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  •  Still wrong. (3+ / 0-)

    Monsanto's statement about human safety trials.

    The selling point of GMO crops was to reduce our pesticide usage. University of Washington Study shows an increase of over 420 million pounds of chemicals in 10 years. Those chemicals have consequences.

    GMOs that express their own pesticide do exist and they are in our food supply. It is BT crops.

    Sounds like you need to do some more research.

    •  Their website says gm products are (1+ / 0-)
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      As safe as non-Gm foods.  I'm not clear what point you are trying to make.

      I know some gm products produce their own pesticides.  I addressed that alreafy.  But there are products made through smelting metals that can be used to make weapons of mass destruction.  Do you think we should ban the smelting of metals?  No because smelting metals produce a lot of good things also.  Just like not every organism produced through gm has anything to do with pesticides.  GM can produce a lot if good things as well.

      There is absolutely no safety hazard with the gm process itself.  There are dozens of peer reviewed studies to back this up.

      •  gras (1+ / 0-)
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        Generally regarded as safe and proven safe are two different things. Those peer re viewed studies did not prove human safety. They did not test human safety.
        Monsanto achieved the policy of substantial equivalence. This is how they avoided having human safety testing as a requirement. Substantially equivalent just means almost the same. Except one thing .... altered DNA and the introduction of a foreign species.
        With a change like that, consumers ought to be able to have the information and make their own decision at the point of purchase like they have in 62 other nations.

    •  There are pesticides and then there are pesticides (0+ / 0-)

      Replacing 2,4,D with glyphosate (Roundup) was a tremendous step forward in environmental protection. But, you know, given global warming is about to fuck humanity into the ground, who the heck cares really. GMO is just one more deck chair on the Titanic.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:02:57 PM PDT

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      •  How ironic to quote Camus of all people (0+ / 0-)

        when one still has the moral choice to act even if the action is doomed to failure.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:22:06 PM PDT

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