Oh, what they did to sacred corn! Genetically-Engineered Corn and Hispanics

Mural in Oaxaxa, Mexico

By Rosa Escondido

It’s disturbing walking through HEB, and seeing overweight Hispanic families attempting to find good food for their families.  It is hopeless because the food has been rigged against them, and more against them than any other segment of the country.

As Hispanics have developed diabetes, the government tells them that they have a genetic predisposition to diabetes which is why they have more than other groups.  Or it tells them that they feed their children poorly, or it tells them they don’t get enough exercise.  What it doesn’t tell them is the truth.

Since 1996, thanks to Bill Clinton and his close association to Monsanto, most of the corn in the country that has been planted in the US (without testing for safety) is genetically engineered – altered at a very fundamental level – and that genetically engineered corn is associated with diabetes.

The government doesn’t tell Hispanics that between 1996 and 2006, only a ten year span, the rate of diabetes increased 90% in the US, while not doing so in the countries that banned genetically engineered crops.  And the government doesn’t tell Hispanics that that mutant corn has had the greatest impact on Hispanics not because they have a predisposition to diabetes but because they eat more corn than any other group because corn is the central food in their diet.

It also doesn’t tell them that the high fructose corn syrup which is also associated with diabetes is now using genetically engineered corn so there is a multiplied diabetes effect.  This dangerous product is in all the soft drinks and so much else in the grocery stores – chocolate drink mixes, candies, cake mixes, soups, breads, etc.  Studies show that rats consuming even small amounts of HFCS only quickly become fat and their organs (ones associated with diabetes) become damaged, whereas rats consuming plain, normal sugar (and much more calories of it than the HFCS rats consumed) did not become fat and did not have organ damage.

The stunning rise in diabetes has alarmed pediatricians since they suddenly are seeing kids developing type 2 diabetes, something normally only seen in older adults until now.  And from this children will face the same issues diabetic adult face – the risk of becoming blind, amputations, heart problems, etc.  But the pediatricians do not make the link to the fundamentally altered corn and its presence across the American diet so they are not instructing their patients to eat only organic food (especially that made with corn).

The Hispanics at the grocery chain, HEB, are also confronted with dairy products almost all containing rBGH, a genetically engineered bovine (cow) hormone that makes cows produce much more milk.  The cows are burned out from such unnatural production and in an extremely short number of years as a dairy cow, are destroyed for hamburger meat.  But in both cases, those eating the dairy products or meat, are subjected to the hormone themselves.  One of the effects of this GE-hormonal exposure is girls developing breasts at very young ages.  And rBGH increases the risk of breast cancer by 7 times, as well as increases the risk of colon and prostate cancer.  But as Hispanics parents spend carefully to feed their families, do they know?  How can they, if the food is kept unlabeled?

The government doesn’t tell Hispanics that the only safe milk in the country is raw milk from health farms, which is 35,000 safer than any other food, and healing.  Instead, it has done all in its power to criminalize raw milk, despite the direct association between pasteurized dairy products and Crohn’s disease.  Raw milk is not only legal in most countries in Europe but even sold in schools, from vending machines, and at little road side stands.  At HEB, one can’t even find organic milk, and the dairy industry milk (and butter, ice cream, cream cheese, cheeses, and so on) contain hormones, antibiotics, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), pesticides, pus, and some percentage include the Crohn’s bacteria.

The government has told Hispanic families that they are overfeeding their children and have recommended skim milk, less fat, and less sugar, but it has not said the truth – that the milk itself – fat or thin – is grossly contaminated, that  fat is crucial for health, especially for growing children (but it must be from clean and healthy animals); that in general it is best not to consume sugar. But what is now in so much processed food (from soft drinks, cereals, bread, cake mixes, cookies, candies, soups, frozen foods, etc.) is high fructose corn syrup, which affects the body in ways that normal sugar does not.  It is destructive of organs, fat-causing, and causes significant weight gain, even in small amounts.

“When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don’t see this; they don’t all gain extra weight.”

On top of that and to multiply the threat of diabetes, the corn in HFCS is not normal corn but is genetically engineered, which is itself associated with diabetes.  So, HFCS is really GE–HFCS.  And as though so much damage to the body, across so many foods, were not enough, GE-HFCS contains mercury.

Genetically engineered crops are also associated with infertility and sterility but most Hispanics parents, looking for good food for their children, do not know that, and the food is not labeled so they can’t tell, though it is labeled in Europe, Japan and other countries and avoided.  Hispanics, because of their diet centered on corn, are the butt end of corporate assault of food and the end result is they are eating the most toxic diet in the world (video), without knowing it.

