Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite. The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this lecture. This is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others.
Sheldon Krimsky is Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning in the School of Arts & Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Tufts University. www.tufts.edu/~skrimsky.
The company that has patents on certain GMO foods that use glyphosate on an herbicide. Recently there is a lawsuit between Monsanto and this gentleman that has contracted Non Hodgkin Lymphoma which is a type of cancer because he was exposed to glyphosate, I think it was in a school setting, that he was spraying. Anyway, the jury awarded 290 million dollar to this one person. Now there is like 1,000 people behind him that were also suing Monsanto, so it is starting to happen. This is the first time something like this happen which is really good that they are finally having to take responsibility for all the damage that they are creating. Now, this might be a rumor but I also heard that whole foods has like a year to be completely GMO-free. So I don’t know if this is an absolute fact but I heard that it is probably is true. So that is exciting. So the jury also had found that the jury has acted as malice, oppression and fraud. So there is certain documents that we released and in these documents it was found that Monsanto had employees that were ghostwriting some of the research conclusions. Incredible. They are paying scientist lots of money to fabricate things and have certain biases. So I put a link down below to actually see the court experience of what happened, check it out and comment below on what you think about this.