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  •  For one thing, it's becoming increasingly hard to (1+ / 0-)
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    have studies conducted. Monsanto and other biotech corporations are deeply invested in the university level ag departments short circuiting the usual study route.

    That means the studies activists are able to find are few and often conducted in other countries. Which, because of American exceptionalism, usually leaves them open to ridicule.

    I have to wonder if your conclusion that said info is bad or misleading doesn't spring in part from that prejudice.

    Food allergies from some gmo foods are a fact. Super weeds are a fact. Failing crop yields in some instances are a fact. A dangerous monoculture farming practice is further exacerbated and disseminated.

    All of these things could be leading to a food system crash. At least is some regions and for some crops. All for no other reason then to feed the profits of Monsanto and the like. GMO have done nothing to better the world's food supply. And, I'll contend, have put it at great risk. Especially for the poorest peoples among us.

    •  I agree with your first paragraph. The third (0+ / 0-)

      will require citation. I haven't read any repeated studies of Cry1Ab that shows it to be allergenic or destructive to the body. Please provide citations! Please also reconcile your views on this with what has been learned of rice. Should everyone stop eating rice today??

      There are 4x the number of weeds with resistance to atrazine, a very toxic herbicide compared to glyphosate.

      The world food system may crash, but it will be because of overuse/degradation of land and lack of water.

      “The first principle [in science] is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard Feynman

      by the fan man on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:44:11 PM PST

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