Would you consider scorpion venom ‘safe’? The next ‘safe’ GMO food for you to consume is a genetically altered cabbage that has been gene spliced with scorpion venom because it is more ‘resistant’ to Roundup ready chemicals, and of course they are telling us it is safe.
As the GMO frankenfood business continues, the brain-children of the likes of Monsanto and Dow get progressively ludicrous. I beg a rap artist to talk about scorpion-poison genes interlaced with cabbage, just to exacerbate the inane to the masses of people who still believe these companies are out for your best interests, and really care about your health. Maybe a little ditty about the curling tail and venom of a vegetable might wake up the people who still believe GMO is good for you. It’s as if the hubris of Big Agriculture and Big Pharma companies is so enormous, that they have caricatured their own evil faces into their latest invention.
In 1994, a scorpion-poison-pesticide was made and ‘tested’ by spraying it in a field with scientists who wore full hazmat suits to protect themselves from it. Even the lead scientist in charge of running the trial was absent from the spraying altogether – perhaps David Bishop was just as worried as we are about scorpion cabbages.
Now, in 2013, the same genetic engineering is utilizing genes from the scorpion, Androctonus australis hector as a cross-breed with cabbages, of course with the goal of creating plenty of food for a growing population, and to feed us all. The FDA hasn’t done any research on this new crop, and it is probable that this newest freak-show of ‘food’ will turn out on our grocery store shelves before we can say, “WHAT?!”
Monsanto-backed science says that this tortuous invention is necessary because increasingly potent pesticides are necessary to grow crops. Our plants must be genetically altered to resist the pesticides that they make so that they can grow. If this isn’t already circular reasoning, its been proven that additional pesticides are causing bee population demise, and serious environmental impact, such as soil devaluation and super bug creation.
We are told time and time again that it is completely safe, but where are the unbiased reports stating this is so? And why should we believe them when they have clearly lied about other crops being ‘safe’ thus far. Everything from rice, to soy, to the rouge wheat that was found in Oregon are not safe. There are mounds of evidence by scientists not in Monsanto’s back pocket, who report as such.
Just one little white lie is that scorpion-poison made into pesticide is anything but safe. The ‘testing’ that they did was not done on live, healthy human cells, but MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Yes, let’s test cancer-causing agents on cancer, then use that ‘science’ to tell the public there is no harm in this genetic monster. We should have the makers of these monstrosities sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner of GMO scorpion-cabbage, corn, soy, salmon, etc. and eat until they can’t any longer and see just how ‘safe’ they are after consuming their own poison.
Put An End to Genetic Insanity
It’s time for us to stop this insanity by protesting genetic manipulation and biotech giants like Monsanto. Join the Monsanto Video Revolt on July 24th and before and create a video voicing your resistance against genetic insanity.
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Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.