Currently there are no commercial growing of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the United Kingdom, only an experimental trial of GM Wheat which started in 2012, but now the Prime Minister’s personal scientific adviser. Sir Mark Walport and others are pushing an agenda to allow GM crops from Biotech firms such as Monsanto to be grown for commercial use.
Sir Mark Walport; the man David Cameron trusts with your health said it was his ‘job to advise on the science and it is then the politician’s job to decide how to use that … The final decision is a political decision’.
His comments – in his first public speech in the job – are the latest indication that the GM lobby is rapidly gaining influence after years of public hostility.
– Let farms grow GM food, says PM’s personal scientific adviser: Top adviser backs calls to relax rules on crops
“My job is to provide the best, most accurate scientific advice,” he said. “The job of the civil service is classically sometimes portrayed as telling truth to power, and there’s no doubt that is my job.”
– Case for GM crops is becoming ‘stronger’, says chief scientist
This is just ridiculous, the GM companies have not fully tested their products and have not had them independently tested. Companies like Monsanto and Syngenta AG have lobbied the US political system and have not had to carry out extensive research to ensure that their products are safe.
A new study in France has found genetically modified maize to have devastating effects on the health of lab rats — which could indicate risks for other biological creatures, including humans. For two years, these rats were fed a diet of 33% genetically modified corn developed by Monsanto. The results are horrific. The rats “developed tumours the size of ping-pong balls, liver damage and digestive problems” according to the study.
– French GMO Research Finds Monsanto Corn Causes Cancer: America Should Pay Attention
Over the past 8 weeks 6 supermarkets; Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Marks & Spencer and Co-operative ended bans on farm suppliers giving GM Soya and Maize to animals producing meat, milk and eggs, this includes free range animals. Waitrose still requires non-GM feed for poultry, eggs and lamb.
The supermarket giants said suppliers had told them that non-GM feed for poultry is now too difficult and too expensive to obtain. There are also concerns that there is a risk non-GM and GM animal feed could become mixed up, making it more difficult to police the UK food chain.
This is a lie, Brazil has the capability to separate feed and can do so.
– M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya
Not only are these GM products dangerous to our health but they are wiping out bee colonies. Russia is furious with the US as it backs GM, even under mounting evidence, as seen in this article.
Our political masters are motivated by profit not safety, its time to stand up and boycott these products and let our so called masters know that we are awake and they will be held to account.