Skip to comments.Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO
Posted on 05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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If rhey were putting nicotine into corn well then, yeah, but that’s not what they’re doing. In any case if the genes are beneficial then that should be a good thing, no?
One thing we all learn on Free Republic is that there is a study for EVERYTHING. And any one study showing some position can and is countered with a study showing the opposite.
I find 90% of the studies against GMOs are hysterically and emotionally based, sorry. I prefer calm, rational tests with positive proof that x really leads to y.
...bio-ag corporations have focused all of their efforts on genetically altering plants to do one of two things: 1) produce their own internal pesticide to kill or deter insects; and 2) be completely herbicide-resistant so they can be repeatedly sprayed with glyphosate (aka RoundUp),glufosinate,and 2-4,D (one of the primary ingredients of Agent Orange) to kill weeds. Some crops are genetically engineered with both traits; soy was recently genetically engineered to withstand all three.
For nearly two decades,NO studies have been performed on the human safety of GMO products in fact the first research is only now emerging,and almost all of it is appearing only in countries outside of the U.S.
To date,no American scientist has investigated the levels of toxic residues in GMO foods.
There have been no studies to determine how much of the herbicides and pesticides that are genetically engineered into the crops remain inside the plant,once it reaches our dinner plate.
No long-term testing has been performed to assess the impacts of any of these toxic substances neither on human health nor on the environment.
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