For the first time since untested genetically modified foods first invaded our food system back during the 1970’s a GMO product is being recalled. Kraft Foods Inc. is recalling Taco Bell Home Originals brand taco shells from US supermarkets specifically because of its GMO content.
President Jimmy Carter was the first to compromise the nation’s health in exchange for a truckload of the money that Big Ag companies like Monsanto throw around. When Monsanto first approached the FDA about it’s Round-up resistant corn the FDA correctly determined that a good 20 years of research was necessary before allowing it into the nation’s food system.
After a few calls to the White House it was “agreed” that testing wasn’t so necessary after all. The result has been a meteoric rise in diabetes, obesity and pancreatic cancer. Nice job, President Carter.
The problem with the Taco Bell shells is that they contain a strain of GM corn that has not been approved by the FDA. Now on the surface one would have to think that if the FDA hasn’t approved this GMO corn then it must be really bad especially since history has proven the FDA and USDA will approve just about anything for the right amount of money. Take high fructose corn syrup for example.
The discrepancy in the taco shells was discovered by the Friends of the Earth (FOE) which proves the adage even a blind dog finds a bone now and then. They stumbled on a report from an independent lab which indicated an unapproved GMO called StarLink manufactured by Big Ag company Aventis was used even though the FDA has not approved it for human consumption because it is not heat-stable, is resistant to stomach acids and enzymes and potentially causes severe allergic reactions.
FOE is one of those stereotypical environmental groups that care about tax free donations far more than they care about actually protecting the environment. You can tell this because they still haven’t removed their Global Warming section from their site proving their disconnect from reality. Admittedly the link for Global Warming is a bit hard to find because of the deluge of buttons begging for donations. But kudos to FOE for happening upon this issue.
With the exception of FOE, the entire world knows the Global Warming Hoax was exposed in 2009 when tens of thousands of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at England’s University of East Anglia were leaked. The correspondences revealed that the leading climate scientists have been purposefully fabricating, suppressing and misstating scientific data to perpetuate the Climate Change myth. Since then Global Warming has been completely debunked and the scientists that colluded on it have admitted to their part in the worst scientific scandal of our generation.
I think it is important to point out that these are not necessarily the same shells that Taco Bell sells at their fast food stores but rather the ones Kraft markets for home use under the Taco Bell name. Now the repercussions of the Taco Bell GMO corn recall could prove good for America as a whole since it will continue to flame the fire of discontent most people feel about these dangerous frankenfoods. We don’t need to ban them, per se, but foods that contain them should be labeled so that people can make an informed decision. But the Big Ag groups and their lap dogs in the Obama administration, the FDA and USDA have fought labeling GMO’s which begs the question, “What are they trying to hide?”