GMO’s on your table
(Warning – Some people may find this VERY disturbing!)
There are essentially eight (8) GM food crops: soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, and a few varieties of zucchini and yellow squash. The two primary reasons why plants are engineered are to allow them to either drink poison, or produce poison.
Poison drinkers are called herbicide tolerant. Their DNA is outfitted with bacterial genes that allow them to survive otherwise deadly doses of toxic herbicide. The first five crops on the list above have herbicide tolerant varieties.
The poison producers are called Bt crops. Inserted genes from the soil bacterium Bacillus Thuringiensis produce an insect-killing pesticide called Bt-toxin in every cell of the plant. This is found in corn and cotton.
The papaya and squashes have virus genes inserted, to fight off a plant virus. All GM crops are linked to dangerous side effects.