Sitting in Starbucks, eating GMOs by Robert McCollough
Across the country rage is growing about GMOs and their being unleashed one after another on the country. While Europe, despite immense pressure from the Clinton administration, banned them altogether, the FDA hid 40,000 documents indicating their extreme toxicity, to get them introduced in the US.
Ten years after Monsanto’s Bt corn was first planted in 1996, diabetes had increased 90% with the highest incidence among Hispanics for whom corn is a sacred and central part if their diet.
Those GMOs are being kept unlabeled. A Monsanto official once said to label them would be like putting a skull and cross bones on them.
The vast majority of the country believe people have a right to know what is in their food and that GMOs must be labeled.
Meanwhile students and professionals, most of whom agree that GMOs should be labeled, are complacently eating unlabeled GMOs daily at Starbucks.
The GMO situation has become starkly clear. They do not even qualify as food. Food, by normal definition, supports life and fertility and heals. But GMOs are in fact causing infertility and spontaneous abortions in animals and are destroying reproductive organs. This comes on top of studies indicating a relationship to diabetes, cancer, asthma, and birth defects.
The Starbucks clientele purchasing elegant looking items believes what they are eating is nourishing food but the pesticides and GMOs, aside from being toxic in themselves, bind to the crucial micronutrients in soil and in the plants, preventing them from being accessed for use by micro-organisms or animals or humans. What matters in food; what makes food, food – is unavailable. It is not by accident that the corporations have actually gotten food redefined as “stuff.”
If they contain corn, soy, canola oil, sugar or cottonseed oil, present in most processed “stuff” in the US, the tempting pastries at Starbucks include GMOs. Those pastries contain GMOs developed by Monsanto which also developed the nuclear bomb, PCBs (considered the most toxic substance known), chemicals weapons, Agent Orange.
If one were to be more accurate about GMOs not being food, one would say that the “stuff” actually meets the definition of bioweapon. This should not be startling since Monsanto has made its fortune in creating weapons of destruction, and with GMOs they shifted to biologic ones (that are patented) that people are tricked or trapped into being exposed to.
It is no wonder that people hate Monsanto and consider it the most evil corporation on earth – it is conducting a war against them, albeit a stunningly surreptitious.
Every day students and professionals who likely have signed petitions against Monsanto sit at Starbucks eating Monsanto’s “stuff.”
Starbucks could easily label the GMOs there (their food offerings are standardized and quite limited) if its educated clientele demanded it do so. It could also let its customers know how artificial (and potentially GMO as well) its syrups are. It could tell the truth and begin to sell real food.
Starbucks has a quality image but since it is selling GMOs, it is solely image. The reality is the company is buying cheap “stuff” and serving Monsanto toxins to their customers.
They also sell the New York Times – more “quality” image – which in response to the surging national demand for GMO labeling, said there was no evidence that GMOs are harmful.
No evidence. Strange. The evidence is overwhelming.
Just as Monsanto hid documents showing the extreme toxicity of their PCBs for decades even as people in Anniston, Alabama were dying, but the truth finally came out, so, too, is the truth coming out on the hidden FDA files, the disturbing early studies by Puszstai, the subsequent studies by Seralini and scientists in Argentina and elsewhere, the reports of abnormal reproductive organs by midwives in Asia, along with highly disturbing evidence from agricultural bioweapons expert Don Huber. Revelations of GMO toxicity is pouring out from country after country.
Meanwhile as people learn the truth and seek organic food, at the FDA, the same Monsanto executive who unleashed GMOs in the US in the first place, who designed the “food safety” bills and then became Czar of “food safety” at the FDA, having given himself power over all food and farms, is now sending out armed FBI agents against farmers and buying clubs involved with organic (the only actual) food.
Customers at Starbucks are paying to eat GMOs, thinking they are getting actual food, while the Monsanto executive at the FDA has his agency arguing in court that the public has no right to choose its food. And, tipping off how serious this all is, no right to their bodily and physical health.
As students and professionals consume unlabeled GMOs at Starbucks here, in Europe GMOs must be labeled. And then they don’t sell. So Starbucks is forced to serve real food in Europe.
Here, whether customers drive through or come in, “Welcome to Starbucks!” is the cheery prelude to Starbucks selling its American clientele GMOs.