from GlobalResearch Website
One of the great mysteries surrounding the spread of GMO plants around the world since the first commercial crops were released in the early 1990’s in the USA and Argentina has been the absence of independent scientific studies of possible long-term effects of a diet of GMO plants on humans or even rats. Now it has come to light the real reason.
The GMO agribusiness companies like
Monsanto, BASF, Pioneer, Syngenta and others prohibit independent
It is impossible to independently verify
that GMO crops such as Monsanto
Roundup Ready Soybeans or
MON8110 GMO maize perform as the company claims, or that, as the
company also claims, that they have no harmful side effects because
the GMO companies forbid such tests!
Scientists are prohibited from testing a
seed to explore under what conditions it flourishes or even fails.
They cannot compare any characteristics of the GMO seed with any
other GMO or non-GMO seeds from another company. Most alarming, they
are prohibited from examining whether the genetically modified crops
lead to unintended side-effects either in the environment or in
animals or humans.
Former attorneys for Monsanto were appointed responsible in EPA and FDA for rules governing GMO seeds as but one example and no Government tests of GMO seed safety to date have been carried out. All tests are provided to the US Government on GMO safety or performance by the companies themselves such as Monsanto.
Little wonder that GMO sounds to
positive and that Monsanto and others can falsely claim GMO is the
“solution to world hunger.”
It is as if Chevrolet or Tata Motors or Fiat tried to censor comparative crash tests of their cars in Consumer Reports or a comparable consumer publication because they did not like the test results. Only this deals with the human and animal food chain. The scientists rightly argue to EPA that food safety and environment protection “depend on making plant products available to regular scientific scrutiny.”
We should think twice before we eat that
next box of American breakfast cereal if the corn used is GMO .