Monsanto’s claims are disproved by its actions

In response to Monsanto claiming to be beneficial to us, how do they explain an independent study in France that found that genetically modified organisms maize having devastating effects on lab rats?

They were fed a diet of 33 percent GMO corn NK603 developed by Monsanto. The rats developed tumors the size of ping-pong balls, had liver damage and digestive problems. Why hasn’t extensive research been done on this before GMOs have become widespread? Why do they object having foods being labeled as GMOs?

The National Library of Medicine reports on Roundup, saying that glyphosate formulations induce apoptosis and necrosis in human umbilical, embryonic and placental cells.

Regarding farmers in Argentina, the Argentinean tax agency raided a Monsanto co-contractor finding slavelike conditions among workers in its cornfields. The agency says Rural Power SA hired all its farmhands illegally, prevented them from leaving the fields and withheld their salaries. They had to detassel corn for 14 hours a day and buy their food at inflated prices from the company store. The agency says it will hold the American agro-giant responsible for its contractor’s slave-like conditions.

In India, farmers used Bt (genetically modified) cotton, which required more water than hybrid cotton and was knowingly promoted to allow the seed industry to make profits and damn the farmer. It’s called the largest wave in suicides in history.

Monsanto is not here for our betterment; it’s here to turn a huge profit and control the world’s seed supply.

Bonnie Morgan