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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:58 AM
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99. How about when you take the choice from others?
Edited on Sat Oct-17-09 11:59 AM by newspeak
Most corn crops have been contaminated by GMO-also soy. Remember the farmer in Canada who lost a lawsuit because his field had been contaminated by Monsanto's GMO field? I remember reading how farms in India were being pressured to introduce GMO rice. Yeah, right, it was going to be more nutritious-how about if the plant does not easily digest and absorb into the body. Instead of collecting seeds for the next planting, you are forced to buy seeds, and special fertilizer and pesticide to go with GMO seeds? How much can a poor farmer afford?

While going to UC Davis, I had a friend who majored in genetics. This was back in the early 90's. We had a discussion on genetic ethics. One thing I remember her saying is that you can modify a plant genetically to introduce various things. You can modify a plant to introduce things that are harmful to humans--once it is in the food supply it can have a devastating affect on certain populations. Now, I don't know if that is true, but when our corn supply, as well as, that supply in the countries south of us are mostly contaminated by GMO, I don't think that is a good thing.

So, those who defend GMO plants, good on ya, but the choice is taken away from those who do not support using GMO, just by contamination, especially contamination of non-GMO crops.
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