Another use of GMO technology is terminator genes. The terminator gene makes the next generation of seed sterile. This makes it impossible for farmers to save seed, forcing farmers to buy from a shrinking number of seed companies at higher and higher prices each year.
Scientists put Arctic char fish genes in strawberries to make them resistant to cold and scorpion genes in tomatoes to make them resistant to pests. Unfortunately, the genes don’t stay put. The pollen spreads the genes to non-genetically modified food crops and wild plants with unknown consequences and no possibility of recall.
Unlike new drugs, a new GMO food is presumed safe until proven harmful and almost no one bothers to test to see if it is harmful in the long term. One of the few tests done in the UK showed that genetically modified potatoes were unsafe — causing brain damage.
The big GMO companies such as Dupont and Monsanto have successfully lobbied the government not to label genetically modified food. We are forced to eat it whether we want to take the risk not. I think it time we put our feet down and demanded GMO food at least be labelled as such and be tested for long term safety.
|recommend DVD⇒The World According to Monsanto|
|This is a documentary that will make you want to go postal and tear the heads off everyone who has anything to do with Monsanto. The film maker is French with a very thick accent. It was done by the National Film Board of Canada, one of the few government agencies that Monsanto has not yet corrupted. It is a very long documentary. It it hard to watch. You see so much pure evil and no obvious way to combat it. Monsanto has absolutely no conscience. It is like watching a documentary about a serial killer who delights in the suffering of others. They hurt the poorest of the poor. They destroy the environment in every country. They lie and lie and lie. They are such incredibly evil bastards. view online.|
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