Forget spirulina, pomegranates, blueberries, and the host of other natural "superfoods" with incredible nutritive and healing powers - the biotechnology industry has developed a new purple "Frankentomato" that it claims can single-handedly halt inflammation, stop plaque buildup in arteries, and even cure cancer!
An outrageous new
propaganda campaign currently making the rounds in the mainstream
media, and headed by researchers with a vested interest in seeing
the new mutant tomato succeed, claims that
tomatoes are key to eliminating heart disease globally, even though
there are already plenty of nature-made fruits and vegetables,
including other varieties of tomatoes, that naturally perform this
and many other medicinal functions.
According to the study, which was presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, adding a little bit of GM tomato extract to rats' diets, which were said to be mostly composed of "Western-style, high-fat, calorie-packed" foods, helped them to experience,
But the trial, as pointed out by GMWatch.org, was small, poorly conducted, and was neither peer-reviewed nor published in an actual scientific journal.
And yet mainstream media coverage of the study has been relentlessly forgiving of these blatant flaws, with popular news sources parading around ridiculous headlines like "Purple tomato can beat cancer," and "How my purple tomato could save your life," which falsely imply that this untested mutant food is somehow a proven cure for whatever heart condition or disease that might be ailing you - snake oil anyone?
There are already plenty of non-GMO crops with enhanced nutrient profiles
But how would the biotechnology industry, whose mascot and ringleader is the infamous Monsanto, make any money from Dr. Steinbaum's common sense dietary approach?
Since companies cannot patent natural tomatoes, including the non-GMO enhanced purple tomato that has already been created by researchers at Oregon State University (OSU), which
received little media attention, they are having to pull all sorts of political strings in an attempt to build public support for their own genetically-tampered tomatoes.
As you will notice, these non-GMO varieties include foods like,
...and, yes, even tomatoes.
This latest media stunt with the GM purple tomato is nothing more than a pathetic marketing ploy hatched by the biotechnology industry to persuade people that GMOs are needed to promote public health and cure disease.
But the moral of the story remains the same
- nature has already manifested the medicinal answers to life's illnesses in the form of natural fruits, vegetables, and superfoods, none of which require genetic modifications of any kind.