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Old 05-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by Siobjuan View Post
Anybody who thinks that GMO's are not hurting America has their heads up their asses. Look at the rise in Autism, Chrons Disease, Gluten allergies... I could go on and on. Funny thing, the rises in all these diseases follow the rise in GMO's in our food.
I personally can eat flour from Europe with no bad effects. Not flour from America, full blown Chrons. The only difference is America's is GMO. Oh, and Monsanto is killing our bees. When they are gone, so will we. Think about it.
Gun ownership and sales have been rising steadily in the US. Statistically gun sales probably correlates with the growth of obesity. Think they are related?

Or could it be with the rise in liberalism?

Or the rising world temperatures?

Or the growth of hybrid cars?

Gasoline consumption per capital is declining. Maybe that is a correlator?

Or maybe the "rise" in Autism and gluten allergies is simply a change in reporting and diagnosis.

Science-Based Medicine » The Increase in Autism Diagnoses: Two Hypotheses

Old 05-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Location: Central Texas
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One of the most well-known opponents of GMOs, Mark Lynas, recently did a 180. He changed his position because of science.

Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food | Environment | The Observer
Old 05-15-2013, 12:14 PM
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Food for thought.

Many Scientists Smell a Rat in French GMO Rat Study
Old 05-15-2013, 12:20 PM
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The supreme court just ruled in favor of Monsanto 9-0. Their sorcery is far from over..........

Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in major patent case
Old 05-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Location: "Daytonnati"
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What d'yall know about that March Against Monsanto that is supposed to be happening next Saturday?
Old 05-15-2013, 01:02 PM
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Better duck Monsanta might unleash their frankenbee's on the crowd!!!
Old 05-15-2013, 01:15 PM
Location: Northern CA
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Originally Posted by arctichomesteader View Post
I can't figure this one out, that CA voters don't want to know what they're eating (but they did vote to raise taxes).
Monsanto threw millions at defeating this proposition. They convinced the ignorant public that this measure would add to the cost of groceries and be an added burden to the industry. And I say that assuming our votes were counted. Frankly I don't know if the people have a voice anymore. Big Ag has all the power.
Old 05-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Location: Northern CA
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Originally Posted by Frugality View Post
If you don't like to know what you're eating, don't read the labels. I never understood why people have an aversion to information. It's just a label.
You obviously don't get it. We wanted genetically engineered foods labelled, the opposition didn't.
Old 05-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Location: Northern CA
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Originally Posted by BrnTmr4Brkfst View Post
To be fair, while about 90% of domestic soy is GMO, only about 70% of domestic corn is.

But pretty much every Coke, every premade salad dressing, BBQ sauce, ketchup, etc. is going to have GMO in it. We've been consuming GMOs like crazy for decades now.

While I support honest labeling, as someone with a degree in Biotechnology, I hate the paranoid anti-science culture surrounding much of the debates about it.
That's a lie, something like 95% of the corn is GMO. You feed that crap to the cattle, pigs, and you're body is becoming genetically engineered along with them. Once you start down this path, there is no turning back. Unless, you burn thousands of acres, like Equador did.
Old 05-15-2013, 01:24 PM
Location: Northern CA
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Originally Posted by plwhit View Post
Lets not let the real world disrupt the anti-GMO "organic is much healthier" kiddies:

Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce

Stanford University scientists have weighed in on the “maybe not” side of the debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods.

They concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts, which tend to be far less expensive. Nor were they any less likely to be contaminated by dangerous bacteria like E. coli.

The researchers also found no obvious health advantages to organic meats.

That research has been debunked and isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
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