Skip to comments.Danish Farmer Reverses Illnesses in pigs by reverting to a GM-free diet
Posted on 06/06/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by Renfield
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It seems to me that the "research" in this article lept to the devastating effects of GM crops without addressing fully the obvious component of the glyphosate herbicides that are incorporated in the crops. In short, acknowledging that the modification of crops was to accommodate the herbicides, it is very likely that the GM crops themselves are inherently non-toxic.
I come away from this article with the impression that evil GM crops are inherently disease inducing, not that the GM crops are poisonous because of the induced component of glyphosate herbicide. The low information voter, and liberals, will scan this article to reinforce the growing misconception that GM equals bad.
What may be the biggest irony of this development in GM agriculture and public perception is that this has all come about because of the Greenies rabid hatred of effective, cheap pesticides, e.g. DDT, and herbicides.
This has become a vicious cycle of big agriculture trying to stay one step ahead of the next round of prohibited substances and techniques, and the green, vegan, hippy environmentalist trying to shut down all industry and return the world to a peasant based rural setting where the life expectancy of the noble's serfs is 35 years.
It’s not the job of the Capitalist to defend corporations, but to defend a free market.
Many large corporations are not interested in any type of free-market.
“Its not the job of the Capitalist to defend corporations, but to defend a free market.”
It’s not the job of a capitalist to reflexively bash corporations that have been targeted by the left, either.
Monsanto gets quite a lot of our tax dollars as well. They have allies on both sides of the aisle. If their methods are so wonderful they can use their own profits for research, development, marketing, etc., instead of the profits from my paycheck. Monsanto is not the only corporation doing this, but this article isn’t about all of them. Because I dislike them I don’t directly purchase their products. We grow as much of our own food as possible from hierloom seeds and purchase meat and eggs from a local farmer that shares our ideas on food production. You see? I practice what I preach. Please don’t accuse me of doing otherwise. I have no problem with companies making money. I do have problems with crony capitalism tethered to an attempt to control my food supply.
Only this combination could create a kind of person who scoffs at the "science" proving anthropogenic global warming, yet embraces the nonsense in this article.
But here you are......
What has to be understood is that fascists like the idea of a few huge businesses that drown out all small competitors.
There should be competition, and the small businesses need to compete on fair terms without the government favoring the big guys (or the small guys, for that matter.)
Well, then petition the companies to label them. You are the consumer, you have the power.
Monsanto is the closest thing to a corporate manifestation of Satan that you can achieve on Earth.
Well, Obama and the left are a bunch of fascists, and they hate Monsanto, so I don’t see that really supporting your thesis.
Why otherwise conservative people enthusiastically join the left when this issue comes up remains a mystery, and is truly unfortunate.
Fine with me, if they would allow food to be marked GMO. But this is not capitolism at work, this is crony capitolism its evil brother. Monsanto, by hook or crook fights truth in labeling laws, and anti monopoly laws so that he is only guy on the block, and he sells poison to people.
I would love it if it was just capitolism. But its politics instead.
You must really hate Wal-Mart as well. The dollar vote has made these companies successful, not unfair competition. Markets work, yet some people continue to resist them.
The same people who attack Monsanto for protecting their intellectual property, will demand our government do more to stop the Chinese from pirating American technology.
Why that inconsistency is lost on so many is mind-boggling.
Really? Leftists hate Monsanto? Maybe the sheeperals do, but control of the food supply is a major goal of the left.
“What may be the biggest irony of this development in GM agriculture and public perception is that this has all come about because of the Greenies rabid hatred of effective, cheap pesticides, e.g. DDT, and herbicides.”
No, not quite. The left doesn’t really hate DDT, or Roundup, or GMO crops. Those are just targets of convenience on the way to their real goal, which is population control. Anything that helps produce more food per acre will be targeted by them eventually.
Yes, really, they hate Monsanto and they are the ones behind the campaign against them. Always have been.
“control of the food supply is a major goal of the left.”
Yes, this is true, and this is why they target Monsanto. They don’t want to just control the food supply, they want to reduce it, in order to achieve population control. Monsanto crops produce too much food for hungry mouths, so they must be eliminated.
You have no idea what you're talking about. If you are going to accuse a company of violating labeling laws, don't you think you should, at least, know something about those laws? The FDA only requires labeling if a food raises questions related to nutrition or safe use. There is no legitimate scientific evidence that brings the nutritional content and safety of GMO food into question.
Additionally, labeling mandates based solely on an alleged consumers right to know, rather than on a products measurable characteristics, is in violation of the Constitution. This fact has been established by our courts.
You are not allowed to demonize a product, or to create fear about a product, unless you can prove that there is a problem with the nutrition or safety of that product. But that's exactly what the Luddites want to do. The organic food industry is doing all they can to foment anti-GMO hysteria. That way, more and more people can pay higher and higher prices for food that delivers absolutely zero additional benefits.
You may not like the law, but please stop denying what the law is.
The methodology here is to get Monsanto “playing ball” with the gov’t/left by giving them special protections in exchange for more leftist/gov’t control.
Eventually you have the gov’t controlling Monsanto completely, and Monsanto controlling the food supply [nearly] completely, then you turn the screws on Monsanto and the food supply.
Then clearly a justification for killing the employees in the parking lot is provided, no? What is stopping you? While at it - anyone else we want to demonize to justify our righteous vengeance?
Being an ass-monkey is totally optional; not sure why you selected that elective and voluntary behavior.
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