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Old 06-29-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Any company (Monsanto) that has the power to shut down a story being presented by honest journalist on FOX news is scary. Furthermore, it sounds a bit like Marxism, Socialism, or Fascism the way they control the press. How can Monsanto assure blind consumers that their genetically mutated plants and animals are safe? The GM technology is in its infancy, no one knows what the long term affects on people, plants, and the environment will be. Can you assure me that the viruses they insert into these foods are safe? Monsanto has entrenched itself in our government and in our food supply with no regulation from anyone. I'm sure in the coming months they will convince the politicians in Washington that DDT is safe again. You must be one of Monsanto's hacks they pay a couple of hundred K a year to promote their propaganda. Here is some new research hack, tell me what you think.
To be honest, I don't believe it is a virus they are using, but rather a bacteria and one you are quite familiar with, E-Coli. It's being used in a number of applications. There appears to be some evidence that super strains of E-Coli have develope as a result of it's misuse. If you've noticed, we are more and more hearing about negative, even dangerous strains ending up in our own food The bacteria itself is important in that an abundant and safe strain of it resides inside of our very own disgestive intestinal tract and helps us process our food. Without it we'd starve.

Even the company I worked for in the past (PHC) now has a strain of e-coli they are using as a pre-innoculant before any fruit appears on a plant to induce the plant to sense that it is being attacked and therefore give it's immune system a boost before any of the crop itself appears. It is said that this also allows for a longer shelf life of the ag product in markets.

The real dangers however are when Marxist Biology is employed and used to cross a line in what is a design of nature known as species barriers by taking the gene of a fish, spider, or any other living lifeform and engineering it into a plant organism to improve or better a so-called specific quality. This of course does mean they cannot or are not capable of doing such things, but the real question should have been asked, "Should they have done it ???" Kinda like the same question proposed in the sci-fi flick (although fiction, but a legit question none the less in this case) Jurassic Park. The motivations and preceived profits are so intense that most of the vital info on consequences usually gets shelved and filed away in favour of announcing yet another line of product. The castastophic effects later become apparent and in some cases domino into a disaster for our planet's various eco-systems. Usually such dangers researched will never see the light of day unless there are consequences which force lawsuits to have the data revealed for either peer review or a criminal investigation.

Here are just two horrible examples that have reared their ugly head already.

Scientists Warn of Danger with Genetically Engineered Corn - Associated Content

Cornell News: Engineered corn kills Monarch butterflies
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