90 Percent of Tobacco is GMO: Hey, is That Pesticide You’re Smoking?

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Are you still smoking cigarettes or cigars or using chew? You have probably already heard all the bad things that smoking is doing to your body but here is one you probably haven’t heard of yet. About 90 percent of all tobacco is GMO. This means you are smoking pesticides and herbicides all day long. If you have wondered why you are getting those hangover like symptoms when you go too long without a smoke, it’s withdrawal from the chemicals that’s causing those symptoms, not withdrawal from tobacco itself. The true driving force behind your cigarette addiction is the 4,000 or so chemicals that your smokes are filled with.

Scientists in labs are injecting or infusing the genes of bacteria from other living things into the seeds of the tobacco plant you are smoking. GMO tobacco has “built in” pesticides and herbicides, built right into the DNA of the plant. On top of that, farmers then spray even more pesticides (such as RoundUp) onto the plant that are only adding to your chemical woes. In fact, these insect and weed killers become mixed with the bacteria in your brain, heart, and lungs, which only compound your inability to quit this killer habit. Read more about 5 reasons why RoundUp should be banned forever.

The reason the tobacco industry created these GMO plants is to kill horn worms and bud worms. It’s that simple. Those bugs eat the plants and cut into their profits. The main goal of the tobacco industry is to make more money by using this biotech type of engineering. Of course this comes at the cost of human health. Big tobacco doesn’t give a damn about you; they just want to make more money.

The truth is that it’s perfectly legal to slowly kill people by making and selling carcinogens, even if customers are aware of the risk. Now although you might know the risk of smoking regular old tobacco, no one really knows the risk of smoking GM tobacco, because no one yet knows the extent or the depth of that risk because there have been no tests done. YOU, my friend, are the guinea pig in this experiment.

The tobacco budworm is a devastating insect because the female lays her eggs in the bug of the tobacco plant. This makes it almost impossible to kill the larvae, which are feeding on the bud, because pesticides can’t reach them. Adult insects are now extremely resistant to most modern day insecticides anyway. This was the point of making these GM plants, to attempt to kill the worm from the inside out. This translates into leaky gut syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome for humans who ingest this. This means the destruction of your lungs and your digestive system. This means bladder cancer and prostate cancer. This means birth defects for children. All of these serious health risks come from GM food and tobacco.

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