“Monsanto has been making the claim for years that genetically modified foods are equivalent or even of higher quality than non-GMOs, but nothing could be further from the truth.” …
Political Update: GMO’s, Corn, Dow AgroSciences … And Monsanto
New Study Finds Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn Is Nutritionally Dead & Possibly Highly Toxic!
Well, sooner or later we were going to have to get into this. The time is now, and Tips About Healthy Living isn’t going to shy away from it.
You’ve probably been hearing about Genetically Modified Organisms for a while now. Recently, you’ve heard a lot about GM corn from companies like Monsanto and Dow. There has been a string of announcements as the use of GM corn and other agricultural seeds has been banned by one country after another. China, Ireland, Austria, Ecuador, Greece, Luxembourg, France, Madeira, Switzerland, New Zealand are just some of the nations that have completely banned GMO crops. Hungary has not only recently banned all GMO crops, but they just destroyed thousands of acres of crops already planted and growing. Russia had been importing GM Corn seed, but has currently suspended all imports in light of a French study which links GM crops to cancer.
Monsanto’s GM corn is the big item receiving the most publicity. However, Dow AgroSciences is rolling out their “Enlist” products: Enlist Corn, Enlist Soybeans, Enlist Cotton … and these are “the beginning” according to Dow (the wonderful folks who gave us “Agent Orange” and “RoundUp”).
In some areas, the use of GM seeds has been tried with disastrous results. In Thailand, GM papaya seed was tried, but the seeds “got loose” and contaminated non-GMO crops all over the country. GMO’s have since been banned there after heavy crop losses were incurred. In India, the results were even more tragic. Farmers there were urged to plant Monsanto’s GM Cotton. What followed were massive crop failures and the reported suicide of over 125,000 farmers who simply lost everything.
We’re going to do two things here. The first is to direct you to a great article by Mike Barrett of the Natural Society. Guess what, guys? Now recent studies have been revealed that show that non-GMO corn is 20 times richer in nutrition than GMO corn … and it produces more energy and protein than modified corn. The second thing we’re going to do here will come after the jump.
In fact, a 2012 nutritional analysis of genetically modified corn found that not only is GM corn lacking in vitamins and nutrients when compared to non-GM corn, but the genetic creation also poses numerous health risks due to extreme toxicity.[…]
You Can Help Stop The Monsanto Debacle
Here comes the second part of what we’re going to do in this post today: we’re going to get active.
There has been some good news here at home in the fight against GMO foods, and specifically against Dow AgroScience and Monsanto. Dow’s “Enlist Corn” was supposed to have been approved by now and, mysteriously, approval has not yet happened. Most believe it’s because of the growing outcry against GMO foods. If the government is starting to listen and is willing to hold up approval pending further review … that’s good news.
The “labeling” fight is ongoing, with thousands of usually apathetic consumers starting to ask why companies like Dow and Monsanto would fight so hard to keep us from even knowing what’s in the food we eat, especially if what they’re producing is so darned good for us. If consumers are starting to ask questions like, “If Russia and China ban these things, does that mean their governments care more about their citizens than ours does?” … that’s good news.
And now it appears as if the infamous “Monsanto protections Act” may still have a chance of being repealed in the Senate Farm Bill. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has proposed an amendment to do just that. As of this writing, the Senate recently shot down Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) proposed amendment to require labeling of GMO foods (read that as: They don’t want to tell you what you’re eating … that would be an onerous burden on business), but there is still a chance that Merkley’s amendment might get a hearing.
The “Monsanto Protection Act” allows Monsanto and other companies to ignore existing food safety rules, and continue selling genetically modified seeds even if a court has blocked them from doing so. Worse yet, this ridiculous law was passed when it was inserted anonymously and without review or debate into the must-pass budget bill to avoid government shutdown in March.
Here’s the “Take Action” part: There is still time to urge your Senators to support Senator Merkley’s amendment. Here at “Tips About Healthy Living”, we’re urging you to do just that. Below is a link to a “CREDO Action” petition that you can sign that will be delivered to the U.S Senate.
“The Monsanto Protection Act is an outrageous and dangerous giveaway that forces approval of genetically modified foods ahead of our safety. Please support Senator Merkley’s amendment to repeal this shameful act of Congress.” […]
Tips About Healthy Living: Upcoming Political Involvement
Any of our readers who know me, either online or off, know that I’m not a “shrinking violet” when it comes to politics and political involvement. Over the years, the right to live a Healthy Life in the midst of today’s corporate pressure to simply roll over and accept the poisoning of our air, our resources, our food supply, and the products we use on a daily basis, as a normal part of some kind of “Grand Bargain” leading to a future Utopia of health and abundance, has become increasingly more difficult to exercise. Personally I’m not one to keep quiet and do nothing. I’d rather yell a lot … and then take what actions I can, either political or personal, to make sure I’m living and allowed to live, the healthiest life I can … no matter what the “Big Boys” at Dow or Monsanto might prefer..
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