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and Food Safety international Forum 2013 in Beijing
assessment of 20 years of GMO development: Failed Promise
and Flawed technology
GMO and Food
Safety International Forum 2013 was held in Chinese
capital Beijing in the mid-July, hosted by the Chinese
Strategy and Management Research Centre (中国战略与管理研究会),
the Social and Economic Behaviour Study Centre from Yunnan
University of Finance （云南财经大学社会与经济行为研究中心）and
the Food Safety Workshop of Economics and International
Chinese Culture Study Centre (国际东学研究会全民食品安全工作委员会).
The world's top experts in the field from US, France, UK,
India and New Zealand attended the conference and gave
keynote speeches, reported The Chinese Farmers (天农网),
a China's leading agriculture information website.
The background of the forum is China's massive import of
nearly a million tons of GM corns from the US which is the
largest purchase since 2011. The news was broken out by the
US Agriculture Ministry. Chinese
Agriculture Ministry under both the administrations of Wen
Jiabao and Li
Keqiang has never bothered to inform Chinese public what
they are expected to consume in their food.
US farmers with seeds manufactured in Monsanto's laboratories
are expected to bump up record corns this autumn due to a
recent weeks-long of near ideal weather condition, yet the calls
for a Europe-wide ban on GM corns in wake of French
study linking the Monsanto products to cancer are mounting
and, in fact, EU has just decided to ban
three GM corn varieties for use in food and feed - two
are for corns containing multiple or "stacked" gene
traits and the third covers the pollen of Monsanto's insect-resistant
MON810 corn - while Italy
has moved to kick out Monsanto’s GMO corn completely.
All these factors put together pose a real challenge to
US farmers working with Monsanto after the corns are harvested.
Once gain, it is China who comes to Monsanto's rescue, since
the previous and current Chinese administrations do care.
Yet they couldn't care less what health risks that Chinese
public may expose to. Ordinary people in China do not have
access to special GM-free food provision that is reserved
exclusively for the high ranking government officials and
their families (such arrangement, that can be considered
not just anti-public but anti-humanity, echoes with Monsanto
practice - it is reported that the bio giant banned
or may be still banning the GM food in its own staff canteen.)
State Council has become the China branch of the US
State Department and Chinese
Agriculture Ministry the sales department of Monsanto,
the very survival of China as a nation is at stake, which
highlights the significance of this year's international
GMO and Food Safety Forum held in Beijing.
Dr. Don Huber, an expert in GM toxicity, soil-borne
diseases, microbial ecology and host-parasite relationships
and taught as staff Professor at Purdue University
for 35 years, gave a keynote speech at the Forum:
GM crops are breaking the agricultural system as food
quality is related to soil quality. It's the microorganisms
in the soil that allow the plants to utilize specific
nutrients that are essential for the growth of healthy
plants, while herbicides and pesticides in GM crops
kill microorganisms and immobilize those nutrients.
Toxic botulism is now becoming a more common cause
of death in dairy cows whereas such deaths used to
be extremely rare, the reason it didn't occur before
was because beneficial organisms served as natural
controls to keep the Clostridium botulinum in check.
Without them, the Clostridium botulinum is allowed
to proliferate in the animal's intestines and produce
lethal amounts of toxins.
The agricultural system, as well as our own ecology,
is really a balance. It's a system, not just a bunch
of silver bullets that are stacked in a chamber of
a revolver. It's how that ecological system is modified
and changed that brings us a new level of diseases
and problems with sustainability of our agriculture,
our own health, and well-being.
When future historians come to write about our era
they are not going to write about the tons of chemicals
we did or didn't apply. When it comes to glyphosate
they are going to write about our willingness to sacrifice
our children and to jeopardize our very existence by
risking the sustainability of our agriculture; all
based upon failed promises and flawed science.
(Also see The
Hidden Epidemic Destroying Your Gut Flora, a
video interview of Dr. Huber by Dr. Mercola.)
Some facts on gMO in USA
- 86 percent of all corn are GMO
- 93 percent of canola are GMO
- 93 percent of cottonseed oil are GMO
- 93 percent of soybeans are GMO
It means virtually every processed food in US supermarkets is
likely to contain at least one GM component, unless they bear
the "100% USDA Organic" label.
Earlier this year, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) also
deregulated genetically engineered alfalfa, which is a perennial
crop commonly used in cattle feed, while beef and diary products
feature prominently in American people's daily diet.
Thus it is no surprise that Americans are the fattest and one
of the least healthy people on the planet.
Therefore any responsible government in the world shall steer
clear of the crops and food products from the US market, since
to import US food is equivalent to import disease and premature
death and, very likely, worse.