GM Food Dangers With Jeffrey Smith (Video, Part 1)

Author and filmmaker Jeffrey Smith discussed the dangers of eating genetically modified (GM) foods, and how the biotech industry has tried to cover up negative reports. The stakes are high right now, with a Supreme Court battle over approval of genetically modified alfalfa, and the Dept. of Justice combined with the Dept. of Agriculture investigating if Monsanto is a monopoly, he reported.

Some countries are taking the threat of GM foods seriously, with India recently banning GM eggplant.

Genetically modified foods are created to either tolerate herbicides or become insect killers themselves. Right now, the main GM crops are soy (91%), corn (85%), canola (85%), cottonseed, and sugar beets, he detailed. A recent study of hamsters fed GM soy beans, showed that by the third generation most of them had become infertile or sterile, died at 5x the rate of the control group, and were slower to reach sexual maturity, Smith said. In testing of farm animals, they demonstrated a marked preference for non-GM feed, and would avoid eating the GM feed, he added.

Monsanto is “amazing in their ability to completely spin the truth,” and they rigged research when it came to their genetically modified bovine growth hormone, Smith asserted. Their ultimate goal is to “genetically engineer 100% of the commercial seeds in the world and patent them– to replace nature!” he continued. The Non-GMO Shopping Guide offers a listing of various food categories and specifies which brands are not genetically modified.

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4 Responses to GM Food Dangers With Jeffrey Smith (Video, Part 1)

  1. wfzlsster May 24, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Monsanto is a monster in terms of its destruction and/or alteration of the environment for profit. I think they are right on par with BP at this point. Why has Obama given former Monsanto employees such prominent roles in his administration?

    • Guest May 24, 2010 at 10:49 am #

      That's the million dollar question right now.

      • E.B. Wolf May 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

        Obama is nestled securely in the pockets of the same global business interests who've bought off the rest of D.C.
        Question answered: Where's my million bucks? :)

  2. E.B. Wolf May 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Obama is nestled securely in the pockets of the same global business interests who’ve bought off the rest of D.C.
    Question answered: Where’s my million bucks? :)

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