If you follow the mainstream media, you'll probably only know the Seralini 2012 rat
feeding study as "that GMO cancer study that got retracted." You probably won't know that the paper has since been
republished and Seralini himself has won two court victories defending his work. Join me for today's Thought For
The Day as I break down the GMO truth that Monsanto doesn't want you to know.
The GMO debate is over.
There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people
still clinging to the outmoded myth that “GMOs are safe” are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto
and the biotech industry.
GMOs are ananti-human technology. They threaten the
continuation of life on our planet. They are a far worse threat than terrorism, or even the threat of nuclear
As a shocking new study has graphically
shown,GMOs are the new
thalidomide.When rats eat GM corn, they develop horrifying tumors. Seventy percent of females die prematurely, and virtually all of them suffer severe organ
damage from consuming GMO. These are the scientific conclusions of the first truly “long-term” study ever
conducted on GMO consumption in animals, and the findings are absolutely horrifying. (See pictures of rats
with tumors, below.)
What this reveals is thatgenetic engineering turns FOOD into POISON.
Remember thalidomide? Babies being born with no arms and other heart-breaking
deformities? Thalidomide was pushed as “scientific” and “FDA approved.” The same lies are now being told about GMO:
they’re safe. They’re nutritious. They will feed the world!
But the real science now coming out tells a different
picture:GMOs may be creating an entire generation of cancer
victims who have a frighteningly heightened risk of growing
massive mammary gland tumors caused by the consumption of GM foods. We are witnessing what may turn out to
bethe worst and most costly blunder in the history of western
science: the mass poisoning of billions of people with a toxic food
crop that was never properly tested in the first place.
Remember: GMOs are ananti-human technology. And those who promote them
are, by definition, enemies of humankind.
GMOs are unfit for human consumption
The evidence keeps emerging, day after day, that GMOs are absolutely and without
questionunfit for human
consumption. France has alreadylaunched an investigation that may result in
the nationbanning GM corn
imports. It’s already illegal to grow genetically modified
crops in France, but the nation still allows GMO imports, meaning France still allows its citizens to be
poisoned by imported GM corn grown in America.
The GMO industry, not surprisingly, doesn’t want any independent research
conducted on GMOs. They don’t want long-term feeding trials, and they most certainly do not want studies conducted
by scientists they can’t control with financial ties.
What they want is tohide GMOs
in products by making sure they’re not listed on the labels.
Hence the biotech industry’s opposition to Proposition 37 (www.CArighttoknow.org).
The tactics of the biotech industry
• HIDE genetically modified ingredients in
foods • FALSIFY the research to claim GMOs are safe • MANIPULATE the scientific debate by bribing scientists • DENY DENY DENY just like Big Tobacco, DDT, thalidomide, Agent Orange and everything
else that’s been killing us over the last century
Monsanto is now the No. 1 most hated corporation in
America. The company’s nickname isMonSatan. It is the destructive force behind the
lobbying of the USDA, FDA, scientists and politicians that have all betrayed the American people and given in
to genetically modified seeds.
These seeds, some of which grow their own toxic pesticides right inside the grain,
are a form ofchemical brutality against
children and adults. This is “child abuse” at its worst. It’s an
abuse of all humans. It is the most serious crime ever committed against nature and all of humankind.
Science for sale
That’s what you get withpayola
science… science “for sale” to wealthy corporations. Nearly all the
studies that somehow conclude GMO are safe were paid for by the biotech industry. Every one of those studies is
unreliable and most likely fraudulent. Every scientist that conducts “research” for Monsanto is almost certainly a
sellout at minimum… and more likely a jackal operative working for anindustry of death.
Corporate science is fraudulent science. When enough money is at stake, scientists can be bought off to even declare smoking
cigarettes to be safe. And they did, throughout the 1950′s, 60′s and 70′s. Some of those very same scientists are
now working for the Monsantos of the world, peddling their scientific fraud to the highest bidder (which always
happens to be a wealthy corporation).
There is no poison these scientists won’t promote as safe — even “good for you!”
There is no limit to their evil. There are no ethics that guide their actions.
GMO-promoting scientists are the most despicable
humanoid creatures to have ever walked the surface of this planet. To call them “human” is an insult to humanity.
They are ANTI-human. They are demonic. They are forces of evil that walk among the rest of us, parading as
authorities when in their hearts and souls they are actually corporate cowards and traitors to humankind. To pad
their own pockets, they would put at risk the very future of sustainable life on our planet… and they do it
consciously, insidiously. They feed on death, destruction, suffering and pain. They align with the biotech industry
precisely because they know that no other industry is as steeped in pure evil as the biotech industry. GMO pushers
will lie, cheat, steal, falsify and even mass-murder as many people as it takes to further their agenda of total
global domination over the entire food supply… at ANY cost.
