Monsanto will stop mankindNick Brannigan

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This article is an excerpt from The Health Conspiracy and How To End It that has been expanded upon.

Debunking the GMO Talking Points with Ease

#1 GMOs are needed to feed the world.

This is always a future based “goal” never to be obtained any time soon. GMOs have been on the market since 1996. When are they going to feed the world? The answer is never because that’s not what they are intended to do. I’ve heard an estimate of 80% of the GMOs grown in the US is used for force feeding factory farmed animals. USA today reported, “It takes about 15 pounds of feed to make 1 pound of beef, 6 pounds of feed for 1 pound of pork and 5 pounds of feed for 1 pound of chicken”. Do you think we could feed the world with those numbers?

#2 GMOs reduce the use of chemical pesticides.

This talking point is just a blatant lie. Well, sort of. Although, a variety of corn and cotton produces its own insecticide, most GMO crops are sprayed with heavy amounts of herbicide, which has more than doubled since the introduction of GMOs. Companies like Monsanto always use the words pesticide and insecticide when reporting a decrease in use, but never say herbicide when it comes to reduction. It’s a play on words. Monsanto and the other biotech companies know most people don’t know the difference.

#3 GMOs have been around for thousands of years.

This confuses hybridization with genetic modification. Hybridization cross breeds two closely related plant species. This occurs naturally in the wild. GMOs cross genes between two completely unrelated species, such as, inserting genes of bacteria or an animal into the DNA of a plant.  This process has never happened outside of a laboratory.

#4 GMOs can be contained and co-exist with non-GMO crops.

This is another blatant lie. It’s been well documented dozens of times that non-GMO crops have been contaminated with transgenic DNA due to cross pollination from GMO crops. Researchers in North Dakota sampled 406 wild canola plants and 86% contained transgenic DNA from GMO crops. In Mexico, transgenic DNA was found in wild cotton as far as 500 miles away. An Idaho farmer, named Phil Geertson, talked about how he lost his export market for alfalfa due to cross contamination shortly after GMO alfalfa was deregulated.  Farmers in Jackson County, Oregon have had some of their non-GMO crops contaminated due to the planting of GMO sugar beets in the county and are now seeking a ban.

#5 GMOs have been thoroughly tested and proven safe.

A study out of Japan revealed GM food likely interferes with the bodies ability to “transform most of the products of digestion, degrade and detoxify toxic substances and excrete them in the bile,” among other functions.

A study out of Russia says hamsters fed GMOs “growth rate was slower and reached their sexual maturity slowly.”  They also caused the hamsters to be completely sterile by the third generation.

A study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences points out the “side effects” of eating GMOs:  “Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs… Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen…We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn.”

A Danish pig farmer came out in 2012 to give his experience when switching his feed from GMO soy to non-GMO soy. He says that diarrhea in piglets disappeared in two days, death by bloat, which is when the stomach is overstretched by excessive gas, and stomach ulcers ended; pigs are milking better and have lower mortality rates and increased birth rates due to fewer still born piglets. He also said that the drugs he gives to his pigs has been cut in half, making up for the cost of switching to the more expensive non-GMO soy.

#6 If you are against GMOs you are unscientific

This is my favorite talking point because of its sheer stupidity.  Dictionary.com defines science as “a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws”.  How many different topics could we label as science or scientific?  Tens or hundreds of thousands?  Perhaps, more?  The fact is GMOs are a fraction of a fraction of a percent of what we would call science.  Calling one unscientific is a subconscious survival mechanism because the name calling proponent of GMOs has reached a point where they are unable to reasonably debate any further.

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11 Responses to “Debunking the GMO Talking Points with Ease”

  1. Chris Colegrove says:

    Gmo’s are bad.Lets stick with what we had.Organic culture’s rad,but it isn’t just a fad.It’s
    taken many,many years.Of toil and pain,sweat and tears.To learn to work with Mother nature.Instead of trying to legislate Her.

  2. Sundown says:

    Thank you for your very informative articles…!

  3. A Roberts says:

    I would like to thank Ms Barbara and everyone at Farm Wars for being REAL American Patriots. People who dare to stand up against the onslaught of this “new world order” and their various tools and methods of destruction and depopulation, are putting themselves in harms way to protect ALL of us. It won’t be long before we are all targeted as “terrorists” simply because we still believe in the America that we grew up in, that our parents parents help build. The values that made this country great are now considered taboo, while the abominations are considered virtues. Together, UNITED AS ONE, perhaps there is still time to make a difference-

  4. Kev C says:

    They don’t care about winning people to their side. They only care about the bottom line.
    Neither do they care about your feelings regards being called stupid.

  5. irene says:

    Yes…, #6, I’ve been called stupid for pointing out that my pigs lost fertillity and had sick organs after 3 years of GMO pig grower. I thought they ment I was stupid to feed that to my pigs , but that isn’t what they ment at all. That guy who called me stupid is on a treadmill for monsanto, putting herbacide on his GMO cannola every 2 weeks!

  6. shane says:

    jeffrey smith is the worlds #1 expert on GMO`s go to http://www.seedsofdeception.com thanks to kevin trudeau for this website.

  7. SeaKat says:

    #6 is my current pet peeve. They are calling many people who actually know how to read scientific papers stupid. I detest being called stupid. And, calling people stupid isn’t a good way to win people over to your side.

  8. Kev C says:

    To further disprove the arguments that GMO’s I’ll feed the starving millions here is an interesting article link to prove they are not needed.

    http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02.....-the-aces/

  9. Kev C says:

    She clearly does not understand the full nature of the problem otherwise she would know that we have already produced enough food to feed 12 billion people in the past. Its not necessary to grow GMO food. Nor is it necessary to line the profiteers pockets under the pretext of feeding the starving milllions. Letting indigenous farmers grow their own food on their own land in their own traditional ways is all that we need to do. GMO’s won’t let them do that.
    Then there is the issue of unintended consequences. Like the harm to human immune systems from GMO food and the associated chemicals.
    Show her the short film ‘The Killing Fields of Paraguay’ by Eco storm.
    http://www.theecologist.org/tr....._meat.html

    If that does not convince her that GMO’s are wrong then she is truly a lost cause and her Children will suffer as a result.

  10. irene says:

    My sister is a nurse. I went with the info to her and told her again about these things. She feeds her really awsome children GMOs every day in the form of junk foods. Her answer ;; “the earth is over populated, maybe this will help.”

  11. Kev C says:

    Nicely put answers. Easy to remember, short and sweet and above all ‘to the point’.