The Monsanto Company produces weed control products that have been proven to cause birth defects, a fact that regulators have known since the 1980s. They also produce genetically modified seeds. They tell us that these products are good for the citizens of the world, as they protect crops against insects and disease. They state, “Getting the most out of every acre means farmers are feeding more of our growing population.” However, what they’re giving us is not real food, but monstrous laboratory creations. Here is the World Health Organization’s definition of GM foods:
Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism. Currently available GM foods stem mostly from plants, but in the future foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are likely to be introduced on the market.
These foods are usually referred to as GMOs, which doesn’t sound so bad, but GMO is short for “genetically modified organism”, which sounds like a creature in a second-rate horror movie. This is the stuff of nightmares and we’re ingesting it and it’s becoming part of our bodies. It’s in processed foods, particularly in the form of soybean oil, in our dairy products and in the meat supply because livestock eat Monsanto’s modified grains. What is this stuff doing to humans and to the other creatures of this planet? Are genetically modified organisms the reason why bees and bats are dying at alarming rates? What about all the other groups of animals that are mysteriously dying?
Monsanto has misled the public regarding the safety of their pesticides, but what can you expect from the company that produced agent orange for the U.S. Department of Defense? What is their real agenda?
Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won at least 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company…Monsanto has become the sole owner of many of the very seeds necessary to support the world’s food supply … an incredibly powerful position that no for-profit company should ever hold.
The other heavyweights are Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, and DuPont.
Combined, they have acquired more than 200 seed companies in the past 15 years. And together, they not only threaten the continuation of sustainable, renewable farming practices, their monopoly over the food supply threatens the health of every single person on the planet.
Farmers are now increasingly forced to use GM seeds simply because there are so few alternative sources of seeds remaining. The effect of this is that we’re losing renewable agriculture – the age-old practice of saving and replanting seeds from one harvest to the next.
This, of course, results in higher prices and reduced product options. (How Monsanto Controls the Future of Food)
Monsanto is helping no one but themselves and those who are guiding and aiding their ultimate agenda, whatever that may be. Here is the latest news:
by Anthony Gucciardi
March 24th, 2013
Updated 03/24/2013 at 5:33 am
In the typical slippery nature of Monsanto’s legislation-based actions, the biotech giant is now virtually guaranteed the ability to recklessly plant experimental GM crops without having to worry about the United States government and its subsequent courts. The Monsanto Protection Act buried deep within the budget resolution has passed the Senate, and now nothing short of a presidential veto will put an end to the ruling.
In case you’re not familiar, the Monsanto Protection Act is the name given to what’s known as a legislative rider that was inserted into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill. Using the deceptive title of Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto the immunity from federal courts pending the review of any GM crop that is thought to be dangerous. Under the section, courts would be helpless to stop Monsanto from continuing to plant GM crops that are thought even by the US government to be a danger to health or the environment.
Something is wrong with this. If you’re not familiar with what Monsanto has been doing, it would be worth your time to do a little research. Here are a few sites to help you begin: