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 Genetically Modified Corn Is Toxic, And Monsanto Knew It

It appears that a variety of genetically modified maize (corn) produced by Monsanto is [a href="http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=A1018BD684F0C6A62F01999A180E764B"]toxic for the liver and kidneys[/a]. What's worse, Monsanto knew about it and tried to conceal the facts in its own publications. Greenpeace fought in court to obtain the data and had it analyzed by a team of experts. MON863, the variety of GM maze in question, has been authorized for markets in the US, EU, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Here are [a href="http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/gp_briefing_seralini_study.pdf"]Greenpeace's brief on the study[/a] and their [a href="http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/mon863_chronicle_of_deception.pdf"]account of how the story was unearthed[/a] (both PDFs).
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And in case you're wondering how I feel about Monsanto, see the case of Percy Schmeiser. [a href="http://www.percyschmeiser.com/crime.htm" title="percyschmeiser.com"]http://www.percyschmeiser.com/crime.htm[/a] [percyschmeiser.com] His field was contaminated by Monsanto genetics.  Monsanto sued him and won.
   
What happens is when the seeds from a farm growing the Monsanto crops gets carried (by wind/birds/whatever) over to a neighboring farmer's fields, who is NOT using Monsanto seeds to grow crops... The farmer is now "violating the seed patent" as his plants are partly from this other seed, and he can't get rid of them with the normal herbicide since they are "RoundUp resistant".

Add to that, that if he is trying to re-use his seed for next year's crops, and happens to mix in some of the Monsanto seeds, his whole seed crop is now violating the patent, and when Monsanto finds out, they will demand their fees for this "use" of their technology. Luckily with the terminator gene, the crops just wont grow (they're designed to die after one generation or growth cycle).

But then again, since pollen is spread in the wind as well, and carries the genetic info, and the pollen from the Monsanto field blows across the other farmers, which then starts producing seeds with either the RoundUp resistance or terminator gene or both... well you see where Im going. [a href="http://www.percyschmeiser.com/" title="percyschmeiser.com"]Not that it's happened or anything[/a] [percyschmeiser.com].
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Are we able to find out if the yummy corn on the cob we just ate came from that toxic crop?

 

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