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• Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Seeds of DeceptionMice avoid eating Genetically Modified (GM) foods when they have the chance, as do rats, cows, pigs, geese, elk, squirrels, and others. What do these animals know that we don’t? Farmers, students, and scientists all discovered that animals refuse to eat the same GM foods that we consume everyday…

This is an excerpt from a new book, Seeds of Deception By Jeffrey M. Smith:

The Washington Post reported that laboratory mice, usually happy to munch on tomatoes, turned their noses up at the genetically modified FlavrSavr tomato. Scientist Roger Salquist said of his tomato, “I gotta tell you, you can be Chef Boyardee and mice are still not going to like them.”

The mice were eventually force fed the tomato through gastric tubes and stomach washes. Several developed stomach lesions; seven of forty died within two weeks. The tomato was approved without further tests.