Interviewer: Let's talk about GMO's. How do much we actually know about the effect that they have on our body?
Robert Scott Bell: Well, certainly not enough. Although we know enough not to eat them. Alright? So there's two things here. Scientists will always say, "If we're not sure, well, we need more study on this." Of course that study never happens. The controversy stems from the fact that the majority of studies on the safety of GMO's, guess who they were conducted by? The very manufacturers of those genetically modified organisms.
So what are you going to do? Well, we look to any independent research. And of course the big study out of France that came out some months ago was the about two year study. Not a 90 day study of rats fed GMO corn for instance. And found that tumors were popping up all over these rats. And also having other endocrine disruptions. Inability to procreate. So we got infertility issues. Sterility issues.
So there's enough over a longer-term study that says this is a disaster. An absolute disaster. And I talk about it in terms of, yes, they're called genetically modified organisms, but I really think that they should be called GMA's - Genetically Modified Abominations. Because there's no place on the planet for man to out-create, so-called "the creator" in this place, in my opinion.
I mean, we have a beautiful, wonderful creation. The planet, the universe we live in, it's quite intelligent in its own right if we would get out of the way and learn from it in fact. But here we're trying to say "we know better". Let's orchestrate the creation of new things. They cross a fish with what now? A tomato with, all of these things are just absolutely frightening. And the idea is, of course, well, we want to feed the planet.
Well if you wanted to feed the planet, you go into the places that are barren and rehabilitate the soils. You would make sure that there is adequate water in those places. But their idea, of course, is all about bottom-line profit. How do we own food? How do we control the population? Well, food, water, a big part of it.
If you can manage their diseases by creating those diseases from the get-go, the disease machinery, making the machinery starts with the vaccine issue. And that really is the starting point, and that's your lifelong gateway drug to dependence on the pharmaceutical-industrial complex.
So all of these things do coalesce and come together. I believe the GMO issue is going to be found to be one of the worst mistakes that we ever made, in terms of promoting feeding of the world, but in fact creating even more diseases that we've never even seen before. More worsening of the existing ones that shouldn't be around at all.
Interviewer: So what can people do and how can they know what they're looking for when they go to purchase food? We're in California right now, which is a battleground. Last fall Proposition 37, I believe, that failed in terms of that it was supposed to label GMO foods. Like I said, it failed. So what do people do? How do they know what they're buying, is it genetically modified or not?
Robert Scott Bell: Well, the only thing you can rely upon to some degree is the certification agencies of organic agriculture. There's a federal and there's some state and local. Now that's even not 100% guaranteed. I really say this, that we need, instead of growing lawns, we need to start growing our own food. We need to save the seeds, the heirlooms, the organic food seeds that you have, and start planting them. Even if it's in your windowsill, vertical, anything you've got.
The thing is we have got to bring that food back into our own production. Back into our own lives. And there is going to be a time when, already, I don't feel I can trust, I mean, listen, you go out and have tortilla chips at a restaurant. 100% of them are, if they're not organic you know they're genetically modified. All of them, at this point.
And so how do you know? Well you find these local, you know, local families you can trust that are starting these local businesses. We need to go back from that global perspective. You've seen these bumper stickers that say "Think Globally, Act Locally". That's cool. But the problem is most people are thinking globally and trying to act globally. Which is impossible.
You think the bureaucratic oligarchy in the States, which is supposed to be some form of Republican form of government, and I don't mean Democrats and Republicans, but you go back to the origins of it, and you say, it was a limited government. It wasn't supposed to embrace global corporations and mandate their products be utilized and protect them from competition from local farmers. I mean they wiped out a lot of the family farmers.
But each and every one of us has an obligation now to become a family farmer. Even if it's a one by one plot of square. We do that. Now we're going to take control. We're going to stop purchasing those, stop relying, stop depending upon those channels of food distribution where they know they got us. Because we're so hooked. We're so dependent.
We even lost, through generations, the ability to know that food comes from the ground. Like I grew up that way, as a city boy. And so I had to come back to this understanding. And so I'm urging everybody that listens to my show to plant something. Even if it's one thing. And go to two and three. And that way we can break the back of the genetically modified abominations because we're no longer relying fully on them for the food that we're bringing into our families.
So I think it's a simple solution. Although one that's not thought of because, oh no, we have to have government to intervene. If you wait for that to happen, they've already intervened. They've intervened on the side of the genetic modifiers.
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There are still plenty of unknowns when it comes to the long term affects of genetically modified foods. Robert Scott Bell weighs in on the topic here. Find out why he calls them possibly one of the worst mistakes we ever make. Find out how GMOs and disease, money and big pharmaceutical companies are all related. Also find out what just one person can do to start eating real, healthier food!
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