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Top 7 Myths About GMO Foods & Monsanto

Christina Sarich
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June 17th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 10:03 pm
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gmo myths 263x164 Top 7 Myths About GMO Foods & MonsantoWith all the controversy circling in the mainstream media about the necessity of GMO farming due to world population explosions and a diminishing global food supply, it is time to debunk some of the biggest myths about GMO foods. Don’t be fooled by the propaganda being fed to you by Monsanto and other corporate industrialists who want to keep you on their fishing line with lies about the ‘importance’ of genetic modification. Natural Society is here to bust the myths with solid proof:

1. GMO seeds are sterile. FALSE. However, GMO seeds have been called suicide seeds or terminator seeds because they have an approximate termination date so that farmers have to keep purchasing new seed from the companies that make them, like Monsanto. This, in turn, allows those companies to maintain a monopoly on the world food supply. Once all our major crops are sewn with patented seeds with specific termination dates, Monsanto and its cohorts will be able to collect royalties just like Michael Jackson’s family does on the song ‘Thriller.’

2. GMO foods taste as good or better than organicsFASLE. Most people can taste the difference between an organic apple and a poison one. Even squirrels can taste the difference in organic vs. non-organic food.

3. Monsanto can sue farmers who grow organic crops but later grow ‘contaminated’ or GMO cross-bred plants – FALSE. However, organic farmers recently lost a federal court battle with Monsanto when they tried to sue the company for contaminating their organic fields.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a previous ruling that found ‘organic growers had no reason to try to block Monsanto from suing them as the company had pledged it would not take them to court if biotech crops accidentally mix in with organics.” This still makes Monsanto-crops a concern for farmers who don’t trust that Monsanto will be good for their word. Monsanto, is after all, suing farmers who save seed, claiming they are violating patents.

4. You can keep bio-tech seeds and organic or heirloom seeds separate. FALSE. Mother nature will always blend seed. Wind, rain, storms, bees, etc. can’t be controlled. Recently two organic farmers in Australia talked about how easily their crops were cross-contaminated with GMO seed after a big storm. The more GMO seed that is planted, the more acreage it covers, the more we need to worry about a non-GMO seed supply.

Read: Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List

5. We need GMO seed to feed the worldFALSE. Consider this statement from 24 delegates from 18 African countries who addressed the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization:

“We strongly object that the image of the poor and hungry from our countries is being used by giant multinational corporations to push a technology that is neither safe, environmentally friendly nor economically beneficial to us. We do not believe that such companies or gene technologies will help our farmers to produce the food that is needed in the 21st century. On the contrary, we think it will destroy the diversity, the local knowledge and the sustainable agricultural systems that our farmers have developed for millennia, and that it will thus undermine our capacity to feed ourselves.”

Also consider one March, 2012 report by Anthony Gucciardi that reveals over 900 scientists working under the United Nations were forced to admit that traditional farming actually outperformed GMO crops following their research.

6. GMO foods are good for our health. FALSE. There is so much proof in this department, it is insulting that Monsanto would tell us otherwise. The French have proven GMO causes cancer. Other scientific research proves that GMOs cause birth-defects and miscarriage. GMO corn has been linked to organ failure. The list of genetically modified foods’ damaging effects is long, and the evidence is continually mounting against it. GMO even changes our DNA via interference with our micro RNA!

7. GMO foods are good for the planet. FALSEBillions of dollars have been spent to convince us that GMO seed is good for the planet, but the real science tells a different story. It hurts the planet, wildlife and even microorganisms.

Do you have other myths about GMO foods you want to debunk? Please comment on them with appropriate links below.

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  • http://cory.albrecht.name/ Cory Albrecht

    I find it ironic that you’re supposedly trying to debunk myths by using several well known myths as you supposed supporting evidence.

    1. Indian farmer suicides over terminator seeds? Bt cotton seeds weren’t introduced into India until 2001 by Navbharat Seeds. The 1995 date is simply a lie so you can see that therefore the suicides were due to something other than Monsanto. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_suicides_in_India

    2. Better taste? Who claims that? Besides, show me randomized and blinded taste tests that produce theses results where people can taste the difference. One photo of unknown provenance from the interwebs is not “proof”.

    3. Suing farmers who violate their sale agreements and violate patents has nothing to do with GMO. Blame the broken patent system if you will, but companies that use traditional breeding methods do the same thing. Pretend you spend the time and money to invent a new widget – perhaps years of time and millions of dollars. You get a patent on it so you can recoup that investment. If somebody buys your widget in the store, takes it back to their factory and start reproducing it without paying you licensing fees, you get to say “Hey! That’s my invention, you need to pay me to make it” because you deserve to get something back for all your effort. Again, this has nothing to do with GM products and falsely represent it as such is dishonest.

    5. No, the French haven’t proven that GMO corn is bad for our health. For example, did you know that Seralini used a breed of rats who get cancer 80+% of the time when you’re feeding them non-GMO foods? Remember, cancers are primarily diseases of the elderly and Seralini let his experimental rats live to two years old, which is positively ancient for rats, so it’s no wonder that his study reported a high rate of cancer that was the same as that 80% background rate. So how can you tell whether it was just the natural cancer rate of this rat breed or if it was their food? You can’t, it’s impossible. You also never hear from the anti-GM crowd the fact that some of his GM-fed rat groups also had rates *lower* than their non-GM control counterparts. You can look that up on PubMed and Google Scholar.

    So basically, your article is nothing but fear-mongering lies and bullshit.

  • Mollace

    How is this even happening????? What “brain trust” decided that a company, ANY company could OWN the patents on seeds? That is like saying any company could own the patents on air or water. This is so insane – that a company is LEGALLY ALLOWED to poison the earth and its inhabitants is pretty much MY definition of evil. Maybe Monsanto really IS the anti-Christ.

    • Beck

      it will never make sense to a sain, nice, good person. It’s not suppose to, at least feel good about that :)
      this food will lead us all to famine, as we will have to burn the fields….for years.

  • Kevn0

    If the CEOs want to feed the hungry, I am sure there are a few tribes in New Guinea still practicing cannibalism. Maybe we can make everybody happy.

  • Jennzmom

    Yes you are correct. Non-GMO does not mean organic. However, USDA Organic does mean non-GMO.

    • Eliot W. Collins

      Thanks for confirming what I said.

    • Morgan

      You can grow GMO seed organically and label it USDA organic. Even the non-GMO certified label needs to be questioned. On a recent package of Silk soymilk, I saw a non-GMO verified label (95% of soy is GMO) With Monsanto writing the rules for USDA policy, do not trust in it.

      • RisingPhoenix

        That is total BS. GMO seed can NEVER be ' CERTIFIED ORGANIC'. EVER And NON-GMO PROJECT verification is just as strict as ORGANIC Certification. Quit spreading misinformation. Every single ingredient has to be VERIFIED and PROVEN which means its DNA is tested.

  • ewcollins

    Some people think that just because something is non-GMO Project Verified that it must also be USDA Organic. I believe that that is not true. Am I correct?

    Yes, I know that all USDA Organic products must be non-GMO, but that is not what I am asking.

  • Student

    The entire purpose of GMO is to facilitate the NWO with global depopulation.

  • mothman777

    The fact that this knowledge exists in the open domain, coupled with the fact that our governments intend to force GM food upon us still, in spite of this evidence, proves only that they are of thoroughly hostile and malicious intent against the peoples that they want to eat this poison, which will sterilize and genocide them ultimately.

    Those who intend to control the surface of the earth will have to somehow burn off the surface of the planet Earth, section by section, to rid the portions that they wish to live on of these toxic life forms that they have created as a weapon against the rest of us, before they can be re-planted from their vast seed banks, possibly under giant domes, as in the mega cities of the Judge Dredd comics.

    Perhaps they are so paranoid that they wish to leave most of the planet totally poisonous to any other people, to the extent that any people in the future millenia who may attempt to live upon it in those places filled with GM life forms will simply become degraded into completely ineffectual mutants, and maybe they are even paranoid about any other people coming here from outer space to colonise, as other races have undoubtedly done in the past, and are performing a slash and burn of the whole planet, except for a few select places, to make those places forever unlivable, as they have already done in Iraq with radioactive uranium, and with Monsanto GM crops also, which Iraqi farmers are forced to use by the American military, their own heirloom seeds bred over millenia either stolen by the US or simply destroyed.

    It is a sad day when the whole Planet Earth has to be poisoned to death for the sakes of the mad Jews in power.

    I would rather that it would be their genome instead that forever vanishes, before they succeed in their intent of causing the vastly premature demise of the genome of every other creature on the planet.

    Currently, the rate at which entire species are vanishing from the face of the planet is up to 10,000 times faster than has ever been caused in the entire history of this planet before, and the vedic scripture Srimad Bhagavatam talks of dynasties of kings that existed hundreds of millions of years ago, and they never caused this kind of damage.

    Clearly, a very dangerous breed is running amock and needs to be put down fast, for the sake of all of us, before they succeed in putting all of us down, or there will be no planet left for any of our children, or for those of any other of God's children who may try to settle on this planet in the coming billions of years.

    Whatever problem the Jews think they have with the other peoples on this planet, they have no right at all to mess the whole planet up for all time in their hysterical and godless rage.

    See 'Mothman777's Blog'

  • abinico warez

    At one time I saw an article that stated only non-GMO food was served at Monsanto's cafeteria (and govt cafeterias). I could not find that article. However, nowhere will you find any proud proclamation that these cafeterias serve GMO. That silence alone says all that we need to know.

  • Joe A

    Agree with Grant here above. Download that report and read it.

  • Grant Ingle

    For a more detailed and well-researched examination of GMO myths that GMO proponents use as talking points, see this excellent report:
    http://www.earthopensource.org/index.php/executiv