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  •  Anal retentive the whole way? (0+ / 0-)

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    •  Sure - if you're seriously asking. (10+ / 0-)

      A bird flies into a field and eats whatever it is in that field and could expel as little as a hundred yards away or as far as miles.  The next animal in the food chain could eat the dung and be eaten by another animal or simply plant that dung, seeds and all, where they've expelled.

      A chipmunk in a field could eat seeds and then be eaten by a bird of prey and then the seed is carried by the bird of prey.

      Haven't you ever studied botany?  How plants propagate?  How it is that plant species spread?

      I have a female plum tree in my back yard that was planted with a male plum years ago.  The male plum died a year or two before the female was able to bear fruit.  But the female is bearing fruit which means that there is some other male plum tree that is feeding her.  

      I have a holly tree that also bears fruit and I was told that she is more than likely giving live to many other hollies in the neighborhood by way of bees and birds.  Plants are connected to each other by animals and insects.  We KNOW this already.

      If you are interested in how incredibly miraculous and how quick this process is, google "Surtsey".  That was an island that sprang up in Iceland as a result of a volcanic eruption in the 60's that is restricted and being closely studied because it now has plant life that no humans had a hand in planting.  it was the birds in part that brought the plant life there.
      All of this is basic plant life stuff.  This is the "surface" not the deeper part of the equations.  We are talking about the food chain.

      The fact that Monsanto insists that they can control the intricacies of the food chain is a huge red flag that tells of a hubris, arrogance and ignorance of how delicate the balance really is - and how POROUS these experimental growing experiments actually are.

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