Genetically Engineered FrankenFood
This story may not have all the pizazz of the current TSA crisis but it is probably the most dire threat we are facing in the United States and maybe (if Monsanto has it's way) the world.
First of all the problem...
The problem is that Monsanto has been quietly inventing Frankenfoods, that is Genetically Engineered Food and Animals for several years now. How is this done? Well, they extract the DNA or gene from one animal, food or insect and insert it into another, creating a “new” food. They then patent the “new” food and sue anyone who may have the misfortune of “accidentally” incorporated Monsanto's food with their own. For example, Monsanto has created a round-up ready corn. By this I mean that the corn can be sprayed with round-up and it will not kill the corn. There are a few problems with this. One is that Monsanto's corn doesn't just stay in their corn fields. The wind blows the corn into neighboring corn fields and then Monsanto sues those farmers and steals their land claiming patent infringement! This has happened over and over and they have won over and over.
The other problem is that Monsanto is using one type of pesticide, the farmer down the road is using another and the farmer in the next pasture is using another. Eventually these crops all become cross-pollinated and what happens is that they actually need more pesticides to do the job because the plants become resistant.
According to Percy Schmeiser this is how it's done:
"Farmers are now using from six to 10 times more chemicals because what has happened is that we've developed a new super-weed from genetic engineering. There are about five companies, maybe there are more, but about four or five that sell genetically engineered canola. So if you had 'farmer A' growing a genetically engineered canola from a company over here and 'farmer B' was growing a canola from another company and 'farmer C' over here was growing Monsanto's, what has happened through cross-pollination is that you now have the three genes in one plant. So it´s now become a super-weed that takes different chemicals to kill. It has moved into grain fields and all other fields besides canola. And you'd be hard-pressed to find a field in western Canada that's not contaminated."
Eventually these genetically engineered frankenfoods cross-pollinate other crops, and all crops become infected. Not only will we, the consumer, be eating food that we have no idea is genetically engineered (currently there is no law that requires a company to label foods GMO) but eventually all food will become uniform and variety will be stymied if not lost forever. If you get sick from a genetically engineered food you would have no idea if that was the cause because of the lack of labeling (and that is just the way Monsanto wants it).
This may not sound like something to be raising the red flag of warning over but let me remind you that the Irish potato famine killed between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people. The decline in population of Ireland as a whole between the censuses of 1841 and 1851 was 19.9%, through death, plummeting fertility, and emigration. And that was over one crop!
Compare this to Peru
which also had a potato blight problem, but in Peru they had myriads of
different varieties of the potato so they hardly noticed the problem.
All it would take is one super weed or super pest that has become immune to all the pesticides to wipe out all of the crops!
(Luke 21:7-11) And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
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