DANGER: Genetically Modified Crops Are Getting into Everything and Everyone
Why would we risk our health, threaten evolution and become dependent on chemical companies for our food?
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have been altered by humans who force non-food genes – from other species – into the DNA of plants, changing the very nature of the food itself. Monsanto’s mutated seeds have taken over 90% of the U. S. soy crop and 95% of the corn. Wheat and fish are next on their agenda. Despite valiant and growing resistance around the world, GMO’s are still on the rise.
Why are GMO’s dangerous?
- GMO’s are bad for our health – In 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called for a moratorium on GM foods stating that “there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation.” This was confirmed in several animal studies. Many doctors have also acknowledged that GM foods cause adverse health effects and are prescribing GM-free diets. After reviewing more than 600 scientific journals, world renowned biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava, concludes that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a major contributor to the sharply deteriorating health of Americans.
- Animals exposed to GMO’s suffer lethal consequences – Lab rats, mice and chickens exposed to GMO’s, as well as sheep grazing on GMO crops, are often smaller. Most of their babies are dying and they are showing up with cancer, bleeding stomachs, black patches and major irritation in both their intestines and livers. GMO fed livestock have developed pro-lapsed uteruses, delivered offspring pre-maturely and become infertile. There is evidence that the DNA mutations from these GMO products transfers into our own stomachs and continues to function. Monsanto’s Genetically modified corn is also causing organ failure in rats.
- Some GMO seeds can’t reproduce – Monsanto (the largest biotech company in the world) has created a “terminator” seed that is unable to reproduce. This makes it impossible for farmers to save seeds and replant crops. They become dependent on biotech companies instead of nature in order to grow food. The newer, aptly named “traitor” seeds won’t even develop through the natural stages of the plant unless sprayed with Monsanto’s chemicals.
- GMO’s threaten evolution and freedom – The very course of evolution itself and the freedom of people to grow their own food are threatened. Millions of years of natural evolution and diversity of seeds are being wiped out in a generation – what we believe is a clear intention to control food worldwide.
- GMO takeover of farmers’ freedom is a major factor in suicides – Between 1997 and 2007, 182,900 farmers in India took their own lives. The National Crime Records Bureau of India estimates that there is roughly one suicide every 30 minutes. 
- GMO’s can contaminate other crops – GMO’s can cross-pollinate and spread their altered genes to other plants. These altered genes have the potential to spread far and wide, and make it into everyone’s food. Farmers whose crops have been contaminated have been repeatedly sued by Monsanto for violation of patent rights. 
- Pregnant women and babies are at great risk – Among others, biologist David Schubert of the Salk Institute warns that “children are the most likely to be adversely effected by toxins and other dietary problems” related to Genetically Modified foods. He says without adequate studies the children become “the experimental animals.” 
- GMO’s and the “Green Revolution” are not solving the global food crisis. They are making it worse. A four-year study by 400 scientists concluded in 2008 that monoculture and genetic modification of crops are creating significant problems and that small-scale organic farms are best qualified to feed the world. The study was virtually ignored by the US corporate press.
How did we develop such an unhealthy food model? If you follow the money, you’ll find that this was a strategy initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation and large agricultural companies to breed dependency and gain more profits. To find out more, go to the Follow the Money Story.