By: D. Samuelson
Would you rather pluck and peel some juicy organic corn out of your backyard garden or grab a few ears of Cry1Ab, VIP3A, MON 810 and Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete® from your grocer’s produce aisle? Corn may look identical on the outside, but, there are worlds of differences in genetics invisible to the naked eye. Perhaps it’s time we remind ourselves of the dangers of GMO corn.
Nearly four years ago, an important report on the stark disparities between GMO corn and Non-GMO corn was crafted by the Minnesota researchers and soil biologists at ProfitproAG. They sent their findings to Canada’s De Dell Seed company, which was, at that time, the only Non GMO corn seed producer in Canada. Fortuitously, this research was shared publicly with Zen Honeycutt, the dynamic woman behind Moms Across America. Zen sounded the alarm. Natural News detailed the facts. . . when you bite into GMO corn, your body is not going to like what it gets:
“GMO corn contains about 19 times more glyphosate than is permitted as a maximum in drinking water by the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 130 times more glyphosate than has been found in tests to cause organ damage in animals.”
But that’s not all. How do you feel about eating formaldehyde? A few bites of GMO corn will serve it right up. No wonder squirrels, deer and even cattle, if offered a choice, won’t eat GMO corn. They can smell the formaldehyde. Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor Plant Pathology, Purdue University has been sounding the GMO alarm for years. His research showed that GMO corn can contain 200 PPM formaldehyde. He has also discovered that cows can get sick if they ingest half that amount, or 97PPM.
Add this to those high levels of glyphosate, that ubiquitous endocrine disrupter and immobilizer/ killer of good bacteria and nutrients in the soil and in your gut. Of course GMO corn is inedible. It also showed extremely lower levels of life sustaining nutrients like boron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium. Simple fact. Boycott GMO corn, and any other food made with genetic engineering, no matter how sophisticated the Crispr-Cas9 technology is supposed to make it.
This important report made it abundantly clear that Non-GMO corn is the only choice. Natural News concurred, reporting that the researchers discovered “non-GMO corn is 20 times richer in nutrition, energy and protein compared to GMO corn.”
Why then, for over two decades have the massive chemical agricultural complex repeated over and over that GMO and Non GMO products are “substantially equivalent?” Does this even appear to be a scientifically sound statement? Nope. It’s a phrase that only money could buy. And that’s exactly what happened. The true scientists at the FDA were compromised back in 1992. Read the sordid history in Steven Drucker’s book,Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Or watch this Drucker interview with Dr. Mercola.
The chemical agricultural GMO complex, like all liars, repeat themselves with the hope that you’ll eventually believe their well worn phrases. GMO seed will yield more, use less pesticide and feed the world. Wrong on all counts.
When is a corn cob not a corn cob? When it’s a GMO corn cob. Squirrels and deer are more discerning than man. We can’t smell the difference, but we sure don’t have to buy it.