GMO seeds are not considered dangerous simply because they are modified, but it is that they are modified to handle massive doses of glyphosate (Roundup), and not be affected. The seeds are immersed in baths of a chemical herbicide, that is lethal if consumed by humans, and it is the fear that the buildup of glyphosate within crops is a potential cause for the recent rapid increase in autism, cancers, and other long-term developing illnesses.
Monsanto will aggressively pursue any negative incident legally and cover up anything that leads to negative publicity, believed to be hushing farmers, buying off segments of the government and paying off scientists, so that it is hard for anyone to know what logistical data has been soured, and what truths to believe. It has become easier for countries like Hungary to plow under the crop than to try to disseminate between what is fact and what is fiction with Monsanto.
Monsanto seeds seem to be turning up everywhere – even in batches of “natural” seeds. Could this be because if Monsanto seeds are found to be present on land, Monsanto will fight for ownership of those seeds, and consider them as patent infringement, theft, or whatever you want to call it.
So, like Hungary, rather than fight the giant in court every time their seeds blow into a field, it’s easier to wipe them off the map. NOTE – Scotland has banned the use of GMO crops 🙂
Check out what Reverent Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping has to say about Roundup: