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GMO"s, Whole Food, Monsanto, The Government, The Farmer, The Consumer, The Conspiracy, Why?

GMO"s, Whole Food, Monsanto, The Government, The Farmer, The Consumer, The Conspiracy, Why?

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Published by Tim Smith
Eye opening research showing the broken system and revolving door policy that is in place affecting everyone on the planet and wondering what can be done to fix this. I believe Monsanto and the government are making decisions, despite millions of concerned citizen's appeals from around the world, allowing the systematic and total destruction of an ecosystem, that has taken millions of years to get "right", by altering the very genetics of plants and animals, without regard and without understanding what this is doing to the very existence of planet Earth, we all call home and all motivated by greed. See for yourself and you decide.
Eye opening research showing the broken system and revolving door policy that is in place affecting everyone on the planet and wondering what can be done to fix this. I believe Monsanto and the government are making decisions, despite millions of concerned citizen's appeals from around the world, allowing the systematic and total destruction of an ecosystem, that has taken millions of years to get "right", by altering the very genetics of plants and animals, without regard and without understanding what this is doing to the very existence of planet Earth, we all call home and all motivated by greed. See for yourself and you decide.

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 Whole Food,
GMO’S, Monsanto, The Government, The Farmer,
The Consumer, Altered Animals, WHY?My eyes were opened, researching this article. There is an attack, against the whole food
we eat, and it’s
not what you think, and processed food has already been attacked. Like some, I have heard about
GMO’s
(Genetically Modified Organism).
Think about it, that word alone, should scare the heck out of you. Why? It sounds like something out of a Frankenstein movie, and what I found was even moredisturbing.
 
The Wikipedia definition reads like this: A genetically modified organism (GMO) or geneticallyengineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered usinggenetic engineering techniques. These techniques, generally known as recombinant DNAtechnology, use DNA molecules from different sources, which are combined into one moleculeto create a new set of genes. This DNA is then transferred into an organism, giving it modified ornovel genes. Transgenic organisms, a subset of GMOs, are organisms which have inserted DNAthat originated in a different species.In plain English, it boils down to this; they manually take the DNA out of one species and place
(force)
 that DNA into another species. Why? Interestingly enough, this is what evolution has been doing forbillions of years, the natural way, the transferring of genes from one species to another in order to grow,reproduce, make stronger and to survive. That diverse variety that can be seen, enjoyed and consumedtoday is a product of billions of years in trial and error, all done naturally. So why would we do it anyother way?
Monsanto
is a U.S based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation:
the world’s
leadingproducer of genetically engineered seeds and the
world’s leading producer of the herbicide
, glyphosate,marketed as Roundup. ; It provides the technology in 90% of the world's genetically engineered seeds.
Let’s look at Monsanto’s track record for a moment, besides
 
genetically modified seed’s,
Monsanto hasmanufactured
 
Polystyrene
, discarded polystyrene does not biodegrade for hundreds of years.
 
The herbicides
2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid
(2,4,5-T), an acetic acid herbicide used todefoliate broad-leafed plants.
 
DDT
(from its trivial name, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is one of the most well-knownsynthetic pesticides, banned in the U.S in 1972.
 
Agent Orange
is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S.military as part of its herbicidal warfare program.
 
Aspartame
(or APM) is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute insome foods and beverages. The most notable name brand of aspartame is Nutra-sweet.
 
The
recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone
(rBGH), a genetically engineered hormonemanufactured by Monsanto, Sometimes referred to as Bovine Somatotropin (rBST), thebioengineered hormone is injected in the cows every other week to force the cows to producemore milk than their bodies normally would.
 
 
 
Polychlorinated biphenyls
(PCBs) PCB production was banned by the United States Congress in1979.Now understanding all this and the track record outlined above, I keep coming to the same question,why? Why would we allow Monsanto the
“freedom”
to genetically modify seeds?
Monsanto’s Government ties, A
Monsanto official told the New York Times that the corporation should
not have to take responsibility for the safety of its food products. Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications told the Times that “
Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of 
biotech food, our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job”
 Really?
Let’s
look at that for a moment.
 
In 1991:
Margret Miller
was appointed Deputy Director of the FDA, and oversaw the approval of 
genetically growth hormone, rBGH , Prior to this she was one of Monsanto’s top
scientistsdeveloping rBGH.
 
Clarence Thomas
was appointed to the Supreme Court, despite the nationwide disapproval,Thomas was a lawyer for Monsanto and who cast the vote to put George W Bush in office
 
In 1992:
Michael Taylor
was appointed t
o the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner
for Policy. Theposition was actually created to expedite the process of approval of genetically engineeredfoods; Taylor was an attorney for the company and later went on to b
ecome Monsanto’s Vice
-President.
 
In 1993:
Rufus Yerxa
was nominated as U.S. deputy to the World Trade Organization. Rufus was
Monsanto’s Chief Counsel.
 
 
In 1996,
Michael Kantor
was appointed U.S. Secretary of Commerce, while also on the board of directors at Monsanto.
 
Carol Tucker
, Former Monsanto & Tobacco Lobbyist as 'Consumer Representative' to GlobalBiotech Forum.
 
 
Anne Veneman
the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto'sCalgene Corporation.
 
 
Donald Rumsfeld,
The Secretary of Defense was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto's Searlepharmaceuticals.
 
 
Linda Fisher
, was an assistant administrator at the United States En
vironmental ProtectionAgency
(EPA) before she was a vice president at Monsanto
 
Tommy Thompson
, The U.S. Secretary of Health, received $50,000 in donations from Monsantoduring his winning campaign for Wisconsin's governor.
 
Larry Combest
(Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee) Attorney General
JohnAshcroft
, The two congressmen receiving the most donations from Monsanto during the lastelection.And now the farmer: "As interviews and reams of court documents reveal, Monsanto relies on ashadowy army of private investigators and agents in the American heartland to strike fear into farmcountry. They fan out into fields and farm towns, where they secretly videotape and photographfarmers, store owners, and co-ops; infiltrate community meetings; and gather information from

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