RT News covers the global protest against genetically modified food producer Monsanto. Genetically modified food stuffs were quietly introduced to the American public in 1996. The RT report includes a segment with Jeffrey Smith, who cites animal feeding studies conducted by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. The studies found an extensive and ghastly list of harmful effects on animals fed genetically modified feed, according to Smith. He says:
They said there’s gastrointestinal problems, immune system problems, accelerated aging, organ damage, reproductive disorders. There’s massive infant mortality, multiple, massive tumors, early death. There are so many things that are going wrong with animals that are being fed GMOs and now we’re seeing those things rising in the U.S. population since GMOs were introduced.
The following is from RT News video description on you-tube:
Published on 11 Oct 2013
Protesters across the globe are preparing to rally against genetically modified food giant Monsanto. Hundreds of cities in over 50 countries are expected to take part in Saturday’s march. The previous international protest last May gathered around 2 million people together. The marches are calling for a permanent boycott of genetically modified foods and harmful chemicals. Monsanto is also blamed for pollutiing the enivronment and trying to improve its reputation by falsifying safety reports. But the company insists it’s playing a key role in feeding the world’s rapidly growing population. But Jeffrey Smith who has written extensively about the dangers of GM foods, begs to differ.