But the USDA sanctions the consumption of GMO's claiming there is "no significant difference" between plants whose genes have been violated with E. coli, shards of gold, or electrocution in order to lower that cell's defenses long enough to introduce a gene foreign to that plant (or animal now). Yet, we know from scientific studies that GMOs do harm those who ingest them (and, oh yeah, the environment):
"Published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology, the study explains that Bt toxin enters the body not only through direct consumption of GMOs, but also from consumption of meat, milk and eggs from animals whose feed contains GMOs. Among all women tested, 80 percent of the pregnant group tested positive for Bt toxin in their babies' umbilical cords, and 69 percent of non-pregnant women tested positive for Bt toxin."
The full version of this video is available for sale online from several web sites. One, Seeds of Deception, is Jeffery Smith's. Jeffrey is a tireless warrior whose life mission is to expose the true and inherent dangers GMO crops pose to our health and the health of our planet.
Suffice it to say: if you're not eating organic food-- strictly organic food-- you're eating "food" created with genetically modified organisms. By definition, "organic" crops cannot be grown from genetically modified seeds.
I have spoken to you, dear reader, regarding the zest with which the government regulates our choices in the name of "safe food." A couple of years ago, the Senate Bill, 510 was offered to "keep food safe." One of these safety regulations would have the power to prohibit all movement of all food within a geographic area. Under S.B. 510’s House counterpart bill, H.R. 2749 (Section 133b, “Authority to Prohibit or Restrict the Movement of Food”), sponsored by Congressman Dingell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. FOR THE TIME BEING, these bills have not passed. But these ideas do seem to have a way of squirming back into legislation in different or new bills. Like NAIS (National Animal Identification System) and Arnold as The Terminator, I have a feeling the food safety bill will soon say, "I'll be baaaaack."