Even Monsanto's own scientists have warned that GM foods cause serious health problems, though Monsanto has tried to bury the evidence.
Monsanto and Dow, the nation's top agrochemical producers, have joined forces to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2,4-D—one half of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange sprayed by American forces to clear jungle during the Vietnam War. That's because the ubiquitus spraying of Monsantao's herbicide Roundup has created superweeds resistant to Roundup. Now Dow says it has developed a new genetically engineered corn that can tolerate 2,4-D, which will be used to kill the superweeds. However, some European countries and Canadian provinces have banned 2,4-D, a suspected carcinogen that has doubled the rate of birth defects and is toxic to honeybees, birds and fish.
Via Sepp Hasslberger