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Exposed: the great GM crops myth

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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Exposed: the great GM crops myth


www.independent.co.uk

Major new study shows that modified soya produces 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent

Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.
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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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This is good to see. I am glad people are trying to expose the crooks at companies like Monsanto.

www.independent.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Well, it appears they incorrectly engineered the plants. They have a lower mangonese intake from the soil, apparently, obviously a side-effect of the engineering for resistance to disease/parasites.

This does not mean GM food isn't the answer, it just means we need to work out the bugs, but that's what trial and error is for. What a ridiculous over-reaction to a perfectly normal state of affairs.



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:13 AM
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Until such time as the scientist are directly called to answer how they come to classify their understanding of the full range of effects each genetic change, their will be no halt to their activities.

Commercialism is driving this development and 'common welfare' is not even a factor (outside of the marketing and PR departments.)

Monsanto's power is evident, thousands of people, if not millions, have already been 'blessed' by the presence of PCB's and other Monsanto 'gifts to mankind' in their bloodstreams. They can stop entire nations from hearing the truth. Murdock, Turner and the other media moguls are their tools, our governments could not possibly care less, and every institution mandated to protect us from their profiteering ilk are manned by former or future Monsanto employees.

They've killed the bees, are we next?



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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You know what else cracks me up is this new talking point that has been floated this week about how GM foods and bio-fuels are actually going to "help" us in a shortage crisis.


cryptogon.com...

[edit on 24/4/08 by kosmicjack]



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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What is sad is that I think that is a possibility. The problem is that the people who are responsible for the current staple of GM crops don't seem to be engineering them with that in mind. They are instead engineering a built in dependence on their own product, instead of engineering a better plant.

It is corporate greed that is driving the GM crops, not a concern for humanity.



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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You're right. Greedy corporations can't be satisfied with GM plants that are just more hardy and disease resistant - that would obviously be a boon and who could really argue with that? But no, they have to GM terminiator seeds, and round-up ready seeds, etc to ensure more money will be coming their way. It's really the same thing as in the Pharmaceutical Industry, there's no money in a cure.



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