Who has the next famous face to convince the world that GMOs are safe? How about a former first lady, and once U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton? Clinton recently attended the BIO International Convention on Wednesday, June 25 and leaked press snippets to confirm what most sustainable food movement supporters already know: she’s pro-GMO much like the other major political candidates that have been bought out by biotech.
At the San Diego convention, basically a promotional stop for all things biotech, she spoke for 65 minutes on the importance of GMO – despite the fact that she and her husband and former president have Celiac’s disease, which GE foods have been linked to (along with digestive issues).
“A recent analysis of research suggests that Bt-toxin, glyphosate, and other components of GMOs, are linked to five conditions that may either initiate or exacerbate gluten-related disorders:
Imbalanced gut bacteria
Immune activation and allergies
Damage to the intestinal wall”
“Maybe there’s a way of getting a representative group of actors at the table” to discuss how the federal government could help the Biotech industry with “insurance against risk,” she said. Meanwhile, our government has already written a blank check to the biotech industry for GMO corn to make heaps of ethanol and to support our fast-food nation, as well as for soy, sugar beets, rice, and other ‘staple’ foods. We subsidize the heck out of these Frankenfood and Frankenfuel crops.
Clinton also remarked that the “benefits” of GMOs should be better explained in order to counteract the massive grassroots tide against the lab-created crops, saying that “Frankensteinish” depictions should be met with a stronger, more positive spin from GMO companies. Notice the word ‘spin.’ You don’t have to ‘spin’ facts. That’s a public relations game. Hundreds of scientists have warned the world about the effects of biotech’s creations, but perhaps Mrs. Clinton hasn’t heard of those studies.