Corn growers in the U.S. lost an upwards of $3 billion in revenue last year after the Chinese boycotted shipments of American corn following the discovery of a genetically modified seed that had not yet been approved in the country.
This article by Christina Sarich shows just how effective it’s turning out to be, to vote with our shopping baskets when it comes to GMOs.
By Christina Sarich
“Non-GMO is more profitable.”
This is the rising sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them to become pro-organic. From falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.
One of America’s biggest manufacturers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Ingredion, has just announced that it will not be using a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn from biotech company Syngenta.
This is huge news in the fight against GM crops in the States.
Numerous scientic tests show that genetically modified foods also cause stomach inflammation, haemorrhagic bowel disease, thinning of intestinal walls, breast cancer, kidney and liver disease, low sperm count, sterility, stillbirths …. need I go on?
The picture of Michelangelo’s David’s return to Italy from America, where it’s been for two years, is a joke. But it is no joke that our American friends are being used as guinea pigs by the bio-tech companies, and then when the results of the experiment patently show that GM foods are so obviously detrimental to health and fitness, the government watchdogs which are supposed to protect our food, and the general public, continue to sleepwalk into a nutritional disaster.