Barbara H. Peterson
Normally I don’t put too much stock in petitions, but one has got my attention. It is the petition put out by Colleen Mellor and Nomi C. to ban GMOs worldwide. Here is what they say at the site:
Ban Genetically Modified Organisms Worldwide
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are endangering the health, environment, and economic welfare of the entire world. GMO’s are not proven safe and are not sustainable, despite biotechnology industry claims. Independent research shows major health problems associated with GMO consumption and related chemical farming in the form of chronic illnesses, reproductive failure, food allergies, autism, birth defects and cancer. We do not support the continued production of GMO’s anywhere in the world and the long term safety of GMO’s has not been confirmed through rigorous, independent, scientific studies. We value our health and environment and want to preserve the availability of safe food in the future. We want every nation to join those who have already banned GE and work together towards the eventual worldwide ban of Genetically Modified Organisms.
I couldn’t agree more. With the March Against Monsanto garnering over 2 million marchers worldwide, awareness is spreading like wildfire. We’ve got the momentum going, and more marches are planned.
The March Against Monsanto’s Facebook site states:
We are NOT waiting a year!!! Start planning people…October 12th we take to the streets again. In honor of World Food Day on 10/16/13 (it happens to be a Wednesday) and the fact that October is National GMO Awareness month, we will get on our marching boots for an even bigger event seen this past weekend. We hope most of our organizers will be willing to go again and we welcome new ones as well. Please message the page to get signed up in your city! Thanks everyone!! (There is also the July 4th event being put on by momsacrossamerica.com)
Why is banning GMOs so important?
Monsanto is not content to merely take over the world’s food supply. In fact, according to Dr. Michelle Kmiec, Monsanto is on a mission to pharmaceutically enhance GMO foods using new RNA technology, which can effectively silence genes.
Exposed: Monsanto’s Mission To Pharmaceutically “Enhance” GMO Foods
Announced on August 28, 2012 Monsanto and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. formed a “Strategic Alliance”. Why strategic? Together they intend to “… advance biological technologies in the field of agriculture…”
“The new alliance brings Alnylam’s broad RNAi-based intellectual property (IP) and proprietary technologies to Monsanto’s new BioDirect™ technology, which aims to deliver innovative biological solutions for farmers.”
So they are going to bring solutions for farmers? Well, that’s what they want you to believe…
Let’s take a look at what “RNAi-based intellectual property” actually is. Better known as RNAi therapeutics - here is the explanation in the words of Alnylam:
“RNAi (RNA interference) is a revolution in biology, representing a breakthrough in understanding how genes are turned on and off in cells, and a completely new approach to drug discovery and development.
RNAi is a natural process of gene silencing that occurs in organisms ranging from plants to mammals. By harnessing the natural biological process of RNAi occurring in our cells, the creation of a major new class of medicines, known as RNAi therapeutics, is on the horizon.”
Now based on everything so far, an obvious pattern emerges leading to an undeniable outcome:
Synthetic Food + Pharmaceuticals + Genetically Modified Foods & Organisms + RNAi Therapeutics = Pharmaceutically Enhanced Food
How would you someday like to wake up to find that the dinner you ate the night before made you sterile, or dosed you with a medicine for a relatively unknown, rare disease, or caused a life-threatening reaction because of a drug that made its way across a field and into your organic corn? How would you like to find out that you have just been dosed with a drug because you merely handled an innocent looking plant?
The new technology can silence or activate targeted genes in plants, and the genetically engineered RNA used in the process can conceivably horizontally transfer to people who eat the plants, or even handle them.
Don’t think Monsanto would do this? The people of Anniston Alabama didn’t think they were targeted to be killed with PCBs either. Just look at the history of this company:
Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Awful Products Made By Monsanto
When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern…
Read the dirty dozen here:
No coexistence is possible
Coexistence with an invasive species that is set to take over life on earth through genetic engineering is not possible. Not by a long shot. So, if we do not want to live as a genetically engineered species on a genetically engineered planet, taking whatever garbage is in store for us without knowledge or consent, then we need to BAN GMOs. ALL OF THEM!
Recently I was told: “You just want to change the world.” My reply to that is: The world is changing whether we like it or not. How it changes is up to us.
©2013 Barbara H. Peterson