Ladies and Gentlemen, after viewing the documentary on Monsanto presented here I must tell you that to say I am very deeply disturbed is a gross understatement; I am absolutely HORRIFIED. Please watch it, send the link along to others you care about, and do all you can to support the Millions Against Monsanto campaign.
The documentary is available here:
The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign is here:
There is also this excellent presentation and commentary by genetic scientist Dr. David Suzuki:
And this: after feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups. And if this isn’t shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouths–a phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy. Complete article is here:
My opinion: if big business loves (pick a media-promoted product) and the government endorses said product you might want to do a little extra homework before you allow such in, on, or in the proximity of your person. Please, you owe it to yourself to take some time and think this through. Before you run out and expose yourself to the latest and greatest “new and improved” slickly-promoted commodity, STOP! Now ask yourself, “Who can afford to get a government’s stamp of approval or promote a product in the mass media?” Not the average person in the street, that’s for sure! FOLLOW THE MONEY! The average cost for one 30 second spot on prime time TV is nearly $110,000.00. (Source: AdWeek June 22, 2011.) A study published in 2006 estimates that the cost of bringing a new drug to market varies from $500 million to $2 billion depending on the therapy or the developing firm. (Source: Adams C, Brantner V. “Estimating the cost of new drug development: is it really 802 million dollars?”.) Do you honestly think people or organizations with that kind of money care one crumb about YOU or your welfare? Real food is always your best bet. Real Food is pastured/grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, etc., that have not been treated with hormones/antibiotics, ad nauseam; organically raised veggies; raw dairy products from grass-fed animals; fresh raw eggs from free range not-fed-a-vegetarian-diet (i.e. soy) chickens; non-farm-raised fresh seafood; you know, REAL FOOD from REAL PEOPLE, not corporate big-bucks-business-generated “fude”. Needless to say, this general principle does not just apply to food.