This is war at the genetic level. And this kind of war makes bullets, bombs and
nukes look downright tame by comparison. Because the GMO war is based onself-replicating genetic pollution which has
already been released into the environment; into the food supply; and into your body.
The hundreds of millions of consumers who eat GMO are being murdered right now,
with every meal they consume… and they don’t even know it. GMO-pimping scientists are laughing at all the death
they’re causing. Theyenjoy tricking people and watching them die because it makes their sick minds feel more powerful.
These were the geeks in school who were bullied by the jocks. But now, with the power of genetic manipulation at
their fingertips, they can invoke theirhatred against all
humankind and “bully” the entire world with hidden poisons in
the food. That makes them smile. It’s the ultimate revenge against a world that mistreated them in their youth.
Death to everyone!
Society must respond in defense of life on Earth
The sheer brutality of what the GMO industry has committed against us humanity
screams out for a decisive response. It is impossible to overreact to this. No collective response goes too far
when dealing with an industry that quite literally threatens the very basis of life on our planet.
To march government SWAT teams into the corporate headquarters of all GMO seed
companies and shut down all operations at gunpoint would be amild
reaction — and fully justified. To indict all biotech CEOs,
scientists, employees and P.R. flacks and charge them with conspiring to commit crimes against humanity would be a
small but important step in protecting our collective futures. To disband all these corporations by government
order have their assets seized and sold off to help fund reparations to the people they have harmed is but a tiny
step needed in the defense of life.
The truth is thathumanity will
never be safe until GMO seed pushers and manufacturers are behind bars, locked away from society and denied the ability to ever threaten humanity again.
What the Nuremberg trials did to IG Farben and other Nazi war crimes corporations,
our own government must now do to Monsanto and the biotech industry.
It is time for decisive intervention. Monsanto must be stopped by the will of the
People. The mass poisoning of our families and children by an evil, destructive corporation that seeks to dominate
the world food supply must be halted.
The GMO debate is over. The horrors are now being revealed. The truth can no
longer be hidden, and the reaction from the public cannot be stopped.
Prediction: Activist attacks on GM seeds and the criminals who promote
The era of GMO deception is history. A food revolution is upon us. And if
governments will not halt the mass poisoning of our world by evil corporations, I have no doubt that the People
will, by themselves, eventually invoke other necessary methods of halting this great evil.
I predict a future where — and for the record I DO NOT encourage this — shipments
of GM seeds to farmers are raided and destroyed by activists. I predict Monsanto employees being publicly named and
shamed on websites. I predict — but DO NOT CONDONE — scientists who conduct research for Monsanto being threatened,
intimidated and even physically attacked. Again, for the record, I DO NOT IN ANY WAY condone such behavior, but I
predict it will emerge as an inevitable reaction to the unfathomable evil being committed by the GMO industry and
all its co-conspirators. The “Army of the 12 monkeys” may become reality. (See the
sci-fi movie “12 monkeys” starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis.)
What we are fighting for here is the protection of our species. We are fighting
for the sanctity of life on our planet. Those who threaten that life must be stopped from continuing to harm us.
This evil must be put back in its box and prevented from ever threatening us again.
Even Congress is starting to state the obvious on how evil Monsanto really is.
Just yesterday, Congressman Dennis Kucinich demandedGMO
labeling in a powerful speech. Watch that
Also, watch this video of the French scientists discussing how GMOs and Roundup
caused grotesque cancer tumors to grow in mice:
"What this reveals is that
genetic engineering turns FOOD into POISON."
Experts discuss the findings
of the Roundup GM cancer trial
Eating genetically modified
corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop
horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that
looked at thelong-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.
The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the
health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading
like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with
multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some
cases.GMOs may be the new
It reported, “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts,
developed mammary tumors andsevere liver and kidney
damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for
It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as
severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and70 percent of females died prematurely, compared
with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.” (Article Continued
Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto
Silences Scientific Dissent
That a former Monsanto scientist should find himself in charge of a specially-created post at the very journal that
published two landmark studies questioning the safety of that company's products should surprise no one who is
aware of the Monsanto revolving door. This door is responsible for literally dozens of Monsanto officials,
lobbyists and consultants finding themselves in positions of authority in the government bodies that are supposedly
there to regulate the company and its actions.
