reply to post by TWILITE22
Yea,I've read where studies show that gmo crops do not increase the yields of crops,and your right,they are a bunch of scammers, thieves,
bullies and I could go on and on.
Genetically modified crops, depending upon what they are modified for, are generally superior to 'standard' crops, given the same treatment. That
does not necessarily mean improved yields. Genetically altered crops are more resistant to a number of pests, more drought tolerant, frost tolerant,
and often have higher nutritional yields. Corn, for instance, has been enhanced to retain the sweet taste - it used to be that you had to pick the
corn, shuck it, then drop it in boiling water almost immediately if you wanted it to be sweet.
You get out of a crop what you put into it. Plow deep in the fall/winter and shallow in the spring - that whole deal. The reason so many crops
succumb to pests is simply due to poor agricultural practices. I notice them even here in Missouri from time to time. Idiot farmers doing nothing
but increasing the chances of causing problems for everyone. It doesn't mater if their crops are genetically modified or not.
What they have done to our food and the farmers is such a crime and shame,and what gets me is the law of the land is letting them get away with
it.This is just one of many complaints I have with our system and government......don't get me started!!I stay away from gmo products as much as
possible but it's starting to look as though there may not be a choice in the matter.We need to make a stand against these crooks and
It wouldn't be ATS if there wasn't someone we needed to grab torches and pitchforks to march on their house, now would it?
reply to post by Monteriano
Also read about corn syrupbecause most of it comes from GMO corn and is in almost everything sweet that you eat or drink in the US. I have lost
40lbs of fat since I quit consumtion of products sweetened with corn syrup.
To be honest, the majority of my calorie intake is from some form of corn syrup. I'm 5'11" and 140lbs at most. My position in football is
The key to weight management is to manage your metabolism and calorie intake. With a high-sugar diet, my metabolism is often very high, and
complements my nature to pace and perform various goofy antics at random.
Very good reasoning. GMO is in your point of view any cultural organism. This is say technological point of view. There is also legal point of
view. Specific sequences of genom are copyrighted, patented and if they are found in yours field you are bloody pirate! Doesn't matter that you never
ever heard about Monsanto or other f# corp. On your field was found patented sequence so pay negro!
You do realize that the human genome has just as many, if not more patents levied against it.
I will admit it is a legal issue, but one that is lost from the beginning. The only thing that can really be patented is a method for inserting that
specific gene into the sequence and the system by which viable seed is created to be sold. Even if you were to grow the crops on your land and save
some of the seed (and it have that sequence in it, some how), the claims of patent infringement are ungrounded as no one can patent an object, only a
procedure for creating an object or effect. This is already a precedent established in virtually every level of the legal system.
Another point is how current mainstream GM industry work = TOTAL monoculture (just see GM ads). Pressure of monoculture bathing in pesticide
will select entities resistent to particular pesticide. This was the reason to ban DDT.
DDT was banned over environmental health concerns - not over pest control concerns.
Now our crops are producing "DDT". Corporate model of usage of GM have same level of responsibility which we can observe around Chernobyl
disaster. GM can be (relatively) save as nuclear power plant can be. But there is huge risk. Are corporations responsible? NO. Just look at law.
I'm not quite sure what you are saying, here.
Bad farming practices will result in diseased and pest-ridden crops. There's no way around that. You can improve tolerance in plants all you want -
they are a safety buffer and precaution. Whether the plants are 'natural' or genetically altered, they will benefit from good farming practices
instated by responsible farmers.
Never is it recommended by any of these companies that you purchase a genetically altered line of crops and you can just throw it on the ground and
watch it become a super-plant. They always suggest utilizing various methods of controlling pests - the plant just has an extra barrier of protection
that it produces by default.
reply to post by wcitizen
Actually, that's a brilliant way to fight back against GMO. Nationwide project to sow natural seeds everywhere!
No, that really won't solve a thing. Modern crops are pretty much incapable of being successful in 'nature' - they have been tailored to be
cultivated crops since we began cultivating. Many cultivated plants require far too much water in consistent quantities to survive without attention
from man. Most will simply be over-run by weeds and other plants in nature. Crowded out, they will not fruit, not reproduce, and thus die.
Even genetically altered crops would suffer the same fate. Crops are not intended to be tossed to the wind and left to see what grew over the past