Just why is Big Food Fighting So Hard, and Paying So Much Money, to Prevent Labeling GMOs? Because They Are Toxic and Nobody Wants Them? Yes, That Could Be It!
Monsanto states on its website: “There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” No value, indeed, if you are a giant multi-billion dollar conglomerate bent on taking over the world’s food supply so you can profit from it. But in reality the SAFE Act is not even about the well-known dangers of eating GMO foods, nor the dangers of allowing the biotech companies to continue to run roughshod across the entire planet, spreading their poison and lies. No. This bill answers a simple question: do we have a right to know what we are putting into our bodies? Fourteen senators answered in the negative.
In a huge blow to Monsanto, a French court has declared that French professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was in fact right when he claimed that GMO foods fed to rats caused tumors. The original article outlining the study was pulled from the journal Food and Toxicology, but only after fierce, ugly warfare being waged against the journal and Séralini by--you guessed it--Monsanto.
The FDA announced that it will develop plans to monitor the presence of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, in foods sometime soon. Calling the issue “sensitive”, the Agency declined to offer specifics but said that monitored foods would “include soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs among other potential foods” according to FDA spokesperson Lauren Sucher. More than 92% of all corn grown in the US and 94% of all soybeans are GMO* along with sugar beets, rice, rape (canola) seed, potatoes, cotton (seed oil used in food), papaya, eggplant, okra and more.… Read the rest