Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eating Pesticides - Today's Food for Nobody's Tomorrow?


The only thing necessary for the triumph of EVIL is that Good People do nothing.

This country is full of good people.  I wonder if they are listening?

As you may or may not know, Europe has been keeping GMO's (genetically modified organisms) OUT of their countries as much as possible.  That alone should make Americans wonder what THEY know that we do not know.  In one simple word - the TRUTH.  So I read something encouraging about what is going on over there currently in the farmers battles to keep GMO's out.

"Seemingly, consumers, farmers, even elected officials got their voices heard. The European anti-GMO movement has been very vocal for a very long time, and their victory is inspiring. In fact, it feels like nothing short of a sweet vindication after the disclosure one year ago, thanks to WikiLeaks, of the involvement of the American government into strong-arming the European Union to open its market to Monsanto’s GMO.  Only one other genetically modified (GM) crop, a breed of maize (corn) developed by Monsanto that produces the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insect toxin, is currently approved for cultivation in Europe. Meanwhile, the 1998 moratorium on GM crops is on.

It will be interesting to see what new twist Monsanto pulls out of its hat. The biotech giant is not short of allies in the scientific and the media circles. Beware of (misleading) messages deploring the “backward” mentality of these anti-GM ignorant crowds, who fight the best that science has to offer to overcome hunger and environmental degradation, and flaunting Monsanto’s commitment to “sustainable agriculture.” Now, you wouldn’t want to “support” hunger, now, would you?
More seriously, here’s to hoping that this turn of event energizes American consumers who are demanding, at the very least, that GMO food be labeled."

As a speaker/presenter for the Institute of Responsible Technology on the topic of GMOs I am often met with blank stares after showing the slides on this creatively dangerous process of gene manipulation.  Some of the stares are pure disbelief that something like this has been going on for decades and the person wasn't aware of it.  Some people respond with a low-grade apathetic resignation.  Some just refuse to believe they are eating pesticides even though the presentation clearly shows that the newly created GM seeds have pesticides in their DNA, meaning the plant itself is a little pesticide factory keeping bugs from eating the plant.  AND THIS IS OUR FOOD.  (Unless you eat organic.) GMOs are in every food in the grocery store unless it says organic - every food.

So if you are wondering how we are not dropping dead like flies from this, let me assure you, statistics show an increase of diseases and allergies going way up in the last decades since  GMOs have infiltrated our foods.  Think of the upswelling of infertility clinics in the last two decades.  Did you know that 2nd and 3rd generation of mice eating GMO's became sterile????  I am frankly surprised that the anti-GMO movement isn't screaming it's head off about this little detail.  What IF we are eating stuff now that makes us sterile in two or three generations - WHAT IF?

Hmmm.  Could it be?  Is there a connection?  Do you really want to mess with this?   Of course Monsanto and the clowns "protecting us" at the USDA and FDA get by with this not getting fingered as the cause because nobody can "prove it" - and no, specifically we cannot.  So they get a pass.  I don't think you need to be a rocket scientist to see a very real, very possible connection.  "They" are counting on the American people to be asleep about all this, not paying attention.  I have to ask if you are willing to ignore the protests against GMO's and continue eating the foods not marked organic?

Diseases are up, infertility is up and something is causing this!  This is NOT happening in countries without GMO's to the extent it is here. 

It took 2 months for the entire EU to ban GMOs.  Here, we are still working on it.  Here we are fighting with the big powers - Monsanto, USDA, FDA - who continue to say this is the only way to feed the world - and people believe this!    Here we are...........blank stares.  Wow.  Really???

Let's read this one more time and let it sink in.........
"All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke

I will leave you with that!

15 comments:

  1. Great information Susan,

    With regard to GMOs (and many of the other topics you post about), I think if we follow the money we'll understand why this is happening. Greed.

    Add to this, and I think it was you who mentioned it, Monsanto and even the White House, only use organic foods in their kitchens. To me, that says it all....

    P.S. Kudos to you for being "a speaker/presenter for the Institute of Responsible Technology on the topic of GMOs" You rock, Susan.

    ((hugs))

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    1. Hi Barb!
      Hugs back at you! If you can think of a way I can reach more people let me know!

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  2. "2nd and 3rd generation of mice eating GMO's became sterile????" And we're not getting rid of GMOs NOW? If that's not enough for anyone to step up their organic consumption, I don't now what is.

    Thank you Susan. Little pesticide factories should not be anyone's cup of tea.

    xo

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    1. Hi Jannie,
      Eating GMO's is an experiment that shouldn't be happening to us. The mice didn't fare well at all - besides infertility they had tumors, early death, mutations in their organs - ugly stuff.

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  3. This topic was your advantage among other blogs out there. This blog contains and provide definitely unique ideas and information.

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    1. Thank you - I try to inform based on research and science rather than what the "media" is saying about everything. Most of the time the media is as far from truth as one can get.

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  4. The Edmund Burke quote hits the bullseye in the target -- SPOT ON!

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    1. Hi Laurie,
      I love that quote to pieces! I hoped to use it for motivation - not clear if it is working or not. All I can do is try to warn people about the dangers of what they may be eating.

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  5. Awesome post...
    We are asleep about so many things...I keep telling my book group to stop shopping at Walmart - but it is cheaper and convenient...and not organic here.

    This just is so important, but we can hardly rally women to protect their health care rights....only 500K went to bat...Asleep, asleep and snoring to drown out the words.

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    1. Hi Patricia! Oh I know what you mean. I have neighbors here in "Plentyville" that shop Walmart for food but designer shops for their clothes - and kids clothes. Somehow we would all be healthier if it was the other way around!

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  6. The EU is much more conscious of food dangers. I know in England, Mad Cow Disease was a shocker for most people, especially when they discovered the reasons for it.

    I agree we are slow at recognizing the dangers of modifying our food. In the States, we are often too willing to let go of the "old." We seem to believe because it's new; it's somehow better.

    Yet, in Europe, they've found going back to the "old" style of farming so much healthier. What's the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater?"

    Thanks for this informative post, Susan:~)

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    1. Hi Sara,
      It may not just be that we are unwilling, but the information "out there" is confusing people. They are told (by the govt) that GMO's are safe - and they accept that. Hard to believe there are still people out their with the blind faith in government and their fairy tales but they're out there. Couple that with lazy and well.....there is the "mass" of millions, eating this crap and lolly lolly they go.

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  8. Wow - this is eye opening - I am interested in reading more about this now.

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  9. Hi Lynn, I know you'll find it fascinating! Lots about our guts we didn't know apparently.

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