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No matter how hard you try to avoid “food” that nature never intended, the U.S. government has made it almost impossible for its citizens to stay GM-free. Three more genetically engineered crops were approved in the last month alone.
Agribusiness and the seed companies say their products help boost crop production, lower prices at the grocery store and feed the world, particularly in developing countries. The FDA and USDA say the engineered foods they've approved are safe — so safe, they don't even need to be labeled as such — and can't be significantly distinguished from conventional varieties.
Genetically modified crops were introduced to the market in 1996. That year, engineered corn accounted for less than 5% of the total crop. Last year, the USDA estimated that 70% of the nation's corn acreage was planted with herbicide-tolerant corn and 63% had been planted with insect-resistant seeds. Rates for soybeans and cotton are even higher.
Originally posted by syntheticbutterfly
Which makes it all the more important for everyone to think about growing their own food!
Originally posted by vjr1113
"We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded."
from op's last link
so the GM isnt the main concern, it is the pesticides.
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
Not necessarily a bad thing until there is actual proof that these foods are harmful. Crops that are resistant to insects and that produce more food are going to be necessary in order to feed the exponentially growing population. We have to make a choice; genetically engineered crops and livestock, or eugenics and population reduction/control...
Originally posted by XPLodER
as natioanl security goes
you are all at the mercy of 1 company with one crop type
if there was ever a problem with the crop the whole country would be effected
if people were still growing heirloom seeds not all the crop would be lost
this gives one company the ability to harm an entire population i one go
not very smart
these gm foods will be the depopulation tool we all fear