ATTENTION WALMART SHOPPERS:
Genetically modified corn is coming your way
August 07, 2012
(NATIONAL) -- Walmart will begin selling Monsanto’s genetically modified corn as soon as it is available to sell at retail, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.
Walmart officials have decided to reject the urgings of some consumers and food activists not to sell the product, which is a new crop of genetically modified sweet corn created by the biotech giant, according to the report.
The story says a company official responded by saying that after closely looking at both sides of the debate and collaborating with a number of respected food safety experts, “we see no scientifically validated safety reasons to implement restrictions on this product.”
Earlier this year, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and General Mills said they would not carry or use the genetically modified sweet corn.
And according to NaturalNews.com “A large number of studies and incidents have implicated GM foods in a wide variety of health problems, including accelerated aging, immune dysfunction, insulin disorders, organ damage and reproductive disruption. Male rats fed the GM soy had their testicles change from pink to blue, and the GM soy was also observed to damage the DNA of sperm and embryos. Fertility problems such as abortion, infertility, premature delivery, prolapsed uteri, infant death, and even delivery of unformed infants (bags of water) have been observed in farm animals fed GM cottonseed and corn.”
A recent report on Examiner.com notes that “Just about every country on earth has banned Monsanto's GM foods of all types except the US.”
Recently a group of scientists called for federal action by the Environmental Protection Agency to deal with what they believe is a threat to the nation’s food supply posed by Monsanto’s genetically modified GMO crops
“The groups of 22 academic corn experts are drawing attention to the immense failure of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which is developing mutated and resistant insects as a result of its widespread usage,” said a report in nationofchange.org.
Corn is a critical food staple for the nation and is also heavily used in ethanol production, animal feed and more.
As GM corn edges all other varieties out – it presently has 94 percent of the supply of corn in America - scientists are growing concerned about the future of corn production.
The full report can be found here
There is currently a consumer campaign called the Right To Know campaign that is focused on what it calls “the right to know what we eat. The very same big companies fighting this grassroots measure already provide labels in other countries showing when foods contain Genetically Modified Organisms. All European countries, Japan and even China and India label GMO foods. We deserve the right to know what we eat too! Give what you can today to support this grassroots effort,” according to the group’s website.
The Chicago Tribune report can be found here