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Are you kidding me. What they are doing with this GMO stuff is NOT what man has been doing for thousands of years by selective breeding.
They are inserting Roach genes and other insects into Salmon and then plan on releasing them into the wild. IN 40 years they say that all natural Salmon will be wiped out. Do you want to eat a Salmon that has had Insect genes inserted into it? If so, you should be a poster boy for GMO.
It will destroy all our natural foods and kill us just like it kills the rats the fed the GMO corn to.
Patho-physiological profiles are unique for each GM crop/food, underlining the necessity for a case-by-case evaluation of their safety, as is largely admitted and agreed by regulators. It is not possible to make comments concerning any general, similar subchronic toxic effect for all GM foods. However, in the three GM maize varieties that formed the basis of this investigation, new side effects linked to the consumption of these cereals were revealed, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others . We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity. This can be due to the new pesticides (herbicide or insecticide) present specifically in each type of GM maize, although unintended metabolic effects due to the mutagenic properties of the GM transformation process cannot be excluded . All three GM maize varieties contain a distinctly different pesticide residue associated with their particular GM event (glyphosate and AMPA in NK 603, modified Cry1Ab in MON 810, modified Cry3Bb1 in MON 863). These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown. Furthermore, any side effect linked to the GM event will be unique in each case as the site of transgene insertion and the spectrum of genome wide mutations will differ between the three modified maize types. In conclusion, our data presented here strongly recommend that additional long-term (up to 2 years) animal feeding studies be performed in at least three species, preferably also multi-generational, to provide true scientifically valid data on the acute and chronic toxic effects of GM crops, feed and foods. Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the function of these organs in rats consuming GM maize varieties for just 90 days.
You may be knowledgeable about agriculture, but you don't hold a monopoly on that by a long shot. You choose the hardiest wild varieties of seed you can find, and actually ensure there is no genetic modification already in place.
In other words, no Monsanto stamps of approval, or their imitators. The seeds do not need to be in a berry, rather, the seeds are molded into clay pellets, which then shoot their roots down upon contact with soil. There is a valuable field guide called the "One Straw Revolution" that details much about Chinese agriculture, and this method of seeding is surefire.
So is their advocation of not tilling soil, which constantly exposes the micro-organisms to sunlight and kills them off, year after year. Western agriculture tends to be a monkey-see, monkey-do process, and it is far from the best way. The proof was in seeing un-tilled fields full of some of the richest soil in the world, after thousands of years of crops being grown. This is compared to plots in SA which were tilled for over five thousand years - the soil had turned to sand. I could go on ...
I'm not saying use weakened, cultivated varieties, I'll suggest finding the best and hardiest strains for any kind of aerial sowing project.
While I appreciate the mood and intentions of your words, you are missing a crucial understanding. Just as you can see through false scientific methods, you should also apply your wisdom to analyzing GMOs. GMOs are not the same kind of modifications as those done through cultivation.
Cultivation is a means of creating a/increasing the symbiotic relationship of organisms. GMOs are "cut and paste" or "hacker" modifications which are unproven despite how amazing and awesome that ability is.
By all means, let GMOs be studied over the course of a few generations, but to release these products to the population without true understanding is both ignorant and arrogant, and Chaos/Pride are decay which lead to death. Even if not for our bodies, for the verity of healthy minds, hearts, and culture, let us take our time in flexing muscles which we never dreamed we could have rather than intellectually/technologically masturbating into our food supply.
Its about control and the dollar...
not the science so much...you should explain that to the farmers in India..the ones that havent killed themselves because they cant pay their loans for their wonderful altered seeds...soon..it will be illegal to plant your own food or have heirloom seeds in your posession..just wait
While you are correct in your premise that we have been HYBRIDIZING plants for around 10,000 years, we must use the correct verb. We never genetically engineered, as in manipulated DNA ever in our history until recently. Jared Diamond in Guns Germs and Steel, paints the most accurate portrait of our agricultural origins. Combining DNA from species issuing from entirely different plant families, and even Kingdoms ( Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order Family Genus Species) is ludicrous to say the least.
Originally posted by kykweer
reply to post by GlennCanady
Is world hunger also a scam?
In the USA in 1989 a total of 5000 individuals became ill after consuming an amino acid tryptophan health food supplement derived from GE bacteria. Out of these, 37 died and 1500 became permanently disabled with sickness. It is still debated as to whether the presence of the toxin was a direct result of the genetic engineering or due to sloppy manufacturing procedures. Nevertheless, if this product was produced today it would be subject to health risk assessment since it is derived from a novel process; that is, GE bacteria. Since this tryptophan was greater than 99% pure and devoid of DNA, it would be passed as substantially equivalent to the same substance obtained from non-engineered organisms. In other words if it was marketed today, the same tragedy would result as the pre-clinical and carefully monitored clinical type trials that are required to detect novel toxins of the type that was produced would be seen as unnecessary and no labelling would be required.
There are always agricultural philosophies. Tilling the soil works just fine so long as you fertilize and keep it to a minimum. Plowing is essential for the prevention of pests - you always plow the roots up to expose them to the cold winter air for a few weeks before plowing the whole works under.
Using non-terminating crops and establishing a community seed bank would also be a pretty cool idea.
It sounds better than just spitting wild seeds at random for reasons I'm not entirely understanding.