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The Evils of Monsanto

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Why GM Foods Should be Labeled with a Skull and Crossbones

Monsanto wants you to simply trust them because they’re “experts” and because their industry-funded studies “prove” their GM foods are safe. But these same experts also told you PCB’s, Agent Orange, and DDT was safe, and we now know those claims were far from accurate.

Of course, in terms of reliability, there’s a big difference between corporate science, which tends to primarily favor and support corporate interests, and independent science, performed without preconceived bias. Scientists have, in fact, discovered a number of health problems related to genetically modified foods, including:

  • An analysis of 19 animal studies revealed that nearly 10 percent of blood, urine, organ and other parameters tested were significantly influenced by GMOs, with the livers and kidneys faring the worst.
  • A 2009 Brazilian study discovered that female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy.
  • A study performed by Irina Ermakova with the Russian National Academy of Sciences reported that more than half the babies from mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks, while the death rate in the non-GM soy group was only 10 percent. Additionally, the babies in the GM group were smaller, and, worst of all, could not reproduce. In a telling coincidence, after Ermakova’s feeding trials were completed, her laboratory started feeding all the rats in the facility a commercial rat chow using GM soy. Within two months, the infant mortality facility-wide reached 55 percent.
  • Milk treated with the Monsanto-developed genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) contains higher levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), a hormone linked to breast, prostate and colon cancers in humans.

Evil Monsanto Continues to Spreads its Poisonous Tentacles

Genetically engineered seeds are banned in Hungary, as they are in several other European countries, such as Germany and Ireland. Peru is also following the precautionary principle, and has even passed a law that bans genetically modified ingredients within the nation for 10 years.

In the United States, certain states are passing legislation that protects the use of GM seeds and allows for unabated expansion. To date, 14 states have passed such legislation and Michigan’s Sen. Bill 777, if passed, would make that 15. The Michigan bill would prevent anti-GMO laws and would remove “any authority local governments may have to adopt and enforce ordinances that prohibit or regulate the labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, use, or planting of agricultural, vegetable, flower or forest tree seeds.”

Bills like these are obviously music to Monsanto’s ears, which spends millions of dollars lobbying the U.S. government at the federal level for favorable legislation that supports the spread of their toxic products.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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4:29AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Boycott monsanto and go organic.

2:48AM PDT on May 22, 2012

I was prescribed an Iron, Folic Acid & Serine Capsule that on purchasing I see as ingredients Oil from soy beans, Soy Lecithin and I have no idea how to find out if there is use of Natural soy or GMO soy. It is called Foliferrin and made by Hasco-Lek Poland. Anybody with some real knowledge about this, I appreciate your response!
(I also emailed the manufacturer awaiting their response as well.)

11:00AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Monsanto is a corporation with only one agenda--
its bottom line. Greed fuels its growth, with no
concern about people or the environment.

6:47AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Feed E. all you have to do is a bit of research into the company and there are tons of facts to support this view.

6:46AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

So why can't we make our legislators here in the USA LABEL all GMO products/foods? How many of our children's cereals have GMO corn in them. Why is Walmart selling GMO sweet corn without labeling it? WHY???????????

My happiest day would be if this company went belly up or changed what they are doing.

12:46AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

I wish Americans would truly make their feelings known about Monsanto. Yes, and I agree, there are too many American organisations who are under no pressure from their own people to stop them causing damage to our earth.

11:04AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Monsanto has to be stopped!

8:50AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Pat L. part 2

find the truth and join one of the many (join them all) movements to ride the world of this toxic company. The truth is out there (to borrow an old phrase). Read, become educated and protect our country, our world and stop Monsanto.

8:47AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Monsanto is an evil company of 45,000+ employees here and outside the U.S. whose mission is to make poison, sell it for a profit, sell non-renewable seeds to farmers here and in 3rd world countries who will have to borrow money to purchase the next season's non-renewable seeds. Investigate and you'll find proof that farmers aren't aware that the seeds they purchase will not grow a second season. Why? Think of Monsanto as an evil growing inside you. At first you notice nothing but a little discomfort, but soon it becomes hard to breathe, swallow and function, and finally, you are redundant (as in dead). Monsanto hides behind their phony good intentions, propagated by the lobbyists and politicians they bought and own. They had a deciding hand in the restructuring of the so-called food pyramid. Their dirty fingerprints are on everything from GMO's to poisons to the overthrow of small, individual farmers and organic seed depositories. Monsanto is an evil that wants to rule us by making us dependent upon their products. Please read more about Monsanto, the companies it sleeps with, controls, the politicians who go in and out their back door, and the plan Monsanto has to destroy the lives of helpless people who are trying to eke out lives in countries we can't pronounce and which are not on the list of countries we should be assisting and protecting. Avoid Monsanto, it products, its b.s mission statement, and help bring it to it knees. Monsanto=Killing Machine. Get active, find

8:01AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

They already give these foods to European nations, which some won't let it into their country. I don't get it? If they can make this poison. Why can't they just make regular food or seeds? They are trying to cull the poor people of this world. Get rid of many of us so only the elite will be on this planet. We need to get rid of Monsanto and put them all in jail, including the elite. They are going there, don't worry. They have been caught up to and will be judged by us.

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Boy, there's really a day for everything :S Thanks for the interesting recipes. They look tasty, …

Until they treat their employees decently I'll avoid them

I only have 1-tip for Earth Day and that is to make every day Earth Day!!!

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