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Posted by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:19 AM
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"People often wonder why bother discussing GMOs. Unless you're being paid by Monsanto (which I'm not), then why try to defend biotechnology? Who really cares?

Because it is personal. And, quite frankly, it is unethical for someone not to support GMOs.

Biotechnology gives us hope for a future where we can produce enough food for the entire world, we can make our food more nutritious, and we can use that food to fight things like cancer. Biotechnology is hope. Instead, we have a bunch of anti-scientists types who oppose it. Why? For absolutely no reason. There is not one scintilla of evidence to suggest GMOs are dangerous. Not even a tiny bit. Yet so many people have been duped into thinking there is something seriously wrong with them.

These people are opposing hope for the future, especially in parts of the world where there is little hope. Parents don't have to watch their children starve, suffer, or die from diseases we can cure. When someone opposes biotechnology, that's exactly what they're advocating for -- and that is unethical.

I'm glad I'm not alone in these feelings. Harry Cline over at Western Farm Press, a great advocate for GMOs, also expressed these feelings recently:"

"I admit to taking a junkyard dog approach to those I call whackos. I also acknowledge that there are intelligent, educated scientists who have raised issues about GMO technology. However, most of the controversy in the media has been generated by radicals who simply do not want to accept sound science. They are self-serving socialists more interested in halting technology than even considering its benefits. Sadly, they have had far too much influence on the general public and that may be the most troubling element of the controversy. I am shocked when people spout some of the garbage they read in newspapers."
Read more of this blog here if you like...http://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com

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by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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Chemical Disasters, Agent Orange, and GMOs: Monsanto's Legacy Traced in Exposé

Food & Water Watch highlights toxic 'corporatization and industrialization of our food supply'

- Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just some of the dark milestones belonging to the history of the biotech giant Monsanto highlighted in a new report released Wednesday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

The in-depth historical analysisMonsanto: A Corporate Profilepresents a corporation "steeped in heavy industrial chemical production," who only recently began marketing itself through an "environmentally friendly, feed-the-world image"—an image that is contradictory to a century of toxic chemical production and a food supply saturated with un-labeled GE crops, herbicides, and artificial growth hormones.

Monsanto, as FWW shows, now holds vast "undue influence over lawmakers, regulators, and our food supply," and has caused great devastation to farmers around the world through its global seed monopoly.

“Despite its various marketing incarnations over the years, Monsanto is a chemical company that got its start selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, then Agent Orange to the U.S. military, and, in recent years, seeds genetically engineered to contain and withstand massive amounts of Monsanto herbicides and pesticides,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association in response to the report. “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

“Even though you won’t find the Monsanto brand on a food or beverage container at your local grocery store, the company holds vast power over our food supply,” said Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director for the Center for Food Safety. “This power is largely responsible for something else we cannot find on our grocery store shelves — labels on genetically engineered food. Not only has Monsanto’s and other agribusinesses’ efforts prevented the labeling of GE foods, but they spend millions to block grassroots efforts like California’s Prop 37 in order to keep consumers in the dark.”

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-2

Hey thank to your Oh so love GMO products and Monsanto love afair my grandfather is dead because of Agent Orange. which is the brain child of monsanto. Should I pull up more cause I can.


New GMO ‘Agent Orange Soy’ Silently Backed by USDA

Dow Agrosciences to use 2,4 D a toxic compound used in Agent Orange

2,4-D Herbicide and Super GMO Crops

And perhaps even more startling than the drastic increase in herbicide usage is the fact that Dow AgroSciences’ new genetically modified soy is actually specifically designed to resist an especially toxic herbicide known as 2,4-D, a toxic compound used in the well-known Vitetnam War defoliant Agent Orange. Known to kill or maim at least 400,000 and cause an additional 500,000 birth defects according to conservative Viatnamese estimates, Agent Orange is one of the deadliest concoctions on record.

Or should we talk about the poor honey bees and butterflies. 

Killing Bees and Butterflies: The Case Against the U.S. EPA and Monsanto, released by Elect A New Congress, Super Pac for All Americans

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress.

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"It won't be known asSilent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer." - Terry Ingram, editor, The Small Beekeepers Journal

Galena, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population, especially in southern California's almond crop. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress and the States.

In an interview with Professor Terrance N. Ingram, environmentalist, conservationist, founder of the Eagle Nature Foundation, of Apple River, IL, founder and editor of the "Small Beekeepers Journal", and master beekeeper with over 50 years of experience operating and advocating the proliferation of honey bees, Wm W. Fawell, founder of EANC was able to get to the heart of the CCD.

