Apr 19, 2017
Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, and DuPont insist that genetically modified plants (GM organisms, or GMO) are “safe for human consumption.” Are they really safe? “Roundup Ready” crops are designed to withstand the herbicide Roundup. Herbicide-resistant crops include Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soy. Other genetically engineered (GE) plants make their own pesticide; such plants are called Bt-crops.
We are told GMO/GE plants dosed with Roundup are safe, but the residue left on crops continues to cause allergies and gluten intolerance in the human gut. Sadly, the FDA and Dept of Agriculture have not done independent tests but relied on the self serving tests of Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association, who are hardly disinterested parties.About one billion pounds of glyphosate are used each year on Roundup-Ready plants. Monsanto claims the products turns inert once it contacts the soil, but this simply is not true. Glyphosate residue can be found for years after application.