A renowned Hispanic scientist at UC Berkeley reported that genetically engineered corn was even showing up in areas of Mexico where there should have been none.  Since Mexico is the origin of corn in the world, this unexpected spread of GE-corn genes to normal corn is a great biological threat to Mexico’s corn and to mankind maintaining genes for normal corn.  The multinational company that has genetically engineered corn and holds patents on it orchestrated a personal attack on the scientist and threatened his job.  The company is infamous for its tactics, but in the end, for Hispanics, what matters is that the seeds the company is producing are a direct threat to lives, and the pesticide paired by contract with those seeds causes severe birth defects.  Our regulators knew the toxicity in advance but misled the public.

One of the most respected scientists in the world who had been in favor of genetic engineering was asked to look at GE-potatoes but immediately lost his job in reporting they had damaged organs; a scientist in France whose studies disputed the company’s safety claims on three of its corn varieties, was personally and falsely defamed by the company; and a scientist in Argentina trying to report this tragedy, was met by mob with clubs.

In this rigged food system, with their most basic food altered and associated with causing diabetes and more, Hispanics are increasingly ill and are suffering.  To top it off, they are being blamed for something that is not their fault and are given no true means to escape the dangers their families are in, for the corn is not labeled as genetically engineered.

Corn is sacred in Hispanic culture.

For the US government on behalf of multinational corporations to have turned it into a mutant crop that damages the very people who have worshipped it is immoral.  And it is literally a crime against humanity for the USDA has funded development of a corn that sterilizes. F. William Engdahl writes:

“One long-standing project of the US Government has been to perfect a genetically-modified variety of corn, the diet staple in Mexico and many other Latin American countries. The corn has been field tested in tests financed by the US Department of Agriculture along with a small California bio-tech company named Epicyte. Announcing his success at a 2001 press conference, the president of Epicyte, Mitch Hein, pointing to his GMO corn plants, announced, ‘We have a hothouse filled with corn plants that make anti-sperm antibodies.’14

“Hein explained that they had taken antibodies from women with a rare condition known as immune infertility, isolated the genes that regulated the manufacture of those infertility antibodies, and, using genetic engineering techniques, had inserted the genes into ordinary corn seeds used to produce corn plants. In this manner, in reality they produced a concealed contraceptive embedded in corn meant for human consumption. ‘Essentially, the antibodies are attracted to surface receptors on the sperm,’ said Hein. ‘They latch on and make each sperm so heavy it cannot move forward. It just shakes about as if it was doing the lambada.’15 Hein claimed it was a possible solution to world ‘over-population.’” [Emphasis added.]

The UN has definitions which appear to apply to genetically engineered corn and which would make it a crime against humanity:

“… causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;”

Obama has broken specific campaign promises to label genetically engineered food and instead has kept this non-food (real food sustains life and heals) unlabeled, making it almost impossible to avoid.

Hispanic’s beloved and sacred corn has been turned into a danger to their and their children’s lives.  They need to know.

17 responses to “Oh, what they did to sacred corn! Genetically-Engineered Corn and Hispanics

  1. You don’t have to be hispanic to get diabetes. I’m white European, and I have diabetes. I believe it has to do with Blood types. Blood type O’s should never eat corn, or corn products. I am AGAINST modified foods in order to patent them. A whole, natural food can not be patented, but a modified food can…for more control over the food supply. It’s all about control.

    Only Blood Type A can eat corn. The others, O, B, AND AB should not eat corn.

    God designed us for the natural foods on the earth, NOT manufactured, loaded with chemicals, denatured food.

    • I was gonna say, I eat corn all the time, It agrees with me more so than wheat. I do however try to stick with organic corn.. However, I am blood type A positive. Just wondered where u got the blood type info, I would be interested in seeing it. thanks!

  2. I will once again tell people here that we had a small dairy that Organic Valley wiped out. It (the farm) is somewhat isolated in terms of corn growing and I always have grown open-pollinated corn, it has been contaminated by gmo but only slightly. Since we lost (forced slaughter) of our tiny cow herd, I only grow an acre or two of corn, for a few annimals, but this is impossible. The wildlife absolutely devour our corn, from milk stage on, because they refuse to eat the gmo corn that grows in great abundance a mile away. They come from all over and ransack our little patch of relatively pure old fashioned corn, the kind that used to grow everywhere, and just about like genuine small family farmers the world over, is now gone.

