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Genetically Modified Crops 'Greener' Than Assumed

There are 4 comments on the feeds.foxnews.com story from Oct 2, 2008, titled Genetically Modified Crops 'Greener' Than Assumed. In it, feeds.foxnews.com reports that:

Benefits of a variety of genetically modified cotton are not restricted to fields where it is planted, but extend to nearby conventional crops, scientists have found.

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Adrian in Tacoma

Auburn, WA

#1 Oct 3, 2008
Good to know that our tax dollars and farm subsidies are doing something for the common well being of alternative energy sources...

“Blood Type B - Attitude B +”

Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#2 Oct 3, 2008
Well, they lost me. How does creating a crop that is highly toxic and deadly to moths and butterflies "greener" ? Wonder if there is a link to what's going on with the bee population?

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#3 Oct 4, 2008
It's greener because the farmer doesn't need to apply pesticides to control the boll weevil. I was raised in cotton country in NE Louisiana and was exposed on several occasions to various poisons and developed severe allergies due to the exposures. I have developed COPD over the years and would gladly have been exposed to b.t. (bacillus thuringensis), a bacteria that parasitizes moth and butterfly larvae, rather than the poisons that I did get exposed to.

“Blood Type B - Attitude B +”

Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#4 Oct 4, 2008
hetrevillion wrote:
It's greener because the farmer doesn't need to apply pesticides to control the boll weevil. I was raised in cotton country in NE Louisiana and was exposed on several occasions to various poisons and developed severe allergies due to the exposures. I have developed COPD over the years and would gladly have been exposed to b.t.(bacillus thuringensis), a bacteria that parasitizes moth and butterfly larvae, rather than the poisons that I did get exposed to.
Organically grown crops would neither have contributed to your condition or have lethal effects on moths or butterflies. I am sorry for your condition. Please understand that the GMO science that you look to for an answer may also have contributed to breaking down your immune system and thus allowing you to be susceptible to your condition. We really don't know the long term effects of the consumption of GMO anymore than we knew the effects of pesticides that were said to be safe when they first came about.

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