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Monsanto Executive Is Among World Food Prize Winners
The New York Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | ANDREW POLLACK

Posted on 06/19/2013 4:41:28 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot

For the first time in its 27-year history, a prestigious award for enhancing the global food supply has gone to a creator of genetically modified crops, a top scientist at Monsanto. The choice is likely to add more heat to an intense debate about the role biotechnology can play in combating world hunger. Robert T. Fraley, Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, will share the $250,000 World Food Prize with two other scientists who helped devise how to insert foreign genes into plants: Marc Van Montagu of Belgium and Mary-Dell Chilton of the United States.

The announcement was made in Washington on Wednesday, accompanied by a speech from Secretary of State John Kerry.

The prize was started in 1987 by Norman E. Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for bringing about the Green Revolution, which vastly increased grain output, and who thought there should be a Nobel Prize for agriculture. The award is given to those who improve the “quality, quantity or availability” of food in the world.

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KEYWORDS: food; gmo; monsanto; monsantofunded; prstunt; science
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1 posted on 06/19/2013 4:41:28 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot
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To: 1rudeboy; Mase; expat_panama; Rusty0604; Jim 0216; xjcsa; VegasCowboy; 10Ring; Bishop_Malachi

Ping!


2 posted on 06/19/2013 4:41:55 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Monsanto Executive Is Among World Food Prize Winners

If Obama can win the Nobel Peace Prize, then this fellow can win a 'food' prize.

3 posted on 06/19/2013 4:51:52 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Till they put BT into EVERY thing? I`ll take mine without genetically engineered pesticides thank you.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Toddsterpatriot
It is entirely possible that Monsanto corporately has done more for the global good supply than anyone since Borlaug. I suspect in a rational world they would and should be celebrated for this.
5 posted on 06/19/2013 5:03:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
In other news:

Typhoid Mary wins World Hygiene Prize

6 posted on 06/19/2013 5:10:57 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Why??? Honor these folks ????


7 posted on 06/19/2013 5:16:26 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: All

Monsanto winning a Best Food prize is like Kim Kardashian winning a Virginity prize

Love the taste of nicotinoids


8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:27:19 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: ptsal

Science advances, even if it hurts your feelings.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 5:40:00 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Don't want them in your food, don't spray them on your crops.

That's the nice thing about GMOs, they reduce the need for nasty chemicals.

10 posted on 06/19/2013 5:42:02 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s a shame so many conservatives fall for the liberal line on this.....


11 posted on 06/19/2013 5:42:43 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Yeah...fall for the liberal line like Monsanto getting billions in taxpayer subsidies....or special laws to protect them from their own negligence...yup conservatives support Big Government for Monsanto

....right


12 posted on 06/19/2013 5:58:34 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: hinckley buzzard
It is entirely possible that Monsanto corporately has done more for the global good supply than anyone since Borlaug.

True that. Borlaug was a big fan of Monsanto, and many of the people running the massive and pre-eminent R&D at Monsanto today are Borlaug acolytes. Without Borlaug's unique ability for turning theory into practice, and for inspiring others to focus on science that was aimed at solving real problems - not academic and irrelevant problems - there would be a lot more people starving in the world today.

The assorted and sundry Luddites, and scientific illiterates here, who howl, whine and moan about things they don't understand, are oblivious to the fact that when they condemn the work of Monsanto, they are also condemning the life's work of Norman Borlaug - a humble American who saved more lives than any other human who has ever lived.

Without the biotechnology of Beachell and Borlaug, the Green Revolution would not have happened, and a billion less people, or more, would not be alive today because their ancestors would have starved to death as infants or young children.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 6:18:23 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
or special laws to protect them from their own negligence.

You have to be able to prove negligence, but proof is just another inconvenience to scientific illiterates like you.

It's a shame we don't have special laws to protect us from your ignorance.

14 posted on 06/19/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The exact same FReepers show up on every single thread to defend Monsanto. I actually think that they work for them. There can be no reason why a conservative would support global food supply control and giving billions of our tax dollars to a company. It’s frightening to know the level that Monsanto will go to!


15 posted on 06/19/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: tbpiper
Well no, actually not at all, but then low information voters are not restricted to elections.
16 posted on 06/19/2013 6:46:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Toddsterpatriot
It is. There once was a time when being Conservative meant being an informed skeptic. Now it often just means stupid knee jerk negativity.
17 posted on 06/19/2013 6:48:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: goodwithagun
I actually think that they work for them

If you actually believe that then I as a duly qualified and licensed psychologist tell you that you may be suffering from a serious paranoid delusional disorder. This is no shit. You are very possibly a sick person. I would encourage you to seek professional evaluation at once. Unless you are just BSing for the helluvit.

18 posted on 06/19/2013 6:52:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Go Monsanto. Fed my family for 30y.

