Seeds of de­struc­tion

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WITH REF­ER­ENCE TO your re­port head­lined “Su­per maize (2 Oc­to­ber) I re­quest you read Seeds of De­struc­tion – The Hid­den Agenda of Ge­netic Ma­nip­u­la­tion, by F William Eng­dahl (Global Re­search), be­fore mak­ing pro­nounce­ments on the good of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied (GM) plants without know­ing their evil side.

As a trained phys­i­ol­ogy re­searcher I’m shocked at the “sci­en­tific” method of ran­domly blast­ing gene snip­pets, miss-and-hit ap­proach adopted by Mon­santo, which ap­pears to be more fo­cused on cor­ner­ing the world’s seed pro­duc­tion. Is it any won­der the com­pany pro­duces the only seeds able to with­stand its her­bi­cide, Round-Up?

Mon­santo pro­tects its seeds with ter­mi­na­tor genes. Peo­ple need to ask: “What are the ef­fects of th­ese genes?” when eat­ing the pro­duce. Also, why is it that non-tar­get an­i­mals pre­fer nat­u­ral prod­ucts – to the point of star­va­tion – over GM food? Do an­i­mals know some­thing we don’t? Why is the United States be­com­ing the largest na­tion with can­cer pa­tients? Is it co­in­ci­den­tal that the US pro­duces the most GM foods?

With the pos­i­tive cor­re­la­tion be­tween fer­tiliser and oil prices, per­haps a strong eco­nom­i­cal case can be made for or­gan­i­cally grown.

I wel­come up­com­ing leg­is­la­tion forc­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers to la­bel their GM food prod­ucts and be­ing given the op­tion to taste real food again.

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