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Monsanto: My opinion

26 May 2013, 21:49
Over the last weekend people all over the globe have been protesting against Monsanto's aggressive attempt to corner the food market around the globe.

Why?

Monsanto was the company that provided farmers with DDT, an insecticidal, that has since been banned. Besides that, its history is littered with repugnant introduction of cross-genetics so that natural plants would not behave in the same way, they would have before. Now they have a product called, Roundup, that is an insecticide, that only their seeded plants, are immune to.

All other plants die as result of this insecticide. What is more disturbing is that this insecticide is found on many of our GMO foods, and unless eradicated or cleansed, produce cancer producing enzymes.The Monsanto story goes deeper and further than this.The stated goal of Mansanto is to become the world's premier food producer.

This process that they have embarked on is causing havoc with natural foods.For instance, they have introduced seeds that they are selling to our farmers (80% of our staple food, mielies are GMO) that have a limited reproductive capacity. They have a "time bomb" that causes them to yield less over time, and become infertile (they cannot reproduce).

The sad fact is that there are no clinical trials that corroborate the claims of the pro-GMO lobby. In fact the reverse is true. Several clinical trials have shown that many GMO products contain residues of the pesticide, Roundup. DDT and Roundup may have different formulae but their outcome is the same for human beings.

They will kill you.

Monsanto have been researching GMO's for as few decades. I had a friend, a geneticist who enthusiastically told me that they had identified a large number of genes that controlled different functions in the "food chain". He told me that Monsanto could introduce genes to plants that would create a bigger yield. Bigger fruit and more food for humans. I tried not to curb his enthusiasm at the time, as I didn't understand what he was talking about, but had a suspicion that it was "playing" with nature.

I have eaten GMO foods that taste nothing like they did 20 years ago. I would like to taste the foods that I liked 20 years ago, besides the detriment to my physiology.So what are the changes to our foods?I am not a geneticist but have I read a lot of information about it.

Genetic scientists are able to "splice" a single chromosome into another plant, thus changing the nature of the reproduced plant. In fact they are able to change the very nature of the plant, so produced. We should all be applauding the talent of these smart geneticists.

We could be having tombananans. A cross between a tomato and a banana. We could have raspbeets (a cross between a beetroot and a raspberry). But what if we have a cross between a human and a pig? A hupig? What if some  human couple actually decided to experiment with this?

Natural order has taken centuries to evolve, so a simple splicing of one chromosome onto another doesn't make it legitimate. That is what Monsanto are doing.What is the motivation of Monsanto? Monsanto wish to corner the market on food. Yes, that stuff that you stuff into your mouth every day. You might say, I don't stuff Monsanto products every day.

Well let me tell you, Monsanto is the biggest supplier of raw foodstuffs to every day consumer. Products like, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Nestle, Kelloggs, Post, Cadbury's etc , etc (the list is endless). Everyday, you are buying a genetically modified food.on a daily basis.It is time that consumers of GMO say, "No".I do not want the world to be filled with hupigs.

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