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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
This OP got me thinking because it mentioned Latin America. It got me thinking about how many of the illegals we are now dealing with are coming from places like Honduras. They have a had a couple coups over the last decade, I believe, and the poor number of people are quickly rising.
But I remembered reading this piece a while back: Link
In Honduras, wealthier farmers and agro-businesses benefit from the higher yields and insect resistance of genetically engineered, or transgenic, crops, according to the store manager. But poor subsistence farmers can't afford the seeds or the herbicides and fertilizers needed to get the most from a GMO crop, said the education center director.
Could it be that our government and corps have been pushing the GMO's in places like Honduras, increasing poverty for those that cannot compete.....and they end up on our doorstep?
Na, I'm talking crazy.
originally posted by: aboutface
That is absolute criminal behaviour and if we want to turn things around for ourselves we must begin charging and prosecuting these traitors that have undermined our various peoples throughout the world.
Both the GOF and the Commission have suggested that their respective actions should not alarm us since they are only cultivation rather than import bans. We see the cultivation ban as a first step, at least by anti-GMO advocates, who will move next to ban or further restrict imports. (The environment minister's top aide told us that people have a right not to buy meat raised on biotech feed, even though she acknowledged there was no possible scientific basis for a feed based distinction.) Further, we should not be prepared to cede on cultivation because of our considerable planting seed business in Europe and because farmers, once they have had experience with biotech, become its staunchest supporters.
originally posted by: baddmove
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: sheepslayer247
Let's take corn for example.
That is one of the worse examples possible.
Those that are pushing with 'organic' are messing with farmers BIGTIME.
It is only because of the current yields that gmo give do farmers even 'make' a living anymore.
Take a good look at the chart there.
From 1860 to the 1970s would be the 'era' of organic.
The way 'grandpa' use to do it.
With hybrids of today aka GMO corn bushells are now pushing 350 bushels.
Less land is being used.
More food is being grown.
Like I said organic isn't the way.
Because thousands of farmers are going out of the business every year.
Less land is being used every year.
The increase in yields is the only way farmers still compete with the rising land costs,rising machinery costs.
People are free to disagree.
But that corn is used for fuel, not food..look it up!
Investigative journalist Andrew Rowell wrote in his 2003 book Don't worry, it's safe to eat: The true story of GM food, BSE and foot and mouth that pressure to sack Pusztai had been applied to the institute from Monsanto, a multinational company that owns 90 percent of GM seed technology.
You know - I've read foreigners cannot even eat the food in America anymore. They get sick as hell for a few days....Scary really.