California has an initiative on the ballot this November to force Big Agra to label genetically modified foods.
For those of you who aren't aware, Big Agra, Big Chemical and Big Bio have all combined to primarily achieve two results...
1. Engineer "food" so that the food itself is the pesticide.
2. Engineer "food" so that it is resistant to pesticide and can be saturated with pesticide.
3. Fight tooth and nail to PREVENT human testing of the health of these activities.
The tests that have been done on mammals show wicked negative health effects... 50%+ sterilization after the third generation, color changes in male reproductive organs (light pink to dark purple), significantly higher infant mortality, significantly lower birth weights and even hair growing in the mouths several generations out.
If you reside in CA, or know anyone who does, please make every effort to "get the word out" and have people vote to label GMO pesticide facsimile "foods."
All we want is to know what we choose to feed our families - and then the market can determine where society goes from there.
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
Why isn’t the FDA protecting us?
The Food and Drug Administration policy on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), released in 1992, falsely claims that the agency had no information showing that GM foods are substantially different. Thousands of secret memos later made public by a lawsuit reveal just the opposite. FDA scientists repeatedly warned of possible allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems; they urged long-term safety studies. But the FDA official in charge of policy was Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, later their vice president, and now the US Food Safety Czar. The FDA ignored their scientists, and doesn’t require a single safety test. Instead, companies such as Monsanto, which have been found guilty of hiding toxic effects of their other products, get to decide if their GMOs are safe for us to eat. And the superficial studies they do conduct are widely criticized as rigged to avoid finding problems.
For more information, visit
[note - pdf file] http://responsibletechnology.org/docs/145.pdf http://responsibletechnology.org/health-risks
Jeffrey M. Smith: The GMO Threat (Full Length • HD) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPvkZv5MfRw
Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQNLXvyT-b0