"It won't be known as the Silent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer," said Terry Ingram, shared in reference to Rachel Carson's environmental benchmark, "Silent Spring," of the 1960's.

"Professor Ingram shared this insight with me recently, while I was interviewing him in regards to an Illinois Department of Agriculture raid on the bee hives at his farm last year," noted Wm W. Fawell, author and founder of EANC.

"The deaths of the nation's honey bees can be laid right on the front door step of the U.S. EPA, the USDA, and Monsanto and it has been going on since 1996, when Roundup was first introduced. That's when CCD started," quoted Professor Ingram.

"June 20th, 1996 was my first experience with Roundup being broadcasted in the fields around my hives," Ingram continued. "I had 3 supers on every hive, over the next 10 days I lost over one million bees. The spraying continued through the summer every 3 weeks, 4 times. If you understand that the 6 week life cycleof bees, you can see how it took until October to kill every last bee, 2,500,000 of them. But most of them were killed in the first dosage.

"Now that was Roundup, a herbicide," Professor Ingram shook his head. "Now we're talking about new pesticides that make Roundup look like child's play. It's an environmental desert out there in the farm fields of America. They're killing everything where they grow the food we eat. Think about that for a moment. Roundup is a derivative of Agent Orange from the Vietnam War, and these neonicatoids are far, far worse. And now its progenitor, Monsanto, has coaxed the U.S. EPA to endorse the release of these poisons, and they are decimating not only the bee population, but birds, crickets, butterfly's, worms... everything."    

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is in reference to an officially designated cause in the massive die off in honey bees. Bees, responsible for up to 30% of the nations food production, have been dying off in alarming number for a number of years, gaining particular notice over the last 7 years. This has led to a depletion of hives available to pollinate the almond crop of southern California and has caught world headlines.

"What is important to understand is that Killing Bees and Butterfly's is another symptom of the systematic failure in our government that is responsible for near every problem facing America today," Fawell pointed out. "A power of Congress has been compromised and assigned to the U.S. EPA, that has allowed lobbyists from Monsanto to infiltrate and destroy our nation's soils and poison the nations food stock through their access to the U.S. EPA and even the FDA."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10558542.htm


coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2013 at 4:01 AM


Please open your large article in another post for discussion. This post I created was for discussion on this article. If you do not care to DISCUSS the article I have posted, then move along.

Quoting pj2becca21:

Chemical Disasters, Agent Orange, and GMOs: Monsanto's Legacy Traced in Exposé

Food & Water Watch highlights toxic 'corporatization and industrialization of our food supply'

- Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just some of the dark milestones belonging to the history of the biotech giant Monsanto highlighted in a new report released Wednesday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

The in-depth historical analysisMonsanto: A Corporate Profilepresents a corporation "steeped in heavy industrial chemical production," who only recently began marketing itself through an "environmentally friendly, feed-the-world image"—an image that is contradictory to a century of toxic chemical production and a food supply saturated with un-labeled GE crops, herbicides, and artificial growth hormones.

Monsanto, as FWW shows, now holds vast "undue influence over lawmakers, regulators, and our food supply," and has caused great devastation to farmers around the world through its global seed monopoly.

“Despite its various marketing incarnations over the years, Monsanto is a chemical company that got its start selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, then Agent Orange to the U.S. military, and, in recent years, seeds genetically engineered to contain and withstand massive amounts of Monsanto herbicides and pesticides,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association in response to the report. “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

“Even though you won’t find the Monsanto brand on a food or beverage container at your local grocery store, the company holds vast power over our food supply,” said Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director for the Center for Food Safety. “This power is largely responsible for something else we cannot find on our grocery store shelves — labels on genetically engineered food. Not only has Monsanto’s and other agribusinesses’ efforts prevented the labeling of GE foods, but they spend millions to block grassroots efforts like California’s Prop 37 in order to keep consumers in the dark.”

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-2

Hey thank to your Oh so love GMO products and Monsanto love afair my grandfather is dead because of Agent Orange. which is the brain child of monsanto. Should I pull up more cause I can.


New GMO ‘Agent Orange Soy’ Silently Backed by USDA

Dow Agrosciences to use 2,4 D a toxic compound used in Agent Orange

2,4-D Herbicide and Super GMO Crops

And perhaps even more startling than the drastic increase in herbicide usage is the fact that Dow AgroSciences’ new genetically modified soy is actually specifically designed to resist an especially toxic herbicide known as 2,4-D, a toxic compound used in the well-known Vitetnam War defoliant Agent Orange. Known to kill or maim at least 400,000 and cause an additional 500,000 birth defects according to conservative Viatnamese estimates, Agent Orange is one of the deadliest concoctions on record.

