This article is part 1 of our series “Everyday Toxins”
It’s no secret that genetically altering crops has been a part of farming practices since agriculture was developed. However, it wasn’t until recent years that GMOs became a topic of controversy among the public. Starting with studies in the 1990’s, there have been ongoing propaganda battles between pro-GMO and anti-GMO advocates. The big question at hand that we all want answered is, what is the truth?
To conquer this question, we must start from the beginning. So, what are GMOs exactly? Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are any plant or animal whose genetic material has been altered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, or other plants and animals. Given their broad definition, it’s accurate to claim that GMOs are both completely safe but can also potentially cause great harm, depending on the type. The confusion begins with the manipulation of GMOs definition by various political, media, and corporate interests. Their motive is to push public acceptance of particularly dangerous GMOs known as transgenic rDNA technology which in a general sense simply means genetically modified or engineered. Many traditional cross-bred or hybrid foods we know today are technically GMOs descended from ancestors but have been modified over time. Common hybrid foods include: bananas, strawberries, wheat, cabbage, corn, carrots, and potatoes, to name a few. Most anti-GMO advocates concerns’ pertain to transgenic GMOs, not hybrids. Transgenic GMOs are made in a lab and often crosses different biological kingdoms, the adverse effects of which have only been minimally researched. The transgenic industry manufactures seeds/plants by: 1) injecting a variety of soil sourced bacterial insecticides into DNA that develop as the plant grows--which is supposed to kill any pests who may eat the crop and 2) genetically manipulating the DNA of the food to withstand large amounts of carcinogenic, genotoxic pesticides and herbicides made by the same industry. By definition, transgenic foods are filled with pesticides, inside and out. Transgenics were first developed for pharmaceuticals, and still are via “pharm crops” and “industrial crops” (for further info see link in “Built on Lies Sources” section/by searching “pharm crops”). It is important to note that Monsanto also creates artificial transgenic hormones for cows (known as rbGH or rbST), toxic aspartame, Agent Orange, DDT, other PCBs, and transgenic enzymes which are created and added to foods as well. All pesticide methods and transgenic products mentioned thus far have proven negative human and environmental health effects.
Is it humanity’s desire to have the DNA of our food manipulated to withstand immense amounts of toxic pesticides? Is it humanity’s desire to eat foods subsidized by their tax dollars to be inundated with extremely dangerous levels of pesticides? All of which has been proven to increase sales prices, infertility, organ damage, allergies, and chronic diseases, among other side effects. Given the evidence laid out in this article it will become clear why humanity must banish the existence of transgenic GMOs completely. Chemical-free, pesticide-free and entirely organic food options for ourselves must become the standard. It is time everyone on the planet understand the scope of transgenic GMOs and the legal genocide committed by this industry. The transgenic industry has connections to malevolent, money obsessed globalists on both sides of the aisle. The ongoing relationship between government regulatory taxpayer funded organizations overlooking processes pertaining directly to public and environmental health and transgenics giants, is one of the greatest threats we face in the US.
The transgenic industry currently dominates the US food, clothing, pharmaceutical, and sanitary product markets. They are present in many different forms, and in many ingredients. Transgenic animals and humans have also been created, including glow in the dark fish, goats with the ability to produce protein rich spider silk milk, a human-pig hybrid, and from as early as 2001, transgenic humans. The spectrum of transgenics has not been calculated in its entirety, but it is guaranteed that every US citizen has consumed transgenics in one way or another. Unless one knows for certain the source of their medicines, sanitary goods, every ingredient used to cook with, what type of food their meat sources are being fed and what pesticides are used on their vegetables, then one must expect major health conditions as a result.
2015 infographic showing rise of transgenic use
Transgenics are most commonly found in processed foods, an undeniable staple of the current average US diet. Foods comprised of transgenic corn, soy, cottonseed, canola (rapeseed), alfalfa, papaya, and sugar beets dominate our food supply. Many of these crops are subsidized by US taxpayers, fed to livestock, and/or manufactured into smaller ingredients. We don’t know why these “foods” are subsidized; to see possible explanations, see section “Paid Propaganda/Representation: Corrupt Government Ties & Taxpayer Funded Regulatory Organizations”.
Transgenic ingredients are found in nearly everything via additives: maltodextrin, citric acid, food starch, modified food starch, sugar, and whey, to name a few—which are not required to be labeled. A few select products are labeled as “produced with genetic engineering” either partially or not. “Partial” is used on any product that uses less than 75% of ingredients from GMO sources. The labels simply point out some percentage of transgenics use, but there is no further explanation, and far more products are completely unlabeled. Pesticide use is rampant and also not labeled. Transgenics contaminate a variety of products including non-organic cotton tampons, pads and q-tips, popular over the counter pharmaceuticals, and pool-all ingredients like vegetable oils and emulsifiers. In 2000, a pro-transgenic article titled “Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?” by Deborah B. Whitman from 2000 admits: “…the ubiquity of soybean derivatives as food additives in the modern American diet virtually ensures that all U.S. consumers have been exposed to GM food products.” Transgenics are in the majority of foods in convenience stores, fast food joints, supermarkets, restaurants, and can even be found in certified organic products, due to corrupt USDA standards.
