Monday, January 2, 2012

What Are GMOs?

What exactly are GMOs?  GMOs are "Genetically Modified Organisms", the process of combining the genes of separate organisms to engineer a new one, such as, corn with modified DNA to produce its own pesticide.

Chemical companies like Monsanto and Dow are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMOs, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled.

Did you know that:
-80% of all processed foods in the United States contain GMOs.
-Genetically modified food toxins are found in the blood of 80% of unborn babies.
-Monsanto owns 90% of genetically modified seeds in the US.

The GMO Film Project, by Compeller Pictures, (listed above), tells the story of a father's discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto's gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake.

"Control the food, and you control the people."  -- Henry Kissinger

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