Peter Olson, Goonengerry
Eating genetically modified (GM) food causes cancer in animals, according to a recently published study conducted at the University of Caen in France.
At 14 months of age none of the control animals eating organic food showed any sign of cancer whereas as many as 30 per cent of the animals eating genetic GM food had developed cancer. By the 24th month 50 per cent to 80 per cent of female animals eating GM food had developed cancer.
The animals that ate GM food also received serious damage to their pituitary, kidney and liver.
Because the pollen from GM crops is spread to adjacent weed species, it can be almost impossible to eliminate GM crops once they are established.
Australian farmers are now very keen to get GM wheat grown all over the country. Virtually every Australian eats GM food every day, in things like yoghurt, bread, corn chips, breakfast cereals, snack bars and spreads.
A permanent monopoly on world food production by USA corporations through GM crops would be an economic monopoly that would keep USA in its number one position for generations to come and, as their ally, Australia supports America’s pro-GM position.