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Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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GMO food labeling

Right out of the Monsanto PR department via their mouthpiece Cass Sunstein:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...red-foods.html

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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Label it all. If producers must put labels detailing every minutia of a product, then a simple yes or no on GM content should not be such a big deal. Monsanto, Syngenta et.al. simply want to normalize GM foods through this generation so there is no resistance in future generations. All the new and unique diseases and syndromes that will appear will get blamed on pollution, genetics or some other weak ass excuse.

Label this poison from the get-go.
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They don't want to label it when they sell to consumers, but they want it registered and catalogued when it's grown by producers/farmers.
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I am not as concerned with GMO itself, as I am with utterly disgusting and outright catastrophically dangerous monopolist practices of the companies behind them, also the totally dumbass approach to GMO crops - like making plants Roundup-resistant, and then spraying the whole fecking field generously with it, to kill the weeds - and the same goes for spraying against the bugs. THAT, my friends is a real kicker. I just don't buy at all the premise, that some fecking chemicals poisons are "only" killing smaller stuff, but we can eat them day in day out all right. I call BS on this.

But things like making some crops drought-proof, to feed the Africa, as they try and are succeeding in some of African academic institutions - hell, yeah. But having a patent and lock-down powers over food production? God almighty, spare us from that monstrosity!
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The idea that someone can patent a dna string is just wrong.
Whatever your beliefs on how that string evolved, its outrageous that because you discovered a certain bit has a certain effect, that it can become your property.

And yes I used to think that GM was a potential for good, as they had the potential to develop drought resistant /saline tolerant plants that could green the desert.

Not much evidence of this and I now consider monsanto to be the devils work ......
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Monsanto banned GMO from their own cafeteria. Nuff said.
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Originally Posted by mike View Post:
Monsanto banned GMO from their own cafeteria. Nuff said.
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Monsanto isn't the only company trying to push GMO produce:
http://news.yahoo.com/idaho-spud-gia...095645738.html
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Originally Posted by rblong2us View Post:
got a link ?
Seems to be hearsay:

http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-emp...dont-eat-gmos/
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Originally Posted by rblong2us View Post:
got a link ?
In this article, Monsanto admits it, but they say it's because they "believe in choice." Where is the choice then, if non-GMO is the only choice? Put a pile of GMO next to a pile of non-GMO and see which one they choose.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...en-737948.html
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article is dated December 1999 .........
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