Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The REAL Reasons You Want to Avoid GM Foods Video

Here's a link to a Google video called 'The Real Reasons You Want To Avoid Genetically Modified Food'.

It's a lecture by Jeffrey Smith author of the book Seeds of Deception. Smith talks about the issues raised in his book the dangers of genetically modified food and of the corruption between the government and GMO industries who are foisting their dangerous organisms upon everyone.

Click
here to watch the hour long video. It's well worth the time spent to educate yourself about whats going in the commercial food industry.

5 Comments:

Blogger Lynn Bartlett said...

I just watched this video today, and it sure is an eye opener. I knew GMO's were bad, but this video really clarified to me why we need to avoid eating the stuff.

11:11 PM  
Blogger RL said...

It all kind of reminds me of what happened during the glory days of the industrial revolution when they started polluting the environment with little or no regard to public safety.

It's all about money and power. So what if alot of people get sick. There's also alot of money to be made making pills to treat all the new ailments people are coming down with. One can only imagine what the people are really thinking who are coming up with these GMO's.

Of course messing with the building blocks of life could conceivably have greater side effects than dumping pollutants into the air and water.

I hear advertisements on the radio for Roundup ready corn. The advertisements are always so up beat and wholesome sounding. I usually get so hot under the collar I turn it off. All I can do is shake my head. If people only understood how dangerous this stuff is, maybe they'd stop buying it.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous James Morris said...

You (and Lynn Bartlett and Jeffrey Smith) might be right about the dangers of eating GMO foods. (I'm not quite convinced - yet; need to examine the question more.) But what concerns me most is the threat posed to those who would choose to eat healthy.

Many (if not most) people are unconcerned about the wholesomeness of the food they eat and feed their families. Fine. That's their choice. This is the "land of the free," right? (Well, except for mandating seatbelts or bicycle helmets, or laws banning trans-fats or tobacco, or requiring group medical insurance and then firing the overweight people, or luring people onto welfare and then using that leverage to dictate their diet - except for that, it's a "free-ish" country.)

Eating unwholesome food has been my choice for many years, and only recently have I become concerned, investigated, and made different choices about what I eat. Now I wonder how long I'll have that freedom - as growing one's own food is a threat to the Big Ag monopolies.

When Monsanto and ADM are buying up smaller seed companies, then patenting seed varieties and locking them up, what's to stop them from seeking "cease and desist" orders and lawsuits against home gardeners and small farmers who swap and plant legacy seeds year after year? Who owns the seed?

When the state bans the sale of natural milk and meat, and requires the homesteader to register his livestock, it's just more curtailing of the freedom and independence of the small farmer. (And what happens when Big Ag begins patenting breeds or gene-identities?)

When raising chickens - or a kitchen garden! - in one's own backyard is a violation of "zoning laws" or "neighborhood rules" or "deed restrictions", we're in danger of losing the freedom to grow our own food.

Let those who want to eat unwholesome food do so. I just want the freedom to do otherwise.

Unfortunately, we're outnumbered by those too lazy or too enthralled by "60 Minutes" to see through the hype of politicians in the pocket of big business, those who won't miss their liberty because they have no use for it anyway.

James

10:58 AM  
Blogger RL said...

Some good points James. However, I believe they are endangering the entire food supply by tampering with the building blocks of life. But, at the very least they should be required to label which ones have been genetically altered.

If you haven't seen it already check out John Mesko's testimony of when he worked for Big Ag and a biotech company. Here's the URL. http://
www.authenticagriculture.com
/personalstory.html

I'll quote this part from John's testimony which really grabbed my attention... "One day, I went to a meeting where the Director of Research for the company was talking about the latest up and coming technologies that we would see soon. He was most excited about an anti-sperm gene they had patented, and were going to put in corn. The idea was to help third-world countries with birth control. Even as he said the words, I was renewing my resume in my mind. This was the last straw."

6:17 PM  
Anonymous James Morris said...

Unbelievable! Brave New World, here we come.

7:45 AM  

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