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GM Foods: Harmful or Helpful?
"French scientists said ... that rats fed on Monsanto's genetically modified corn or
exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.
The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died
prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.
GMOs are deeply unpopular in Europe and many other countries, but dominate key
crops in the United States."
-- MSNBC/Reuters article on a two-year study of rats fed genetically modified
Are genetically modified foods helpful or harmful?
Monsanto and the food industry have poured $35 million into a campaign in
California against Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of foods which
contain genetically modified (GM) contents. Though over 60 countries require GM
food labeling, no state in the U.S. has this requirement. Yet as the major media
articles below have shown, over 90% of polled U.S. residents would rather have the
right to know.
The huge industry campaign against GM labeling in California has clearly had an
effect. Poll results show that in late September 67% of respondents favored
Proposition 37, yet by Oct. 10th that number had dropped below 50%, largely as a
result of incessant advertising sponsored by Monsanto and other major food
corporations. Sadly, proponents of labeling have less than $5 million to present
information on the many studies showing how harmful genetically modified foods
Below are highly revealing news articles reported in the major media which reveal
the many risks and dangers of GM foods, as well as the intense and deceptive
campaign by big industry to promote these foods as healthy and avoid labeling. Links
are provided to many reliable sources showing the harmful effects of these foods.
Please read below, spread the word, and see our "What you can do" section below
the article summaries. Thanks for caring and for making a difference in our world.