American Farmers Speak their thoughts on GMO’s
Norbert (Norb) Johansen – Anytown USA
“Well… when we talk about the issue of the safety of these products . . . we’re growing crops out here that, if any bugs or worms chew on them, the crops have a built-in pesticide that was genetically engineered to kill worms and bugs that chew on the crops. The pesticide is in the total plant, including the kernels that we eat. If our DNA is the same as these little creatures that chew on them, and it kills them, I don’t know about you, but it quite frankly scares the hell out of me to be eating these crops.”
Jake Bendixon – Anytown USA
There is not one published peer-reviewed report in the world stating that genetically modified foods are safe.
Norbert (Norb) Johansen – Anytown, USA
As a farmer, when I first heard about these things coming on the market I thought it would make things easier for us and I assumed that everything would be safe. But what I’ve learned is that just because our government approves it and companies introduce it, it isn’t necessarily going to be safe. We look in the past . . . we were told that PCBs were safe.
DDT, we were told that was safe. There is an old commercial that the government put out showing children eating at a picnic table while a DDT fog was rolling over them, because the chemical companies that produce these assured our government and people that these things were safe. The list goes on and on of products like this. We’ve now learned, years down the road, that they were very dangerous. They are probably the reasons why our country has the highest cancer rate of any nation in the world.
Jake Bendixon – Anytown, USA
Now we’re being told that these genetically modified crops are safe. At that moment his head turned outward as if he were going to cry and he said. “I don’t believe it.”
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