3: Killing off insects in the web of life
introduction of genetically modified foods (GMO) tampers with the
essence of life in an experiment with an unknown outcome and no real
way to undue the damage. The FDA purposely does not require labeling
of GMO food, since no one who understands the issue would ever
purchase it. This makes it all the more difficult to locate healthful
food.” Byron J. Richards,
Leptin Diet: How Fit Is Your Fat?
series exposes the outright fraud against peoples’ lives and the
contempt for American citizens (and citizens of the world who eat our
grains) with the injection of Genetically Modified Organism foods by
the highest representatives in our U.S. Congress.
it a “financial cartel” that allows GMOs to be fed to our
citizenry, but worse, for the love of money, those power elites
accelerate the destruction of our Natural World.
humans grow too clever and too arrogant to understand the long-term
penalties we heap on Mother Nature until she finds no other answers
but to claw back at us, i.e., cancers, disease and more aberrant
environmental disasters to come.
crop in America, Canada, Australia and much of the third world where
GMO advocates like ADM and Monsanto can force their
“Frankensteinization” on farmers—they push it.
with all the evidence piling up, those same elites hammer any
opposition into the ground. They “bribe” the FDA officials to
not label any GMO foods so you don’t know what you’re eating.
destroy our own bodies by our actions, but we also obliterate the
Natural World and its inhabitants.
around the world, trillions of bees suffer “colony collapse” via
GMO crops. Nature cannot figure out how to deal with plants that
suffer genetic modification or DNA change-ups.
foods represent a pitcher throwing an orange to the catcher in a
Major League Baseball game. Within several pitches, the orange
wouldn’t hold its form from the violent treatment. If the batter
connected with the orange, it would splatter all over the field.
Result: the game couldn’t continue. The players could not play and
the spectators would go home.
in GMO production, the consequences cannot be seen as quickly,
however those “errors” against Mother Nature will surface well
into the future.
Huff, science writer for Natural News said, “A pair of studies
recently published in the journal
raises dire warnings about the continued decline of crop-pollinating
insects all over the world, and what this means for the future of the
world's food supply. Both studies highlight the fact that wild
pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, and beetles are basically
disappearing, and that industrial agriculture, which includes
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), are a major factor causing
this insect genocide.
“At least half a dozen other studies
published in the last couple of years have arrived at similarly
disturbing findings. They do, however, shed further light on how the
situation has progressed throughout the decades, pointing to
corporate monoculture practices, shrinking forests and wild lands,
and general changes in physical landscapes as some of the primary
culprits in promoting this ruinous trend.”
not only change the DNA of our fellow planetary travelers, but we
destroy their habitat. We seem to think no consequences will befall
“The earth does not belong to man,
man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood
that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a
strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
week, I interviewed with Ross Kaminsky at www.KOA.com
in Denver, Colorado. Mind you, this young man, about 30, sounded
brilliant and highly articulate. I liked him. I spoke about
America adding 100 million immigrants and a total of 138 million
people by 2050—a scant 36 years from now. I brought facts and
compelling information to the show. I attempted to show him and the
public the ramifications of adding 138 million people—and that, we
could not sustain such numbers and our environment.
sat across from me saying, “We don’t have a population problem.
We have plenty of water and oil. The oceans can absorb all our
said, “You’re speaking with assumptions as if they were facts.
You make statements based on belief where I make them based on facts
from my research.”
dumbfounded me with his arrogance that we can keep adding endless
people with no consequences. He wanted everyone to live a free life.
I countered with the fact that as our population numbers rise, our
freedoms decline along with balance in our Natural World. That fact
cannot be disputed.
explained how our oceans suffer acidification and that reefs die with
carbon footprint and how marine life cannot endure the onslaught.
wouldn’t hear of it. Mind you, this young man, traveled on six
continents like I have traveled. He lives in denial and defends it.
Along with him, the majority of the American public feels the same.
see the same denial with our leaders who advocate for GMOs in plants
and fish—in the face of facts.
“In one of the studies,
(MSU) compared insect data collected in the late 1800s to similar
data collected in the same test location in the 1970s,” said Huff.
“They then compiled current data from the same area to compare to
both of these other two data sets, upon which they discovered that
the number of unique wild bee species had dropped by nearly
“What is perhaps more disturbing, however, is the fact
that researchers observed modern bees to be generally interacting
less with plants than they used to in previous generations. According
to the data, the overall number of interactions between bees and
plants has also dropped by roughly half, indicating a serious problem
as far as the general food
supply is concerned, as about 75 percent of global food crops
rely on pollination by animals.”
honeybees do not pollinate crops as well as wild honeybees
The second study troubles me further: having found that pollinating insects
in general, which include a wide range of insects and other animals, continue
vanishing from their normal habitats and foraging areas.
on field trials conducted in 20 different countries, wild insects are
clearly on the decline everywhere, and managed honeybee colonies established
to replace them in many areas are failing to pick up where the wild honeybees
left off,” said Huff.
landscapes with lower diversity and lower abundance of wild insects,
the crops had less fruits," explains Lucas Garibaldi, author of
the second study. "Wild insects pollinated way more efficiently:
Flowers produced twice as many fruits after being visited by wild
insects and were more consistent in their production than when
visited by honeybees."
“Some “leaders” blame
climate destabilization and other outside factors for this mysterious
decline in crop pollinators,”
said Huff. “But the major elephant in the room, and the one that
is desperately trying to avoid,
and the chemical-based technologies used to grow them. As we have
covered time and time again, neonicotinoids and other pesticide and
herbicide products are responsible for weakening and killing off bees
and other crop pollinators, particularly in North America where GMOs
are most widely cultivated.”
"The proof is obvious that
one of the major reasons of the bees' decline is by the ingestion of
GMO proteins," explains a report by Brit Amos from
about the decline of bee colonies. "The truth is that organic
farming is relatively untouched as the bee crisis is concerned.
Organic farming maintains the diversity of the eco-system and
preserves the quality of the foods produced."
The more I research into what we and our children face with our “disfiguring”
the Natural World with our poisons and GMO assault, the more sickened
I am in my mind and heart. Since I lack any power or influence, someone
like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet needs to fund campaigns to stop GMO production.
After all, it’s their kids, too, who must live in this world.
All of this GMO nightmare stems from too many people needing food for
survival with too many elites willing to sacrifice the Natural World in
order to make endless billions of dollars to live in big homes, drive
expensive cars and fly Lear Jets.
You can learn more:
to get involved and learn how to avoid GMOs. Look for Non-GMO
buying non-GMO today.
stop the genetic engineering of our food supply.
may become involved:
mail: Institute For Responsible Technology, P.O. Box 469, Fairfield,
IA 52556 Online: www.responsibletechnology.org
by phone: (641) 209-1765
Roulette: The Documented Health Risk of Genetically Engineered Foods
by Jeffrey M. Smith.