Monday, April 27, 2015

NYT Editors Support Harmful to Health GMO Foods and Ingredients

NYT Editors Support Harmful to Health GMO Foods and Ingredients

by Stephen Lendman

Clear evidence shows GMO foods and ingredients are inherently unsafe. Reliable independent studies prove it.

Claims otherwise are Big Lies. Scientifically conducted animal studies show major human health risks from GMO products - including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, gastrointestinal abnormalities, and major organ changes.

Monsanto and other GMO producers spend millions of dollars burying hard evidence - including funding scientists, journalists and others on the take to lie for hard cash.

Americans don't know what they're eating. Labeling is prohibited.

Most foods and ingredients they ingest are GMO tainted - slow poison harming their health.

Congress lets these products go unregulated. Bipartisan support approves poisoning the nation's food supply.

NYT editors are in lockstep with Monsanto and other biotech giants. They outrageously claim "no reliable evidence (proving) genetically modified foods now on the market pose any risk to consumers."

They cite the corporate controlled FDA as its source. They claim "little reason to make labeling compulsory."

Concerned consumers can buy organic products, they say. They ignore obvious issues.

Why hasn't Washington mandated proved safe foods and ingredients? Why aren't hazardous GMOs and dangerous chemicals banned. 

America's food supply isn't safe to eat. Federal, state and local governments do nothing to change things.

Nor editors in the tank for money and power. Times editors gave feature op-ed space to Mark Lynas - an industry funded supporter through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - a known promoter of GMO products.

When asked the source of his funding, Lynas claims the Gates supported African Agricultural Technology Foundation provides it.

On April 24, he headlined his Times op-ed "How I Got Converted to GMO Foods." He ignored how well paid he's been to promote them.

He touted the alleged success of pest-resistant eggplant "supplied by the government-run Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute."

He claimed productivity doubled. He ignored how it declines the longer GMO seeds are planted - or the toxic products they produce.

He claims farmers like Mohammed Rahman look forward to lifting his family out of poverty.

He nonsensically says he's improving environmental conditions at the same time.
ion on global warming and an anti-science position on GMOs."

How one issue relates to the other 
Activists want his GMO eggplant banned. It's unsafe for human health. Not according to Lynas.

"I, too, was once in that activist camp," he says. "I a lifelong environmentalist, I was opposed to genetically modified foods in the past."

"Then I changed my mind. I decided I could no longer continue taking a pro-science posithe didn't explain. He lied calling GMOs safe to human health.

"As someone who participated in the early anti-GMO movement, I feel I owe a debt to Mr. Rahman and other farmers in developing countries who could benefit from this technology," he says. 

"At Cornell, I am working to amplify the voices of farmers and scientists in a more informed conversation about what biotechnology can bring to food security and environmental protection."

"We need this technology," he insists. "We must not let the green movement stand in the way."

It bears repeating. Independently conducted studies free from industry influence and pressure show GMO foods and ingredients harm human health.

The debate is over. It's up everyone who eats to demand governments assure what they ingest is safe - that all harmful foods and ingredients are banned.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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