The international bestseller Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith is a frightening exposé of how unscrupulous bio-tech companies, like Monsanto, will stop at nothing to dominate the global food market.
Seeds of Deception includes accounts scientists offered bribes to support pro-GMO studies or threatened if they oppose any research, how government employees are harassed or fired and how the European Union successfully opposed having unlabeled genetically modified products in the food stream.
Although the European Union introduced legislation that food with more than 0.9% genetically modified content needs to be labeled for consumers, no such rules exist in North America.
The only way to ensure you are not ingesting genetically modified ingredients is to avoid the most common GMOs or consume organic food. However, as Smith reports ‘Unless buyers ask for it, many organic food producers do not test for GMOs.’
In North America, if you are consuming corn, soy, canola or wearing cotton, you are coming into contact with genetically modified foods.
Biotech companies now dominate these crops. Although it doesn’t stop there. All American milk, unless otherwise labeled, contains Monsanto’s rbGH (bovine growth hormone); the rbGH is injected into cows to increase milk production. Smith writes that other modified crops include some US zucchini, yellow squash, Hawaiian papaya, and some tobacco.
Seeds of Deception is a riveting read for anyone who is concerned about world food security.
Some genetically modified experiments that failed to take off include potatoes that created their own insecticide, tomatoes crossed with a cold water flounder engineered to resist frost, pigs that produce a human growth hormone, cotton that produces its own pesticide called Bt and a yeast to increase fermentation.
Even though there is a growing opposition from scientists and the public to genetically modified foods, Frankenfood giant Monsanto seems to have no intention of stopping until they control 100% of the world's food crop from seed to market.
Seeds of Deception is a riveting read for anyone who is concerned about the world’s food security.
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Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing