The bad news is this—there’s very little good news when it comes to food. And the really, really bad news—genetically altered food, aka “frankenfoods” isn’t fit for human or animal consumption.
Why? Here’s an example: the first public study of health effects of genetically modified corn shows that three patented crops developed and owned by agriculture super-giant Monsanto causes liver, kidney and heart damage in mammals.
Shockingly, the FDA has approved all three varieties for sale and consumption in the United States. Plus, all three crops are already in your food supply NOW. With no regard for consumers, Monsanto knew the damaging evidence against them, as the data used in the study came from their laboratory.
What we need to do—contact the FDA and tell them we don’t want genetically modified corn in our food chain. Remind them what their purpose is, to protect the public from unnecessary risk to our food supply.
This is another case of consumers trusting corporations to do the right thing. And, once again, corporate interest trumps human health.
Update: If you are concerned about GMOs in your food, growing your own vegetables and fruit is the answer. Take a look at Hometown Seeds, where you won’t find any genetically engineered seeds in their gardens.