Thursday, September 27, 2012

Even Russia is saying NO to Monsanto!

Officials in countries across Europe are demonstrating what it is like to have leaders who care more about your health than about money. Just last year, officials took drastic steps to protect Hungarians from the dangers of GMOs.

Genetically modified corn
Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added.
Just imagine the amount of discussion involved in the ultimate decision to destroy the crops! I'm confident this was a decision that wasn't reached without much research, thought, and perhaps even a prayer or two.
Now the news is out about Russia. On Tuesday, Russia suspended the import and use of Monsanto's genetically engineered corn, following last week's study in France that prompted heightened concerns about the the health risks of eating genetically engineered foods. According to Proposition 37 Campaign Manager Gary Ruskin, "There is a giant question mark hanging over these foods and their health risks. For those of us in California, the case for labeling of genetically engineered foods has never been stronger."
Notice, Proposition 37 is not about banning GMOs. It's simply about labeling them. Yet all sorts of big corporations are fighting it. Why?? My personal frustration over this costs me sleep at times. There is an evil force at work here, and it's wearing sheep's clothing. While Bill Gates and countless others are singing the praises of Monsanto and GMOs, the rest of us are nothing more than lab rats being fed experimental garbage. It makes me sick.
I have no doubt that people I've known and loved and died because of genetically modified food they've eaten. Can I prove that? Of course not. I'm not a scientist or a doctor. I'm simply a concerned citizen who is beyond angry that the United States government is not following suit and banning the foods that Europeans are keeping out of their countries. For me, this issue is of utmost importance in the upcoming elections, yet I can't seem to find a candidate brave enough to stand up to Goliath.
This food is poisoning our children. Since GMOs were first introduced in the mid 90s, we've seen a bizarre increase in nut allergies, with genetically modified soy as a suspected culprit. According to Scott H. Sicherer et al. in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a protein in natural soy has cross-reactivity with peanut allergies.
Looking back to my childhood in the 60s, I don't recall anyone allergic to peanuts in my school. Peanut butter and jelly was a regular staple in the cafeteria. I took my mom's homemade Peanut Butter Fingers (delicious) for every birthday celebration throughout elementary school and every one of my classmates enjoyed them. I didn't know a single child with diabetes or celiac disease, either. The list could go on and on as to how many diseases/disorders have skyrocketed in the decades since Monsanto started tainting our food. And they have enough money to keep us in the dark. 

Here's my question: if GMOs are not a danger to us, why the campaign to keep them off the labels of our foods? Why can't the American consumers make their own choices about the food they feed their families??

Hungary cares. Russia cares. Why, oh why, doesn't America?

Additional info about the companies spending big bucks in efforts to defeat Prop 37:

Monsanto is in for $7.1 million
DuPont is in for $4.9 million
Dow Chemical is in for $2 million
Pepsi is in for $1.7 million
Coke is in for $1.1 million


  1. I know....I hope this passes. We certainly have a right to know what is in our food. julieann r

  2. Everyone has the right to know what they are putting into their and their family's bodies. It is disturbing that they are corporations so against us knowing the truth about our food supply.

    1. Disturbing and beyond! What are they hiding? And why don't people see this deception for what it is?!

  3. You're so right, we should have the right to know what's going into our food!

  4. I read about this earlier in the week. It's crazy that Russia will ban GMOs but the US won't. I'm so ready to vote on prop 37. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Prop 37 shouldn't be a California proposition. It should be nationwide!

  5. I just read about this recently. It's crazy that Russia can say no and we can't!

  6. As a mom, it's so frustrating for me to see other countries labeling or banning GMOs yet our country which is really first in the world is doing nothing.

    1. It proves that our politicians care more about money than about the health of Americans. It disgusts me.


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