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Old 08-30-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Here's a horror show for you.....unbelievable, and very distressing!..it's long but definitely worth watching....A Silent Forest - NaturalNews.tv...it shows you what a genetically modified forest, yes forest, is like...no lichen on the trees, no other plants at all, no bugs, no birds, just very silent.
 
Old 08-30-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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Here's a horror show for you.....unbelievable, and very distressing!..it's long but definitely worth watching....A Silent Forest - NaturalNews.tv...it shows you what a genetically modified forest, yes forest, is like...no lichen on the trees, no other plants at all, no bugs, no birds, just very silent.
This is just more predictable propaganda Organic Industry. And for the record, Percy Schmeiser - the Canadian canola farmer who found himself in trouble with Monsanto - is known to all his neighbors as a huckster and liar. Not the most credible witness.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Bet you didn't even bother to watch it did you?...what's Percy got to do with the film?
 
Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Bet you didn't even bother to watch it did you?...what's Percy got to do with the film?
'strawman'
 
Old 08-31-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Bet you didn't even bother to watch it did you?...what's Percy got to do with the film?
Shows me that YOU didn't watch it.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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'strawman'
Hardly.

The Organic Industry has become a multi-billion dollar empire, using whatever propaganda necessary to make even more money, and wield even more control.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Without GMO plants many more of the six billion people on the planet would be going to bed hungry. Without an increase in production how are we going to feed the planet? Scientist have given us tools to increase crop production dramatically. An example: Since the 1950's our family farm has seen dryland Red Winter Wheat yields increase from thirty bushel/acre in a good year to close to 100 bushels/acre in a good year. Not by using GMO wheat but better varieties. GMO corn has yielded even better results.

It looks to me like the biggest problem we face is over population.

GL2
 
Old 08-31-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Without GMO plants many more of the six billion people on the planet would be going to bed hungry.
'Round-up ready' allows farming using slightly less pesticides, however production levels are not up due to GMO.

The same exact number of people are fed today with or without GMO.

People today go hungry because of politics, not farm production shortage.



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... Without an increase in production how are we going to feed the planet? Scientist have given us tools to increase crop production dramatically. An example: Since the 1950's our family farm has seen dryland Red Winter Wheat yields increase from thirty bushel/acre in a good year to close to 100 bushels/acre in a good year. Not by using GMO wheat but better varieties. GMO corn has yielded even better results.

It looks to me like the biggest problem we face is over population.

GL2
GMO 'promises' yields greater than conventional. So far no GMO product has shown any production increase above non-GMO.

The 'promise' has not yet happened.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Default Advantages of Genetically Modified Foods

  • Saves the use of toxic chemicals. GM crops can be made resistant to pests, so pesticides do not need to be sprayed on them. This is also better on the environment!
  • Prevents wasted crops. If pests cannot eat the crops, nothing goes to waste. Therefore, farmers make more money!
  • It could potentially solve hunger. Many people agree that there is not enough food in the world to feed everybody. As genetically modified foods increase the yields of crops, more food is produced by farmers. Of course, others argue that there is enough food to feed everyone, but it is unequally distributed. Others argue the GM crops do not produce higher yields.
  • We can begin to grow foods in different conditions. For instance, strawberries can be genetically engineered to grow in frosts. Other foods that grow in cold climates could be engineered to grow in hot climates (such as Africa where much of the continent does not have enough food).
  • Some foods can be genetically modifies to contain higher amounts of important vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A deficiencies cause blindness. In Africa, 500,000 go blind each year. If rice can be modified to contain more vitamin A, the amount of people going blind will decrease.
  • As more research is done the technology is bound to improve. Scientists are already considering genetic modification to make fish, nuts and plants grow faster.
Advantages of Genetically Modified Foods
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