[permaculture] Sitting in Starbucks, eating GMOs | Food Freedom
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Sitting in Starbucks, eating GMOs | Food Freedom
"Sitting in Starbucks, eating GMOs
Posted on February 21, 2012 by Rady | 8 Comments
By Robert McCollough
Across the country rage is growing about GMOs and their being
unleashed one after another on the country. While Europe, despite
immense pressure from the Clinton administration, banned them
altogether, the FDA hid 40,000 documents indicating their extreme
toxicity, to get them introduced in the US.
Ten years after Monsanto’s Bt corn was first planted in 1996, diabetes
had increased 90% with the highest incidence among Hispanics for whom
corn is a sacred and central part if their diet.
Those GMOs are being kept unlabeled. A Monsanto official once said to
label them would be like putting a skull and cross bones on them.
The vast majority of the country believe people have a right to know
what is in their food and that GMOs must be labeled.
Meanwhile students and professionals, most of whom agree that GMOs
should be labeled, are complacently eating unlabeled GMOs daily at
The GMO situation has become starkly clear. They do not even qualify
as food. Food, by normal definition, supports life and fertility and
heals. But GMOs are in fact causing infertility and spontaneous
abortions in animals and are destroying reproductive organs. This
comes on top of studies indicating a relationship to diabetes, cancer,
asthma, and birth defects.
The Starbucks clientele purchasing elegant looking items believes what
they are eating is nourishing food but the pesticides and GMOs, aside
from being toxic in themselves, bind to the crucial micronutrients in
soil and in the plants, preventing them from being accessed for use by
micro-organisms or animals or humans. What matters in food; what
makes food, food – is unavailable. It is not by accident that the
corporations have actually gotten food redefined as “stuff.”"
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