There is always an ongoing debate about just how dangerous is GMO. With people appearing on places such as the Doctor Oz show. Supposedly being “experts” in the subject matter and claiming how all of the evidence shows that GMO is safe through extensive research, testing, studying and how other countries import GMO.
A lot of this I will adders at a later date but it’s easy to say that a lot of this tends to be fairy tales. Especially with multiple studies showing GMO to be dangerous to health (many of these studies being done outside of the US) or that very often for new GMO products the FDA and other government agencies will do little to not testing. Instead they will often just take Monsanto at their word.
Even cables leaked from Wikileaks revealed that Monsanto was calling on the US to help put pressure to some countries to accept genetically mortified items. Monsanto being banned is no myth but very real. There are at least twenty counties in the world which have gone all the way and simply outright banned all GMO products from being imported in. This includes many first world countries including places such as Switzerland, Italy, France along with other places such as Egypt and Peru. So this isn’t some small or isolated incident either. The list of crimes against humanity that Monsanto has committed is likely to long to go over.
But one simple thing is talking about what started in India a few years back. I’ll put a link to a full article at the bottom. Long story short Monsanto came into India and bribed the government to bully farmers into purchasing GMO sees which they promised would be much hardier and better then regular cotton seeds even though the GMO seeds were 1,000 times more expensive. Come to find out these seeds were worse then regular ones with local pests killing of cotton crops, the crops needing twice as much water increasing costs and the fact that farmers were not told that they would have to buy new seeds every year.
Which is a big blow to farmer who are used to saving and using seeds year after year. The results was a country which had over 125,000 farmers saw where over 1,000 farmers a month began to commit suicide due to despair over the high debt they racked up and no way to pay it off. This is a very true story and even today people are still struggling. So next time you’re thinking about how great those GMO crops are ask the farmers in India.