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GMOs

#1 Postby HorseSense » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:05 am

It is wrong to modify genetics beyond what nature requires, period. Its wrong in so many ways, I couldn't even count. I would hope that most of you would protest what I'm about to post, so why wouldn't you protest the genetic modification of plants?

These so-called-chickens have been modified so that they do not grow feathers.

"The birds, created at the Hebrew University in Israel, will not need to be plucked, saving money in processing plants"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci/tech/2000003.stm

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Re: GMOs

#2 Postby C.O. » Mon May 07, 2012 3:04 pm

Once we all become robots we won't have any need to eat any more anyway right? Thanks for posting, the world is heading in a terrible direction. Luckily more and more people are starting to realize it and thanks to the information age hopefully awareness will help breed consequences, responsibility, and positive change.

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#3 Postby KarakD. » Tue May 08, 2012 5:08 pm

The problem I have with GMOs is: If they are just like the "real thing baby"
Then why don't they label them?
http://justlabelit.org/

I also don't like how manufacturers state: "Labeling will only confuse consumers"
WTF does that mean? Not all of us are sheeple & I certainly don't plan to make
Diabetes management a part of my lifestlye.

http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/

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#4 Postby Wamrage » Wed May 30, 2012 12:30 pm

i got food poisoning after eating a hamburger.It was filled with gmo soy.I honestly thought i was gonna die, my stomache just hurt so bad for like a week.That stuff is designed to kill you, if anyone says gmo is good for you is a complete and utter LIAR!!!

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Re: GMOs

#5 Postby blabbate » Wed May 30, 2012 2:04 pm

Wamrage wrote:i got food poisoning after eating a hamburger.It was filled with gmo soy.I honestly thought i was gonna die, my stomache just hurt so bad for like a week.That stuff is designed to kill you, if anyone says gmo is good for you is a complete and utter LIAR!!!


You can't even show a causal relationship in this single instance. Why would you generalize to all GMOs?
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Re: GMOs

#6 Postby blabbate » Wed May 30, 2012 2:13 pm

KarakD. wrote:The problem I have with GMOs is: If they are just like the "real thing baby"
Then why don't they label them?
http://justlabelit.org/

Because GMOs have a bad reputation, whether they deserve it or not. Consumers avoid them because of the horror stories. Why would companies want to add a label that will cause their product to sell less?

I'm personally in favor of comprehensive labeling, but I understand why companies would be reticent, and it doesn't need to have anything to do with safety. Just profit.

KarakD. wrote:I also don't like how manufacturers state: "Labeling will only confuse consumers"
WTF does that mean? Not all of us are sheeple & I certainly don't plan to make
Diabetes management a part of my lifestlye.

http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/

Labeling _does_ confuse consumers. This is partly because manufacturers are deliberately hiding the less-attractive aspects of their products, but it's also because consumers have trouble contextualizing the numbers.

People are constantly complaining about labeling:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41781646/ns ... t-hazards/
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/25/133218481 ... an-Helpful
http://ebrandaid.com/nutrition-labels/
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Re: GMOs

#7 Postby KarakD. » Thu May 31, 2012 11:52 am

blabbate wrote:
KarakD. wrote:The problem I have with GMOs is: If they are just like the "real thing baby"
Then why don't they label them?
http://justlabelit.org/

Because GMOs have a bad reputation, whether they deserve it or not. Consumers avoid them because of the horror stories. Why would companies want to add a label that will cause their product to sell less?

I'm personally in favor of comprehensive labeling, but I understand why companies would be reticent, and it doesn't need to have anything to do with safety. Just profit.

KarakD. wrote:I also don't like how manufacturers state: "Labeling will only confuse consumers"
WTF does that mean? Not all of us are sheeple & I certainly don't plan to make
Diabetes management a part of my lifestlye.

http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/

Labeling _does_ confuse consumers. This is partly because manufacturers are deliberately hiding the less-attractive aspects of their products, but it's also because consumers have trouble contextualizing the numbers.

People are constantly complaining about labeling:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41781646/ns ... t-hazards/
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/25/133218481 ... an-Helpful
http://ebrandaid.com/nutrition-labels/


Again, If it's such a great product "Label It".
I have the right to decide what I eat or NOT eat.

For example: I don't eat meat.
If a manufacturer doesn't want to label it as meat or change the name of meat
Does that mean I would become confused & eat it?
Of course not.

I completely understand what you are saying. But I think most manufacturers go out of their way to mislead busy
customers with false terms like "Natural".

The best a person can do is read labels, ask questions & educate themselves about ingredients.
I've noticed several nasties:

Most bread now has L-cysteine = human hair or duck feathers
http://www.naturalnews.com/032718_L-cys ... bread.html

Tomato Sauce:
Spices= MSG
Natural Flavores = anything including meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof

I could go on & on

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Re: GMOs

#8 Postby KarakD. » Thu May 31, 2012 1:14 pm

How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods
Here's a great link http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott ... o-labeling

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Re: GMOs

#9 Postby Fallen_Horse » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:54 am

HorseSense wrote:It is wrong to modify genetics beyond what nature requires, period. Its wrong in so many ways, I couldn't even count.....


We have already been doing this for hundreds of years; GMO is simply the next step in our agricultural evolution. And it's not going anywhere. The real question is how to make sure that we develop crops that are healthier rather than simply cheaper for big crappy companies to produce. GMO foods are great, but GMO companies are terrible.

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