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Germany to ban US biotech giant's genetically modified corn strain

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Anything that shows Monsanto's true colors deserves a credit.
S+F, my friend!

Bravo Germany, kick Monsanto's corrupt ass.
And this comes from an American...




posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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*thumbs up*

Good. I don't want to be ingesting it. Messing with genetics is way weird. I'm not okay with all the pesticides either, but I'm also not rich enough to afford all the organic produce sold in the supermarkets. So one step at a time.

At least some authorities realize how dangerous this all is.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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It is worth reapeating what Maxmars said in all of his previous posts, but more specifically that the nature of GMO seed is such that someone could plant a small plot in their back garden and contaminate all other' heirloom' crops in a 100 km radius and in turn destroying seed line.

Here is a link to exactly that happening in Mexico, the cradle of all known corn varities where it is est. that corn had been grown since 5100 BCE:



A team of scientists studying ancient corn varieties This is a list of the most commonly cultivated varieties of sweet corn, and the number of days from germination of corn plant to harvest.

Standard (SU) Yellow in a remote part of the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico have found genetically engineeredgenetically engineered adjective Recombinant corn despite the country's ban on bioengineered seeds. This sort of "contamination" has become a fact of life for corn growers anywhere near a field of genetically engineered seed, since corn spreads its pollen by wind...

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Mexico unilaterally banned GM corn in 1998, but unfortuantely that is all about to change:



An article in the in the February edition of Molecular Ecology confirmed a controversial 2001 study in the journal Nature that genetically modified material has contaminated native corn in Southern Mexico.

The Mexican government's response to this was an announcement in March that it would change its laws to allow planting of genetically modified corn for experimental reasons. The new law overturns a nation-wide moratorium on the planting of any genetically modified varieties of the crop.

Link to Feb. 2009 aritcle

Read it and weep...

TWISI



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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They yield more and taste better! I mean honestly, there can't be ANYTHING wrong with them, can there?

xD



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 01:05 AM
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They can sue all they want, who gives a crap. i live in Germany and I will tell you that it is a fact that the public is angry about the offer of GM products and are attacking and vandalizing GM fields that a few are trying to grow. Look at the condition of the US. Is the US the Fattest nation in the world? It is highly likely. Walk through Walmart and look at the number of crippled, folks on O2 or simply obese individuals. All of that is a result of what you eat and your lifestyle. The Germans are not that type of poeple. They are healthy life loving people set in their old ways. The elderly dont walk around with O2 strapped to their face, diabetes plaguing their bodies or anything that you see in the US public. The Germans are right to be angry and are doing well to BAN all GM crops. They dont need it and will do fine without it.

You are what you eat. Just look around.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by gYvMessanger
Good and quite frankly the united states of America should consider banning US genetically modified crops as well.


We cant even make them label our food that is genetically modified. At least in Europe they have full disclosure and you can read it on the package. We are such a corpocracy our law makers wont even do that.

You eat it and dont even know it here in the land of the free. Your only free if you are a multinational corporation.

We let this happen here in the USA because we are plugged into the brainwashing of commercialism. Turn off your TV, I did three years ago and its oh so freeing after a lifetime of commercials.



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