Cartoon Ads: Watch out for Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified food might be one of the scariest things out there, and these images of cartoon characters don’t make it any less haunting.

popeye genetically modified foods spinach

Seriously, if I looked like that, I think I’d start paying more attention to what I eat.

In case you’re a bit out of the loop, basically what’s going on is that there are major corporations out there looking for cheaper ways to produce massive quantities of food and they’ve started pumping vegetables up with genes.  At the same time, these companies are filing lawsuits against organic growers and and waging an all out war on healthy, local farmers. Really, I mean these situation is as crazy as something right out of the Reanimator movies.

bugs bunny genetically modified food carrots

The problem with foods that have been genetically modified is that it’s all around us and, unless you know which companies produce it, it’s hard to avoid. Luckily for us, there are people out there dedicating time and effort to exposing these near-evil practices and helping the public become more aware of what’s being consumed.

According to our source, Thaeger, these images were designed by a Singapore based illustrator named James Voon. As you can tell by the lethargic and ghostly-looking characters, genetically modified food isn’t something that we should be laughing about or ignoring. To say that these characters look unhealthy is to put it lightly.

winne the pooh genetically modified food honey

Our pal Bugs Bunney looks more than a little worn out from eating carrots with absolutely zero nutritional value. Popeye, on the other hand, looks like he has it worse. I always thought spinach was supposed to make you strong, give you muscles and help you defeat the bad guys, not send you straight to bed with an IV keeping you going. Winnie the Pooh doesn’t look too bad, health-wise, though something about his face suggests that he just had a rather terrible realization or a life-changing discovery. I’m guessing the paper in front of him had something to do with it.

If this is the first time you’re finding out about this grocery-based horror story, and you’re interesting in learning more, I’d recommend you do a little bit of research and fill in the blanks. If you think this is crazy, try doing a Google search for “Monsanto” and see what turns up.

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