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I hate it when they lump cross breeding of existing species to improve crops etc
Joined: Dec 21, 2005
Posted to Thread #23915 at 11:54 pm on Feb 26, 2013
with GMO. If Farmer A likes the size of Farmer B's wheat and borrows some stalks and tries to pollinate his to develop a better crop, that is nature. GMO is splicing in genes that don't belong, such as the Frankensalmon, all Montanto pesticide ridden crops and who knows what else.
I am very disappointed in California for not passing our GMO labeling bill but it was a start and it will continue to be lobbied to come into law as time goes by.
Meantime, one wonders how all of this human experimentation is going to come out?
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."
Other messages in this thread:
- 23915. The Ying and Yang on genetically modified "Golden Rice." I watched [LINK] [IMAGE] - FloriSandy - 8:07am on 02/25/13 (27)
- Sandy, you can probably guess where I fall on this issue! I believe GMO foods are designed to sell [LINK] - Joe - 5:30pm on 02/25/13
- I've done a total 180 on this issue. I agree 100$(%) - pmassell_93 - 6:11pm on 02/25/13
- There are instances of patenting that make sense--hybrid roses, fruit trees, etc. - Joe - 10:40pm on 02/25/13
- problem with hybrid roses is, there is no scent! I'll take the old roses any day :) [NT] - cheezz - 10:19pm on 02/26/13
- Good point. I love the older simpler roses too. [NT] - Joe - 1:07am on 02/27/13
- Paul, does this mean the percent sign bug is fixed?! Or did I win 100 bucks? [NT] - Joe - 10:41pm on 02/25/13
- Here here!!! Don't even get my husband started on this...we are trying to go totally GMO-free [NT] - cheezz - 7:19pm on 02/25/13
- Joe, thanks for enlightening me on this subject. I had no idea. I just read the entire [LINK] [IMAGE] - FloriSandy - 2:48am on 02/26/13
- I'm so glad you read it. It's true, switching to soil-building practices would absorb carbon - Joe - 3:39am on 02/26/13
- On the ballot for fall? Mandatory GMO labeling in Seattle. So happy that initiative went through. [NT] - Traca - 3:05am on 02/26/13
- It lost here ;-( Monsanto spent a fortune defeating it. [NT] - Joe - 3:36am on 02/26/13
- I'm hoping there will be great momentum for it, coming on the heels of the plastic bag ban last year [NT] - Traca - 4:50am on 02/26/13
- My city of Long Beach passed that 2 year ago. LA is next. I see less garbage in the channels now. - Joe - 6:21am on 02/26/13
- Here we have an advantage. Seattle makes up 60% of the votes in our state. What passes here - Traca - 6:25pm on 02/26/13
- They outspent supporters 10 to 1 here, and convinced enough people that the labeling - Joe - 10:08pm on 02/26/13
- Yes, food price fear mongering. Seriously didn't think folks would be fooled - wrong. - MariaDNoCA - 12:55am on 02/27/13
- Our ban only applies to grocery stores. And there is a 10-cent charge for the paper bags. - Joe - 2:58pm on 02/27/13
- We have the charge for a bag, but the cost goes up every year... - MariaDNoCA - 7:09pm on 03/01/13
- And Smuckers, Dupont, Pepsi, CocaCola, Dow, Bayer Crop Science and others - see the chart [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 11:58pm on 02/26/13
- Interesting--I guess none of them can afford new packaging. I see I was wrong--the ratio was 5 to 1. [NT] - Joe - 1:06am on 02/27/13
- One of my biggest disappointments of the past election was the defeat of this. - MariaDNoCA - 12:46am on 02/27/13
- This was an abject lesson that campaign ads LIE. I hope next time it will pass. - Heather_in_SF - 11:33pm on 02/28/13
- I hope there is a 2nd chance to get on the ballot! [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 6:55pm on 03/01/13
- I hate it when they lump cross breeding of existing species to improve crops etc - Heather_in_SF - 11:54pm on 02/26/13
- GMO foods are forbidden over here, and I hope It'll stay that way. [NT] - EvaN - 10:35am on 03/02/13