The five largest transgenic companies are Bayer (including Monsanto), Syngenta, BASF, DuPont and Dow. All companies also use dangerous pesticides like Roundup and/or the ingredient glyphosate, which will be explained fully below. For full sources of facts listed above, see “Their Reach Sources”, and beyond.
In the US, pesticide ridden transgenic GMOs can be found in easily accessible products such as Gatorade, breakfast cereal, conventional junk food including candy and chips, and other widely used products.
(Photo courtesy of consumerist.org)
Individual products that don’t require refrigeration are chock full of preservatives. Products like this, distributed by Sysco Corporation, are found in restaurants, lodging establishments, and healthcare and educational facilities joints nationwide. With ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and modified food starch this product is most likely transgenic, but one would have to confirm with the producer directly.
Glyphosate, Roundup, & Chemical Pesticides
“A destroyer, glyphosate annihilates a plant's building blocks of life, tearing apart amino acids. By disrupting the ‘shikimate pathway’ in plants and microorganisms, glyphosate creeps inside leaves and stalk, raping natural life processes. Glyphosate also destroys the beneficial microorganism in the human gut, destroying the human immune system.” - Lance Johnson, NaturalNews.com
Chemical pesticides have numerous proven negative effects, including cancer, organ failure, chronic health problems, DNA and chromosomal damage, and in vitro complications. Glyphosate in particular is very dangerous and is the main ingredient of Roundup, a spray with even more proven negative health effects used across the world and for Bt “Roundup Ready” crops. Chemical ridden pesticides damage food, decimate local flora and fauna, pollute water supplies, and cause harm to many living things. Other conventionally grown hybrid crops are affected by transgenics, either by cross contamination, or via pesticides and herbicides developed by the toxic industry. Popular spray ingredient glyphosate holds cross-over appeal for a variety of crops, and has been found in non-transgenic GMO foods as it serves as a great crop killer to time a harvest.
Glyphosate can be found in a wide variety of products claiming to be "organic" and "non-GMO", including those sold at Whole Foods. For full results of foods tested, see here
Glyphosate filled pesticides and herbicides are artificial solutions that create dangerous foods, period. Without making the transgenic crop resistant to glyphosate, the spray would kill the plant along with any other plants & pests in the vicinity. Altering the DNA of the plant to withstand the pesticide only allows the pesticide to remain effective and profitable. Transgenic seed owners see an application for their weed killer in their seeds - and created a market that would validate two of their toxic products simultaneously. Whether crops are somehow safe despite being sprayed with tons of dangerous pesticides, the relationship between cropper and pesticide seller is a blatant conflict of interest and causes widespread harm. For sources relating to statements made in this section and more referencing the dangers of chemical pesticides, see the “Glyphosate, Roundup, & Chemical Pesticides Sources” section.
Built On Lies
“I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment, and that they are safe to eat. The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins…” Dr. Thierry Vrain, former research scientist for Agriculture Canada
The argument for transgenic GMOs boasts incredible results, but all points have been disproven since the inception of this propaganda. The supposed “pros” of transgenics include: pest resistance, herbicide tolerance, disease resistance, cold tolerance, drought tolerance/salinity tolerance, nutrition (Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “golden” rice contains high amounts of beta-carotene vitamin A for impoverished nations), pharmaceuticals (medicines and vaccines in edible tomatoes and potatoes), and phytoremediation. If transgenic GMO foods are harmless like John Vicini, Ph.D. & Food Safety Scientific Affairs Lead at Monsanto says, why did the transgenic industry and numerous suspect food companies spend billions lobbying against customer requested labeling of GMOs?
Transgenics are not sustainable, and virtually guarantees future crop collapses and subsequent famine. Farmers are not able to save their seeds due to patent infringement and poor fertility in the seeds. Due to the nature of the market, transgenics seek to put organic farmers out of business and have a history of suing organic farmers into bankruptcy for patent infringement when transgenic crops inadvertently pollute their field - known as “drift”. In many of these cases the farmer did not want the transgenic technology in the first place. In 2011 a group of 60 organic farmers preemptively sued Monsanto to protect themselves from Monsanto suing the farmers and putting them out of business for the same drift problem.
Despite what the owners say the supposed “pros” of transgenics are, the obvious negative effects on human and environmental health are proven, and wide reaching. It is important to note, there are minimal studies done on humans who consume these products. Please find a comprehensive timeline of the many proven negative impacts of transgenic GMOs across many sources including private, regulatory, and even Monsanto themselves, as well as databases you can reference, under “Built On Lies Sources”. For more lawsuits, see “Attacks on Anti-Transgenic Advocates & Lawsuits
Paid Propaganda/Representation: Corrupt Government Ties & Taxpayer Funded Regulatory Organizations
"For more than 30 years, hundreds (if not thousands) of biotech advocates within scientific institutions, government bureaus, and corporate offices throughout the world have systematically compromised science and contorted the facts to foster the growth of genetic engineering, and get the foods it produces, onto our dinner plates.” -Steven Druker
US taxpayers subsidize the selection of poisoned foods sold at fast food joints, as well as exorbitant pay for their CEOs.