Want to cut back on top soil erosion, we’ve got a solution.

Want to cut back on chemical application, we’ve got a solution.

Want to reduce land and feed for milk producing livestock, we’ve got a solution.

What ya got, luddites?


19 posted on 06/19/2013 6:55:08 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: hinckley buzzard

Oh go back to your roost buzzard. Yeah, I’m a 5’ 10” supermodel with a natural honey complexion and bee stung lips. My boobs are real too. See? We’re all so much cooler online. Someone should write a song about that! Maybe Brad Paisley could sing it.
By the way, I noticed you have no defense for their receiving tax dollars. Hmm.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Most conservatives are totally ignorant on the Monsanto issues.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: steveyp

“Want to reduce land and feed for milk producing livestock, we’ve got a solution.”

Want a better solution than giving yet another corporation (with BFFs on both sides of the aisle) my tax dollars? Reducing the tax dollars I pay even more by ending farm subsidies! Land, feed, milk, etc. all taken care of! Two birds, one stone. Ah, the beauty of the free market.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

what’s up next, World Bath Prize?


23 posted on 06/19/2013 7:26:14 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: goodwithagun

The exact same FReepers show up on every single thread to defend Monsanto. I actually think that they work for them. There can be no reason why a conservative would support global food supply control and giving billions of our tax dollars to a company. It’s frightening to know the level that Monsanto will go to!


Monsanto is just a Welfare Queen on Steroids. No real conservative supports Monsanto and its Big Government excesses


24 posted on 06/19/2013 7:29:54 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: nomad

” I`ll take mine without genetically engineered pesticides thank you.”

What is wrong with them? Do you know the first thing about them other than other liberals talk them down?


25 posted on 06/19/2013 7:41:59 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Yeah...fall for the liberal line like Monsanto getting billions in taxpayer subsidies....

Those bastards! You have a link, or just a feeling?

or special laws to protect them from their own negligence

Can you prove your claim? LOL!

26 posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: goodwithagun
The exact same FReepers show up on every single thread to defend Monsanto.

Those Freepers who know more science than liberal idiots must piss you off.

giving billions of our tax dollars to a company.

Link?

27 posted on 06/19/2013 8:20:13 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: goodwithagun
Want a better solution than giving yet another corporation (with BFFs on both sides of the aisle) my tax dollars?

What tax dollars do they get?

Reducing the tax dollars I pay even more by ending farm subsidies!

Yes! End farm subsidies, end sugar quotas and end the ethanol mandates! What does that have to do with Monsanto or the scientific illiterates who attack them?

28 posted on 06/19/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
low information voters are not restricted to elections

HR 933

29 posted on 06/20/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: hinckley buzzard
Now it often just means stupid knee jerk negativity.

Or knee-jerk "business always good" blindness.

30 posted on 06/20/2013 4:03:22 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I’m not doing your research for you. When I make decisions for myself and my family I gather the info myself. I’m not a liberal who relies on the work, or merely hearsay, of others. As you are on FreeRepublic you know how to use the Internet. Your local librarian can assist you with finding reliable, scholarly research. whitehouse.gov and other .govs have links to legislation that you can read for yourself. Now I’m off to see what my gmo free, heirloom seeded, chemical-free, composted, natural weed barriered, rain watered garden has for today’s lunch and supper! It’s great not relying on Monsanto practices and chemicals to feed my family of four, soon to be five, practically all year even in zone 6b.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

“Yes! End farm subsidies, end sugar quotas and end the ethanol mandates! What does that have to do with Monsanto or the scientific illiterates who attack them?”

If you don’t know how the free market system works and how in our current economy Monsanto and farm subsidies are linked, there is no help for you. Take your scientific literacy to DU. I hear they use science all the time to prove global warming and expound upon the benefits of abortion.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 6:56:56 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
I’m not doing your research for you.

You're right, why should you prove your silly claim, I should prove it for you.

LOL!

I’m not a liberal who relies on the work, or merely hearsay, of others.

I know, you're a liberal who makes claims with no proof.

33 posted on 06/20/2013 7:05:15 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: goodwithagun
If you don’t know how the free market system works and how in our current economy Monsanto and farm subsidies are linked

So, now your claim is that Monsanto gets your tax dollars because farmers who get subsidies use that money to buy stuff from Monsanto?

Wow, that's a stretch.

Tell you what, I'll bet that even if farm subsidies ended tomorrow (I can dream, can't I?), Monsanto would still sell stuff to farmers.

Take your scientific literacy to DU. I hear they use science all the time to prove global warming

I'm just as happy mocking global warming idiots as I am mocking you.

34 posted on 06/20/2013 7:12:18 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

“So, now your claim is that Monsanto gets your tax dollars because farmers who get subsidies use that money to buy stuff from Monsanto?”

