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Feb-20-2012 12:39printcomments

Sitting in Starbucks, eating GMOs

The vast majority of the country believes people have a right to know what is in their food and that GMOs must be labeled.

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(NEW YORK ) - 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 believes 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.




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Rae August 8, 2012 9:06 am (Pacific time)

Can you point me to your resources please? Specifically the evidence for GMOs in Starbucks "treats" :) Thank you.


jen April 6, 2012 6:59 am (Pacific time)

Label GMOs and see if people still prefer GMO infected "food" or if they demand pure organic variety! Some will and some won't, but at least people will be able to make an informed decision. We deserve that much.


John March 16, 2012 6:03 pm (Pacific time)

Brendan Gates - I am greatly eocrunaged to see that there's a growing awareness about and revolt against GMO's put into our food chain without our permission. And to see that children like Taryn are right into understanding the issues and speaking out, that's just the icing on the cake! I live in Canada now but come from New Zealand, a nation that so far has just tiny traces of GMO's in the food chain: GM corn was accidentally planted some years ago in New Zealand, and when it was discovered it was ordered to be ripped out / ploughed under, and a whole book was written about the event and surrounding issues (The Seeds of Distrust, Nicky Hager) about the scandal that was termed corngate! Keep up the good fight, make a lot of noise, and as you say 10% we'll get the non-GMO foodchain we want. Congratulations on doing good work in the fight about GMO', keep it up mates.


Helene February 26, 2012 6:34 pm (Pacific time)

I agree with the article and also with Bert. This would be much more powerful with citations and I know they're out there, I have seen them... just needs a little digging. This is too important an issue for us to drop the ball on this!


Bert February 21, 2012 3:15 pm (Pacific time)

I would love to see what reference material you used to make some of these claims. I'm anti-GMO, but a good portion of this article comes across as hyperbole just screaming for citations to back it up.


Karin Rougeau February 20, 2012 8:30 pm (Pacific time)

Ah GMO's one of my favorite subjects and a personal crusade. I have 2 folders full of articles, alot of which show their true chicanery and out and out lies !

The FDA czar you speak of was appointed by "w" and they go way back. The owned the Texas Rangers together in Tx and when they couldn't make a go of that, sold out and 'w' went into politics and his good buddy went to Monsanto. When 'w' was elected, he appointed his good ole boy friend to the FDA.

It really is impossible to put all the horrors of GMO's in one article. More and more is coming our of late on both GMO's and Round-up and the lasting effects of both.
I have about 40 new article in the last 3 weeks or so that I have found. Will try to come back and post them here for people to see if time allows.

Even the Vatican has denounced GMO's of late.

We have a Starbucks even in this little town we live in. I have never graced their place of business, in fact, I simply do not eat out anymore at all. I simply would not pay that much money for a cup of coffee and I got over the 'atmosphere syndrome' a long time ago. ;^)

My step-dad always said, You are what You eat. With the FDA refusing to label GMO's I prefer to eat at home, even though I may be getting it in my special bread I purchase.

Labeling is a must. There is another company leaving the EU because of the banning of GMO's and they have decided to come to grace us with their presence. We will soon have two Corporate Giants to battle for our health and the health of future generations!

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