(We are aware the Huffington Post is fake news, but this specific infographic appears to be legitimate based on our research.)
The timeline of transgenic GMOs and their introduction to the markets lines up remarkably well with proven paid propaganda campaigns, and successful lobbying and political endeavors within past administrations around the world. In the US specifically, many politicians including Hillary Clinton, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, and many globalist/Illuminati US Presidents such as Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama, all have deep ties to the giants pushing transgenic GMOs. Connections reach not only Presidents, but the EPA, FDA, USDA, and many “official” scientists who have been sponsored by the industry.
It is clear, not just through their relationship with transgenics, that these taxpayer funded organizations do not oversee our health or enforce our best interests, despite what they claim. One example: for a food to be classified as “USDA organic,” 95% of the ingredients must be organically grown and the remaining 5% can be non-organic ingredients or synthetic substances. The 5% of non-organic products are usually derived from transgenic corn which is highly sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup. Please also see the USDA’s position on transgenics from their website:
“USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that biotechnology plants and products derived from these plants are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these plants and products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.”
Again, there is a large amount of evidence on corrupt connections between our government and the transgenics industry; I will simply refer you to jumping off points for research and databases you can reference yourself. Further research is always encouraged. Information about illegal, expensive taxpayer subsidization of transgenic crops, and proven connections between scientists who are pro-transgenic and the transgenic industry, and taxpayer funded organizations and the industry, are also included. Please find sources for corrupt government and industry connections under “Paid Propaganda/Representation: Corrupt Government Ties & Taxpayer Funded Regulatory Organizations Sources”.
Attacks on Anti-Transgenic Advocates & Lawsuits
Could millions of people around the world be conspiring against an innocent seed and pesticide giant when filing lawsuits against them, or are there obvious conflicts of interest and crimes in the transgenics industry with proven ties to corrupt governments? A multi-billion dollar industry is simply protecting its interests and that of its investors when they fund pro-transgenic advocates and propaganda campaigns against anti-transgenic GMO advocates. This is obviously about a certain agenda and money.
Pro transgenic articles featuring facts about the quantity and location of transgenic GMO feed that do not also acknowledge or successfully refute the evidence transgenics cause known serious harm, are simply fluff pieces. Pro-transgenic GMO advocates against concerned citizens around the world who have seen this evidence and beyond, is tricky. They claim those voicing anti-transgenic GMO concerns are ignoring the science on GMOs, but the definition only makes them half right. It is true to say being anti-GMO could be ignoring some science, because typical cross-bred/hybrid foods are far less dangerous. Given the evidence referenced in the sources sections and beyond, it is proven pesticide use and transgenic GMOs are dangerous, and there is plenty of science proving harm to not only humans, but the environment, and other species including bees, amphibians, and mammals. To declare the science against transgenic GMOs is not scientific, is simply a farce.
Monsanto is currently facing lawsuits by victims diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup. Those lawsuits led to revelations about possible collusion between Monsanto employees and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to bury evidence of Roundup’s carcinogenicity. The transgenic industry has a history of paying out millions to victims of its legalized chemical experiments on humanity, as well as farmers affected by their toxic crops. For sources, reference “Attacks on Anti-Transgenic Advocates & Lawsuits Sources”.
We Need Proper Testing & Accountability of Pesticide Ridden/Dangerous “Foods”
“Just like the citizens of Europe, Japan, and China, Americans deserve the right to opt out of the genetically engineered food science experiment” - David Bronner
What you may notice regarding the majority of studies referenced in “Built On Lies Sources” section, is a consensus there are dangers with transgenics but no call to halt the production or consumption of these products, just a call for further studies. Transgenic giants then lobby for the laws that keep their products as unlabeled and unknown as possible. It's obvious government organizations are not going to ban these products for us despite their clear threat to public and environmental health. Why doesn’t the entire public understand the totality of these potential health benefits, and why do the USDA, FDA, and EPA still consider themselves any type of experts over our health when they have obvious ties to corruption?
Humanity must change the current toxic food system in order to thrive. Given the evidence of corruption in our food production, for our own safety, it is clear we must hold our government tax payer funded regulatory groups and individual food sources directly accountable for their transgenic and pesticide use. Whether it is their explicit desire or not, those involved in any aspect of the transgenic industry including farmers/sellers and lobbyists, are complicit in and responsible for, the poisoning of their fellow man. In addition to proper testing and labeling of transgenics and chemicals, new education and distribution systems for food production must be created, with focus on sustainable organic growing methods including perfecting and implementing natural methods for combining certain herbs and plants that create barrier walls for pest repellence, etc. A merge of medicine and organic food must be made to rid ourselves of toxic pharmaceuticals as well, eventually implementing clean pesticide free water and organic alkaline diets as a way to treat disease more directly. If you can’t make your own garden yet, shop locally and pesticide free at all times to bankrupt toxic practices.
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