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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 11:41 AM

Pope Francis slams GMOs for destroying health and the environment.

A controversial new encyclical by Pope Francis set for release by the Vatican casts blame for worsening environmental damage on technology that is in common use today. In particular, the pontiff blames agricultural and fossil fuel technology for destroying ecosystems and changing the planetís climate patterns.

Biotech companies claim their products are keys to solving hunger, but the Pope knows this isnít true. No commercial GE crops are engineered for increased yield. Five of every six acres of GE crops are engineered for herbicide-tolerance, i.e. to survive being drenched with what would normally be a toxic dose of herbicide, usually Round-up, or glyphosate.

Pope Francisís encyclical didnít just cover climate change, he denounced pesticides and genetically engineered (GE) crops, declaring ďthe spread of these crops destroys the complex web of ecosystems, decreases diversity in production and affects the present and the future of regional economies.Ē

Pesticide use is at an all-time high. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says glyphosate use on corn and soy increased from 10 million pounds in 1996, the year Roundup Ready crops were introduced, to 204 million in 2013. The U.S. Geological Survey routinely finds glyphosate in our water. The Word Health Organization just declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen.

At: http://www.enlightened-consciousness.com/pope-slams-gmo-for-destroying-health-and-environment/

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