From Organic Consumers Association
For almost 30 years, OCA and our predecessor organization, the Pure Food Campaign, have been educating consumers and farmers about the hazards of genetically engineered (GE) foods and crops, calling special attention to the fact that these “Frankenfoods” and crops are always accompanied by and contaminated with toxic pesticides and chemicals (such as Bayer/Monsanto’s Roundup/Glyphosate, and Syngenta/ChemChina’s neonicotinoids).
GMO foods and their companion pesticides and chemicals destroy the environment, pollute the water and air, kill bees and other pollinators, and poison our bodies, metastasizing the diet- and environmentally-related chronic diseases and damaged immune systems that now plague the majority of the population, including our children. The nation’s chronic disease epidemic, which afflicted 12% of Americans in 1984, before GMOs and highly processed foods dominated our diets, has now risen sharply to degrade the health of approximately 60% of the population. This chronic disease epidemic sets up 145 million Americans to become victims of cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and, as witnessed recently, genetically engineered viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.