Myth busting – Part 3….

by David

….I’m from the government and I’m here to protect you.

Bt toxin has been around for a long time; a major ingredient in pesticides farmers use on crops such as corn.  But those clever folks at Monsanto developed Genetically Modified Corn that puts the Bt toxin right in the seed.

Well, along with all the reservations about GMO food, some experts worried that it would only be a matter of time before those clever bugs developed a resistance to Monsanto’s “wonder seed”.  Even the government’s own advisory panel argued against the product but, of course, the USDA ignored it’s own experts and sided with Monsanto.

So now, the expected as happened.  Bt resistant bugs are proliferating and, among the “unexpected” consequences, scientists are finding Bt toxin in our blood and that’s being blamed for a number of leading health problems.  Do I hear an “I told you so”?