Find out more about Monsanto's ability to suppress scientific dissent in this week's edition of the
BoilingFrogsPost.com Eyeopener report.
"GMO pushers will
lie, cheat, steal, falsify and even mass-murder as many people as it takes to further their agenda
of total global domination over the entire food supply… at ANY
The study, led by
Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, wasthe first
ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever
conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate
lobbying and corporate greed.
The study was published inThe Food
& Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news
conference in London.
Findings from the study
Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:
• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females
• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water
supply) had a200% to 300% increase in large
• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup
sufferedsevere organic damage including liver damage and kidney damage.
• The study fed these ratsNK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown
across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based
breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.
Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the
France’s Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s commission for
agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and
import authorisations of GM crops. ‘This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review
all GMO evaluation processes,’ he said in a statement. ‘National and European food security agencies must carry out
new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European
That abstract include this text. Note: “hepatorenal toxicity” means toxic to the
Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM
maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and
liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in
the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of
hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct
or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.
Here are some quotes from the researchers:
“This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more
aggressively – particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts.” – Dr Michael
Antoniou, molecular biologist,King’s College
“We can expect that the consumption of GM maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts
seriously on human health.” – Dr Antoniou.
“This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has examined the
impact of feeding GM corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a combination of both and the results are extremely serious.
In the male rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even more worryingly, in the female
rats, there were mammary tumors at a level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats had
mammary tumors by the end of the trial.” – Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust.
"The hundreds of millions of
consumers who eat GMO are being murdered right now, with every meal they consume… and they don’t even know
Kucinich Calls Out Monsanto Americans Demand GMO
Infowars Special Report With Mike Adams The Huge Secret GMO Cloning
They Are Turning Our Crops, Animals And Even Our Babies Into
Freakish Genetic Monsters
The greatest environmental threat that we are facing is genetic modification. All over
the globe, scientists are treating the fabric of life as if it was a playground where anything goes. Behind
closed doors, scientists all over the planet are creating some of the most freakish and most bizarre monsters
that you could possible imagine, and very few people seem concerned about it. But the truth is that messing with
the building blocks of life is going to have some very serious consequences.
First-Ever Lifetime Feeding Study
Finds Genetically Engineered Corn Causes Massive Tumors, Organ Damage, and Early Death
lifetime feeding study1 evaluating the health
risks of genetically engineered foods was published online on September 19, and the results are troubling,
to say the least. This new study joins a list of over30 other animal studies showing
toxic or allergenic problems with genetically engineered foods.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed
journalFood and Chemical
Toxicology, found that rats fed a type of genetically
engineered corn that is prevalent in the US food supply for two years developed massive mammary
tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious health problems.
The research was considered so "hot" that the work was done under strict
secrecy. According to a French article inLe Nouvel
Observateur,2 the researchers used
encrypted emails, phone conversations were banned, and they even launched a decoy study to prevent
According to the authors:
"The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified
maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1ppb in
water), were studied 2 years in rats.[Editors note:
this level of Roundup is permitted in drinking water and GE crops in the US]
In females, all treated groups died 2-3 times more than controls,
and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs.
All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological
profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and
before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was
modified by GMO and Roundup treatments.
In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5-5.5
times higher... Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3-2.3 greater. Males
presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls, which occurred up to 600 days
Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic
deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related.
These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by
the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences."
Folks, if this doesn't get your attention, nothing will.
Does 10 percent or more of your diet consist of genetically engineered
(GE) ingredients? At present, you can't know for sure, since GE foods are not labeled in the US. But
chances are, if you eat processed foods, your diet is chock full of genetically engineered ingredients you
didn't even know about.
The study in question includes photos and graphs. I highly recommend
taking the time to actually read through this remarkable study,3 and look at the
documented evidence. They really are not exaggerating when they say it caused massive tumors... They are
huge! Some of the tumors weighed in at 25 percent of the rat's total body weight. This is the most current
and best evidence to date of the toxic effects of GE foods.
Why Aren't Americans Dropping Like
Rats only live a few years.
Humans live around 80 years, so we will notice these effects in animals long before we see them in humans. The
gigantic human lab experiment is only about 10 years old, so we are likely decades away from tabulating the
human casualties. This is some of the strongest evidence to date that we need to exercise the precautionary
principle ASAP and avoid these foods. Naturally, the study is already under heavy fire. According to Monsanto
spokesman Thomas Helscher:4
"Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies performed on
biotech crops to date, including more than a hundred feeding studies, have continuously confirmed their
safety, as reflected in the respective safety assessments by regulatory authorities around the
However, it's critical to understand that the longest feeding study was a mere
90 days long – a far cry from two years! In the featured study, the true onslaught of diseases really set in
during the 13th month
of the experiment, although tumors and severe liver and kidney damage did emerge as early as four months in
males, and seven months for females.
