When you look at the ingredients of many of the products you eat, you will find corn in one form or another but the basic product is corn. It's in your breakfast cereal, it is in your ready to eat spaghetti products listed as high fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup is used in most of the items you prepare for your family to eat on a daily basis. Corn is good. Corn farmers are good. Monsanto is the problem.
Did you ever wonder what was in the corn that made all of those products you consume? Monsanto does know all to well. Growing corn isn't as easy as planting a bunch of seeds and harvesting them some months later that magically appears on your dinner table. Its there in your bread rolls as corn meal, sweetener for those nice canned yams, sweetener in the soda you drink, and of course it is in the meat that you serve no matter what animal you served up for dinner. Corn is a major source of feed for cows, pigs, and chickens.
Paint a picture for you, your customer grows corn, bugs love corn just as much as you do, farmers hate bugs, farmers use insecticide to kill bugs, bugs die from eating insecticide that makes their little bellies explode. Monsanto figures a way to Genetically Modify the plant so it carries that insecticide inside the corn plant. No more need for costly insecticide for the farmer and seed sales soar for Genetically Modified Corn with BT Toxcin.
One little problem here. Genetically Modified (GM) Corn with BT Toxcin is finding its way into your blood stream according to some studies around the world, and if you are pregnant, even the placenta can not stop it from passing on to your child in your womb. Check this out and decide for yourself...
About Bt corn
Monsanto's GM Bt corn is equipped with a gene from soil bacteria called Bt or Bacillus thuringiensis. This produces the Bt-toxin in the corn. The pesticide breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them.
This Bt corn was introduced into the food supply in the late 1990's and problems have been occurring ever since.
Monsanto and the EPA swore that the genetically engineered corn would only harm insects. They stated that the Bt-toxin produced inside the plant would be completely destroyed in the human digestive system. They said it would not have any impact on the health of consumers.
Unfortunately they have been proven wrong, because not only is Bt corn producing resistant "superpests", researchers have also found that the Bt-toxin can badly affect human health.
In 2011, doctors at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec found Bt-toxin in the blood of:
- 93 percent of pregnant women tested
- 80 percent of umbilical blood in their babies, and
- 67 percent of non-pregnant womenDigital Journal
How do you stop eating everything that has corn in it in the American diet? For the average person on the block that is impossible. But you are an American and you do have a voice to get this toxin out of your food chain. Email or call your Congressional Members and tell them you do not want poison in your food. Email the President even! Several national food chain stores refuse to carry GM Corn with BT Toxin but that is realistically impossible. Corn syrup is used in so many foods that their shelves would have to be bare.
Monsanto is a very large corporation. I wouldn't be surprised if I was contacted by them or their lawyers to take this post down. I've gotten those messages before from other companies and the post always stand on my first amendment right. I love freedom of speech and I love being an American!
One last thought, for all you new moms out there caring for children already born or inside waiting to be introduced to the world. Go to the nearest farm or farmers market and get organic vegetables.
Second last thought... I went to search out Monsanto and their reply to the first reports of immune system defects in clinical trials and it reads like a lawyer or politician wrote it. Here is the link if you want to see it (LINK)