If McDonald’s won’t sell them, why should we eat them?

There is no reason GMO foods should be approved safe for consumption

To the editor;

The Arctic apple is a genetically modified fruit developed by Summerland grower Neal Carter.

It doesn’t brown because it has been altered using a new and almost entirely untested genetic-modification technology.

The B.C. Fruit Growers Association is against this.Even McDonald’s and Gerber have rejected the Arctic apple.

There are 26 countries around the world that have banned GMOs — and more almost daily.

There are 64 counties that require labelling.

Why have repressive countries like Russia and China banned GMOs and not North America, you may wonder?

One reason — Monsanto’s ex-executive Michael Taylor is the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Key figures at both the FDA and Environmental Protection Agency have held important positions at Monsanto, one of the major Big Agro producers of GMO seeds and food.

The biotech industry has a dark history. Most of us seniors have seen the devastation it has created.

DDT was once touted as a completely safe pest control, but nearly wiped out the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon.

Today, 40 years after it was banned, research shows 99 per cent of people tested still have traces of it in their systems.

During the 1940s, Monsanto was involved in the Manhattan Project and the production of the first nuclear bomb that was later on dropped on Japan.

In the late 1960s, it went into partnership with IG Farben, the main supplier of Zyklon-B gas to the German government during the extermination phase of the Holocaust.

Then along came 24D and 245T, the main ingredients of Agent Orange, PCBs, dioxins, Aspartame, Saccharin, bovine growth hormone and more.

From dealing death to controlling our food, the bio-tech industry marches on.

If anybody ever tells you we know with 100 per cent certainty GMOs are totally safe to eat, they haven’t done their research.

There is no reason GMO foods should be approved safe for consumption.

Linda Davidson

Kamloops, B.C.