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.
Secret Ingredients, a film by Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith, shares the heartrending story of Kathleen D who was paralyzed, in constant pain and barely able to function. She and her family were all sick – altogether they had 21 chronic conditions. She tried everything – and then she discovered the Secret Ingredients hidden in their foods and made a bold commitment to avoid them. The results were stunning. Her story is not uncommon. Other families in the film share similar dramatic results and physicians and scientists back up these claims. The film provides beautiful animation that explain why GMOs and pesticides can be a risk to our health and why we would want to avoid these Secret Ingredients.
I learn that Monsanto was awarded #12 in the Newsweek 2016 Green Rankings of sustainable and environmentally impactful companies. I will no longer trust anything else that Newsweek wishes to tell me.