GM (genetically engineered) crops.

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  1. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    David Sainsbury

    https://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2010/3020979.htm
    and
    https://www.sainsbury-laboratory.ac.uk/gmtrial.html
     
  2. MoD

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    GM crops are perfectly safe. As long as you don't eat, plant or taunt them.

    Green Revolution 2.0™ now destroys the environment in half the time...
     
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    You ugly corn, I spit in your general direction.

    ARRRRGHHHH it's choking me!!! Let me go!
     
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    It has been proven that the Big Six biotech seed companies LIED about every single facet of GM seeds.

    They said they would be cheaper... and they are far more expensive. Of course!

    They said they would produce better yields... they seemed to at first, but the yields are declining to below normal levels.

    They said less chemicals would be needed for weed control... but since the plants are so tolerant of Monsanto's herbicides, MORE is being used.

    They said the profits would be higher... like the yields, they are decreasing, which is why many farmers in India are committing suicide.

    They said the pollen wouldn't travel any more than 200 m (1/8 mile)... it's been found 16 miles overland, and is apparently also being carried around the world by the winds.

    They said it would be safe... but any agricultural college or company that tries to do testing on them are squashed and threatened by Monsanto. Pigs in the U.S. and Canada that were fed GM feed crops started having conception problems, and if they did get pregnant, they delivered bags of water.

    There are reports of "safety" reports being written by Monsanto, and they have the heads of the departments at the agricultural colleges put their names to them. If the colleges find negative aspects to the GM crops, Monsanto (heavy donors to ag colleges) threaten to withdraw their donations if the results are published.

    All I can say is that there certainly are a lot of stupid farmers out there!

    Sue
     
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    Welcome to Steve Marsh Benefit Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_105506802862049
    Raising funds and community awareness in support of Steve Marsh in his David and Goliath legal battle

    Description
    On 25th January 2010 the Western Australian Liberal government announced their decision to allow commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) canola. This decision flew in the face of and angered many farmers and environmental groups.

    As a result of this decision the 2010 season saw approximately 72,000 hectares of GM canola grown in Western Australia. It is believed that the severe winds experienced in February 2011 – which exacerbated the weather conditions and led to bushfire disasters which gained worldwide attention - would leave millions of hectares on non-GM crop land at risk of contamination from GM canola.

    In December 2010 Steve Marsh, an organic farmer in Kojonup Western Australia, had GM canola blown onto his property from a neighbouring farm. Approximately 70% of Mr Marsh’s property is now contaminated. His organic certification has been suspended by the certifying body, the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (Inc), putting his livelihood and whole harvest into limbo.
    Fortunately Steve had taken precautions to declare his property GM free and had gone to the expense of setting up signs and getting legal advice. He has consequently started a legal action against his GM neighbour following confirmation of GM contamination from the WA Dept of Agriculture. Biotech Monsanto has stated that it will support the GM famer’s legal action and the Pastoralists & Graziers Association (WA) Inc has agreed to pay the respondent neighbours legal fees supported by the W.A. Liberal government.

    Monsanto, the main company responsible for manufacturing and promoting GMOs, has insisted on “no-liability” agreements with participating farmers, making the company immune from persecution or liability for any “fall out” from its products.
    In an appalling abrogation of responsibility WA Agriculture Minister Terry Redman, himself a farmer, has followed Monsanto’s lead in blaming the organic certifier for Mr Marsh’s losses. This demonstrates the extent to which the minister is an advocate for multinational chemical companies before he is a defender of WA farmers. The property rights of farmers have been trampled in Monsanto’s push to infiltrate and further dominate Australian agriculture. Mr Redman has merely stepped aside and allowed this to happen. In a statement by Mr Redman “.... zero per cent thresholds are unrealistic in biological systems”. Yet on 11 March 2010, when announcing an end to the GM canola ban, he said “the trials proved GM and non GM canola can be segregated and marketed separately. He has since reneged on this statement.

    Australian consumers have overwhelmingly rejected GE foods. To quote from Greenpeace’s vision statement which we wholeheartedly support: “We are working to ensure that the majority of the Australian food industry has removed GM from their food chain and that agriculture industries are GE free. We support a vision which sees food grown locally by people for people. Who have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food and farmers are recognised as custodians of biodiversity.”
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    On 25th January 2010 the Western Australian Liberal government announced their decision to allow commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) canola. This decision flew in the face of and angered many farmers and environmental groups.

    As a result of this decision the 2010 season saw approximately 72,000 hectares of GM canola grown in Western Australia. It is believed that the severe winds experienced in February 2011 – which exacerbated the weather conditions and led to bushfire... (read more)
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    Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada


    Courtesy: sodahead.com

    (SALEM, Ore.) - A new medical study on the impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods, shows that toxins from GM crops designed to strike down pests are actually showing up in the bloodstreams of women and unborn babies.

    The new study, "Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada" by Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada, brings to light many of the fears that GMO food awareness groups and writers like our own April Scott, have been attempting to illuminate to the public.

    The results of the study show that 93 per cent of blood samples taken from pregnant women and 80 percent of samples taken from umbilical cords, tested positive for traces of the chemicals.

    This is highly problematic for Americans, where literally millions of acres have been taken over by these Monsanto generated crops. The GMO seeds carry a traceable blueprint and organic farmers whose fields have these non-natural crop seeds blow onto their land, are subject to lawsuit from Monsanto. You see, in this new game, every part is a victim except for Monsanto employees and shareholders.

    This is the company responsible for Agent Orange
    https://www.salem-news.com/articles/may202011/gmo-toxins-tk.php
    Not sure this is true
    i thought that was Union Carbide/Dow
     
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    Court of Appeals Dismisses Monsanto’s Appeal of Biotech Beets Case, Preserves Victory for Farmers, Environment
    Posted on May 20, 2011 by Admin
    Upholds Lower Court’s Rulings Requiring New USDA Approval Decision And Rigorous Review of the Crop’s Impacts
    Litigation Over USDA’s Interim Approval of Planting Continues
    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a summary order concluding a long-standing lawsuit over the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. As a result, previous court rulings in favor of farmers and conservation advocates will remain, including the order requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prepare a rigorous review of the impacts of GE sugar beets, engineered to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, before deciding whether to again allow their future commercial use.
    Center for Food Safety (CFS) attorney George Kimbrell: “Today’s order cements a critical legal benchmark in the battle for meaningful oversight of biotech crops and food. Because of this case, there will be public disclosure and debate on the harmful impacts of these pesticide-promoting crops, as well as legal protections for farmers threatened by contamination.”https://truefoodnow.org/2011/05/20/...se-preserves-victory-for-farmers-environment/
     
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    Nice piece of writing. Good to see it in the mainstream media. Wish it'd start getting through to MRAbbott. He seems to fail to grasp the fact that unless power / petrol and the things that we use that are made using them will continue to be used in ever increasing amount unless they cost more.
     
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    It's a start I guess. It doesn't mean that there will be universal labelling, but at least there could be.
     

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