    The Clintons (Bill, Hillary) are monsters. The entire U.S. and corporate/business system is responsible for a holocaust of immeasurable proportions.

    And please do not believe in anything Organic Valley and the rest of the ‘certified organic’ industry tells you or sells you.

    nedlud

  3. What is “HEB””?

  4. Government in general appears to be a crime against humanity.

    The government is colluding with corporations that own them. Corporations are not people for the mere fact that corporations are engineering the mass death of people… not themselves… corporations are destroying the privacy and health and security of people… not themselves.

    The laws the government corporation pass violate natural law… they go against nature and everything that is moral and right. There is no real need for all these laws that need to be enFORCED by violence… society will not break down without them.

    Nature does not waste anything. Everything we come into this world with we need… that includes anger. Without our anger response we are goners. You need only look to nature to see that and i don’t need to waste time to find some examples… they are legion. The fact that the government dopes our water with fluoride is evidence that they know this.

    I have done internal work on my anger… and it’s been good for me. I have learned i don’t need to win arguments… arguments are distractions made by those who are not yet willing to see or who have an agenda to fill. The not willing to see simply have just not suffered enough… the ones with an agenda are in protective mode.

    Government is a corporation… it is an unnatural structure. All government employees, elected and otherwise are the employees of the corporation and do their bidding, not ours. The military, police and just-ice departments employ the use of FORCE to obtain that which is not theirs to give over the to corporation. There is nothing right or moral in their actions. Corporation is a parasite… it is a disease of the human race. It has infiltrated and controlled everything we see, hear, taste, touch, smell and is more than likely influencing that which we sense… it is easy to see they are endeavoring to do just that. Every action the Corporation takes is prepping the host… that’s us, we are the life the parasite feeds on.

    The only solution is a return to nature and natural law. The original constitution and the words and works of Jesus (whether Jesus is a myth or not is moot) are based on natural law. The closer humanity works with nature, the more healthy the human body as a whole. Corporation views nature as its enemy and rightly so. A cursory view will show that Corporation has always acted to take us further and further away from anything natural.

    So, do we negotiate with disease? Is it logical to allow it to exist in any form when it will only fester and return with new resistance to it’s host? Or do we eradicate it at its roots and in all of the places it has metasticized?

    Nature and natural law… the only solution.

  5. @Wanda: The only thing I’d add to your above remark is, ‘well said!’ I’d follow you around on twitter and be your facebook friend, I am so in agreement with your comment.😉

  6. government is vital and necessary to a healthy functioning society. Unfortunately, times has allowed almost all of our government institutions corrode into cure corruption.

    We, the people, need to overhaul our system of government to work for US. This means. NO LOBBYISTS, PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING, STRICT TERM LIMITS ON POLITICIANS and most important of all: Anyone hired to work for a government agency is not aloud to hold financial interests, or any other ties (past, present, or future), in the companies they are supposed to regulating.

    PROBLEM SOLVED….unfortunately not. But this would surely be a big step in pushing the government back to the people.

  7. I enjoyed this article, and the added comments.
    We have a 2 fold problem. 1 GMO corn, 2 the Corn Lobby. How do we get past both? I am allergic to corn. I have gone back to nature. I grow my own and/or barter or buy non-commercial. We all can make a change by going back to growing our own. If we quit buying the corporate commercial food, change will occur, when the corporate food companies start losing money.

  8. edouard, HEB is a grocery store. I see them alot in Texas…

  9. And did you know that a Professor at UC Davis, just down the road from UCB was just given a 5 million dollar grant from our tax money to study and report in on the the obesity problem of Mexican children!!!!! It was mentioned in the Alumni Assoc Newsletter.

  10. Part of their excuse for doing this of course is population control and they have everyone brain washed into thinking that the over population of the world is a danger to us all.

    That is a load of brain washing BULL S___!!!

    Buckminster Fuller (Nobel Prize winner) looked into this in the 70’s when the population was half of what it is now. He calculated that he could get everyone off the planet & into the office space of NY city (like at a dinner party). So today we may need to add in possibly London to do the same thing. Fullers thinking in “Space Ship Earth” was we do not have a population problem, we have a management problem and we all know who the managers are.

    So take this another step, these managers know that population is not a problem then why are they doing this? They my friends are afraid of you and people like you because you are thinking that we do not need them and their lame and deadly thinking. Many of them have done things in the name of money that killed thousands possibly millions (Monsanto’s management, excellent example) and many of us want to bring them up on charges of crimes against humanity (as the article is saying), need I say more?

    Mat 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit (GMO?). A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them

    Doc Blake

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