There is a battle going on in this country, between food producers, food
manufacturers (now there's a scary term!) and food eaters. The fight
is about genetically modified foods, and has mainly to do with (a) whether
these foods are safe for human consumption and (b) whether these foods
are healthy and (c) whether bioengineered (GMO) foods should be labeled
as such in the grocery store.
There are valid arguments on both sides of the line. The idea behind GMOs
was that they would be insect-resistant, allowing farmers to grow crops
that have a better yield and are insect resistant, so that they can spray
fewer pesticides on the GM crops. That seems like a really good idea.
On the other hand, who really wants to eat food that already contains pesticide
within itself? Especially when those crops are now requiring increasingly
high amounts of pesticides and herbicides just to produce decent yields…
We are using more pesticides than ever on these crops, but Mother Nature
is taking her revenge by developing pesticide-resistant weeds.
The safety of the genetically modified crops has not been proven. Jeffrey
Smith has pictures on his website of shrunken purple rat testicles from
GM fed rats, lying next to larger pink testicles from organically fed
rats - it's a pretty convincing argument. The images of farmers in
India with skin lesions all over their bodies, and dead sheep lying in
fields is also pretty convincing. But don't let me persuade you -
check out the evidence for yourself. Ask yourself
why the major players in the game - Monsanto, CocaCola, PepsiCola, and a host of other
food manufacturers - were so against the California proposition to require that foods containing
genetically modified foods be so labeled that they spent millions of dollars
advertising on the "no" side of the vote.
If Monsanto is so convinced that its GMO foods are safe, why are they not
proud to label them as such?
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