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Genetically modified grass (not) blamed for mass cattle deaths in Texas

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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Personally I think this alone is enough for a doom thread that should scar anyone to death! I doubt we will survive the scientists creativity!



That's the problem.....

The scientists need to ask themselves instead of COULD they do this, they need to ask SHOULD we do this.

NO, you SHOULD not.....

Mess with Mother Nature and she will get even.

Paybacks' a bitch and we ain't seen nothing yet!!




posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by snarky412
reply to post by Char-Lee
 




Personally I think this alone is enough for a doom thread that should scar anyone to death! I doubt we will survive the scientists creativity!



That's the problem.....

The scientists need to ask themselves instead of COULD they do this, they need to ask SHOULD we do this.

NO, you SHOULD not.....

Mess with Mother Nature and she will get even.

Paybacks' a bitch and we ain't seen nothing yet!!



we haven't seen anything, yet...especially if anyone messes with mother nature.....there will be hell to pay



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Apparently a lot of plants produce cyanide. This site lists bamboo, which is a grass.

Cyanide is produced in the human body and exhaled in extremely low concentrations with each breath. It is also produced by over 1,000 plant species including sorghum, bamboo and cassava. Relatively low concentrations of cyanide can be highly toxic to people and wildlife.

Source



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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I found something from Ohio State University about cassava producing enough cyanogen to be dangerous to people that eat it as a staple food (Sub-Saharan Africa).

Researchnews.osu

The cyanogen is ingested, then the cyanide forms in the body as it is digested, in this case.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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I just had a chilling thought...You know who likely has the ready-made solution for getting rid of this horrible, deadly, hybrid grass?

Monsanto.

And I'm sure that was exactly what they intended.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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The air we breath is polluted....

The grass, some of it, is genetically modified [go figure... who would have thunk it]

The foods we eat are not what they seem.....

The sodas/beverages are not good for us....

Well hell, ain't life grand!!! [sarcasm]

Here's a list of some brands of food/sodas that have GM in them in this thread at the bottom:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Now if we can find out more about the grass....... I would never have thought they would have any need to mess with grass. Unbelievable......



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
I just had a chilling thought...You know who likely has the ready-made solution for getting rid of this horrible, deadly, hybrid grass?

Monsanto.

And I'm sure that was exactly what they intended.


It's looking like the Suess story 'The Lorax'. In the recent movie, the rich dude was selling them clean air to breathe. They can keep us buying the only spray that will kill the 'poison grass'.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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should we be surprised that even grass is being GMO'd? being tainted, and we don't even know it????



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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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what I can't figure out, is why is congress and the senate so afraid to speak out about it, ...forget about the obvious reasons "cash-cow......loss of jobs"...etc.....anyone with any respect for human life, would fight back against this.....i smell a royal-sized pile of rotten cow# just beggin to be lit on fire



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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We pay crazy prices for medicine. The big pharma companies tell us it is because of all the govt red tape to get the drugs approved.

Then the government lets companies like Monsanto do this crap, seemingly willy nilly. WTF?



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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edit on 23-6-2012 by stanguilles7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:08 PM
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My other thought is this....

Depending on where and who is using that specific type of grass, what about the wild life around that area. Not sure where in Texas this is but parts of Texas is deer country. Hence, a lot of deer hunters who eat deer meat. Also rabbits, squirrels, etc...

Basically, how much of Mother Nature will be affected by wash offs, when it does rain, and other animals roaming around.

Hopefully it's just a limited area, hopefully.....



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by snarky412
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My other thought is this....

Depending on where and who is using that specific type of grass, what about the wild life around that area. Not sure where in Texas this is but parts of Texas is deer country. Hence, a lot of deer hunters who eat deer meat. Also rabbits, squirrels, etc...


Well, it apparently killed the cattle in a matter of hours. So i doubt any hunters will be eating any dead deer they find laying about.


Basically, how much of Mother Nature will be affected by wash offs, when it does rain, and other animals roaming around.

Hopefully it's just a limited area, hopefully.....


The cyanide appears to be in the grass, and kills the cattle when they ingest it. So there wont be any 'runoff'.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by moonweed
what I can't figure out, is why is congress and the senate so afraid to speak out about it, ...forget about the obvious reasons "cash-cow......loss of jobs"...etc.....anyone with any respect for human life, would fight back against this.....i smell a royal-sized pile of rotten cow# just beggin to be lit on fire



Well, you know that ol' saying ..... MONEY TALKS, BULLSH@T WALKS

Sadly, the lobbyist, for the big corps., have the money to throw around and TPTB only care about power, and money is power.

I see us on the losing end of all this.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by snarky412

Originally posted by moonweed
what I can't figure out, is why is congress and the senate so afraid to speak out about it, ...forget about the obvious reasons "cash-cow......loss of jobs"...etc.....anyone with any respect for human life, would fight back against this.....i smell a royal-sized pile of rotten cow# just beggin to be lit on fire



Well, you know that ol' saying ..... MONEY TALKS, BULLSH@T WALKS

Sadly, the lobbyist, for the big corps., have the money to throw around and TPTB only care about power, and money is power.

I see us on the losing end of all this.


yeah...i know....welcome to the United #ed-up States Of America



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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I was speaking more hypothetically......

I know it wouldn't kill the deer, I was just merely thinking about them ingesting the grass and it being in their system if they feed around the same area all the time.

And being as this is still new and being observed, only in time can we or rather "they" say whether or not it's safe and won't harm any wild life. Or us for that fact.

It takes years for research to be done on any thing, such as pharmaceutical drugs, like about 15 years for the side affects to be known. The pro's and con's if you will about a drug. So in my mind, I'm thinking the same about this stuff. Only time will tell.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by snarky412
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I was speaking more hypothetically......

I know it wouldn't kill the deer, I was just merely thinking about them ingesting the grass and it being in their system if they feed around the same area all the time.


But if they ingested it, it likely would kill them. So there is little reason to believe there is toxic, cyanide-laden deer running around Texas. At least, at this point.


And being as this is still new and being observed, only in time can we or rather "they" say whether or not it's safe and won't harm any wild life. Or us for that fact.


Actually, as several have already pointed out in this thread, it isnt actually 'new'. Different grasses have been known to create cyanide that can be dangerous to livestock for many years. The only difference in this case, is this specific type of grass wasnt apparently previously known to produce cyanide.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Yeah ..... it used to be for the People.....

Now it's screw the People......

TPTB only cares about lining their pockets now.... they'll worry about the consequences later.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by snarky412
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Yeah ..... it used to be for the People.....

Now it's screw the People......

TPTB only cares about lining their pockets now.... they'll worry about the consequences later.



damn shame politicians, and others think that way...."america the beautiful" is now "america the greedy"



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