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EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto `Kill' Cancer Study

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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

Plus they're edible.
edit on 15-3-2017 by TobyFlenderson because: stupid homonym mistake




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Hopefully they haven't been sprayed by anything... of course the flight path for the airport goes by my house; not like low to the ground traffic but they do start dumping excess fuel giving us lots of acid rain in this area, in the summerime it burns the grass all up and rusts anything up outside with a quickness worse than salt air does..



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

That is nasty. Do you have a veg garden? Dandelions are also really high in fiber, so good for making home made paper.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Not currently; if I inherit the land then I'll likely grow quite a bit of stuff on it like my grand parents used too but likely not at the same volume they did.

It's common for planes to dump excess fuel for safety purposes before landing; horrid for the environment... but in the highly unlikely chance of a runway crash at least it won't be a huge fireball?



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
Not only is Roundup sprayed everywhere, it is genetically implanted in GMO corn.


Q: How do you genetically implant a chemical into an organism?

A: You can't.

Carry on.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Whodathunkdatcheese

Insecticide-producing corn[edit]

The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, destroys corn crops by burrowing into the stem, causing the plant to fall over.
Bt corn is a variant of maize that has been genetically altered to express one or more proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis.[8] The protein is poisonous to certain insect pests and is widely used in organic gardening.[9] The European corn borer causes about a billion dollars in damage to corn crops each year.[10]

In recent years, traits have been added to ward off corn ear worms and root worms, the latter of which annually causes about a billion dollars in damages.[11][12]

The Bt protein is expressed throughout the plant. When a vulnerable insect eats the Bt-containing plant, the protein is activated in its gut, which is alkaline. In the alkaline environment the protein partially unfolds and is cut by other proteins, forming a toxin that paralyzes the insect's digestive system and forms holes in the gut wall. The insect stops eating within a few hours and eventually starves.[13]

In 1996, the first GM maize producing a Bt Cry protein was approved, which killed the European corn borer and related species; subsequent Bt genes were introduced that killed corn rootworm larvae.[14]

Approved Bt genes include single and stacked (event names bracketed) configurations of: Cry1A.105 (MON89034), CryIAb (MON810), CryIF (1507), Cry2Ab (MON89034), Cry3Bb1 (MON863 and MON88017), Cry34Ab1 (59122), Cry35Ab1 (59122), mCry3A (MIR604), and Vip3A (MIR162), in both corn and cotton.[15][16]:285ff Corn genetically modified to produce VIP was first approved in the US in 2010.[17]



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