Candid encounter with waiter about GMO corn leaves patron amazed
Dining in my favorite neighborhood restaurant one evening I asked the very nice waiter for a menu. The menu is simple tonight he replied and it features what many consider their favorite veggie, corn.
The waiter takes my order and shortly thereafter arrives with two pieces of corn, slathered and dripping with butter, salt and pepper, just the way I have eaten it my entire life.
The waiter states to me before I consume this delightful delicacy, I must warn you of the dangers of consuming one of those ears of corn. A puzzled look is now painted across your face.
Please explain. Certainly is the reply from the very assured waiter with ample certainty, it was more than expected from such a young lad. The words began to flow freely and hinted of one too many expressos supplied by a generous Barrista for sure..
On the left is a natural ear of corn, untainted, fresh, purely organic and grown in farmer Smiths field just down the road a bit. Oh fantastic that sounds marvelous.
And the one on the right? Well this is your second option. Although it looks identical to the other one it is much different.
How so, I quickly reply? The one on the right is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) or a GAUF product, Genetically Adulterated Unlabeled Food. Oh you say, please explain further.
It goes something like this, the very knowledgeable waiter continued. Some years ago near a Round Up chemical dump, yes, the weed killer company. Scientists noticed that at the back of their facility there was a plant that was not dying when exposed to round up. This intrigued the scientists, they extracted this gene protective mutation and they all came to the conclusion, let’s put this in peoples food and let them eat it. After all, it will preserve the food, eliminate world poverty and we can grow plants and they will not die even in the harshest of environments. The scientists and corporate America really loved it, and so goes the capitalist entrepreneur.
Bt-Toxin or Bacillus Thuringenisis, is inside that corn on the right and is chemically laden, genetically modified and “Round Up ready.” Please ignore my cander, I am sure you are aware the term Round Up Ready is ominous and does denounce that it is interwoven with it and it is interesting that you cannot kill that ear of corn with that product. NO, I didnt know! Remember, this is a restaraunt and your choice of which food you eat is completely up to you and please don’t shout. I do want you to enjoy your dining experience and leave completely satisfied.
Ignoring my hunger pangs, I listened further as the waiter had now wooed me into a trance with his rhythmic tone and he continues. Ok, you see, Bt- Toxin is a naturally occurring product in nature, can be found at your local feed and seed store and is largely an accepted form of natural pesticide applied to our food, no huge risk, although still harmful if consumed is mostly washed off before consumption, the sun shines down on it and degrades back into the earth from where it came. We also wash our corn very well before we serve it and I can assure you that corn has been washed, I do it myself, a little sous chef type activity to pick up few extra dollars, any way! Do you know how many products we consume that cintain GMO corn? Lots and lots! Where was I?
Oh yeah, what you may not know this but the two ears of corn before you are very different. The ear of corn on the left is natural as can be, the one on the right has Bt interwoven within it, in it’s DNA, in it’s gene pool. This is the naturally occurring pesticide we talked of earlier. Did you take note that I said now it’s inside of it? It’s thousands of times more concentrated than if merely sprayed on the outside of the plant and washed off. That’s the big difference and that’s what makes it deadly.
You may also find it interesting that many studies have stated that the consumption of the chemical is
perfectly safe and that it will cause no harm, because it’s naturally occurring in our environment.
Even Snopes has claimed that reports of Bt-Toxin being harmful is false even though Snopes acknowledges that scientists have debunked that claim in their report, yet they still say it is safe. It’s one if those situations where you say the data is inconclusive and the info is sit 50/50, uuh, I’ll go with the corporate giant and not some nerdy scientist. I’ve also heard Snopes is a couple of people living in a basement sitting around debunking people’s statement to appease a leftist agenda. Dont know it, just heard it!
Recently, an ENSSA (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility) report as soon as December 10, 2013 said that 297 Scientists have now signed on and said that Bt-Toxin and GMO food is harmful and may have a very damaging effect on the bodies of those that consume, causing numerous health problems and cancer.
Even the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency ignored it’s own advisory panel that suggested that more studies need to be done on humans before being placed on the market. The EPA decided to side with food and seed giant Monsanto and clear the way to place these chemicals inside our food supply anyway.
I am now Intrigued, lost in the conversation and slowly pushing the corn to the middle of the table out of my reach but not before asking, “why is there concern that it may harm my body?”
I’m glad you asked as the waiter continued. Very few studies have been done on humans, I only know of one study and it was not conclusive and did not declare it safe.
Rats, insects and Rhesus Monkeys are relatively cheap, disposable and can be tested in high numbers. After all, if large numbers of humans died in preliminary experiments like our lab rats and insects did it would not be a lucrative venture for Monsanto and other GMO companies, so the study goes on.
Many scientists have looked at the effect of Bt Toxins on the body and and based on these studies came to this conclusion.
The end result and the short version of many scientific tests is that insects died when the integrity of their stomach lining was compromised when exposed to Bt. High levels of Bt has also been detected in women, in cord blood, suggesting the crossing of that almost impenetrable blood brain membrane or barrier that protects babies.
One study suggested that the Bt-Toxin, even after one feeding may attach to the lining of the stomach of a human and colonize, meaning it will preserve itself, replicate and disperse at intervals throughout your lifetime creating an environment for future sickness and cancer that will manifest itself at a later date. No such data that I am aware of has been collected or reported referring to an increase in sickness or cluster cancer rates and high consumption of Bt. It has been said this may be why so many of our bees are dying off colony population diminishing rapidly.
What we do know is Scientists have concluded that the Bt Toxin and the two versions produced by Monsanto causes at the very least an antigenic and antiallergic response.
This means that genes and tissue within your body are mutilated or altered when exposed to Bt and or an allergic response ensues causing things such as asthma and or autism when crossing the blood brain barrier.
The body releases an interleukin or cytokine response when exposed to a foreign antigen or substance. This may cause abdominal pain, flu like symptoms, a general malaise or just not feeling well. Let me remind you this is a bacteria and can cause sickness.
These markers can be detected in your blood when you go to the Doctor. This type of response is seen when your body is exposed to allergens in the environment and is seen with many types of cancer after consuming.
The waiter continues, my father is in the healthcare profession and he says you would not believe the amount of people that enter the hospital daily with many forms of stomach pain and related ailments. Many are treated but may not get diagnosed correctly and may never find out why they are hurting or sick.
He is skeptical and says it could be because of something in the environment or some foreign substance they consumed like Bt, but he doesn’t know for sure.
I am so sorry sir, please forgive me, I must get to other customers, I talk way too much but can I now serve you the corn you requested or do you need more time to decide.
I believe I have come to a conclusion, you can keep both ears, I’ll go home hungry tonight and contemplate that home garden and growing my own food! Yeah that’s what ill do.
Well sir, did I tell you that Monsanto now owns most of the worlds seeds, and the government has passed a Farm bill that says you can’t grow your own food and one of your local Tennessee state Senators just voted to block labeling of GMO products on your…..food…..sir, man on the ground……..sir? Are you alright? Are you ok! Please someone dial 911!!!!
This was a fictional story, but if it had been for real, the facts and the results would be the same.
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Snopes report acknowledges report and test results from scientist and still call report False! It appears they rendered their decision on the fact that Bt id a naturally occurring ingredient but didn’t recognize that Bt and GMO food is inside the plant, a part of it’s structure not merely in it’s surface, which can be easily washed off. Go figure.
ENSSER Report claiming 297 scientist say GMO good is unsafe