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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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Fascinating hub. I had no idea this was going on. Now I have another thing to worry about. Rated up and useful.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Wow, I'm so glad when someone like you writes. I have this terrible tendency of thinking that everyone already knows everything I know, lol. So, thank you and thanks so much for rating up!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Did you hear about the monsanto suicides in India though?


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

No, do you have a website or link?


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

The worst thing about the Monsanto and other GM food is that the companies producing them patent them, as you've mentioned, but the modification has made the plants infertile, in other words, they do not produce viable seeds. This means in turn that the peasant farmers in Africa, India and other parts of the developing world can't do what they've done for generations, that is, keep some seeds of every crop to use to plant in the next growing season. They have to get new seeds every year. So they are then more dependent on the producers of these GM products and have to spend more to get a new crop. This is insanity!

Thanks for sharing.

Love and peace

Tony


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Tony: I'm so glad you brought that up...I should have mentioned it in the article and maybe I will because that is a very important point.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Never gave this much thought. Always assumed the food supply was safe and tests on GMO's were conclusively safe. You mean big companies and Government can't be trusted? Sounds like it could lead to the eugenic solution to overpopulation. There are sinister forces at work. I believe they are being orchestrated by a powerful spiritual force.

Thanks for one more thing to be aware of.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

NO, they are NOT safe. The very best thing you should do is have your own food supply, garden and seed bank. Seeds have been used as currency in times past and if things continue the way they are we might be seeing the same thing very soon. I have more to write on this subject ..especially with the Food Safety (oxymoron) Bill that was just passed. We live in very evil times, most people just don't know it, which is probably just as well.


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gracenotes 6 years ago from North Texas

I don't like the idea of round-up ready anything, whether it's corn or turnips. I've seen the documentary where they go into detail about the patented corn spreading into a neighboring farmer's land. Awful, just awful. I would not doubt that genetically engineered foods make some people sick.

Corn is an important crop. My suggestion is to grow your own corn, if possible. My brother does this, and this year, he had a nice crop to harvest. It's just impossible to find non-GMO corn at the supermarket, and so much of it is in the food supply as high-fructose corn syrup anyway.

I've grown from heirloom seeds. It's not particularly easy, it takes more patience, and the heirloom crops are more vulnerable to damage from temperature extremes. However, I think it's important to save seeds and patronize companies that sell non-GMO seed packets.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Personally, I think everyone should have a greenhouse in their backyard to provide against the temperature extremes. I just think we need to really inform people so that we can get the people power to affect change in the legislature (but then I may be naïve).


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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

http://hubpages.com/hub/Monsanto-and-their-Crimina...

Brie, this isn't a highly rated hub; but it's got six times the traffic of my next best hub traffic wise. . . .and it consists of a video that is the heart of the matter, and five minutes worth of me venting on Monsanto. Reddit.com is the traffic source, fyi.


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gracenotes 6 years ago from North Texas

Brie,

I just wish my backyard had more room and more importantly, an optimal exposure for a greenhouse. :-( Facing west in North Texas just doesn't cut it!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Wesman: I just watched the one video about the suicides and I am sick. I wish they had killed the Monsanto guys instead of themselves. What an evil evil company. God help us.


Bored 5 years ago

LOL you worry over unkillable weeds and then complain about how these plants have a onw generation limit... Most farmers buy seeds annually anyway, and im sure Africa would choose GM food over stravtion, something we Americans rarely have the ability to understand... DO you thing these farmers can grow organic food? Food which can be killed by locust and other pests, or fungi or viroids?

And dont group corprate greed with scientific progress, just because some "evil corperation" sues someone, doesn't mean a products evil...

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