Animals Avoid GM Soy And Corn â€“ Smarter than humans!
September 5, 2010
By Power Point Paradise
“The GE-corn and GE-soy mentioned in this article are Monsantoâ€™s. The â€śfood safetyâ€ť bill in the Senate, S 510, is also Monsantoâ€™s. Monsantoâ€™s idea of â€śfood safetyâ€ť includes genetically engineered food, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or slaughterhouse waste, all toxic….
Foods Youâ€™re Eating
Different species of wildlife and farm animals are trying to tell us something by clearly preferring not to eat Genetically Engineered foods when they have a choice of naturally grown corn, soybeans and other crops as the following wisdom of nature anecdotes confirms. They are smarter than people when it comes to the right choices for eating. Neil Carman, Ph.D. Sierra Club Genetic Engineering Committee
Excerpts from the new book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods Youâ€™re Eating
By Jeffrey M. Smith
WISDOM OF THE GEESE â€“ p. 45 excerpt
Thereâ€™s a farmer in Illinois whoâ€™s been planting soybeans on his 50-acre field for years. Unfortunately, he also had a flock of soybean-eating geese that took up residence in a pond nearby.
Geese, being creatures of habit, returned to the same spot the next year to again feast on his soybeans. But this time, the geese ate only from a specific part of this field. There, as a result of their feasting, the beans grew only ankle high. The geese, it seemed, were boycotting the other part of the same field where the beans were able to grow waist-high.
The reason: this year, the farmer had tried the new, genetically engineered soybeans. And you can see exactly where they were planted, for there is a line right down the middle of his field with the natural beans on one side, and the genetically engineered soybeans, untouched by the geese, on the other.
Visiting that Illinois farm, veteran agricultural writer C.F. Marley said, â€śIâ€™ve never seen anything like it. Whatâ€™s amazing is that the field with Roundup Ready [genetically engineered] beans had been planted to conventional beans the previous year, and the geese ate them. This year, they wonâ€™t go near that field.â€ť
WISDOM OF THE COWS â€“ p. 76 excerpt
In 1998, Howard Vlieger harvested both natural corn and a genetically modified Bt variety on his farm in Maurice, Iowa. Curious about how his cows would react to the pesticide- producing Bt corn, he filled one side of his sixteen-foot trough with the Bt and dumped natural corn on the other side. Normally, his cows would eat as much corn as was available, never leaving leftovers. But when he let twenty-five of them into the pen, they all congregated on the side of the trough with the natural corn. When it was gone, they nibbled a bit on the Bt, but quickly changed their minds and walked away.
A couple of years later, Vlieger joined a room full of farmers in Ames, Iowa to hear presidential candidate Al Gore. Troubled by Goreâ€™s unquestioning acceptance of GM foods, Vlieger asked Gore to support a recently introduced bill in Congress requiring that GM foods be labeled. Gore replied that scientists said there is no difference between GM and non-GM foods. Vlieger said he respectfully disagreed and described how his cows refused to eat the GM corn. He added, â€śMy cows are smarter than those scientists were.â€ť The room erupted in applause. Gore asked if any other farmers noticed a difference in the way their animals responded to GM food. About twelve to fifteen hands went up. 1
â€śIf a field contained GM and non-GM maize, cattle would always eat the non-GM first.â€ť -Gale Lush, Nebraska
â€śA neighbor had been growing Pioneer Bt corn. When the cattle were turned out onto the stalks they just wouldnâ€™t eat them.â€ť 2 -Gary Smith, Montana
â€śWhile my cows show a preference for open-pollinated corn over the hybrid varieties, they both beat Bt-corn hands down.â€ť -Tim Eisenbeis, South Dakota
According to a 1999 Acres USA article, cattle even broke through a fence and walked through a field of Roundup Ready corn to get to a non-GM variety that they ate. The cows left the GM corn untouched.
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