is a drug addict. Due to insufficient data about this neighbor, such information is easily taken by the rest of the grandmothers on faith. Further along the chain - another granny thinks out and says that this "addict" robbed the apartment. What do we have? These two grannies have become a source of "vital" information for the safety of the group. As a result, they increased their authority among other grandmothers, increased their self-esteem and pride, and strengthened their respect. As a result, we have a stronger social connection in the group.
Now about GMOs, palm oil and so on. These are new products for our time. There is a lack of complete information about them. This means there is an unplowed field for creating critical information. And now all and sundry begin to earn points on this. Journalists tell sensational horror stories (gossip), trying to prove their importance and necessity (like those grandmothers on the bench at the entrance), besides, they make money on it. Aunts, having seen enough of these zombie programs, are trying to prove their relevance in front of their neighbors, daughters-in-law and others, telling how harmful these or those products that they use. MPs, banning GMOs, look caring, so correct and good. As a result, two elements needing each other meet together - the need for fear of the unknown and the need to become useful to the former. And that's itit has already embraced the whole society. Then it gradually subsides as reliable knowledge about the new product accumulates. And the wave is already coming from other new things.
Potatoes. It is called the second bread. They plant and dig it, eat it almost every day by the majority of the population of our country. And it never occurs to anyone that this native, Russian potato was once the same object of hysteria as palm oil is now. Google it and read about the potato riots in Russia in the middle of the 19th century, when this plant was new to our country. For example, Princess Avdotya Golitsyna led the protests against potatoes. Here is an excerpt from her speech: "Potatoes are an encroachment on the Russian nationality, that potatoes will ruin both the stomachs and the pious manners of our time immemorial and God-protected bread and cash-eaters." Is this tonality familiar to you? Like GMOs and palm oil from all irons, they are accused of being intrigues of the West about spoiling "our pious morals.">
If you look within the framework of one state, where there is healthy competition, then those whom GMO products are pushing out of the market, knocking down prices. Growing "bio" products is much more expensive.
"Sensation gatherers" and fans of an elephant out of a fly. That is, television, print media, in some cases, Internet resources in demand.
When viewed in terms of international imports / exports, governments whose economies are undermined by these exports. It would be logical to ask why they do not produce such a product themselves? Patents, licenses, inappropriate technologies, lack of knowledge, both technical and agricultural, lack of suitable climatic conditions.