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  •  The contaimination by GM crops (16+ / 0-)

    is almost 100% by wind born pollen- corn being the most obvious.

    Maine farmers are warriors - FEDCO, a Maine seed and tree co-op, sells no GM seed and does extensive field trials on their own to double check.
    I love all of those Fedco folks and buy all of my open-pollinated, heirloom varieties from them.

    'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

    by flowerfarmer on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 03:30:14 PM PDT

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    •  Greenpeace Demanded Contamination (1+ / 0-)
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      We could be using all sorts of sterile seed and pollen technology, but activists pitched a fit because.......why? Because someone downwind might be saving their seeds and have  a 1% lower rate of viability?

      And of course having these viable GMO seeds encourages piracy worldwide.

      Predictably someone will say "Good! They should steal from Monsanto."

      Then I say "OK you're happy to eat unregulated GMO plants as long as someone lies to you?"

      There, I saved everyone some typing.

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 04:49:24 PM PDT

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