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  • in reply to: GMO Rice. What do you know about it? #1242

    Doublehead
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    Hi Genevieve! So nice to see you on here.
    I was just watching this:

    Depressing. I hope awareness will bring the needed change.

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    in reply to: GMO Corn. What do you know about it? #1241

    Doublehead
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    Out of those main GMO ingredients, there is something for every processed food.

    I’ll say one thing: if any companies do have processed foods that are non-GMO, they would get a great response for labeling that fact.

    in reply to: How to Avoid GMO Foods. #1240

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    Here are some ways to avoid genetically modified foods:

    Read the PLU labels. If the five digit PLU number starts with “8,” the food is either genetically modified or genetically engineered. If the five digit PLU number starts with “9,” it
    ’s organic. Also, by watching for the absence of either the 8 or 9, which means the produce is neither organically grown or genetically modified, you can recognize traditionally grown produce. Ensure your produce is not genetically modified by reading the number on the sticker, and by buying 100% certified organic.100% certified organic food is by law never genetically modified!

    A 4-digit number indicates the food was conventionally grown and may or may not be genetically modified.
    A 5-digit number beginning with an 8 is a genetically modified food. However, not all GM foods can be identified because PLU labeling is optional.
    A 5-digit number beginning with a 9 indicates it is organic, and thus a non-GM food.

    (*Sourced from http://blogs.webmd.com/health-ehome/2011/03/how-can-you-avoid-genetically-modified-food.html)

    in reply to: General Comments about GMO #1207

    Doublehead
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    Let me get the conversation started here.

    My take is this: The greatest danger lies in the communicability of the genetic information. The common problem we are seeing is that these new life forms are genetically aggressive, and are quick to take over other varieties.

    So lets just pretend everyone says “Coffee will be extinct in 5 years”.

    Ok, then we have a choice… would we risk all coffee on
    earth becoming GMO to solve the problem? If a harmful vegetable was created we would potentially be stuck with it unless we could modify it back to health? Is that even remotely a possibility?

    And what if insects or animals, even fungus or bacteria will suffer, how will that affect us?

    So, bottom line, the decision to modify a life form affects all life on the planet. Should a pesticide company be making those kind of decisions?

    And how many of the problems that GMO’s are “Solving” were created by the earth-abusive farming techniques endorsed by those creating the GMO’s?

    These are my questions and that is my current perspective.

    in reply to: GMO Sugar Beets. What do you know about them? #1202

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    So sugar beets, it’s argued that it is refined to pure sucrose – containing no genetic information at that point. Granted, but they are feeding the waste product to animals. So our meat is still being contaminated. I use evaporated organic cane juice myself.

    in reply to: GMO Rice. What do you know about it? #1201

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    I think this topic shows the greatest proof that the real danger lies in the ability to aggressively interbreed and mix with domestic varieties. In the case of making pharmaceutical drugs by modifying one of the most important food staples (rice). Well, that is just madness. Far to great of a risk for the reward!

    To think that Monsanto can sue YOU if their food contaminates your crop. They should face criminal charges for contaminating someones crop.

    Please chime in and correct me if my details are inaccurate.

    in reply to: GMO Papaya. What do you know about it? #1199

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    Papaya is an interesting one. It has been argued that it would have gone extinct without the GMO version. Likewise , it’s easy to manipulate data to make yourself look like a hero.

    Can anyone shed any light of truth or falsehood onto that claim?

    in reply to: Alfalfa GMO Alfalfa. What do you know about it? #1197

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    It really should be the first consideration when discussing genitally modifying a food… Is it worth wiping out all other forms of that food? And will that endanger any insects or animals? I don’t think that pesticide companies should be making that choice.

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