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Then I guess you only use organic foods. Herbicides have been used around food crops since long before there were GMOs.
ON FOOD PLANTS, FOR ---- SAKE! I know I wouldn't want weedkiller anywhere near ANYTHING I was going to eat.
I'm not the one who said, 'yet another hate corporate america thread'. My opinion is already on the record in this thread, I'm simply responding to a post.
Did you really use the troll card?
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100 % agree all this crap to grow food then we dump about 1.000.000 tonns of it in the uk .
Originally posted by nerbot
Anyone who comments about the need for GM food to meet production and demand needs of the population should consider that the effort would be better spent stopping the gluttons eating more than they need in the first place.
There IS more than enough to go around if greed and waste is kept at bay imo.
Originally posted by fenson76
Originally posted by eLPresidente
Although this may seem good at first glance, the people who suffer first (just like gasoline boycotts) are the farmers under the iron grip of 'evil' corporations like Monsanto.
If these eco-terrorists are going to do something productive, they might as well torch Monsanto's HQ...
The farmers got in bed with Monsanto....let em burn too.
And we all know 'how evil' they are they don't ever do anything right they want to 'poision' people with the drought and pest resistant plants that can focus all their energy in to more healthy,fruitful food.
You will not alter political candidate names or party affiliations in order to insult or deride the opposition.
It's debatable whether they are in fact more drought resistant or pest resistant or healthier.
. People want choice, they want labels, want to maintain a simple right to know what they are putting in their mouths..
U.S. organic food sales exceeded $26.7 billion in 2010.
if this product is so good, so amazing they ought to be able to flourish without the help of the government shouldn't they?
Or is cronyism now okay in your eyes? The revolving door between government and corporations is okay with you? The irony is thick around here.
And as I stated before, burning the crops IMO was not okay, not at all.
Is anyone at breitard a political candidate or are they a Party affiliation?
Organically certified products are supposed to be, by definition, free of
GMOs, according to the newly adopted USDA standards. Some retailers are
having a hard time ensuring that their suppliers are really GMO-free. Others
don't want to make it a rallying point.
Pat St. John, vice president of marketing for Trader Joe's West Coast
division in South Pasadena, Calif., said the chain sources organic products
whenever possible, and objects to being targeted by Greenpeace for selling
GM foods, "when 60% to 70% of the food on anybody's shelf is likely to
contain GMOs. "We don't carry, nor do we claim to carry, GMO-free
products. It is a goal of ours, but due to certain standards, we are unable
to guarantee it at this point," St. John said. "Trader Joe's is not going to
say we aim to do something that we are not sure we will ever be able to
do.² Regarding labeling, St. John said, "The state of the industry right
now is very much in flux, and even well-meaning people are finding it very
difficult. [For GMOs,] if the FDA, or USDA choose to mandate labeling, they
will have to agree on what the labeling will be. To test down to the zero
percent is impossible now.
No not irony hypocrisy as other state sponsored corporate cronyism is well known.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by purplemer
IDK ! Phage always makes great sense.
I hate Mansanto but what if they were the only way the
planet is capable of feeding humanity someday ?
Will all those who burned them out look back and regret, seeing their big mistake ?
No, they'll just starve. Somethings can't be thought over to much, that's for sure.edit on 24-6-2013 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Why is it nearly impossible to claim GMO-free? Because of cross pollination. Not only is exercising choice difficult... that impossibility to declare 100% gmo-free is going to hurt organic farmers, who will lose the highly marketable Organic label. It's more expensive to grow organic food, if they can't label the food organic and get the cost recovery what will be the point in continuing, organic farmers will be paying out of pocket to provide organic food.
What hypocrisy? If you ever bothered to read my threads for their content instead of cherry picking to engage in left/right arguments or corporate/anti-corporate arguments, you would know that I don't condone any cronyism, whether state sponsored corporate cronyism or corporate sponsored state cronyism. It's all bad.
So yeah HYPOCRISY.
Not really. Certifying organic produce is not that much of a problem.
Why is it nearly impossible to claim GMO-free? Because of cross pollination.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by neo96
Oh please. Save your Corporate Worship for church. Hey Mr. I blame the poor and hate Food Stamps, you realize that Monsanto drops one the highest lobbying amounts 8.8 million in 2007 for the farm bill... lobbying for guess what? FOOD STAMPS! I even found a source you will love!
The Farm Bill is reapproved every five years; in the 2007 bill, the biggest lobbyists included the agriculture biotech giant Monsanto, which spent $8.8 million. Other large corporate lobbyists included American Farm Bureau, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo Inc., American Beverage Association, Tyson Foods, Coca-Cola Co, Wal-Mart Stores, and the GMA (Grocery Manufacturer Association).
On your part, not mine... you're the one defending a corporation that engages in cronyism, not me. And even without regulation or standards, it is more expensive to farm without pesticides..
No. The term is used to separate those who destroy property from those who do not.