If You are What you Eat… What Will you Become?

The Monsanto Company grows food for your dinner table in many states, but in 4; Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Illinois- it’s process to eliminate pests  in corn by genetically engineering the seeds could be failing. A recent article questions whether the corn is really killing the bugs it has been modified to resist. Monsanto Corn May be Failing to Kill Bugs in 4 States. The company also offers wheat products. FAQ About Monsanto and Wheat.

Food, Inc. a documentary (which is easily downloadable from Netflix) reveals how the chemical company who owns a patent on the familiar weedkiller Roundup, is now in the business of genetic modification (GM) of seeds. In the most simple terms: the company is modifying natural seeds with bt toxin (Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a Gram-positive, soil-dwelling bacterium, commonly used as a biological pesticide;~wiki) thus cutting costs for themselves on the other end of marketing. Sweet corn will now be sold at your local market by Monsanto- which has been genetically modified.

Monsanto to sell genetically modified sweet corn at your market

GM foods serve a potential risk of organ damage studies show. Organ Damage

It isn’t just corn the company is after, soy beans are also on their list.

Montsanto sues farmers for saving  soy beans seeds. The company keeps an array of commonly used seed: Monsanto’s seed bank from the website:

  The company also works with the government and lobbies hard for their products to take the lead over all others.

If you have time: this online free documentary will fill in the blanks.

The World According to Monsanto

Just for fun…

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