Citizens for Health- Report on Monsanto GMO Weat Growing in Oregon
The fact that GMO foods are dangerous and just a bad idea is becoming more and more clear. Monsanto, with the apparent blessing of our government is continuing to attempt to spread this horrible technology to even more products. Now it’s wheat. Imagine how hard it will be to avoid GMO foods in this country if wheat goes the way of corn and soy. Sadly, the rest of the world is quickly deciding to ban US GMO products, so this will not only be bad for health but bad for the economy.
Take every opportunity to buy organic and GMO free. When we do finally get labeling laws, and get enough people educated on the dangers of GMO foods, it will put this type of food out of business and we can return to growing food from seeds the way nature intended them to be.
The message attached below is a few months old, but I wanted to share this with you.
Dear Citizen for Health,
Chances are you’ve heard already, but the news is disturbing enough to make sure.
The exact same variety of GMO (genetically modified) wheat developed by Monsanto in the 1990s (the field trials were supposed to have ended years ago) was discovered to be growing in an Eastern Oregon farmer’s fields, in clear violation of US law. (Important note: The farmers who discovered the alien wheat sprayed repeatedly to kill it, but could not. They sent it to a university lab for analysis, which is how Monsanto’s concoction was discovered).
CFH warned long ago about the dangers of such experimenting. Regardless of how vehemently Monsanto asserted that protections were in place to prevent cross-pollination of farmland neighboring areas in which experiments were conducted, we questioned exactly how Monsanto would control the wind, rain, and agricultural runoff that threatened to spread the Frankenseeds. (Never mind that they would probably love to do exactly that).
Well, now Monsanto and the USDA are scrabbling to reassure consumers concerned about just how deeply into the environment this GMO wheat may have spread. Even though they assure us that the wheat is safe for human consumption, the USDA has launched a formal investigation to determine how this spread of Monsanto’s illegal wheat occurred.
Unfortunately, the rest of the world is no more confident about this than consumers are. Bloomberg News reported today that Japan has suspended imports of US-grown wheat, and the price of wheat is falling. Of additional concern according to KGW in Portland: “The discovery also could have implications for organic companies, which by law cannot use genetically engineered ingredients in foods.”
Enough is enough. This past weekend CFH stood with food activists against Monsanto’s machinations at the March Against Monsanto, and we urge you to stand with us now and take action to label GMOs. If we can’t predict when such accidents will occur as a result of genetic tampering, we can at least ensure we’re informed when GMOs are present in what we eat and drink.
Please visit our partners in this fight at JustLabelIt.org and tell Congress we’ve avoided long enough taking the steps necessary to ensure we are informed about what we feed ourselves and our families.
And please remember to sign the petition calling for proper labeling of products containing HFCS. Keep in mind that comments on our website are certainly appreciated – but if you want to share those comments with the FDA, sign the petition!
As always, thank you for your participation.
The Citizens for Health Team
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