Monsanto and the Evils of GMO   

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)


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Home Page                                         
The Benefits of Drinking Tea               
Filtering Your Water                           
Honey and the Bee                              
A Few More All-Natural Recipes        
Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
DMSO - Can It Be Beneficial For You?
The Thyroid Gland                             
Essential Oils                                      
Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
Fermented Foods                               
Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Growing Your Own Sprouts               
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Healing Herbs                                    
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Exercising Your Body and Mind           
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Superfoods                                        
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
The Health Benefits of Juicing              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

Ever since the beginning of man, there has been always been a conflict between good and evil.  Some people believe that there is a race today that are the physical descendants of the seed of Satan.  While I don’t subscribe to this theory, I do believe that there have always been a people doing the work of Satan.


One such example today is a company known as Monsanto.  It has been in existence for over 100 years, and has primarily dealt with chemicals, in one form or another.  Their first claim to fame was the artificial sweetener saccharin, and later aspartame, sold under the brand name NutraSweet.


Monsanto later became a major manufacturer of industrial coolants known as PCBs, the very deadly insecticide DDT and the herbicide commonly known as Agent Orange.  All of these became pollutants to our environment, yet despite growing public controversy and mounting scientific evidence, Monsanto found loopholes to continue their manufacture.


A search on the Internet shows Monsanto was also involved in the creation of the first nuclear bomb, and operated a nuclear facility for the federal government in Miamisburg, Ohio, called the Mound Project.


Beginning in the 1980s, Monsanto began to get involved with biotechnology, and concentrated their efforts on genetically modified organisms (GMO).  This is the process of altering genes of seeds and plants to create, in theory, superior plants.  Their goal was to make plants less susceptible to pests, more resistant to drought and just generally stronger overall; ultimately representing the cure for world hunger.


In the years to follow, Monsanto furthered its development by buying up all of the smaller seed companies.  They are now the world's largest seed company, which has greatly limited agricultural diversity and freedom.  By patenting genetically modified seeds that no one else owns, they not only are making billions of dollars from them, but are also taking over the world supply of food.


Genetically modified corn and soybean are in approximately 90% of the fields in America today.  It is becoming increasingly difficult for farmers to obtain natural seeds.  Many farmers feel they have no choice but to go with the flow.


The next step to weaken the farmer is the development of the “terminator” seed, known technically as GURTs (Genetic Use Restriction Technologies).  Rather than the usual practice of farmers saving and re-planting harvested seeds, terminator seeds could be genetically modified to “commit suicide” after one harvest season.  That would automatically prevent farmers from saving and re-using the seed for the next harvest.  These seeds have not yet been commercialized or field-tested, but tests are currently being conducted in greenhouses in the United States.


Literally thousands of farmers from across Canada and the United States have been sued by Monsanto’s legal team.  When farmers fields not containing GMO seeds become cross-pollinated with GMO seeds (birds dropping seeds, blown in from neighbour’s fields, etc.), Monsanto takes action.  The “guilty” farmer must pay retribution for the selling of a crop grown from GMO.  While most farmers reluctantly pay the fee, (rather than the legal costs to fight it), Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser turned the tables and countered-sued, launching a $10 million lawsuit against Monsanto, accusing the company of a variety of wrongs, including libel, trespass and contamination of his fields.  In an out of court settlement finalized on March 19, 2008, Percy Schmeiser settled his lawsuit with Monsanto.   Monsanto has agreed to pay all the clean-up costs of the canola that contaminated Schmeiser's fields.  Also part of the agreement was that there was no gag-order on the settlement and that Monsanto could be sued again if further contamination occurred.  Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted GMO plants.


So are GMOs as good as promised?  Well, not everyone is thrilled with them.  According to David Murphy, founder and Executive Director of “Food Democracy Now!”, “None of Monsanto's original promises regarding genetically modified seeds have come true after 15 years of wide adoption by commodity farmers.  Rather than increased yields or less chemical usage, farmers are facing more crop diseases, an onslaught of herbicide-resistant superweeds and increased costs from additional herbicide application”.


To date, there has never been a single, verifiable safety study proving that any GMO is safe for people or for the environment.  David Suzuki says, “Because we aren’t certain about the effects of GMOs, we must consider one of the guiding principles in science, the precautionary principle.  Under this principle, if a policy or action could harm human health or the environment, we must not proceed until we know for sure what the impact will be.  And it is up to those proposing the action or policy to prove that it is not harmful.”


How concerned is Monsanto for our health and well-being?  A Monsanto official told the New York Times, October 25, 1998, that the corporation should not have to take responsibility for the safety of its food products.  “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food," said Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications.  "Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible.  Assuring its safety is the FDA's job.”


Several countries have now banned the import of GMO crops.  Headlines such as “Mexico Rejects Monsanto’s GMO Corn”, “Brazilian Farmers Declare War on Monsanto” and “India Files Biopiracy Lawsuit against Monsanto” are appearing more frequently in our daily newspapers.  Last year, shares of Monsanto’s stock have plummeted 40%, primarily due to the fact that GMO crops are yielding less, not more produce, as promised.  Earnings for the fiscal year were well under projection.  The Justice Department is investigating Monsanto for possible antitrust violations.  This company represents one of the biggest threats to your future health, and that of the planet.  Try to avoid all GMO foods where possible.  In Canada and the U.S., demand is growing for the labeling of all GMO produce sold in stores.  When buying your produce in bulk, check the PLU code that may have been placed on the food.  Numbers beginning with a 9 are deemed to be organically grown.  If the PLU begins with an 8, it is a product of GMO.  Be sure to check these codes if you are concerned about GMOs.