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FDA approves the use of GMO crops designed to resist Agent Orange.

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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jrod

All indication is there are now GMO crops that are resistant to the main chemical in agent orange and it's close relatives.


That "main chemical" is a widely used weed killer.


They can't just go out and say "We have agent orange resistant crops!" That of course would be bad for marketing.

Of course they can't, because this has nothing to do with Agent Orange other than for propoganda/scare mongering from the anti-GMO crowd. I guess "new crop with resistant to widely used weedkiller produced" doesn't have the same hysterical knee-jerk reaction to it.




posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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If approved, farmers would be able to plant the new seeds while spraying fields with 2,4-D throughout the life of the crops,


Throughout the life of the crops, they'll be sprayed with a "major" ingredient of agent orange.....

How easy will this stuff be to wash off? It's going to be saturated with weed killer. Even if it didn't play a part in agent orange, they want to use it from start to finish.

They probably do that now with some crops, and their herbacides, which is something I don't like to think about....

More poisons. Just what we need.....



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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Your title is misleading at least. I think the title should be " FDA approves the use of GMO seeds resistant to 2,4-D, one of the ingredients of Agent Orange ." From your RT article...." the new seeds have been genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D , a widely used weed killer that's commonly known as one of the ingredients in Viet Nam war herbicide , Agent Orange ."

The other ingredient in Agent Orange is 2,4,5-T , a widely known dioxin thought to cause birth defects . From Wiki, 2,4-D is a common weed killer used since 1946 on a variety of crops such as wheat and corn...just trying to deny you know ....ignorance and sensationalism !



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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Most of 2 4 d is now made in China,India or Argentina and it is full of dioxins,people are straining at gnats here no its not toxic garbage that will melt a rainforest but it is toxic garbage.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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Sensationalism? Yes, a bit. But ignorance? No, that finger you're pointing has 3 pointing back at you. Just because something bad has been used for 60 years doesn't mean it's OK. Any man-made weed killer is bad, and potentially a human killer, because as Carl said "All life on Earth is the same life." (that's as near direct quote as I can recall it.) It's ironic, that many of the weeds they poison are more nutritious than the crops.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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khnum
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Yep with industrial farming in Great Britain since 1940 the quality of the soil has declined markedly resulting in a disastrous drop of minerals in the foods eaten the iron content from 15 different meats is down 47 percent,streaky bacon has lost 87 per cent calcium and 78 per cent iron,the iron content of milk is down 62 percent and magnesium down 21 per cent,selenium,potassium,phosphorus all down.


Well, we are rightfully screwed. We *are* the pooch. Not to mention you have to properly rotate your crops so as to regulate various chemical levels in the soil, if I remember correctly Nitrogen is a huge aspect of this. Chicken manure can be used, again, nice and natural, but will big business actually CONSIDER something so mindshockingly simple? Use a waste product to grow something you can sell? Nope. We're asking too much.


khnum
This is why we have all these allergies there is no nutrition in food.

It does not have to be this way restored organic fields yield 90-100 per cent of conventional crops.


Yeah, gotta love it. Take something as simple as FOOD that GROWS...mess with it...and, wow...it just doesn't grow as efficaciously as it once did. Sorry big business, I realize this doesn't meat your growth schedule, but you know what? It'll meet our needs and demands schedule......just apply a little common sense instead of brute force...


khnum
There are 100 000 synthetic chemicals on the market today of these only 140 have been tested in the last decade so who knows if the other 99860 are safe....what the hell are the regulators regulating?

(these facts are available in 'The Big Earth Book by James Bruges-a worthwhile read)

edit on 8-1-2014 by khnum because: fact left out




I've heard it said that at least here in the USA, the Food and Drug Administration really only cares to see if the product they are "testing" will kill you. They could give a crap if it's not good for you. Just so long as it doesn't kill you.....



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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Hippocrates said 'let thy food be thy medicine', so maybe we should have a little GMO corn oil and a lot of GMO corn syrup to make it go down easier.
The 'weeds' they're killing have provided cures for disease for thousands of years, but the profit margin isn't there.

The Georgia Guide Stones does say human population needs to be limited to five million. I wonder what the five million 'elite' are eating, as the rest of the six+ billion are slowly being eliminated.

Maybe the underground cities aren't to escape a natural, or nuclear disaster. Maybe they are to escape the dieing billions.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 03:55 AM
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I have a deep interest in poisons and cases of food poisoning and I was looking up poisoned food for research to do with another thread and Google threw up this thread during one of my searches!


I am bumping this thread so that I may return to it later on for research purposes to do with poisoned food!



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