GMO’s now in the UK food chain

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

GMO making its way into British Supermarkets

As reported in the Guardian, M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya. Joining Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. I’m not a fan of anything GM, its not how nature intended it to be and the toxic chemicals used in the production of these types of unnatural foods kill the soil and natural bacteria. They have not been tested properly and the long terms effects are far from known though links to cancer, tumours and illness are coming to the foreground.

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Excerpts from the article:

Britain’s supermarket giants have been accused of caving in to the genetic modification lobby by dropping their decade-long stance against selling chickens fed on genetically modified crops.

The move has been seen as a key victory for GM food giants such as Monsanto which, environmental groups claim, will benefit from the switch. It is also being seen as a precursor to the introduction of GM meat and poultry by “softening up” consumer resistance to the controversial technology.

It has emerged that Marks & Spencer, the Co-operative and Sainsbury’s are following Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. The move came following fierce lobbying from groups such as the National Farmers Union and the British Poultry Council.

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.

But non-GM feed producers in Brazil, a major source of animal feed to the UK, expressed surprise at the claims, saying they were producing record amounts of animal feed. They said there was no difficulty separating the two types of feed and claimed the move was more about the UK wanting to do more business with US GM companies.

I ask you as fellow human beings to boycott the supermarkets that have caved in to corporate pressure and lobbying of Monsanto, among others. They care about profit and that is it, the health of you or your family and friends doesn’t come into the equation. Do you think they serve GM food in the Monsanto cafes and restaurants at their place of work? NO they do not so ask yourself a question, if is safe why not serve it up for themselves?

Look to use farmers markets, regular fruit and veg markets and stand up for you and your families health by boycotting all products that contain GM.