The GMO situation has become starkly clear. They do not even qualify as food. Food, by normal definition, supports life and fertility and heals. But GMOs are in fact causing infertility and spontaneous abortions in animals and are destroying reproductive organs. This comes on top of studies indicating a relationship to diabetes, cancer, asthma, and birth defects.
The Starbucks clientele purchasing elegant looking items believes what they are eating is nourishing food but the pesticides and GMOs, aside from being toxic in themselves, bind to the crucial micronutrients in soil and in the plants, preventing them from being accessed for use by micro-organisms or animals or humans.
What matters in food; what makes food, food – is unavailable. It is not by accident that the corporations have actually gotten food redefined as “stuff.” If they contain corn, soy, canola oil, sugar or cottonseed oil, present in most processed “stuff” in the US, the tempting pastries at Starbucks include GMOs. Those pastries contain GMOs developed by Monsanto which also developed the nuclear bomb, PCBs (considered the most toxic substance known), chemicals weapons, Agent Orange.
If one were to be more accurate about GMOs not being food, one would say that the “stuff” actually meets the definition of bioweapon. This should not be startling since Monsanto has made its fortune in creating weapons of destruction, and with GMOs they shifted to biologic ones (that are patented) that people are tricked or trapped into being exposed to.
It is no wonder that people hate Monsanto and consider it the most evil corporation on earth – it is conducting a war against them, albeit a stunningly surreptitious. Every day students and professionals who likely have signed petitions against Monsanto sit at Starbucks eating Monsanto’s “stuff.”
Starbucks could easily label the GMOs there (their food offerings are standardized and quite limited) if its educated clientele demanded it do so. It could also let its customers know how artificial (and potentially GMO as well) its syrups are. It could tell the truth and begin to sell real food.