Anyone else watch Food, Inc and feeling pretty queasy about the way soybeans are grown? I know I never ate tofu really, but the concept that health-minded people are (unknowingly) consuming things that have been sprayed with Round-Up (yes, that’s the same stuff you put on your weeds) is right up there with dipping your meat in bleach before you grill it.
Now I read this article on TreeHugger and just found out that cotton & corn crop are also predominately grown from genetically-modified seeds owned by Monsanto Corporation (makers of Round-Up), on the scale of 90% of the nation’s total.
Mmmmm, nothing says Fourth of July like grilled corn that was repeatedly sprayed with herbicides….
But it gets better. A December 2009 independent study showed that three different types of GMO-corn from Monsanto have proven to cause organ damage in mammals. To quote the report:
The data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen.
This study confirmed precisely the results of a different 2007 study.
Oh yeah, these GMO’s have already been approved for us to eat.