Monsanto-What you did't know!

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Published on December 5, 2008

Author: newsamson29

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Phenylalanine : Phenylalanine Aspartame : Aspartame Phenylalanine (50%) Aspartic acid (40%) Methanol ( 10%) Aspartame : Aspartame Artificial sweetener Additive Chemical that is genetically engineered by a company called Monsanto. Slide 5: Monsanto is an agricultural biotech corporation responsible for the creation of: Slide 6: Agent Orange-the name of an herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. PCB’s-were used as sealants, adhesives, and lubricants until banned in the 1970s. rBGH-bovine growth hormone-injected to cows to increase milk production. Monsanto is the leading producer of genetically engineered food. : Monsanto is the leading producer of genetically engineered food. As of today 70% of foods found in supermarkets contain genetically modified foods. (GMOs) What’s the big deal? : What’s the big deal? There has been no human testing on GMOs for human consumption. At this time manufactures are not required to label their foods as genetically modified. (GMO) Slide 9: The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act Through this legislation all manufactures of GMOs will be mandated to label all GMO products which consist of at least 70% of foods at supermarkets. : Through this legislation all manufactures of GMOs will be mandated to label all GMO products which consist of at least 70% of foods at supermarkets. GMO : GMO A GMO is the transferring of one trait of an organism into another so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there. This is an unnatural process that doesn't occur in nature but only in the laboratory. GMO examples : GMO examples + = 7 times stronger than kevlar GMO examples : GMO examples + = Frost resistant tomato GMO examples : GMO examples = + Monsanto currently grows 53% of all GMO crops in the US. : Monsanto currently grows 53% of all GMO crops in the US. Corn Soybeans Canola Sugar cane Potatoes Monsanto’s GMO seeds are: : Monsanto’s GMO seeds are: Patented-every corn, soybean, or potato seed created in the laboratory becomes their (IP) intellectual property. Sterile-2nd generation seeds will not reproduce. Monsanto’s GMO plants are: : Monsanto’s GMO plants are: Cross-pollinators-easy to affect a plant species that has been grown for centuries. Threaten bio-diversity-one GMO plant could replace all existing diverse plant types. Monsanto : Monsanto Owns up to 75% of the US seed market. Owns up to 25% of world’s seed market. Trying to patent animals. Attempting to acquire water rights in many countries Slide 19: The prevalence of GMO foods in our supermarkets is more widespread than commonly thought. Highly processed foods, such as vegetable oils or breakfast cereals, most likely contain some genetically-modified ingredients. The use of corn and soybeans as food additives in the modern American diet virtually ensures that all U.S. consumers have been exposed to GM food products. What about the FDA? : What about the FDA? (the Food and Drug Administration) "The FDA has no information that the use of biotechnology creates a class of food that is different in quality, safety or any other attribute from conventional food " said James Maryanski, the FDA's food biotechnology coordinator. : "The FDA has no information that the use of biotechnology creates a class of food that is different in quality, safety or any other attribute from conventional food " said James Maryanski, the FDA's food biotechnology coordinator. Slide 22: How many you of have noticed an increase in the last 10 to 15 years of Diabetes, ADHD, new allergens new cancers or anti-biotic resistance? Could this be an effect from GMOs? No testing….No labeling…Nobody knows… : No testing….No labeling…Nobody knows… Slide 24: http://truefoodnow.org Slide 26: http://www.thecampaign.org/ Slide 27: The bio-tech industry spends $50 million per year to convince consumers that bio-tech crops are safe. Slide 28: We once thought asbestos was safe, it caused cancer. We thought smoking was safe, it caused cancer. We need to proceed slowly with safety with the genetic modification of our world. Until there is a better public understanding of this change, all foods should be labeled GMO or non-GMO for our own benefit.

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