Or should we talk about the poor honey bees and butterflies. 


Killing Bees and Butterflies: The Case Against the U.S. EPA and Monsanto, released by Elect A New Congress, Super Pac for All Americans

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress.

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend
"It won't be known asSilent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer." - Terry Ingram, editor, The Small Beekeepers Journal

Galena, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population, especially in southern California's almond crop. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress and the States.

In an interview with Professor Terrance N. Ingram, environmentalist, conservationist, founder of the Eagle Nature Foundation, of Apple River, IL, founder and editor of the "Small Beekeepers Journal", and master beekeeper with over 50 years of experience operating and advocating the proliferation of honey bees, Wm W. Fawell, founder of EANC was able to get to the heart of the CCD.

"It won't be known as the Silent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer," said Terry Ingram, shared in reference to Rachel Carson's environmental benchmark, "Silent Spring," of the 1960's.

"Professor Ingram shared this insight with me recently, while I was interviewing him in regards to an Illinois Department of Agriculture raid on the bee hives at his farm last year," noted Wm W. Fawell, author and founder of EANC.

"The deaths of the nation's honey bees can be laid right on the front door step of the U.S. EPA, the USDA, and Monsanto and it has been going on since 1996, when Roundup was first introduced. That's when CCD started," quoted Professor Ingram.

"June 20th, 1996 was my first experience with Roundup being broadcasted in the fields around my hives," Ingram continued. "I had 3 supers on every hive, over the next 10 days I lost over one million bees. The spraying continued through the summer every 3 weeks, 4 times. If you understand that the 6 week life cycleof bees, you can see how it took until October to kill every last bee, 2,500,000 of them. But most of them were killed in the first dosage.

"Now that was Roundup, a herbicide," Professor Ingram shook his head. "Now we're talking about new pesticides that make Roundup look like child's play. It's an environmental desert out there in the farm fields of America. They're killing everything where they grow the food we eat. Think about that for a moment. Roundup is a derivative of Agent Orange from the Vietnam War, and these neonicatoids are far, far worse. And now its progenitor, Monsanto, has coaxed the U.S. EPA to endorse the release of these poisons, and they are decimating not only the bee population, but birds, crickets, butterfly's, worms... everything."    

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is in reference to an officially designated cause in the massive die off in honey bees. Bees, responsible for up to 30% of the nations food production, have been dying off in alarming number for a number of years, gaining particular notice over the last 7 years. This has led to a depletion of hives available to pollinate the almond crop of southern California and has caught world headlines.

"What is important to understand is that Killing Bees and Butterfly's is another symptom of the systematic failure in our government that is responsible for near every problem facing America today," Fawell pointed out. "A power of Congress has been compromised and assigned to the U.S. EPA, that has allowed lobbyists from Monsanto to infiltrate and destroy our nation's soils and poison the nations food stock through their access to the U.S. EPA and even the FDA."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10558542.htm




The cure for anything is saltwater.

pj2becca21
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2013 at 4:04 AM
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I have more that I can pull up. 

Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World's Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds

Roundup Ready

First Posted: 06/07/11 08:48 PM ET Updated: 08/07/11 06:12 AM ET

WASHINGTON -- Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the world's best-selling herbicide produced by U.S. company Monsanto, causes birth defects, according to a new reportreleased Tuesday.

The report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?" found regulators knew as long ago as 1980 that glyphosate, the chemical on which Roundup is based, can cause birth defects in laboratory animals.

But despite such warnings, and although the European Commission has known that glyphosate causes malformations since at least 2002, the information was not made public.

Instead regulators misled the public about glyphosate's safety, according to the report, and as recently as last year, the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the German government body dealing with the glyphosate review, told the European Commission that there was no evidence glyphosate causes birth defects.

Published by Earth Open Source, an organization that uses opensource collaboration to advance sustainable food production, the report comes months after researchers found that genetically-modified crops used in conjunction Roundup contain a pathogen that may cause animal miscarriages. After observing the newly discovered organism back in February, Don Huber, an emeritus professor at Purdue University, wrote an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting a moratorium on deregulating crops genetically altered to be immune to Roundup, which are commonly called Roundup Ready crops.

