Monsanto are famous for their continual attempts at killing off all that lives on Planet Earth while getting paid by us to do it, from Agent Orange to Glyphosate Monsanto are the masters of toxic chemical creation and effective distribution.
The latest concerns being addressed are that of Monsanto’s BT Cotton, BT Cotton is genetically modified to express a toxin whose gene has been derived from a soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, and hence is commonly referred as Bt. The crop entered India initially back in the late 90’s without approval, the way in which this happened is in much debate, however many believe the contamination of indian crops with the GM seed was an intentional one by the Manufacturers themselves.
Later in 2002 Monsanto got approval for the Bt Cotton and now the majority of Cotton in India is of the Bt Cotton variant.
So is this BT Toxin in our food supply?
Although the industry will claim “No”, in reality this is purely because the testing for such things is not in place, Firstpost reports:
While the industry and the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR)-Nagpur reports claim that there are no Bt toxin in the oils, but are Bt toxins leaking into our food chain? The reality on the ground seems to be obfuscated. The regulatory authority FSSAI, has no parameters in its guidelines nor has it placed any tests or requirements on the cottonseed oil industry or the edible oil industry to perform the required safety tests for the detections of the Bt toxins. They conveniently used the industries’ standards to declare the cottonseed oil safe. In simple terms, this is like trusting oil and automobile corporations on climate change or emissions.
This of course doesn’t mean that our food supply is contaminated with the toxin, however lets continue a little further into this article from Firstpost:
To dig deeper into the subject, I spoke with Dr MS Kairon, former director ICAR-CICR-Nagpur, “As a cotton scientist and with over 30 years of experience, I can tell you there are bound to be traces and residues, which may not be harmful now, but over time with prolonged consumption may result in harmful effects.”
From here the reporter dug even deeper and found the Worlds only scientist who has bothered to do studies on whether the Bt Toxin is present in our food supply, Dr Eric Seralini, teaching professor at the University of Caen, Normandy said:
“The current technology cannot be equipped to remove all traces of DNA or toxins in food. This is a non documented legend, so it is possible to find Bt gene/toxin residues in products made from Bt crops like Bt cottonseed (like in cottonseed oil, cake, etc) & Bt maize,”
This comes as little surprise as we have found the same problem with Glyphosate which now contaminates the majority of the Worlds Water and Food supply. If you drop any toxin into a glass of water, one part at a time at first the drink will not kill you, in fact no harmful effects will be noticed at all. However, by the time several million parts have been dropped into your water you will begin to feel the negative effects, a few million more parts and you could be dead. The same is true of Glyphosate and of the Bt toxin, it’s a slow, drip fed poisoning of the Worlds food and water supply.
If you wondering whether the Bt Toxin is safe than think again, this was taken from the Parliamentary standing committee(PSC) headed by Renuka Chowdhary in its report 301 on “GM crops and their environmental impact”
“86. The Committee observes that there are several animal studies indicating serious health risks associated with GM food including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system which should also be examined thoroughly before arriving this conclusion that there lies no negative impact on animal health on account of GM crops.”
– Report 301, PSC ST on GM Crops & Environmental impact August 2017
Ask yourself this, what World will our Children’s children have if companies like Monsanto continue to do what they are doing?