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  •  I must concede it appears to be a common (0+ / 0-)

    ...misconception, perhaps, that Terminator technology is presently being marketed, for which my cursory Goggle search found no evidence, but much hubris about, much of that implying that Terminator is, in fact, out there.

    If anyone has proof of that, they should post a link.

    I saw no indication that Greenpeace is saying that, though, nor Union of Concerned Scientists, two of the most reliable and seminal sources on environmental issues.

    All I could find was an indication that they have, in fact, bought out other companies working on that tech, which included test plantings...which would seem to indicate that seeds have, in fact, been generated.

    But that was from some 5 years ago, and I saw no recent reports, as to whether, or how, Monsanto may have seeds now, be testing them in "controlled" plots, or not.

    A big part of the...problem, is that nobody trusts Monsanto, since they have very vigorously, and with some success in corporate courts, resisted more informative labeling, even suing dairies just for saying on their labels that they do Not use BGH.

    And I only vaguely recall Monsanto getting caught misinforming, mislabeling, and/or sneaking in ingredients that were prohibited, insufficiently tested, etc, and being compelled to remove them, whether by courts or popular demand.

    See my new diary, for more reference to the immense amount of intense international opposition to Monsanto practices and products.

    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

    by Radical def on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 08:58:41 AM PST

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    •  Yet another lie... (0+ / 0-)

      I know it is hard to argue against GE technology without lying since there aren't many reasonable truthful arguments, but don't you think you should try?

      A big part of the...problem, is that nobody trusts Monsanto, since they have very vigorously, and with some success in corporate courts, resisted more informative labeling, even suing dairies just for saying on their labels that they do Not use BGH.
      I challenge you to find any case in which Monsanto sued a dairy for saying on its labels that it does not use BGH.

      I call Bullshit again...

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