Is it any wonder then that feeding studies lasting just a few weeks or even
three months have failed to corroborate these horrific findings? Reuters quotes Mark Tester, a research
professor at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Adelaide as
"If the effects are as big as purported, and if the work really is
relevant to humans, why aren't the North Americans dropping like flies? GM has been in the food chain for
over a decade over there – and longevity continues to increase inexorably."
Although there are clearly many variables that contribute to cancer, GE foods
are a new candidate as they have been in our food supply for over a decade. Interestingly, cancer was just
declared as having overtaken heart disease as the number one killer among American
Hispanics,6 and according to 2009 CDC
statistics it's now also the leading killer in 18 states.
I believe it is crucial that we implement the precautionary principle as
rapidly as possible as this study confirms it is difficult to predict precisely what GE foods might do to the
youths of today, as many are eating a fair amount of GE ingredients
practicallyfrom day one. (Yes, someinfant formulas actually contain GE
ingredients!) What willtheir health be 10 or 20 years from now? Most adults simply haven't been eating GE foods long
enough to tell what the real ramifications are.
Do wereally wait 50 years to see what GE foods will
do to the human health and lifespan?
GE Foods' Connection to Breast Cancer
This newest study provides clear and convincing evidence that GE agriculture
is contributing to cancer in exposed populations. The timing of this new study – two weeks before Breast Cancer
Awareness Month (BCAM) – is therefore all the more fitting, as GreenMedInfo.com recently commented on this
"...in female animals, 93 percent of the tumors found were in the
mammary glands. They also '...observed a strikingly marked induction of mammary tumors by R[oundup] alone
...even at the very lowest dose administered.'"
Generational gene transfer is yet another issue. A frequent claim has been
that new genes introduced in GE foods are harmless, as they would theoretically be broken up in the intestines.
But researchers have now discovered that genes can be transferred through the intestinal wall into your blood.
GE crop genes have been found in sufficiently large amounts in human blood, muscle tissue and liver to be
identified.8 And the biological impact –
especially the generational impact – of this gene transfer is completely unknown, and cannot be known for at
least a human generation or two. Unless we take notice of the results from animal feeding studies, that
10-Year Feeding Study ALSO Found GE Foods Cause Severe Health
This news comes on the heels of another experimental animal feeding study
carried out over a 10-year period in Norway. It was published earlier this summer, and in this study,
genetically engineered (GE) corn and corn-based products were found to cause obesity, and alter the function of
the digestive system and major organs, including the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and
genitals.9 Animals fed genetically
engineered Bt corn ate more, got fatter, and were less able to digest proteins due to alterations in the
micro-structure of their intestines. They also suffered immune system alterations.
The impaired ability to digest proteins may be of particular concern as this
can have far-reaching implications for human health. If your body cannot digest proteins, your body will be
less able to produce amino acids, which are necessary building blocks for proper cell growth and
Monsanto's GE Corn is Already Losing its Effectiveness,
Giving Rise to Superbugs and Superweeds
Related news also sheds light on the massive devastation brought on the
environment by GE crops, and how soil destruction ends up affecting your health by decimating the nutrient
content in the foods you eat.
In response to a scientific study that determined Western corn rootworms on
two Illinois farms had developed resistance to Monsanto's YieldGard corn, the US Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) made an admission about genetically engineered crops: Yes, there is "mounting evidence" that
Monsanto's insecticide-fighting corn is losing its effectiveness in the Midwest. Last year, resistant rootworms
infested corn fields in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Nebraska.
"The agency's latest statement on rootworm resistance comes a year
after the problem was first documented and just as U.S. corn yields are forecast to be the lowest in 17
years amid drought in the Corn Belt. Corn is St. Louis-based Monsanto's biggest business line, accounting
for $4.81 billion of sales, or 41 percent of total revenue, in its 2011 fiscal year.
...The EPA's focus is Monsanto's YieldGard corn, which is engineered
to produce the Cry3Bb1 protein from Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, a natural insecticide.
