Genetically Modified Foods in the UK
If you think the UK is escaping GMO crops think again. If it’s in your local grocery store or supermarket and doesn’t have a GMO free label, then it probably contains genetic material.
Here are are some popular brands that use ‘Frankenstein GM Crops:
Kellogg’s products e.g. Corn Flakes, All-Bran, Rice Krispies and Special K all contain at least one GMO.
Pepsi admitted that 75% of its contents come from GMOs. This includes its snacks like Lays crisps as well.
Nestle, a lawsuit proved they were labelling ‘milk’ products GMO-Free when the cows were fed on genetically modified foods.
Mars, M&Ms, & Mars Bars contain genetic material.
Dannone, use GMOs in their products, from sugar beet to soy.
Unilever uses GMOs like soy, canola, sugar beet, in fact, they use over 20 different GMO crop products.
Burger King an example of where this company is headed is in its new veggie ‘Impossible Burger’ ingredients include genetically modified yeast.
Uncle Ben’s yes even golden rice is GMO.
I could continue but I think you’ll get the point.
In 2018, Bayer the massive German Agrochemical Company completed it’s $66bn buyout of Monsanto. As I have written before, Monsanto has a very checkered past indeed. (Please read our article, What are Pesticides).
Over the years they have manufactured pesticides like DDT, Agent Orange and their now infamous Roundup Ready People Killer (Weed killer). This product has recently been found to cause cancers, in 3 liable cases.
Monsanto are also in the GMO seed business.
So what are GMO Seeds?
There is no money in naturally occurring seeds. The magic happens when genome editing takes place. The company can then apply for a patent. This patent makes them valuable without the patent zilch value. Like any business, you have to fill a gap in the market, even if you have to invent a gap. The gap then brings big investment, big sales and big profits.
The gap is called an opportunity and to sell this to the public there has to be some pain or fear. Creating a Problem, Reaction, Solution is paramount.
E.G. too many people equals a shortage of food (Problem), call in the GMO calvary (Reaction). Oh, shock horror MonSatan happen to own all the patents to all the seeds in the world (Solution). Kerching #1!