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

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Some insects, such as aphids, not only suck the juices from plants, they also poop out a type of honeydew, which encourages the growth of fungus. This is why biotech companies develop fungicides, sprays that kill fungi. Unfortunately, those chemicals also kill the good bacteria, enzymes, and proteins in your stomach and intestines.

Farmers could use natural means to kill these bugs, such as diatomaceous earth, but they instead choose to spray plants with pesticides and herbicides that humans will be smoking or chewing. If you have ever used pesticides or herbicides on your own lawn or plants at home, you probably took great precautions to insure that you didn’t touch the poison and that you didn’t inhale it, but that is exactly what you are doing with every single puff; inhaling and touching poisons.

Researchers in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines have recently identified three pesticides that were not found in previous studies in the smoke from cigarettes.

  • Flumetralin: A known carcinogen that is toxic to human beings. It’s banned in Europe but America seems to think it’s OK for you.
  • Trifluralin: This is a hormone disruptor, especially of the thyroid. It affects the glands and hormones in terrible ways that translates into breast and prostate cancer.
  • Pendimethalin: Another hormone disruptor, which is also a well-known carcinogen and is toxic to human beings.

All of these are approved by the EPA. Why would they approve things like this? The EPA states that they have no information for long term low level inhalation exposure reports. It appears that all the humans that are dying from cancer aren’t proof enough for the EPA.


SEE ALSO: Which is the Most Deadly: GMO’s, Cigarettes, or Diet Soda?


It’s pretty common knowledge that the tobacco industry tried to cover up the facts that smoking was deadly. Then they tried to cover up the fact that even second hand smoke is deadly. Perhaps the most disgusting fact was the industries attempts to pay independent doctors and scientists to repeat industry talking points and tell the world that cigarettes and their smoke was not harmful to your health.

They are doing it again, folks. Big Agra and tobacco companies are covering up and hiding the facts that their GM tobacco plants are even more deadly than the original, organic plant.

To top it all off, as you already know, cigarettes ruin your health. Nicotine is lowering your libido, lightening your wallet, and killing you slowly. Escape this GMO nightmare! Don’t willingly smoke cancer, eat cancer, or drink cancer. You’re not a bug that Monsanto can squash at will. You are a human being with a mind of your own. Just say NO.






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  1. Bill Merritt

    Mar 9, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Bogus statements in this article. I trust the tobacco companies more than the scientific illiterate who wrote this article.

  2. rnatas

    Apr 4, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Genetic engineering is not bad thing. Humans have been modifying their food sources for ages. Do you think rice and wheat and cows occured naturally? Humans selectively bred plants and animals to improve yield, hardiness, and nutritional value, and it took thousands of years; now we can instead research and create new and better food sources in years instead of millenia. Feed the hungry of the world with cheaper better food. Prevent pests from destroying the food supply. There were even promising experiments to make healthy bacon!

    Except some people who are better at activism than science spread lies based on their fear and ignorance. These people listened to the other uneducated fools, and ranted and lobbied and generated propaganda renouncing “frankenfood”. Now it is ruined for all of us, because the government made laws and the companies rushed to label their foods “non-GMO” to avoid bad publicity from the loud but misinformed masses. There are literally children dying from starvation today, that could have benefited from better cheaper safer foods.. because so much research has been halted due to it not being economically feasible to improve the food like we could. Every time I see someone blindly denounce GMOs as evil with absolutely no understanding of it, I think of how the blood of these children are on their hands. Your bad politics and lack of scientific understanding kills children, in case you don’t get what I am saying.

    Here’s a fun fact: the laws governing GMO labeling were written by politicians, listening to the crybabies, and no scientists were involved. Thus having the “non-GMO” label does not actually mean the food is not genetically engineered; old techniques were “grandfathered in” to protect the big food companies. So your “non-GMO” snacks were created with GMOs that were created using techniques from the 70s and earlier. It is only the newer (and better) GMOs that are prevented from using that label, legally. Good job crybabies and Congress, the less safe and less good foods get a special label for the hippies to look for while the better ones are condemned as “too science-y” to be called “safe” (by the uneducated). That label means they are using 40+ year old science, and you are still eating GMOs. It is a marketing ploy you fools. And since there is nothing inherently dangerous about swapping genes using a lab, it is really just a shortcut past the millenia it would take to cross breed the same results. Any modern food plant or animal has been altered by humans, made into a GMO the (very) slow way.

    I don’t know why you care so much about tobacco use, in this day and age smokers know the dangers and accept the risks. Children today think smoking is more dangerous than it actually is, statistically, because of your propaganda. Anyway, it’s none of your business what other people do, it is their bodies. But seeing how you jumped on the GMO hating bandwagon without thinking, I assume you did no research here either.

    Also, you didn’t mention that tobacco was actually genetically modifed to help fight malaria. The “pesticides” you claim were put in there to “cause addiction” (haha is my immine system a pesticide you science hater?) have saved thousand if not millions of lives from a deadly disease. Protecting the tobacco crops is a side effect, and no worse than using regular pesticides. And though they still spray, they use less now, and the GMO “pesticides” do not ruin the water nearby like the old ones do. You probably think we can feed this planet without stopping the bugs somehow, but we can’t. Not when good new scientific techniques are effectively banned by the uneducated. For that, I will punish you with one more terrible fact: “organic” food labels also are regulated by the same idiots, and thus can carry the “organic” label as long as they do not use certain techniques or pesticides. So enjoy eating your next meal, knowing that you did not (and can not) avoid non-organic GMOs; you can only avoid those made with modern science, preferring the ones with pretty little labels that really mean “this is made using less safe, old technology”.