Thursday, December 23, 2010

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops

Dr. Arpad Pusztai was actually working on a $3 million grant from the U.K. government to figure out how to test for the safety of GMOs. And what he discovered quite accidentally is that genetically modified organisms are inherently unsafe. Within 10 days, his supposedly harmless GMO potatoes caused massive damage to rats—smaller brains, livers and testicles, partial atrophy of the liver, damaged immune system, etc. And what he discovered was it was the process, the generic process of genetic engineering, that was likely the cause of the problem. He went public with his concerns and was a hero.

And unfortunately, the Obama administration has not been better than the Bush administration, possibly worse.

The forced growing of GM crops in Europe as a result of political pressure by Monsanto and their allies in the US Department of Agriculture is, to me, a red line issue.

It's the sort of issue that, if they push it, we should retaliate against by  a mass boycott of all American foods.

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