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Imported U.S. Mac & Cheese Label: ‘Made from GM Wheat’

by Melissa Melton, TruthStream Media:

After it came to light last week that unapproved, illegal GMO wheat from Monsanto had been found growing in a farmer’s field in Oregon, Japan and South Korea have halted U.S. imports. The Monsanto wheat had been field tested between 1998 and 2005, but Monsanto pulled it when an international outcry arose and many of the biggest wheat importing countries proclaimed they would not buy the biotech giant’s GMO strain.

Now, a disturbing YouTube video has surfaced from sent in from the U.K. showing a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese imported from the U.S. with a label declaring the product is “made from genetically modified wheat”.

With the devastating prevalence of digestive issues and food allergies such as gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease among others proliferating all across America, the implication that illegal GMO wheat is not only turning up randomly in farmers’ fields years after Monsanto supposedly stopped testing it, but that unapproved GMO wheat is actually known to be present in American processed food products and openly announced in other countries is downright disgusting and disturbing.

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3 comments to Imported U.S. Mac & Cheese Label: ‘Made from GM Wheat’

  • Sergio of the Jungle

    Kraft is off the menu as well as any fast food burger outlet.

  • Ed_B

    Well, here’s the deal. OTHER countries REQUIRE such labels and the US does not, so if a product containing any GMO foods is to be exported to such countries, it MUST be labeled or it cannot be sold there. If it is sold there, not labeled, and then discovered to be GMO, some VERY hefty fines and possible termination of any privilege to sell in that country could very well result. Would that the US were so considerate of its citizens.

    IMO, the biggest problem with GMO foods is that they are a leading contender for widespread honey bee deaths seen in the US in recent years. While this has not been scientifically proved to be occurring, we should be looking into it VERY closely. Honeybees are primitive insects who do not have a complicated and adaptive digestive system. It is possible that they eat the pollen from GMO crops, cannot digest it, and literally starve to death while fully gorged with “food”. They simply cannot eat any more of this, yet cannot digest what they have already eaten. Death by starvation may well be the result.

    As a scientist myself, I am all for progress, which is to say REAL progress. If crops can be modified to be more resistant to common pests, less susceptible to wind damage (common in grain crops), or in some other clearly demonstrable way better than “natural” crops, by all means, work with them. But we also need to do some very serious long-term experimentation on possible unforeseen consequences, like the potential for harm to helpful organisms like honey bees and possible long-term effects in human beings.

    It is also possible that there could be genetic damage done to the “human stock” that consumes these GMO foods for long periods of time. Since human beings are so very long lived and have highly developed digestive and immune systems, it is possible that we might not see a slow moving genetic defect for several generations. Let us proceed VERY carefully with this and not in any kind of willy-nilly fashion in pursuit of the almighty buck that we may very well come to deeply and permanently regret.

    At the very least, ALL GMO foods should be labeled so that all grocery store customers can choose between GMO and non-GMO food products. We are very often told that this or that annoying label is required so that consumers will be better informed and able to make choices that are most appropriate for them. Well, this is a prime example of why foods should be labeled properly. I choose not to eat GMO foods when they can be avoided. But without truth in labeling, we do not know when we are buying them and when we are not. I do know that the food from my garden is as healthful and nutritious as I can manage, so only heritage seeds from known good suppliers are used at planting time. I also choose to use the safest known pesticides and herbicides at the lowest possible effective concentration in my garden. I do not apply these chemicals in knee-jerk fashion but only when there is a serious pest problem. On most cases, soapy water sprays will discourage most insects and regular cultivation will discourage most weeds, so these are my preferred methods of pest control.

    As to what is in the cans, bottles, and packages in the stores… who knows? They are not labeled as to GMO content. Since the US government shows no indication of pushing the food producers to properly label their GMO foods as such, a national consumer boycott of all grocery store chains should be mounted ASAP. If this is successful these stores WILL put all of the pressure necessary on these manufacturers to force them to label their products properly, which means adding a “CONTAINS GMO Products” warning to their standard label. In the meantime, we should all continue to home garden, community garden, and buy produce from our local farmers markets. This may not completely avoid GMO foods but it will put a kink in GMO operations and perhaps a truly significant one.

  • John

    Genetic Roulette

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