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Originally posted by Sphota
reply to post by omega man
They try too hard. They skip steps when they modify genes...they leave out other changes that would happen if it were environmentally appropriate plant adaptation. Corn isn't from just anywhere it's grown today, it's from Mexico. It was - slowly - selected for optimal growth in its new environments...including arid environments like Arizona and New Mexico. Those strains still exist, so why don't we start from there...to hard to get the American consumer to accept corn that isn't yellow?
Originally posted by zooplancton
in light of this madness, there's a great app out there called Buycott. you can scan your groceries and it will tell you if the product(s) have GMO foods in them. it also shows parent and or other companies that are connected to the GMO foods.check it out. it'll help the process, and you'll be healthier too.
Originally posted by Parthin
Well when they start gene splicing your kids, then you will forget all this "frankenfood" nonsense and worry about that But seriously, although there is a danger in bioengineering, there are great benefits too. I see a lot of hostility and ignorance in these hate Monsanto posts. When you don't understand something, you tend to fear it. Don't let those late-night sci-fi B movies warp your thinking about science! All they are doing with this new corn project is giving the corn plants the trait of another plant that does well in drought conditions. They are not giving it bulging eyes or pointy teeth. We have done breeding one better, because now we can give a plant a trait of a completely unrelated species, which could never happen in nature. By the way, the seeds of all the original crops before the Green Revolution are preserved in cold storage by our government.
The ultimate goal of the march is a complete ban on Monsanto within the US. At least 60 countries worldwide, including Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, Russia, France, and Switzerland, have implemented outright bans of Monsanto and its genetic modification of food products.
“I don’t understand why the US isn’t on the forefront of that thinking,” says Canal. “[Monsanto] has a long history of crimes against humanity.”