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Old 09-18-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Most Hawaiian papaya is now genetically engineered to be resistant to ringspot virus. Mounting research now shows that animals fed genetically engineered foods, such as corn and soy, suffer a wide range of maladies, including intestinal damage, multiple-organ damage,massive tumors, birth defects, premature death, and near complete sterility by the third generation of offspring. Unfortunately, the gigantic human lab experiment is only about 10 years old, so we are likely decades away from tabulating the human casualties.

Where it’s banned: The European Union

"Unfortunately, it’s clear that the US government is not in a position to make reasonable and responsible decisions related to genetically engineered foods at this point, when you consider the fact that the Obama administration has placed former Monsanto attorney and Vice President, Michael Taylor, in charge of US food safety, and serious conflicts of interest even reign supreme within the US Supreme Court! That’s right. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is also a former Monsanto attorney, but refuses to acknowledge any conflict of interest".

10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries | iLyke
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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It's not banned in the EU. No application to permit them has been submitted. They can't ban something that no one ever asked to be there in the first place.

Also, resistant papayas have been grown in Hawaii since 1999, which was 14 years ago; this isn't new, or news, or even newsworthy. If resistant papayas were a health risk to humans, I'm pretty sure we would've known it by now.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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It's not banned in the EU. No application to permit them has been submitted. They can't ban something that no one ever asked to be there in the first place.

Also, resistant papayas have been grown in Hawaii since 1999, which was 14 years ago; this isn't new, or news, or even newsworthy. If resistant papayas were a health risk to humans, I'm pretty sure we would've known it by now.
Don't hold your breath on that!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Oh no, another "Top 10 Ways You're Gonna Die" site. Lots of scary tales but no links to data to back them up.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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genetically engineered plants....

havent we been doing this for thousands of years??

what is a seedless watermelon??? isnt that engineered??
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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This just in; mankind has been genetically %$%$ng with things for a long, long, time.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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There is not one vegetable or fruit that you eat today that has not been genetically transformed from its wildtype form by the intervention of the hand of man.

Put this at the back of the class along with climate-change deniers, evolution non-understanders and vaccines or antibiotcs-cause-autism alarmism. Cross-eyed badger spit.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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There is not one vegetable or fruit that you eat today that has not been genetically transformed from its wildtype form by the intervention of the hand of man.

Put this at the back of the class along with climate-change deniers, evolution non-understanders and vaccines or antibiotcs-cause-autism alarmism. Cross-eyed badger spit.
I beg to differ why do you think folks hold onto their heirloom seeds to collect & replant the following year in their gardens? Antique variety fruits? It can be done just not on a massive scale to feed the country because to many folks stopped growing their own foods.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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I beg to differ why do you think folks hold onto their heirloom seeds to collect & replant the following year in their gardens? Antique variety fruits? It can be done just not on a massive scale to feed the country because to many folks stopped growing their own foods.

I certainly replant my own heirloom tomatoes every year. They were selected in the past for their taste, yield and resistant to common tomato problems. They are the result of thousands upon thousands of genetic crossings with miniscule variations that resulted in these plants being kept going forward - by our ancestors. They don't exist originally in the wild, and they didn't exist period 5000 yrs ago. Selective breeding, aka selection by human hand of plants showing advantageous genetic changes.

Go look at wild type tomatoes, potatoes or corn ancestors. Heirloom varieties didn't just drop out of the sky. There are no wild German Shephards either. All are the results of egenrations of breeding selection by humans. Genetic engineering old school, before the lab.and the more detailed understanding of what genes are and how to change them.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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I certainly replant my own heirloom tomatoes every year. They were selected in the past for their taste, yield and resistant to common tomato problems. They are the result of thousands upon thousands of genetic crossings with miniscule variations that resulted in these plants being kept going forward - by our ancestors. They don't exist originally in the wild, and they didn't exist period 5000 yrs ago. Selective breeding, aka selection by human hand of plants showing advantageous genetic changes.

Go look at wild type tomatoes, potatoes or corn ancestors. Heirloom varieties didn't just drop out of the sky. There are no wild German Shephards either. All are the results of egenrations of breeding selection by humans. Genetic engineering old school, before the lab.and the more detailed understanding of what genes are and how to change them.
OK I didn't know we were getting that deep sorry. But using heirloom seeds that were here before Monsanto GMO came along is far better than using our new alternatives right?
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