... I did not want this link to get lost on a multi-page thread... So I will post this here so as many can see this as possible...
Thank you, I sat through it twice.
I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry so I cried. I hadn’t cried so hard since I first read Dr. Joseph Gobbles’ (Hitler’s Propaganda Chief) speeches in the original German.
In the first segment is a graphic that asks, “How do we STOP the genetic engineering of our food supply? I didn’t think then that Jeffery Smith was going to present much of an un biased representation of non organic agriculture. After goggling Mr. Smith I found this bio on his own web sight:
“The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey M. Smith, is the author of the world's bestselling and #1 rated book on the health dangers genetically modified organisms (GMOs). His meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk, and the environment in peril.
His first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating masterfully combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting…”
What the heck does story telling have to do with investigative reporting? Besides isn’t “story telling” an euphuism for lying?
Continuing with Mr. Smith’s bio:
“His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals…” Name one.
For the last 170 years American has been plagued by health food charlatans, like Mr. Smith, or Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. They have hawked everything from sexual abstaincance, to female circumcision to yogurt enemas and now anti-GMO rhetoric to generate book sales. BTW, early health food crusaders condemned honey because honey caused one to think about their “honey.”
Kellogg stole the recipe for Granula (yes I spelled it right) from Dr. J. Calab Jackson who operated a competing health spa in New York State called Our Home on the Hillside. Soon Kellogg was selling Granula at his spa at the ‘San’ in Battle Creek, Michigan. When Jackson was done suing, Kellogg changed the name of his trail mix to Granola and it has remained Granola ever since.
Now back to Mr. Smith, the only thing of interest I gleaned from his video is Smith’s claim that corporations are feeding cat food to mosquitoes, (minute 3.30 to 4.00) and his claim that a corn variety that doesn’t require as much water as other corn verities is not a drought resistant corn verity. And to reinforce his scientific bonfires Smith states that mosquitoes that don’t bite (male mosquitoes) bite humans. He’s got to be kidding, right? The last line in Smith’s own web sight is his only expertise in agriculture. The last line in his bio reads, “Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.” Come on! http://dansville.lib.ny.us/historyo.html#castlehttp://www.circumstitions.com/Kellogg.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
To give the devil his due Dr. Kellogg did live to the ripe old age of 91 as did his brother Keith. So I don’t know how much of JHK's long life is the result of Dr. Kellogg’s never engaging in sex, eating meat or taking 3 soy yogurt enemas a day, and how much of his long life was the result of his genes. But I do know that the Wisconsin wiener impresario Oscar F. Myers lived to be almost 96 and he fathered 4 children. Go figure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_F._Mayer