No that is not what I’m claiming. You need to analyze the free market system a bit more but you will get there if you try. Nice name calling by the way. Rules for Radicals all the way, huh? Seriously though, you need to put down the science books proclaiming a fetus isn’t a baby and can’t feel pain and study up a bit on Adam Smith.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 7:29:55 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
You need to analyze the free market system a bit more but you will get there if you try.

If I do, will that show what tax dollars are going to Monsanto?

Nice name calling by the way.

An idiot by any other name.....

Seriously though, you need to put down the science books proclaiming a fetus isn’t a baby and can’t feel pain

I don't have any evil science books that make that claim.

Anytime you find proof of your claims, feel free to post them.

Or just run away.

36 posted on 06/20/2013 7:44:24 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I’ve suggested you do your own work. Gasp! You have yet to practice what you demand of others and provide proof of your opinions. So you make claims, when others suggest otherwise you demand proof without providing your own, and then you ridicule. You dance around the issues. It’s quite funny to witness this from somebody who claims to be scientific minded while calling others idiots. The Monsanto-less beets I just plucked from the ground are splendid, by the way. Looks like the kids will be eating lunch shirtless because I’m not in the mood to soak and destain clothing.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
The only thing you've proven here is that the person who posted earlier about you needing immediate psychological evaluation knows what he's talking about. Get help, because you are one seriously twisted broad.
38 posted on 06/20/2013 8:54:15 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: goodwithagun
I’ve suggested you do your own work.

You made a claim, post your proof. Or run away.

I can see which choice you're making.

39 posted on 06/20/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Mase

I’m “twisted” because I dislike my taxes going to support companies that should be supporting themselves? Keep name calling. That will really advance your agenda here on FR. That’s what the few Monsanto supporters here on FR have in common. Nice to see you take the side of somebody who, if his/ her claims are true, practices in a profession that has declared homosexuality is no longer a psychological issue but gun owners need a psychological classification. Sure. I don’t like Monsanto so I don’t use their products. If you like them keep using them. That’s how conservatism works. But don’t use my tax dollars to support an agenda.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 9:38:44 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

You show your proof. There. Now we’re even. Way to bring this down to middle school lunch room rivalry level Mase/Toddsterpatriot/IHeartBigGovernmentSupportingThoseWhoShouldSupportThemselves.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 9:41:09 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
You show your proof.

I didn't make a claim about Monsanto receiving or not receiving taxpayer funds. You did.

Will you bother to provide proof of your claim, withdraw your claim or run away?

Way to bring this down to middle school lunch room rivalry level

Middle schoolers don't provide proof, and so far, neither do you. Bring the level back up, repair the damage you caused.

42 posted on 06/20/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: CodeToad
What is wrong with them?

My mother nearly died from a series of reactions to products contaminated with Starlink corn.

That's enough for me.

43 posted on 06/20/2013 9:51:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

You’re a hoot. So if I provide you with the info you will change your mind? No. You can’t run around everywhere disagreeing with everybody and then insisting they prove anything to you. As I posted earlier I find my own info and make up my own mind. You need to put on your big boy pants and do the same. Otherwise I’ll just say that I disagree with you for disagreeing with me so now the burden of proof is on you. Have a nice life insisting that everything you dislike be proven to you. I hope people feed you correct info, otherwise things could get scary for you.


44 posted on 06/20/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
You’re a hoot. So if I provide you with the info you will change your mind?

Change my mind about what? I'm against corporate subsidies, farm subsidies, sugar quotas, big government and poor science education.

As I posted earlier I find my own info and make up my own mind.

Excellent! You either found the "Monsanto getting taxpayer money" at a site that has good info, at a site that has bad info, or you made it up because it sounds good.

I'll wait for you to post your proof to see which one.

Or you'll run away.

45 posted on 06/20/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I’m merely using your tactics. Anoying isn’t it? Have a nice day.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 12:33:49 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
I made silly claims and offered no proof? Where?

Run away now!

47 posted on 06/20/2013 12:35:24 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
If you actually believe that then I as a duly qualified and licensed psychologist tell you that you may be suffering from a serious paranoid delusional disorder. This is no shit. You are very possibly a sick person. I would encourage you to seek professional evaluation at once. Unless you are just BSing for the helluvit.

You are joking, right? If you think that Monsanto is good for America and the world, could you please explain to me how. Thanks
48 posted on 06/21/2013 7:53:35 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Most conservatives are totally ignorant on the Monsanto issues.

Would you please enlighten this ignorant conservative? I'm all ears.
49 posted on 06/21/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: ForAmerica

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/roundup-health-study-idUSL2N0DC22F20130425

http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-wheat-farmer-sues-monsanto-over-rogue-wheat-155201442.html

http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Liver-Failure-from-Genetically-Modified-GMO-Crops


50 posted on 06/21/2013 8:15:02 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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