US sought to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds (Wikileaks)

Posted on 24 December 2010

“U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto.”

“… unfortunately, the Obama administration has not been better than the Bush administration, possibly worse.”

“Not only were the scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration aware that GMOs were different, they had warned repeatedly that they might create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But they were ignored, and their warnings were even denied, and the policy went forth allowing the deployment GMOs into the food supply with virtually no safety studies.”

We leave it to you to make up your own mind…  Click here to read or watch the whole interview by Democracy Now. And you can read our previous post ‘The Story of Soil‘ for one reason we don’t need GMO…


 


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