Dr. Michael Wald, author of the upcoming book Frankenfoods - Controversy, Lies & Your Health available April 2014, offers a riveting perspective of the GMO predicament exploring governmental and industry cover-ups, health dangers, environmental threats, GMO-free food plans and recipes, nutritional supplements and other practical solutions. Dr. Wald declares, "The GMO dilemma is here to stay and anyone interested in protecting their health and that of their loved ones, friends and the planet, must educate themselves and take political and personal action right now!" Considering the importance of this information Dr. Wald asks that you re-tweet his GMO links and follow him on Twitter - @DrMichaelWald. Thank you.
(Dr. Michael Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester, NY by calling 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1) or by emailing him at: email@example.com).
2. WHO IS MONSANTO AND WHEN DID THEY START PRODUCING GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS?
Monsanto Company, an American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Missouri, is a leading producer of genetically engineered seed. The company, founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, operated primarily as a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. As a chemical company, notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists include being the first company to mass-produce LEDs and performing breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation. Products manufactured by the company deemed controversial include the insecticide DDT, PCBs (dielectric and coolant fluids) and Agent Orange. Monsanto is not known for its honesty or transparency regarding the dangers of DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange.
In 1983, Monsanto and three academic teams were the first to genetically modify a plant cell and conduct field trials of genetically modified crops. The first genetically modified food was the tomato. Between 1997 and 2002 the company came to focus heavily on biotechnology after a process of mergers and spin-offs. Monsanto pioneered the biotechnology industry by applying its business model to agriculture.