VICE’s entire third season of its HBO show is now available online for free! The May 2015 episode focuses entirely on genetically modified crops.
The video shows how far we’ve strayed from our millennia-old traditions of saving seed for genetic diversity. Now a few multinational corporations are trying to patent all of Mother Nature in order to control the world’s food supply.
Widespread mono-cropping of trans-gene GM crops (owned by Monsanto, Syngenta, etc.) is a disaster waiting to happen. As experts in the film point out, if the same gene is used almost worldwide to modify crops, the failure of those crops would not be short-term or small. It would be long-term and global. A single disease could wipe out every strain of corn, soy or other crop that was created using trans-gene technology. Also, if non-GM crops have been contaminated by these same modified genes, the entire food chain could suffer a catastrophe.
This HBO series episode highlights the country of Paraguay. Since becoming a Monsanto-reliant farming country, Paraguay has had to increase imports by as much as 300 percent. Making the entire economy depend on patented seeds has made Paraguay destitute. This is the likely outcome for every country that relies on GM crops.
The images in this video are undeniable proof of what genetic engineering has done to our planet. Take the time to watch it, even if in part, if you can.
5 thoughts on “VIDEO: HBO Series Highlights Problems with Genetically Modified Crops”
we need a president that will STOP THE MONSANTO DESTRUCTION.
Our only hope for a President who seems to care about Labelling GMO’s and possibly BANNING this poison is BERNIE SANDERS!
The worst candidate is the BRIDE OF FRANKENFOOD – Hilary Clinton. I hope that people educate and conclude that she is definitely “EVIL”.
Unthinkable that our Gov’t allowed this to happen. Centuries old farmers saved their seeds and now for a few corporations to own them and sell them back once harvested is a crime literally.
Why don’t India start filtering their own water so they can make a usable drinking water?
Just like the fraud feeding GMO’s to control group in food studies, it has gotten worse!!
“It’s like Monsanto getting the approvals for table salt, sodium chloride, to be used on food and then going back to the EPA and saying – Oh BTW, we have another salt of sodium we want to register, and the EPA lets them use the same testing that they used for sodium chloride. However, the new salt is SODIUM CYANIDE and a lot of people are now dying !!!!!”
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