How hard is it to find Non-GMO Corn?
It may be harder than you think. In the United States, we are getting close to 90% of corn being GMO. Not only are we sending this around the world (with strong arm tactics from the US government), it may be being used as a form of population control.
Sound like crazy conspiracy theory? Many studies have shown that GM food can cause sterility and birth defects. So when people like Bill Gates say they are sending food to help the starving people, you may want to take a closer look at what food they are sending, and why.
For more basic information on GMO foods, see my article on What are GMO’s.
What is GMO corn, and who makes it?
GMO corn (BT Corn) is a type of corn OWNED by Monsanto. Since close to 90% of all corn in the US is BT Corn, Monsanto nearly owns the word corn in America. This corn is also finding its way into many Countries around the world, often illegally in Nations that ban GMO foods.
Why is it so bad?
It may be, that in less than one generation, a type of food will be wholly owned by a for profit corporation. This is already well underway with other foods such as soy, cotton, canola and sugar beets. If this is allowed to continue, all foods in the near future may be owned and patented by a few large corporations. That will mean growing corn would require permission, and you could be thrown in jail for growing it.
Another major problem is the predatory nature of this seed. Farmers who do not wish to grow GMO corn are having their fields contaminated by Monsanto’s product. Once introduced, it can be very hard to get rid of. US law puts the onus on the farmer not Monsanto to keep these seeds off of their property. Another case of Government working against the people for the benefit of the powerful.
Also, as stated above, it may be causing serious health effects for all of us. As serious health studies are being blocked by the manufacturers, we have no idea what the long term health effects may be. But, some animal studies have been done, and they don’t look good. We encourage you to watch the included video, then research some of the articles on the subject non-GMO corn (some are included on this page). Then send us a message and let us know what you have learned and how you feel about it.
– Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
GMO Corn can be found in things containing:
- Corn Syrup
- Vegetable Oil
- Meat and Dairy (Most farms feed their livestock GMO corn, soy and alfalfa)
Between GMO corn, soy and canola, it is becoming almost impossible to buy non-GMO food in a typical grocery store. Even many so called organic foods contain them. The only way to avoid it is to buy 100% organic foods, or whole foods that are not GMO.
What can be done?
The best thing we can do is educate ourselves. Reading this page is a great first step. Please pass it on and tell everyone you know to find out more about Non-GMO Corn. A united voice has made a difference in other countries, I believe it can make a difference here as well.