Do you know what GMO is? Why not? It’s important.

A lot of people went out to protest against Monsanto last week.  Here are a few of them. kids and monsanto

These are autistic kids, who need to be sure they are not eating poison.  They are protesting for labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms in their food. (GMO)

In case you don’t know what GMO is (because of the mainstream media ignoring it,) GMOS means one of the four companies in the world that creates genetically modified seeds (Monsanto, Syngenta, Dupont, and a fourth one I can’t find on the Internet because it’s keeping a low profile. It might be BASF.)  Basically, they are chemical and plastics companies redefining themselves as agricultural companies.

It’s like when the cigarette companies changed their names and bought the food companies.

So now, we get to eat food provided by the managers of plastics and chemicals companies.  There are plenty of articles about this on the Internet.  The basic problem is that these foods are not labeled, so you don’t know when you go to the grocery store whether the food has been genetically modifed.  In the U.S., almost all the corn, soybeans, canola, and sugar beets have been genetically modified.  This shows up in packaged and processed food.  It’s estimated that 70 – 80 percent of processed foods contains genetically modified ingredients.

The argument is that the food is approved by the FDA and “proven safe.”  But of course, it is not proven safe.  It is only “not proven unsafe.”  Yet.  Cigarettes were not proven unsafe for a generation or two.

Thus will it be with GMOs.  Your grandchildren will shake their heads and wonder how you could have been so stupid and negligent as to not force food companies to label GMOs, so that you would have the choice not to eat them.  But by that time, will the danger to our food supply be unfixable?

Read more about GMOs at Rodale:

http://www.rodale.com/gmo-omg-documentary?siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-ItwzTWvQ8ukWxLtym7SPsQ

Photo from http://now.msn.com/facebook-censors-monsanto-protest-photos-of-children-with-anti-gmo-signs

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