Monsanto which been voted the world’s most evil corporation year after year, has now been deemed the “most evil corporation” of 2013 in yet another poll. Indeed, Monsanto beat out evil rivals like McDonald’s and the Federal Reserve by a wide margin. The company, which has weathered a seemingly endless litany of bad publicity over the past year, got a whopping 51 percent of the vote in the nonscientific poll by the website NaturalNews, which asked participants to identify what they believed was the “most evil corporation” in the world this year.
Monsanto claims there is no existing proof that GMOs cause health problems.
However, author Jeffrey Smith, who wrote a book entitled, “The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Modified Foods,” claims quite the contrary.
Smith claims that Monsanto’s crops are all treated with Roundup, which is toxic – or a bug killer, Bt toxin., which predisposes us to a number of disorders.
For corn and cotton, Monsanto actually inserts a gene from bacteria that actually produces a Bt toxin. The toxin breaks open holes in the stomachs of insects to kill them. They promised us up and down that it would have no effect on humans, but a 2012 study showed that it poked holes in human cells as well. And it actually gets into our bloodstream, and for pregnant women, it gets into the unborn fetuses.
For Roundup-ready crops, those are crops inserted with a gene that allows the crops to be sprayed with Roundup herbicide. The Roundup gets absorbed into the crops and is stored in the food portion which we eat. A recent paper on Roundup linked it to obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, anorexia, autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, aggression and depression, because it cuts off certain metabolic pathways, it kills gut bacteria, it disrupts the digestive channels, and it might even create leaky gut.
Monsanto said, “Oh, it’s as safe as table salt, you can drink it.” Well don’t drink it. It turns out to be one of the more toxic chemicals in the environment than we’ve ever seen.
Though supporters of GMOs have long been saying that one of the benefits of the enhanced crops is being used to feed the world’s population. They claim to want to end world hunger! However, the average GMO actually reduces yield!
The Union of Concerned Scientists’ report “Failure to Yield” shows that. In fact, the most comprehensive evaluation of agriculture, the ISTAT report signed on by 58 countries, said the current generation of GMOs has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world or eradicating poverty. Whereas sustainable agriculture, in a study of more than 12mn farms, showed an increase of 79 percent in yield.
But we also know that feeding a hungry world is not simply just about increasing yield. It’s about access and poverty issues. But Monsanto wants to make GMO’s this magic bullet, and then they don’t even have the data to back that up. So this has just been nothing but a giant public relations spin they spent $250 million on over five years, trying to convince Americans that they needed to accept GMOs because it would feed the world.
If you want to know the whole story of Monsanto, watch the full-length documentary, “The World According to Monsanto”, bellow. It will blow your mind!
The bottom line is, it’s a scam to make billions of dollars and gain control of the world’s food supply!
By Tom Retterbush
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