GMO Documentary: “David vs Monsanto” – Free viewing

by Catherine Haug, November 3, 2012

There is a very short window of opportunity for FREE viewing of this 2009 film about a Canadian farmer who stood up to Monsanto over GMO Canola. Percy Schmeiser won not only a victory for his own farm and family, but for all the farmers across Canada. His victory may also positively affect farmers & consumers in the US as well.

Dr. Mercola ( has arranged for free online viewing of this film at your leisure, through November 10. If the YouTube viewer does not display below, you can view it at YouTube: David vs Monsanto. I highly recommend watching it full-screen (the icon in the lower right corner – farthest right). The film is a little longer than 1 hour and well worth the watch. Mr. Schmeiser is a powerful and inspiring speaker.

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Percy Schmeiser was also featured in an earlier film: The Future of Food. It was released in 2004, before the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark decision in 2008. See also

No canola, corn, soy seed is safe from GMO

In the film, a strong point is made about the rampant contamination of seeds with GMO genetic material. Not even Certified Organic is safe. And remember that some species, like members of the cabbage family, easily cross-pollinate. This means that seeds from mustard, kale and other brassicas you grow in your garden, could be GMO-contaminated, since canola is a popular crop in the Flathead Valley. The only way to know if the seed is contaminated involves killing the seed to examine its cells. See my earlier post: GMO Canola in the Flathead.

I personally avoid any food that contains canola, corn or soy in its list of ingredients, because of the risk of GMO contamination. I used to buy only Organic versions, but now I avoid even those. Here are some reasonable substitutes for many versions of these foods:

  • Instead of canola, corn or soy oil, I use olive oil in salad dressings or for cooking.
  • Instead of soy beans, I use garbanzos (chick peas) – they have an even better protein profile than soy and are more easily digested.
  • Instead of corn starch, I use tapioca starch or arrowroot powder.
  • Instead of corn meal, I use ground bulgur.
  • Instead of corn kernels …. well, there really is no substitute for corn on the cob, so I just avoid that altogether.

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