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  • Justice Begins with Seeds 2013 With Vandana Shiva

    With Guest Speaker Vandana Shiva at Justice Begins with Seeds Conference 2013

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How do GMOs affect me?

To grow GMOs, the big Ag Industry uses tons of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The environmental impact of increased pesticide use and use of chemical fertilizers for seeds bred to grow only in conditions with lots of nitrogen has been widely reported. Additionally, the consolidation of the seed supply has been blamed for the disappearance of 90% of seed biodiversity as well as 90% of biological forms (plants, insects, birds & mammals, including bees), in the United States. We don’t know what the consequences of this will be for our health, soil, water and air, but there are hundreds of researches that report increasing rates of respiratory problems, asthma, allergies, cancer, birth defects and others related to the continuous exposure to GMO related products. The consumption of GMO grains in animals has created digestive problems in the long term and in rats has been linked to cancer.