The EPA expects to get data on the performance of YieldGard from
Monsanto within two months and complete its analysis by year-end the agency said in its statement, which
was e-mailed by Stacy Kika, an EPA spokeswoman. The evaluation will include a review of scientific studies,
...The agency may implement 'strategies' to reduce the threat of
resistance to Cry3Bb1, it said. Kika said she couldn't comment on what those strategies may
Considering the fact that YieldGard was introduced less than a decade ago, in
2003, this could be very bad news for farmers growing genetically engineered Bt crops everywhere. It really is
just a matter of time before resistance sets in, and it doesn't take very long. Naturally, Monsanto disagrees –
more data is needed to prove their insecticide-fighting corn is failing, the biotech giant claims.
Roundup-Ready Crops Pose Even Greater Resistance
But YieldGard is just one of Monsanto's problems. Roundup-Ready crops are
creating super-resistant weeds that no longer respond to the herbicide. In fact, the problem is so bad that 20
million acres of cotton, soybean and corn have already been invaded by Roundup-resistant
To combat the problem, the EPA requires farmers to plant non-modified corn
next to their Bt corn, in the hopes that unexposed bugs will mate with the resistant rootworms and create a new
generation of hybrids that are again susceptible to the Bt toxin.
However, one has to wonder whether or not it might also work the other way
around. The hybrids may just as well incorporate the resistance... Still, that's the prevailing logic the EPA
is running with at the moment.
Unfortunately, resistant weeds are not the only, or the worst, side effect of
Roundup-Ready crops, genetically engineered to withstand otherwise lethal doses of glyphosate – the active
ingredient in Roundup.
Mounting evidence tells us glyphosate itself may be far more dangerous than
anyone ever suspected... Earlier this month, Purdue scientist Dr. Don Huber again spoke out about "the woes of
GMO's" and the inherent dangers of glyphosate in an article published by GM Watch.12
"Corn used to be the healthiest plant you could grow. Now, multiple
diseases, pests, and weak plants are the common denominator of 'modern'
"Over three decades ago we started the shift to a monochemical
glyphosate herbicide program that was soon accompanied by glyphosate- and insect-resistant genetically
These two changes in agricultural practices – the excessive
application of a strong essential mineral chelating, endocrine-disrupting chemical for weed control and the
genetically engineered production of new toxins in our food crops – was accompanied by abandonment of years
of scientific research based on the scientific precautionary principle. We substituted a philosophical
'substantially equivalent,' a new term coined to avoid accountability for the lack of understanding of
consequences of our new activities, for science."
The Environmental and Human Health Hazards of
I previously interviewed Dr. Huber about the dangers ofglyphosate, and if you missed it, I
highly recommend taking the time to listen to it now. It is indeed sobering, as this broad-spectrum herbicide
adds its own health risks to an already stacked deck of health hazards related to genetically engineered foods,
whether it be Bt- or Roundup-Ready.
Experts discuss the findings of the Roundup/GM cancer
The problem stems from
the way glyphosate persists in and alters the soil, which has wide-ranging ramifications. As a potent organic
phosphate chelator, glyphosate immobilizes micronutrients that are essential for normal physiological functions
not only in soils, but also in growing plants and in those who eat the plants, namely animals and
The nutritional efficiency of genetically engineered (GE) plants is profoundly
compromised. Far from helping improve nutrition, micronutrients such as iron, manganese and zinc can be reduced
by as much as 80-90 percent in GE plants! Glyphosate also decimates beneficial microorganisms essential for
proper plant function and high quality nutrition, while promoting the proliferation of disease-causing
"Glyphosate is a very
powerful selective antibiotic that kills beneficial, but not pathogenic, microorganisms in the soil and
intestine at very low residual levels in food,"Dr. Huber
writes.13 "Residue levels permitted in food are
40 to 800 times the antibiotic threshold and concentrations shown in clinical studies to damage mammalian
By genetically engineering plants with the insertion of certain
foreign bacterial genes, glyphosate can be applied directly to crop plants without killing them. There is
nothing in the genetic engineering technology that does anything to the glyphosate that is applied to the
plant – and that accumulates in it. Both the toxic proteins produced by the foreign bacterial genes and the
glyphosate chemical are now present in the feed and food produced for animal and human
Genetic engineering has introduced other genes for insect resistance
where additional toxic proteins accumulate in plant tissues consumed by animals and man. These toxins are
found in the blood and readily transferred across the placenta to developing babies in the
Genetic engineering is more like a virus infection than a
normal breeding process and results in a multitude of mutations and epigenetic effects as genetic integrity
in the plant is disrupted.
