The worldwide March Against Monsanto takes place this Saturday, May 24th, as millions of people will once again gather to protest the despicable food imperialism practices of the most-hated corporation in the world: Monsanto.
Over 350 cities are hosting the event, including every major city in the United States. The mainstream media, however, will once again selectively ignore this event, as they are completed owned and controlled by the financial interests of their advertisers which consist largely of junk food companies using lots of GMOs. (Even the HFCS used in sodas comes from genetically modified corn.) The March Against Monsanto is truly the “million mom march” that the mainstream media is desperately trying to pretend isn’t taking place.
This year’s march takes place following an important victory for consumers: Vermont has now enacted a law requiring mandatory GMO labeling on all foods sold in the state. The biotech industry is expected to try to block the law with a series of lawsuits, but even if they succeed the global trend against GMOs cannot be stopped.
GMO “Science” Smacks Of “Tobacco Science”
All the scientists pushing GMOs today almost perfectly resemble the sellout doctors, scientists and medical authorities who recommend cigarettes three generations ago.
There was a time when Big Tobacco ruled the realm of “science” and even ran full-page advertisements in the Journal of the American Medical Association claiming, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette!”
The mantra of the day was that cigarettes had, “no evidence of harm.” This is the exact same false rationalization currently used with GMOs. Of course, the only reason there is “no evidence of harm” is because any scientists who happen to document evidence of harm are immediately railroaded, censored and threatened for daring to conduct real science. Any scientific work that manages to get published showing health risks of GMOs is quickly retracted after journal editors are threatened and intimidated by biotech operatives. (Yes, the biotech industry routinely uses mafia-style tactics to censor the truth about GMOs.)
GMOs have never been tested for long-term safety in humans, so any claim of “no evidence of harm” is obviously ludicrous. A person could say the same thing immediately after leaping off a cliff. “Hey, there’s no evidence of harm!” And there isn’t until you hit the ground, at which point it’s too late to stop the damage.
GMOs Present Real, Significant Risks To Humanity And Our Planet
GMOs present very real risks of ecological damage, genetic pollution, harm to animals, harm to humans and even sudden collapse of the global food supply. None of these risks have been sufficiently and scientifically studied, much less ruled out. The entire GMO industry operates in complete abandonment of the Precautionary Principle of modern science, which says we should err on the side of caution instead of releasing unknown, self-replicating organisms into the wild.
One scientist has bravely warned that GMOs could unleash global “ecocide” which destroys the ecosystem. Although this risk is very small for each genetically modified seed variety, the aggregate risk becomes very large over time as more and more genetically engineered crops are released into the wild.
It is not “rational” or “scientific” to expose the entire human race to the unknown risks of a self-replicating organism being carelessly released into the wild with little more than vague assurances from corporate-funded “scientists.” And if the biotech industry were so interested in doing good on our planet, why are all their operatives engaged in mafia-style tactics that include death threats, intimidation and character assassination attempts?