Who can we believe?

Last night I watched a programme about some people’s unwillingness to accept scientific ‘facts’ any more.

There was a great deal about global warming (which has actually become ‘Climate Change’) and the presenter put forward the arguments opposed to the many who dispute the idea that global warming – if in fact this is happening – is caused by man.

But I was mainly looking forward to hearing what he had to say about GMOs and was disappointed when he only dealt with one small experiment in fields around Norwich where scientists from the UEA were trying to grow blight resistant potatoes: surely, according to him, a very worthwhile, useful and harmless project.

But he made no reference to the activities of Monsanto who, in my humble opinion, are doing untold harm to the environment.  Isn’t it logical to wonder if producing weed resistant plants will lead to even bigger and more resistant weeds? Nature always seems to come up with a response  and no amount of scientific experiment can predict what that might be.

Making seeds which will not reproduce is a dangerous ploy. It seems they want to hold the monopoly on seed supply – a very dangerous situation.

This article puts forward the arguments far more effectively so I’m copying it here:

GMO lies: Deliberate misuse of the term “genetically modified” designed to mislead people

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) It’s one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There’s nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they’re referring to is the genetic selection used in the long, slow development of many crops such as wheat, which originally began as a grass but was shaped generation after generation through the selection of larger seeds, ultimately leading to modern-day wheat.

This stands in stark contrast to genetic engineering, which is the artificial inserting of genetic code (often from animal species, by the way) into the DNA of a plant. This is a completely artificial, interventionist “engineering” of the DNA of a plant that wildly differs from mere genetic “selection.”

GMO poison pushers attempt to confuse people with these terms by claiming that “lots of foods are genetically modified,” thereby blurring the distinction between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. I’ve even heard top-level scientists attempt to use this false argument, hoping that no one will notice.

The simple truth is that genetic selection works in harmony with natural processes of gene variation within a species. If you grow corn, and you save the seeds from your best-tasting corn to plant the next generation of corn, you are engaged in genetic selection. This is natural.

But the GMO industry doesn’t even want you to be able to save your seeds from one generation to the next. They use “terminator” technology in the seeds to ensure that the second generation of seeds is non-viable. That alone is a crime against humanity because it forces a seed monopoly upon farmers and consumers in developing nations and first-world nations. This is why any individual or organization that is in favor of seed-termination technology in GMOs is supporting a crime against nature.

As usual, the powerful corporations pushing GMOs are attempting to blatantly confuse consumers (and journalists) over the difference between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. None of the biotech GMOs are created through selection processes along. They all are based on artificial genetic engineering.

10 facts you need to know about GMOs:

• GMOs are created through artificial genetic engineering of plant DNA, usually through inserting animal genes into plants.

• Genetic “selection,” in contrast, is a natural process whereby people plant seeds, generation after generation, from their crops that demonstrate desirable characteristics. This is how wheat, corn and other crops were developed over centuries of seed selection.

• The GMO industry uses seed terminator technology to forbid seed saving and planting, thereby forcing farmers to buy seeds year after year (creating a seed monopoly and a single point of control for food).

• People who promote GMOs are engaged in crimes against humanity and crimes against nature. They promote dangerous technologies that threaten the future of life on earth by causing genetic pollution and a sharp loss of seed diversity.

• GMOs have been linked to at least 200,000 suicides in India over the past decade due to failed crops (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_M…).

• The GMO industry has financially taken over much of the mainstream media, politicians and science journals (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_u…). They will not stop until they achieve complete control over the world food supply, enslaving humanity in a food monopoly.

• GMOs cause “genetic pollution” that damage other crops and ultimately threaten the reproductive viability of crops in the long term. The future of food is jeopardized by GMOs.

• The GMO industry is now attempting to brand all opponents of GMOs as “unscientific” by claiming that GMO = science, and therefore anyone who opposes GMOs is automatically an opponent of science (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_u…).

