GMO Foods: Blessing or a Curse?

How smart do we think we are? I mean collectively. We have allowed ourselves to be seduced by the promise of technology and science to solve our problems, no matter how complex. But we have been forgetting a very important aspect of our existence, one of ethics and morals, one of getting along. Not just with one another, as individuals and groups, but also as a species. We are a part of a web, an environment, a matrix. In the same way as each of my liver cells is important in its job of doing what my liver is supposed to do, I am a part of a community, a society, a nation, and the whole planet. It is possible for my body to die because of a cancer growing in my liver, and it is important for each of my cells to do what it is supposed to do. Or else

The Genetically Modified Organisms are presenting such a dilemma: are they like the toxins that we are introducing into the environment only to find out that they result in liver cancer? I am becoming increasingly alarmed by the effects of the GMO organisms being released into our food chain, and in the whole environment, where they can cause unpredictable changes. The US government, despite evidence suggesting caution, is somehow thinking that biotechnology, and especially GMOs are giving us a technological edge, an advantage that other nations are unable to match. But maybe they need a change of perspective, if not a full brain transplant.

I am referring to the approval process for just labeling of the GMOs as it is winding its way through the Senate:

71 U.S. senators voted against an amendment to the Senate version of the 2013 Farm Bill that would have guaranteed states the right to enact mandatory GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling laws. Seventy-one Senators voted against you, the 90 percent of consumers who have said that you want labels on foods containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.

You can see their names listed on the above page. I hope you will do everything in your power to let them know how you feel about them selling you out to the corporate interests, and find a way to vote in people who see things differently.

There’s more: it looks like Russians are becoming very agitated over the threat the biotech industry is posing. One could be cynical, and think that they are simply trying to deny the US their advantage, but I think it is more about saving our planet as we know it.

The shocking minutes relating to President Putins meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders extreme outrage over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing bee apocalypse that the Kremlin warns will most certainly lead to world war.

After Russia suspended the import and use of an Monsanto genetically modified corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage this past September, the Russia Today News Service reported on the Obama regimes response:

The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks. The rider, which is officially known as the Farmer Assurance Provision, has been derided by opponents of biotech lobbying as the Monsanto Protection Act, as it would strip federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns.

The provision, also decried as a biotech rider, should have gone through the Agricultural or Judiciary Committees for review. Instead, no hearings were held, and the piece was evidently unknown to most Democrats (who hold the majority in the Senate) prior to its approval as part of HR 993, the short-term funding bill that was approved to avoid a federal government shutdown.

On 26 March, Obama quietly signed this Monsanto Protection Act into law thus ensuring the American people have no recourse against this bio-tech giant as they fall ill by the tens of millions, and many millions will surely end up dying in what this MRNE report calls the greatest agricultural apocalypse in human history as over 90% of feral (wild) bee population in the US has already died out, and up to 80% of domestic bees have died out too.

For an in-depth review of the GMO and Industrial Agriculture impact you can access the 9-part documentary GMOS Revealed.

Protect the earth, requiem for defenders

I am starting to think that Obama will go down in history as much worse a president than George W Bush, and that’s almost hard to believe to be possible.

Please start talking about GMOs, we need to wake up the nation and stop this madness. If we lose the pollinators (and it looks like the bee colonies are collapsing at an alarming rate), we will see a collapse of our food production. I would hate to be seeing food famines in America. I doubt we would find a quick technological fix for that.

Author: Martin Pytela