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HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics

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(NaturalNews) The Michelle Obama GMO story that went viral Friday has been confirmed as a hoax, and that means we owe the First Lady an apology for the error in reporting. But there's an interesting silver lining in all this: the massive public backlash that sprang from the report confirms once and for all just how much the U.S. population is opposed to feeding their children GMOs.

The original story claimed that Michelle Obama had endorsed a new Monsanto campaign that would develop "healthy GMOs" for children. As ridiculous as that sounds to everyone, it was no more ridiculous than some of the other news we hear out of the White House these days, so it sounded credible. Natural News first saw the headline on another credible news source, and then we quoted two news sources and added an analysis. Within minutes, however, we updated the story to indicate a possible hoax, and now we've corrected the story.

The interesting thing about all this is that Michelle Obama has gone part-way toward recommending healthy foods, but she's never endorsed organics (which would be non-GMO). So she's got one foot in the realm of conventional GMO agriculture, and one foot in home gardening and healthy foods. Her school lunch program reforms, although launched with positive intentions, bombed. And with all the Monsanto ties to the Obama administration, it sure wasn't a stretch to believe the First Lady might be recommending some sort of children's nutrition public relations campaign related to Monsanto.

What the hoax story really brought up, however, was a healthy debate about all the existing connections between government and the biotech industry. It also reminded people of the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate, some of which is described in more detail here.

Deadly toxins in every seed

GM corn produces deadly toxins linked to massive cancer tumors in rat experiments.

The chemical sprayed on GM crops -- glyphosate -- is also linked to wildly destructive environmental effects as well as huge increases in human cancer.

As Natural News previously reported:

A team of researchers from both Germany and Egypt, publishing their findings in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, discovered that animals fed GM feed had much higher levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, in their urine and organs than animals fed non-GM or organic feed.

...Glyphosate directly interferes with the body's P450 enzymes, which are responsible for modulating the synthesis of sex steroid hormones in the body. It is also believed that this inhibition results in the synergistic disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, resulting in a variety of health conditions including gastrointestinal damage, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, dementia and cancer.

"[G]enotoxic [gene-damaging] activity, teratogenic [physiology-damaging] activity, and disturbance of the normal gut bacterial community due to glyphosate are reported," added the researchers.

The following photo shows the scientifically-documented results of feeding rats GMOs or exposing them to glyphosate. Notice the massive tumors? That's what GMOs may be doing to America's children:

Huge boom for the cancer industry

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Monsanto is also blamed for causing all the following 10 problems as outlined at Listverse.com (1)

* The rise of superbugs and superweeds
* Deaths of bees and butterflies
* Inability for farmers to harvest seeds
* Genetic contamination of non-GMO crops
* Criminalizing farmers whose fields are contaminated
* Huge increase in farmer suicides due to GM crop failures
* Striking lack of government oversight or safety
* Revolving door ("fascism") between government and biotech industry
* Harming biodiversity and collapsing the seed supply
* Distracting focus from permaculture and more Earth-friendly approaches to producing food

Sources for this article include:
(1) http://listverse.com/2013/06/22/10-problems-...
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