Do you eat corn (maize, for British readers) or products made from corn? If so, do you care whether you're eating the original American grain, or a patented Monsanto product that's had a disease gene spliced into it?
BT corn has been around for a long time. It's made by splicing into corn DNA a gene from a disease germ, Bacillus thuringiensis. BT culture is a pesticide many organic gardeners regard as safe because, although it has no noticeable effects on humans, it produces a horrific disease that wipes out caterpillars who've eaten leaves sprayed with BT.
When humans inhale or handle BT culture, nothing happens. However, after eating a lot of BT corn over a period of years, humans are beginning to report nasty liver symptoms...which sound, in fact, similar to what caterpillars go through during the week or so it takes them to die from eating BT.
Would you like to know whether you're participating in an experiment to find out how much BT corn you can eat before you start feeling cramps in, and radiating out from, the general area of your liver?
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