Care to elaborate further on why you feel the Links i Posted are somehow irreputable ? I guess your Scientic Expertise is more reputable than theirs ?
Yes I will, however you don't need scientific evidence to know that GMO seeds are not sold to the general public. All you have to do is try and buy
them, but you can't LOL. This is not about expertise, it's just fact. Also, I HATE even posting links to these examples, but I will do it for you.
Anyway, Natural News, with their large and loyal reader base, constantly spreads disinformation about GMO seeds. Actually that site publishes a lot
of garbage. Look at the example link I provided. In the list here that Natural News provides of non GMO seeds (the occupyMonsanto link), only ONE
company is owned by Monsanto and that is Simenis, and Simenis does not sell GMO seed to the public, period. The rest of the seed companies are not
owned by Monsanto, and NOR do they sell GMO seeds. Not one company on this "blacklist" does this!
Now look at the example article from Mercola. In this article, Mercola claims that Monsanto and the other giants such as Syngenta, Dupont, etc., have
bought up over 200 seed companies. But Monsanto only owns 18 brands and only 2 of those are actual vegetable seed companies that are available to
the public, and neither sell GMO seed. The article groups Syngenta in with that huge ownership of seed companies, however the seed retailers are not
owned by Syngenta. Johnny's Seeds, Heritage Seeds, and American Seeds do buy their vegetable seed varieties from Syngenta, but they are simply
retailers. Syngenta does not offer their GMO seed products and brands to the general public either. DuPont doesn't even sell vegetable seeds, just
commercial commodity crop seeds that I know of. Their seeds are sold under Pioneer, and Pioneer only has a few seed brands of either GMO or high
commodity seed crop which is not available to the general public. Bayer and Dow do not sell vegetable seeds to the public either, that I know of
anyways. The point really is that no, Monsanto and the other big players did not buy up 200 seed companies. If you look at the chart Mercola
provided, these companies actually absorbed other bio-tech companies that were engineering and manufacturing large agri crop seed to begin with.
You also posted some random Wordpress blog about honey bees. Not one source is included to back up the writers claims. That is one lazy author
because there are possibly many sources to support the claim being made. The author fails to even spell Monsanto correctly in his/her title.
This is the stuff I am talking about. Being anti GMO is one thing, but we cannot be ignorant about it.
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