Ever wonder where your food comes from, if it comes from Monsanto GM seeds or natural seeds, what companies use Monsanto GMO’s in their products and which countries allow its use? In Australia they grow GM canola and cotton with over 800 trials of GM crops conducted. Australia has trialled wheat, sugar cane, grapes, pineapples, papaya, and bananas. Canola oil is used in many processed foods and is also fed to cattle. The cattle even get fed cotton trash from Monsanto GM cotton which we then ingest by consuming their meat and milk. The GM cotton (known as BT) has a gene that creates a protein that kills the bollworm thus producing its own toxic insecticide. GM cotton that is modified to resist herbicides is also grown in Australia. Australian states are given the right to declare themselves GM free. Western Australia has banned commercial GM planting and Tasmania has banned GM rapeseed.
In the Euro zone the EU regulation 90/220 does not contain direct provisions to allow member states to ban GMO’s in their individual countries. Even so 9 EU countries have banned or partially banned GM use with no penalties from the European Union as yet. They are Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, UK, and Greece.
Other countries to ban or partially ban Monsanto GM are Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Thailand, Philippines, Egypt, Algeria, Brazil, Paraguay, and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia have banned foods made from GMO’s and banned imported GM wheat. The USA has tried bans but everything that is put forward to the government has failed. New Zealand has blocked trials of Monsanto GM salmon and some localities in Auckland and Wellington have declared themselves GM free.
This list of companies that use Monsanto GM foods may help one to make an informed decision on healthy eating;
This is an info graphic of the 10 corporations that control nearly everything we buy;