By Pat Foster
Food is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community.” Monsanto Corporation genetically modifies seeds so that they can hold large quantities of their Roundup pesticide. Their seeds grow plants that are largely outside of the “interrelated food chains in an ecological community,” putting them outside of the definition of “food” by Webster’s Dictionary.
The main ingredient of Roundup is a chemical called glyphosate. While Monsanto admits on their website that one out of four studies contracted to determine the acceptance of glysphosate in what we eat is not OK for our health. The State of California wanted Monsanto to place a warning on every container of Roundup sold in their state that this chemical causes cancer. Monsanto went to the U.S. District Court for an injunction against the State of California based upon a 1st Amendment free speech protections by compelling retailers to post ‘false, misleading and highly controversial statements” on their products.”
“The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Shubb leaves glyphosate on the state’s so called Proposition 65 list as a ‘chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer,’ but bars anyone from enforcing a requirement to warn consumers about the presence of the herbicide” as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
The website Innvista shows how current research in GMO’s is producing Terminator Technology which kills “only the embryos while leaving such other important seed components as oils and proteins intact.” This has the affect of basically killing off all other plants that it mates with, leaving Monsanto a company that controls most of the seeds in the world, while small farmers find their seeds have been infected by these Terminator GMO’s.
Monsanto states on their website that there are 10 commercially available crops grown from GMO seeds in the U.S.:
While this is what they list on their website, the list is much larger than what they show. The main item left off their list is WHEAT.
The video documentary: What is With Wheat states that the US grows enough GMO wheat annually to feed 10 billion people, yet there is less than 8 billion people on the planet. The documentary has medical people using animations on how glysphosate settles in your colon, and prevents the digestion of your food, especially complex proteins like meat. Since these proteins cannot enter the colon to be digested, they invade the blood stream through your stomach wall. They call this “leaky gut syndrome”, or celiac disease. While California certainly has better scientists than this publication, we take the position that ancient grains grown chemically free organically is probably one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, and GMO’s should be avoided. Our focus is on ancient grains that people lived on for thousands of years.