Sunday, April 24, 2011

Genetically Modified Foods and the Justice System

I found a really good article about genetically modified foods, and a possible turning tide.

This past August, a federal judge ruled that a genetically modified crop should be destroyed because of concerns over dangers posed to humans.
In August 2010 US District Judge Jeffrey White of California ruled that all of the future plantings of Monsanto’s GM beets should stop until the United States Department of Agriculture could conduct an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) that would prove the safety of the crop.
Not surprisingly, the USDA violated the ruling. They permitted Monsanto to plant the genetically modified beet crop.
Consequently Judge White ordered the crops destroyed.

This caused “the equivalent of a tantrum” on the part of Monsanto. They claimed the equivalent of the sugar beet apocalypse would occur if they were forced to destroy this crop.

To continue in this vein, the jury is still out on genetically modified (GM) foods. It has been shown that GM foods have caused organ damage in rats, which can lead to a whole host of problems, including non-hodgkins.

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