More GMO Shame

Monsanto got approval to market GMOs on evidence presented by its own studies. Our
government, instead of insisting on independent researchers providing their own
unbiased research, and eager to market new technologies to boost our economy,
rushed GMOs to the market. Those in charge of our health and food quality were
hoodwinked by Monsanto, who argued that if an ear of GMO corn looked like and
tasted like regular corn, well, then, it did not need further studies.

Monsanto’s
GMO research followed rats-not humans, for a period of 3 months; their lifespan
being 2 years. Since none of them showed ill effects in that time period, they
proclaimed their GMO seeds safe, despite the glaring problem inherent in their
production: the blind insertion of pesticide genes into seeds’ DNA, that is,
nobody knows exactly where in the crops’ genome the pesticide lands. In other
words, the foreign genes could be altering the structure and function of vital
natural genes. Could there be problems in the future? Monsanto’s manipulation
of the legislature may suggest it: recently, Monsanto ghost-wrote HR 933, which
passed in Congress, thus absolving Monsanto of any future lawsuits IF GMOs
prove unsafe in the future.

I
just found an article published last year in a reputable journal that I felt
compelled to share with you. French researchers studied rats fed GMO crops
through their whole lifespan. They noted that practically all the rats, after
4-5 months, developed significant problems: “In conclusion… The results of the study presented here clearly
demonstrate that lower levels of complete agricultural glyphosate herbicide
formulations, at concentrations well below officially set safety limits, induce
severe hormone-dependent mammary, hepatic and kidney disturbances
.”[1]

Don’t
eat GMO crops. And demand that your government representatives don’t take money
from Monsanto (ha-ha!), and pass legislation to insist that our food be clearly
labeled to contain GMO products

[1] Long
term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically
modified maizehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2012.08.005

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