On May 25th the March on Monsanto protests will begin, with millions around the globe protesting Monsanto’s genetic monopoly on the food supply.
Evidence is piling up that Parkinson’s is just one of many favors herbicides are doling out to the American public A study investigating about 110 participants in central California found that individuals worked with or lived in areas with paraquat and who had a head injury were three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Could fast food actually be good for your waistline? According to a writer on U.S. News Health, fast food may be the right choice if you’re looking to slim down and cut calories. What the author seems to not realize, however, is that fast food is loaded with destructive chemicals and ingredients, and is feeding the continuously increasing rates of various health conditions. So, what could possibly make fast food good weight loss aid?
In many ways we are searching for real science, not funded by the GMO companies themselves, to tell us the truth about genetically modified organisms and their dangers. Because these companies control access to their chemicals and any related research, what we have is little. But from the little we know, there is much to fear concerning genetically modified organisms.
We know that the vast majority of corn, soybeans, and much of many other crops are genetically modified, but do we know how the how much GMOs are consumed each year? Actually, yes. Average Americans today eat about 193 pounds of genetically modified foods over 12 months—and that’s an underestimate, according to the Environmental Working Group.
Industries are all about making more money, at any cost. If they can develop something now that will save money and produce more down the road, they will—often tossing ethical concerns to the side. Need proof? Just look at Big Pharma’s sales of harmful drugs, their cycle of side effects and treatments. Need more proof? Look at Monsanto and environmentally destructive pesticides and herbicides. The latest movement towards increased production at a lesser cost comes in the form of genetically modified trees.
Russian researchers will stream an experiment live to show the effects of GMO feed on rats. This comes after a French study found GMOs to have negative effects on rats, which lead to a provisional Russian suspension on imported Monsanto genetically modified corn.
Following the release of a peer-reviewed piece of research linking the consumption of Monsanto’s Roundup-containing GMO crops to tumors and organ damage, the French government is now calling for a health agency investigation.
You may already be fully aware of the fight surrounding the latest California GMO labeling legislation known as Prop 37, a bill which I have been very passionate about supporting over the past few months. As it currently stands in the United States, you are actually being completely kept in the dark about what’s in your food. And it may interest you to know that many pro-GMO corporations such as Monsanto intend to keep it that way.