BREAKING: In a stunning reversal, USDA Chief Vilsack Greenlights Monsanto's Alfalfa 7

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posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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And lets not forget, to give credit where credit is due!

" [Size=3]The Obama administration Thursday abandoned a proposal to restrict planting of genetically engineered alfalfa, the latest rule-making proposal shelved as part of the administration's review of "burdensome" regulation. "


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision not to regulate alfalfa genetically modified to survive applications of the Monsanto Co. herbicide Roundup is a victory for the big seed and agri-chemicals company and the American Farm Bureau Federation, which represents farmers, who had opposed the proposed curbs that were proposed about a month ago online.wsj.com...



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posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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To put control of things in corporate hands that only wield it for monetization is very unwise. Foxes are in charge of the henhouse, so the regulatory authorities have been pretty much incapable in regards to fulfilling their duties to protect the public and the environment.

I think uncontrolled use of GMO is a bad idea in some other regards. Of all the things out there, I'm thinking this could be one of the last remaining things that could possibly spark a MAD scenario with another major nuclear power. Not oil, nor mineral resources. Those resources still have alternatives or alternative chains of sourcing. It is still possible to exercise restraint when dealing with those affairs. On the other hand, this is the food supply they are messing with. Weaponized pollen could be used to contaminate and cause crop failures, and then it would be easy to fix the price of the market while holding the rest of the world's food reserves for ransom. If I was running a country with a sufficient nuclear arsenal, I'd do my homework to reveal such damage if it happens and call that bluff. I think other countries in the world aren't stupid or ignorant as we make them out to be, and this is where the danger lies.

Because of such risk that it could present, I think much tighter regulations are needed. You may as well be allowing nuclear proliferation to occur unchecked.

Of course biotech is fairly easy to get. That genie is out of the bottle and much less controlled or traceable than nuclear materials. A hostile country or rogue organization could easily take this knowledge and turn it around on us. (Not just corporations leveraging it for $$$$ which are already causing serious problems.) Imagine releasing into the wild altered plants that contain much more aggressive toxins that would make it really obvious just how bad it is. (Instead of mild toxins that are a large contributor to semi-treatable and slow metabolic diseases like type-2 diabetes, imagine poisons that render crops inedible from the start.) And they still say nukes are the ultimate terror weapon?

Turning a blind eye to the subject because of political contributions seems a bit dangerous, yet that appears to be the path the government and media is taking. But what the heck do I know?



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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Monsanto... it's what plants crave.

Why?

Duhhh, because it's got electrolytes.






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