John Robbins: One of the types of genetically modified crops that are very prevalent today is Bt corn and Bt cotton which produce pesticides in every cell of the plant. This has an advantage in the short term for the farmer because it kills or deters insects, but the plants themselves become living pesticide factories. They are toxic and not just to the insects. In India, farmers who let their sheep graze on Bt cotton plants after the harvest saw thousands of sheep inexplicably die. Are you as disturbed as I am by the growth of genetically engineered food in our culture?
Dr. Mercola on MICROWAVE use:
John Robbins: I want to ask you on another subject that I know you have written about and I think it is something that isn’t often discussed. But for people who are food conscious and want to eat more healthfully, it is actually important; that is microwave ovens. Do you have a sense or a perspective on their use that differs from the common understanding that they are just fine?
Dr. Mercola: Well I have been opposed to them for…actually; I have never been in favor of them, ever. I have just avoided them for a number of reasons. Some of them have to do with the concept of homeopathy. I am sure you and your listeners are familiar with this vibrational medicine. The way that microwave ovens work primarily is to cause the food molecules to vibrate at certain frequencies, very high frequencies actually. I think it is in the gigahertz range. So it essentially imparts a negative homeopathic vibration into the food or the liquid that you are heating but even beyond that, the device itself is actually quite dangerous. When you turn a microwave oven on, you will literally for a number – I think it is thirty, forty, fifty feet away from that, you need to be out of that distance because it is completely different than a cell phone or even a motor on a refrigerator which is also a very high emitter of EMF, but the EMF that comes out of a microwave oven is probably one of the most dangerous ones out there because the field is so large. So even irrespective to the damage it does to your food, it really causes damage when that unit is on.
My addendum, more to read on BT and GMOs crops:
Walmart sells BT Corn without indicating it is GMO: