Originally posted by Techy
Originally posted by jude11
No. The thing that is really happening is that not only are there millions of people refusing to eat this crap but entire Nations are banning it. AFTER their scientists and higher learning institutes have investigated not only the GMO products but Monsanto itself.
But I guess millions of people and many Countries around the World are just concerned for no reason.
I'll take my chances on choosing to NOT consume something that even the staff of Monsanto don't want on their dinner plate.
Because of fear-mongering. Nobody can actually name any risks of it. The only reason GM foods are being banned is because of pressure from people who are scared of possible side-effects, although there is no indication and no cause for there to be any.
Remember that we've been eating GM products for a while now, and there still haven't actually been any negative effects linked to them.
Originally posted by Techy
But there can be no effects. You add a gene to the chromosome, that's all you do. It doesn't completely change the organism. It gives it one, single, specific property.
Originally posted by Techy
A gene is extracted from an organism with the desired property, placed into the chromosome of a single cell of the organism you're growing, and then allowed to grow into multiple cells, then eventually into a plant or animal.
Genetic modification can not possibly give an organism any unwanted properties unless it is done deliberately. However, when done right, it can give them brilliant properties that can server dozens of purposes.
The only thing stopping that happening is fear mongering from people who have no idea how it even works.
Originally posted by RadioactiveRob
Contact Monsanto and tell them how much you hate them.
Have you ever analysed/studied the effects of GM produce in small groups of humans worldwide, where a daily diet of GM foodstuffs was supplied for weeks to months, or even years at a time?
If the answer to that is no, and you can't even say you've tried it yourself, for years, then how can it be safe for consumption on a world scale? And how can it be safe for the environment, when it has clearly been shown to damage, not only the farmers livelihood, but more importantly, it damages the plants evolutionary tact and therefore damages the natural order of stable environments.
What is the point in reinventing something that ain't broke?? You’re a money making machine of greed and carelessness. To those dying in skin and bone alone from starvation, you are not a saviour, you're a scoundrel. And to those whom unknowingly consume GMO contaminated food, you would be thought of as no better than Nazi’s forcing the non-Aryan to the death camps.
*start sarcasm*Thank you for caring.*end sarcasm*
Thank you for contacting us. The safety and benefits of GMOs are well established. All of the products being grown by farmers have been thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The safety has been confirmed by national food safety agencies in scores of other countries, as well as international public health institutions like the World Health Organization. Hundreds of millions of meals containing food from GM crops have been consumed and there has not been a single substantiated instance of illness or harm associated with GM crops. Over 15 million farmers are growing GM crops in over 25 countries, and these products have been approved for growing or importing in 59 countries.
In 2010, the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences issued a report, “The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States”, which concludes that US farmers growing biotech crops “...are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits – such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields – compared with conventional crops.” The report is posted online at www.nap.edu...
In December, 2010, the European Commission published a report summarizing the results of 50 research projects addressing the safety of GMOs for the environment and for animal and human health. These projects received funding of €200 million from the EU and are part of a 25-year long research effort on GMOs. In announcing the report, the Commission stated, “…there is, as of today, no scientific evidence associating GMOs with higher risks for the environment or for food and feed safety than conventional plants and organisms.” The report is at: here.
Sincerely, Tom Helscher
It’s 1999. Bill Clinton is in the White House. Sydney is preparing for the Summer Olympics. The world population is about a billion less than it would be in 2012.
A caterer in the United Kingdom tells the Independent newspaper that it doesn’t use GM food, which would have been difficult in the U.K. in 1999 since there wasn’t any to exclude, but that’s another story. The Independent reports it as “GM Food Banned in Monsanto Canteen.” GM critics have a field day.
Flash forward 13 years. Greenpeace, always interested in recycling, recycles this 1999 news story. People get excited, and tweet it as a current story.
The fact is, it wasn’t true in 1999, and it’s not true today.
All foods can be found in Monsanto cafeterias – conventional and organic. None of it is singled out as conventional or organic. It’s just food served in our cafeterias, the same food that everyone else eats.
In fact, the only time any food was removed from Monsanto cafeterias was a few years back, when a produce company announced a voluntary recall of spinach because of possible E. coli contamination. We remember it because spinach leaves suddenly disappeared from our salad bars.
Last year, there was a more limited recall of spinach because of concerns over possible Listeria contamination, but that didn’t affect our cafeterias, or most of them.
And, for the record, the spinach in question in both cases was – organic.
Originally posted by BABYBULL24
From what I gather Europe told Monsanto to go pound salt & GMO's are not in Europe. It's a matter of not buying their products & hit them where it hurts the old pocketbook...
Found this site of non-GMO foods.
(NaturalNews) Editor's note: We regret to inform our readers that this story is based on a Daily Mail article that we have now been informed is from 2003, not 2012. In their own search engine, Daily Mail mistakenly listed their own story as being published on February 3, 2012. We have a screen capture of this search to prove this, taken from the Daily Mail's website search engine...
...For our own story, we had relied on the Daily Mail's posted date on the story, which turns out to be incorrect. Daily Mail has since corrected this publish date, so it now shows the year 2003. This, in turn, has caused us to publish this correction. We regret the confusion. Even more, we regret that the good news we originally reported turns out to be old news rather than today's good news. At times like this, we all need some good news, but it seems our optimism in this case was misplaced...
Monsanto even went to the trouble to contact us and inform us that they have not retreated from the UK at all, and in fact, their business across Europe is surging. Sadly, Monsanto has not been defeated in the UK as we had hoped, and the threat of Monsanto's presence in Europe remains ever present. They are quite proud of it, in fact. In a phone call with NaturalNews, they went into great detail about all their "success" across Europe, describing all the GMO fields they have planted in numerous countries there.
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