In the letter, Huber also commented on the her

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/roundup-birth-defects-herbicide-regulators_n_872862.html

Cancer, Parkinson’s and Infertility: Popular Monsanto Product Linked to Major Health Problems, Study Says

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 Cancer, Parkinson’s and infertility—these are just some of the diseases and health problems that a new study says may be linked to the heavy use of Roundup weed killer, the world’s most popular herbicide that is sprayed on millions of acres of crops.

According to the report, residue of the chemical glyphosate, the chief ingredient in Roundup, has been discovered in our food supply. That’s problematic because, according to the report, that residue may lead to diseases and other health issues.

The study’s findings directly contradict what Monsanto, the biotech corporation that developed Roundup, has been saying for years about glyphosate.

Reuters:

Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” the study says.

We “have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,” Seneff said.

Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/cancer-parkinsons-and-infertility-popular-monsanto-product-linked-to-major-health-problems-study-says/5333192



coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2013 at 4:07 AM

Pull them up on your own posting. The posting is for discussion...not for  cut and paste pages. 

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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This is going to sound odd but knowledge isn't good or evil, no matter how it is originally attained. The important thing is how the knowledge is then utilized.

The nazis did reprehensible experiments on the human mind and body that advanced medical knowledge by leaps and bounds. Should we have turned our backs on the filthy fruits of their evil labors? Well that's a moot point because the threat of Russia made most German scientists more than willing to share research with any British or American soldiers they happened upon.
Hell, Bayer patented Heroin but that doesn't taint their other products. Monsanto might be evil but all of their products or research gained isn't necessarily evil or awful.
illogicalkat
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM

I can see both sides of this. I don't think that all the anti-Monsanto folks are whackos...although a good number of them probably are.

But I also really cannot understand why there is this resistance to science and progress. Yes, I understand the "not in my backyard" mentality...but if not here, then where? Should we devlop new foodstuffs in some developing nation controlled by a dictator, who would use this as a weapon against those already impoverished?

Raintree
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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You're protecting from independent research a company who has routinely- ROUTINELY- been found guilty of polluting land, sickening entire populations.

PCBs

Dioxin

Agent Orange

2,4,5-T

The destruction of entire towns, paid for by the  government- too often in collusion with Monsanto, et al.


Raintree
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 7:51 AM

If you're lucky, you'll only have to deal with a nasty case of chloracne- and won't also fall sick with (and sometimes die from) cancer.

PinkButterfly66
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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The author is misinformed.  GMO's have far reaching negative impacts on environment.  GMO's are not good for anybody but Monsanto, Bayer and other GMO producing corporations.  They end up costing the farmer more money spent in chemicals.  The seeds cost more too.

Quoting coronado25:


Please open your large article in another post for discussion. This post I created was for discussion on this article. If you do not care to DISCUSS the article I have posted, then move along.

Quoting pj2becca21:

Chemical Disasters, Agent Orange, and GMOs: Monsanto's Legacy Traced in Exposé

Food & Water Watch highlights toxic 'corporatization and industrialization of our food supply'

- Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just some of the dark milestones belonging to the history of the biotech giant Monsanto highlighted in a new report released Wednesday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

The in-depth historical analysisMonsanto: A Corporate Profilepresents a corporation "steeped in heavy industrial chemical production," who only recently began marketing itself through an "environmentally friendly, feed-the-world image"—an image that is contradictory to a century of toxic chemical production and a food supply saturated with un-labeled GE crops, herbicides, and artificial growth hormones.

Monsanto, as FWW shows, now holds vast "undue influence over lawmakers, regulators, and our food supply," and has caused great devastation to farmers around the world through its global seed monopoly.

“Despite its various marketing incarnations over the years, Monsanto is a chemical company that got its start selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, then Agent Orange to the U.S. military, and, in recent years, seeds genetically engineered to contain and withstand massive amounts of Monsanto herbicides and pesticides,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association in response to the report. “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

“Even though you won’t find the Monsanto brand on a food or beverage container at your local grocery store, the company holds vast power over our food supply,” said Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director for the Center for Food Safety. “This power is largely responsible for something else we cannot find on our grocery store shelves — labels on genetically engineered food. Not only has Monsanto’s and other agribusinesses’ efforts prevented the labeling of GE foods, but they spend millions to block grassroots efforts like California’s Prop 37 in order to keep consumers in the dark.”

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-2

Hey thank to your Oh so love GMO products and Monsanto love afair my grandfather is dead because of Agent Orange. which is the brain child of monsanto. Should I pull up more cause I can.


