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Old 06-03-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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The real problem with GMO's is not that they might be bad for you, but that they allow farmland to be turned into an ecological desert, with nothing but the pesticide-resistant crop growing there. No other plants for insects to feed on, no insects for bird populations, and on up the food chain. A friend of mine has given up his annual bird hunting in the Corn Belt because no birds are in the fields any more.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:00 AM
 
Location: CA
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Such BAD legislation. It would have been far easier just to label non-GMO foods with a non-GMO label. And the dairy industry is exempt since they rely on GMO grains like alfalfa and corn as well as chymosin, the GMO-derived replacement for rennet which fires up fermentation for cheese. GMOS are harmless; no study ever proved otherwise and the amount of scare-mongering and misinformation that was used to pass this useless law was shameful.
This seems an awful lot like an... opinion, if you ask me. I can't see anything else here.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Massatucky
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It is a well-informed opinion. If you think otherwise, you must be reading something I haven't.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Massatucky
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The real problem with GMO's is not that they might be bad for you, but that they allow farmland to be turned into an ecological desert, with nothing but the pesticide-resistant crop growing there. No other plants for insects to feed on, no insects for bird populations, and on up the food chain. A friend of mine has given up his annual bird hunting in the Corn Belt because no birds are in the fields any more.
Farms are already mono-cultural and use pesticides and herbicides whether or not GMOs are the seed stocks. You friend's hunting experience is purely anecdotal and while his observations may be accurate, you can't blame GMOs for lack of birds to shoot. GMOs with insect-resistant traits using Bt for example, is the very same Bt sprayed by organic farms, at higher concentrations.
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