Jeremy Irons narrates this Seeds of Freedom Documentary regarding the GMO seed debate. While most people consider the nutritional and potentially toxic effects of GMO use, this video points out that this is also about the freedom of small farmers world-wide to be independent, to not have to rely on purchasing seeds every year to feed themselves and their communities. The control of seeds and the food supply is a political issue. Vandana Shiva is interviewed as are members of British parliament and their government, and many more.
One definition frequently given of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. We have a fine example of that in the genetical engineering corporations, who push their GMO seeds and products on farmers worldwide. These farmers are given the promise of better yields and higher profits. The reality is that these products increase the use of herbicides and pesticides. It has caused such significant problems in India that there is a crisis of cotton farmers committing suicide, and that is worth an article of its own. Additionally, Vandana Shiva states in a BBC Interview that a “billion people go hungry because of GMO farming.”
But the problems with GMO crops are not just with the agricultural and toxin issues, it also has to do with what these feeds do in human and animal bodies. I have already attached videos from Dr. Don Huber who is an expert on glyphosate (commonly known as “Roundup”) who has written and testified frequently on the grevious problems caused by glyphosate ready crops. I have also provided links to a GreenMedInfo article showing the cancerous tumors that developed in rats fed GMO corn.
The latest in the craziness is now emerging. Researchers have now altered the genetic structure of wheat so that it “silences” how the wheat handles carbohydrates. My guess is that someone is trying to produce a lower carb wheat to satisfy the trend for lower carb diets. However, there is reason to believe that this gene alteration can be absorbed by human bodies, silencing how the body can handle and store carbohydrates. Here is a video provided on GreenMedInfo’s website called GMO molecules May Silence Hundreds of Human Genes. It is only 4 minutes long and certainly worth the time to understand the ramifications of dabbling in GMOs.
Please share this blog with as many people as possible since the GMO issue has been obscured by special interests. This article provides many helpful links in one place that cover the madness.