These 'foreign' bacterial genes are highly promiscuous and easily
transferred by wind or insects to other plants; to soil microorganisms during plant residue decomposition,
or to intestinal microflora during food digestion where they continue to direct the production of toxins
and allergenic proteins.Epigenetic effects are manifest
in GMO plants as a yield drag, poor nutrient efficiency, increased disease, and reduced stress
As Dr. Huber warns, scientific studies demonstrate that the assumptions
about genetically engineered crops relied upon by the biotech industry and ignorant regulators
areinvalid. The truth of
the matter can be clearly seen in the following effects:
"Future historians may well look back upon our time and write, not
about how many pounds of pesticide we did or didn't apply, but by how willing we are to sacrifice our
children and future generations for this massive genetic engineering experiment that is based on flawed
science and failed promises just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise."
The saddest part about the GE debacle is that there's no real need to take the
wild risks we're currently taking with our food supply and our future. For years, genetically modified crops
have been sold as the solution for feeding the world. But mounting evidence shows the way to feed seven billion
plus inhabitants on this planet is by increasing biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.
In fact, the most authoritative evaluation of agriculture,
theInternational Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science
and Technology for Development,14determined that the genetically
engineered foods have nothing to offer the goals of reducing hunger and poverty, improving nutrition, health
and rural livelihoods, and facilitating social and environmental sustainability.
The report was a three-year collaborative effort with 900 participants and 110
countries, and was co-sponsored by all the majors, e.g. the World Bank, FAO, UNESCO, WHO. In reality, genetic
engineering reduce yields,15 increase farmers'
dependence on multinationals, reduce biodiversity, increase herbicide use, and take money away from more
successful and appropriate farming methods.
Hans Johr, a high-ranking executive at the Nestle Company recently went on the
record saying GE food is not only unnecessary, but that the food industry would be better off employing other
"Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the
University of Minnesota and co-author of a study... on water management and yield production, agrees with
Johr that GMOs are not the answer to food security. 'I don't think GMOs have contributed, or will likely
contribute much, to food security. Most of the GMO traits are focused on pest and herbicide resistance,
which is arguably a good thing, but are not improving yield characteristics all that much (at least
compared to conventional breeding, or better yet, marker-assisted breeding).
Furthermore, there are other approaches to managing pests and weeds
that would be equally (or more) effective, like not planting such large monocultures in the first place...'
Johr also went one step further, and addressed the issue of labeling. 'We [Nestle] have a very simple way
of looking at GM: listen to what the consumer wants. If they don't want it in products, you don't put it in
Passing Prop 37 is Key to Expanding Sustainable Agriculture
in North America
Despite Johr's stated view, Nestle has donated nearly $1.17 million to the "No on
37 Coalition," which is working to prevent the labelling of GE foods in California. So much for listening to
Although many organic consumers and natural health activists already understand
the importance ofProposition 37, the California Right to Know
Genetically Engineered Foods Act, it cannot be overemphasized that winning the battle over Prop 37 is
important food fight Americans – not just Californians – have faced so far. Once food manufacturers can no longer
label or market GE-tainted foods as "natural" or "all-natural," and once all GE ingredients are clearly marked,
millions of consumers will demand non-GE alternatives, and organic and non-GE food sales will dramatically
But in order to win this fight for the right to know what's in our food, we need
your help, as the biotech industry will surely outspend us by 100 to 1, if not more, for their
Please remember, the failure or success of this ballot initiative is wholly
dependent on your support and funding! There are no major industry pocketsfunding this endeavor, which was created
by a California grandmother. In order to have a chance against the deep pockets of Big Biotech and transnational
food corporations, it needs donations from average citizens. So please, if you have the ability, I strongly
encourage you to make a donation to this cause.
It's important to realize that getting this law passed in California would have
the same overall effect as a national law, as large companies are not likely going to label their products as
genetically engineered when sold in California (the 8th largest economy in the world), but not when sold in other
states. Doing so would be a costly PR disaster. So please, I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can,
regardless of what state you live in.
Whether you live in California or not, please donate money to this historic
effort through the
Organic Consumers Fund.
If you live in California and want to get involved, please
CARightToKnow.org. They will go through all volunteer requests to put
you into a position that is suitable for you, based on your stated interests and location.
No matter where you live, please help spread the word in your personal
networks, on Facebook, and Twitter. For help with the messaging, please see
Talk to organic producers and stores and ask them to actively support the
California Ballot. It may be the only chance we have to label genetically engineered foods.
For timely updates, please join the Organic Consumers Association
Facebook, or follow them onTwitter.