Scientists in Russia are calling for a 10-year ban on GMOs because they say research has proven the foods are dangerous. Other countries have already taken action to remove Monsantos GMO crops as well. So why hasnt the U.S. followed suit? Could it be that our scientific community is blinded by financial interests?
In September, Russia temporarily suspended the import of Monsantos Bt corn, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is calling for regulatory agencies to impose a ban on all GMO imports. This action begs a question: If GMOs are dangerous in Russia, arent they also dangerous in the U.S.?
To put this latest news in perspective, Live in the Now interviewed Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester, New York and author of the upcoming book on GMOs, Frankenfoods – Controversy, Lies & Your Health. He was able to provide insights into the corruption that is responsible for the continued use of these foods in our country.
Live in the Now: Is Russias call for a 10-year ban on GMOs based on sound evidence?
Dr. Wald: These scientists have objectively reviewed the current evidence worldwide and it suggests to them that there are many unanswered questions regarding the safety of GMOs. Furthermore, they believe, and they are correct, that the Bt toxin found in corn can cause cancer, diabetes or other chronic degenerative diseases. This is a fair-minded assessment that has somehow eluded paid scientists employed by GMO seed manufacturers.
Corruption Makes Everyone in the U.S. a Lab Rat
Live in the Now: France and certain other countries, including Poland, Hungary and Peru, are banning GMOs. Why do you think the U.S. is lagging behind the global community in this important issue?
Dr. Wald: Once again, it is another clear example of the countrys lack of serious scientific consideration of the many potential dangers of GMOs. There are simply too many unanswered health issues and I predict that they will continue to mount over the years of GMO exposure. The reason that France and other European countries are banning GMOs is because they are not blinded by financial and other special interests. Simply put, corrupt influences in the U.S. have positioned every single person in the country as a lab rat.
We are being fed experimental GMO toxic food products to see what happens. In the meantime, the GMO seed manufacturers are becoming rich beyond all measure as Americans become sicker and sicker over time. The consumption of GMOs will often result in health problems that look like other disorders, including cancers, diabetes, infertility, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue and dozens of other maladies. Perhaps the GMO industry surmised this early in their efforts to monopolize the food industry. Stated differently, they may have known that the health issues potentially caused by GMOs would pass for health issues caused by the aging process, a generally poor diet, and other lifestyle and genetic factors.
Live in the Now: Russias decision was based on the French study that linked tumors with GMOs. What exactly did that study reveal?
Dr. Wald: This classic rat study certainly should raise eyebrows causing great concern over the safety of GMOs. The rats were fed GMO food and they developed tumors at a much higher rate than they normally would have. This study clearly shows serious health dangers including large tumors of the liver and kidneys. My research has exposed many more health issues.
Research Science Corruption in U.S. Is Widespread
Live in the Now: We recently published a story on how a respected scientific journal retracted the French study after they hired a former Monsanto employee to fill a newly created post of Associate Editor of Biotechnology. The public trusts medical journals, but now it seems Monsanto is determining what studies are published in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. Does the corruption extend beyond this particular journal?
Dr. Wald: Corruption and bias have long undermined the very foundation of scientific research. After a review of the board members of the Journal of the American Medical Association and other medical journals, I would go as far to say that virtually all medical journals are bought or used extensively by Big Pharma and GMO seed manufacturers. Board members of scientific journals often hold obvious conflicts of interest because they are also board members of the very drug and biotech companies whose products they are approving. Well-paid speaking engagements and gifts are examples of how the biotech and drug companies bribe board members
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