• The GMO push into Europe is a confirmed conspiracy involving U.S. officials and GMO corporations, as revealed in a Wikileaks cable that the mainstream media has still refused to report (http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_G…).

• The next great food famine (and mass starvation) will undoubtedly be caused by GMOs. And yet the industry claims that GMOs will save the planet from starvation! Only in a crooked, corrupt world could an industry claim to be saving the world while actually enslaving the world.

Watch NaturalNews editor Mike Adams rap about GMOs in the hit song, “Just Say No to GMOs”

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=B459F…

Visit www.NaturalNews.com/NoGMO to learn more.


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8 Responses to “Who can we believe?”

  1. Z Says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Sandy. And some of the GM plants are resistant to weedkiller, so that the weeds can be easily destroyed around them -but they are not necessarily sterile, so how can the farmer then get rid of them when he grows something else, or if they spread? At least if GM seeds are sterile, you can lose their effects in a plant generation, but that’s not necessarily the case.

    The other matter is the effect on animal diversity. There is evidence that insects do not thrive around GM plants, and some of them are bred to be resistant to insect attack. But insects are needed for pollination, to feed birds and bats and other animals. Sterile monoculture is not way for the planet to feed itself.

    Monsanto plug the idea that there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful to human health, because that’s their strong argument. Fine, there may well not be. But the environmental side is not sufficiently addressed by interviewers and so they get away with it.

  2. bretonne Says:

    I tried Real Seeds last year, possibly not the best year as everything was puny due to lack of rain at the crucial time. I must admit I was disappointed and will go back to “normal” veg seeds F1 hybrids included as the only seeds I was able to save were some radish which I will plant and see what happens. I chose old French varieties too which should have done well. However, at a local market the other day I noticed the bio man’s offerings were also on the small side so I can only assume we’ve got so used to BIG that “ordinary” stuff no longer cuts the mustard. I did make some delicious veg pasties and quiches from my miniature veg.
    Back to your topic: you have only to look at what’s happened with anti-biotics…………..

  3. Pat Says:

    This is something I know little about – unlike you,Z and bretonne but GM does begin to sound like an agricultural baddie.

  4. Little old me Says:

    A step to far, so we don’t have enough food to feed the ever growing population of the world, (the clue is there). The issue surely is to address the ever growing population not mess around with food and our ability to grown our own in our own back yards.

  5. guyana gyal Says:

    I’ll read all of this later, I should be in bed now. Just wanted to say, the next thing we know, they’ll be saying that weeds can cure all sorts of ailments…those same weeds they’re trying to kill off for good.

  6. antiphonsgarden Says:

    The argument about overpopulation is a cynical myth instrumented by those who create artificial starvation through speculation. As long few over here uses the resources of many over there, overpopulation is not the problem but abuse of resources. Considering how much gets throw away before it even reach a shop, because of the absurdity of the market , good food could available for each human under other conditions. Capitalism is very unhealthy to humanity.

  7. sablonneuse Says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone.
    Z: the GM problem is enormous. It seems logical that messing about with nature is going to bring disaster but ‘scientists’ seem to have been bribed or threatened into telling us we’re idiots if we don’t embrace it with open arms.
    Jill: I’ve ordered rom real seeds again this year but must admit I haven’t tried saving seeds yet. Must have a go.
    Helen:It is pretty ominous if the reports from Anerica are true and they are trying to put a stop to small farmers’ markets and even grwoing food for yourself.
    G-G: You’re right, they could kill off huge numbers of valuable natural medicines. Then they’ll say we have to rely on chemicals produced (in sometimes dubious conditions) by big pharma.
    Pat: I’m amazed that ‘scientists’ ridicule people who ask pertinent questions about GM when they seem to base their arguments on very dubious research. In fact, it is impossible to predict the future results of their dangerous experiments. We’ll only find out when it’s too late!
    Antiphonsgarden: Yes, we throw away far too much food while people in other countries starve.

  8. antiphonsgarden Says:

    Not only we(well, rarely me anyway!), but clearly them!

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