New GMO ‘Agent Orange Soy’ Silently Backed by USDA

Dow Agrosciences to use 2,4 D a toxic compound used in Agent Orange

2,4-D Herbicide and Super GMO Crops

And perhaps even more startling than the drastic increase in herbicide usage is the fact that Dow AgroSciences’ new genetically modified soy is actually specifically designed to resist an especially toxic herbicide known as 2,4-D, a toxic compound used in the well-known Vitetnam War defoliant Agent Orange. Known to kill or maim at least 400,000 and cause an additional 500,000 birth defects according to conservative Viatnamese estimates, Agent Orange is one of the deadliest concoctions on record.

Or should we talk about the poor honey bees and butterflies. 


Killing Bees and Butterflies: The Case Against the U.S. EPA and Monsanto, released by Elect A New Congress, Super Pac for All Americans

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress.

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend
"It won't be known asSilent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer." - Terry Ingram, editor, The Small Beekeepers Journal

Galena, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013

Elect A New Congress, released today its report on CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) ravaging the nations honey bee population, especially in southern California's almond crop. The report focuses on the continued breakdown of America by the nations governing institutions over-run by private corporations that are allegedly, unconstitutionally wielding the powers of Congress and the States.

In an interview with Professor Terrance N. Ingram, environmentalist, conservationist, founder of the Eagle Nature Foundation, of Apple River, IL, founder and editor of the "Small Beekeepers Journal", and master beekeeper with over 50 years of experience operating and advocating the proliferation of honey bees, Wm W. Fawell, founder of EANC was able to get to the heart of the CCD.

"It won't be known as the Silent Spring. It will be called the Silent Summer," said Terry Ingram, shared in reference to Rachel Carson's environmental benchmark, "Silent Spring," of the 1960's.

"Professor Ingram shared this insight with me recently, while I was interviewing him in regards to an Illinois Department of Agriculture raid on the bee hives at his farm last year," noted Wm W. Fawell, author and founder of EANC.

"The deaths of the nation's honey bees can be laid right on the front door step of the U.S. EPA, the USDA, and Monsanto and it has been going on since 1996, when Roundup was first introduced. That's when CCD started," quoted Professor Ingram.

"June 20th, 1996 was my first experience with Roundup being broadcasted in the fields around my hives," Ingram continued. "I had 3 supers on every hive, over the next 10 days I lost over one million bees. The spraying continued through the summer every 3 weeks, 4 times. If you understand that the 6 week life cycleof bees, you can see how it took until October to kill every last bee, 2,500,000 of them. But most of them were killed in the first dosage.

"Now that was Roundup, a herbicide," Professor Ingram shook his head. "Now we're talking about new pesticides that make Roundup look like child's play. It's an environmental desert out there in the farm fields of America. They're killing everything where they grow the food we eat. Think about that for a moment. Roundup is a derivative of Agent Orange from the Vietnam War, and these neonicatoids are far, far worse. And now its progenitor, Monsanto, has coaxed the U.S. EPA to endorse the release of these poisons, and they are decimating not only the bee population, but birds, crickets, butterfly's, worms... everything."    

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is in reference to an officially designated cause in the massive die off in honey bees. Bees, responsible for up to 30% of the nations food production, have been dying off in alarming number for a number of years, gaining particular notice over the last 7 years. This has led to a depletion of hives available to pollinate the almond crop of southern California and has caught world headlines.

"What is important to understand is that Killing Bees and Butterfly's is another symptom of the systematic failure in our government that is responsible for near every problem facing America today," Fawell pointed out. "A power of Congress has been compromised and assigned to the U.S. EPA, that has allowed lobbyists from Monsanto to infiltrate and destroy our nation's soils and poison the nations food stock through their access to the U.S. EPA and even the FDA."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10558542.htm





coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Surely you are not suggesting I am "protecting" any corporation at all..I don't even vote.  

No one is keeping anyone from doing independent research on anything.

The scientific community encourages dupilication of experiments. It really truly does! 

If anything was found out to be truly wrong with gmos...if any of the fears were actually supported with real evidence by a lab, that lab would be picking up scientific prizes and gaining tons of financial backing.

As it is, there is nothing in real science, in real journals, in the real world that shows that eating an organism with altered gene sequences is dangerous in the least.


Quoting Raintree:

You're protecting from independent research a company who has routinely- ROUTINELY- been found guilty of polluting land, sickening entire populations.

PCBs

Dioxin

Agent Orange

2,4,5-T

The destruction of entire towns, paid for by the  government- too often in collusion with Monsanto, et al.




The cure for anything is saltwater.

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