Suit seeks to bar genetically modifie...

Suit seeks to bar genetically modified sugar beets

There are 7 comments on the WFMJ-TV Youngstown story from Mar 1, 2010, titled Suit seeks to bar genetically modified sugar beets. In it, WFMJ-TV Youngstown reports that:

Organic farmers fear this year's spring breezes will be carrying pollen from genetically altered sugar beets, which they say could render their crops worthless, and they hope to persuade a federal judge this week to halt the plantings nationwide.

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GettingWordOut

Berlin, MA

#1 Mar 1, 2010
Well if the suit doesn't work out or does, here is a website to post what you think about the Judge in the case or any other case.* Free, anonymous newer website for everyone to use, nationally or internationally, can send in videos (to post what you think about your local Judge.)

http://www.robeprobe.com/index.php

Pass this site on please, thought people may want to have their say for once. Let us hope that our President/Governors will remove the bad ones or lax the laws on the "judicial jobs for life no matter what" hiring.

Since: Sep 07

Holly, MI

#2 Mar 1, 2010
Why? The fact is that genetically modified plants are JUST AS SAFE as 'organically grown' plants when it comes down to it.

I hope the judge throws out this case and tells the science haters "Sorry, these things have been proven to be safe, so I'm not banning them EVER!"

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Mar 1, 2010
Leria wrote:
Why? The fact is that genetically modified plants are JUST AS SAFE as 'organically grown' plants when it comes down to it.
I hope the judge throws out this case and tells the science haters "Sorry, these things have been proven to be safe, so I'm not banning them EVER!"
That has yet to be proven.

I imagine you also believe those killer bees would never escape from South America, or the Asian Carp would never escape from the ponds in Louisiana, etc, etc.

When we start genetically modifying plants and animals there is no telling what the consequences will be, and they may not be evident for decades; by which time it will be too late to do anything but starve to death....
Lance Winslow

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2010
Leria wrote:
Why? The fact is that genetically modified plants are JUST AS SAFE as 'organically grown' plants when it comes down to it.
I hope the judge throws out this case and tells the science haters "Sorry, these things have been proven to be safe, so I'm not banning them EVER!"
Leria, you have to understand that what make genetically altered crops into moneymakers is splicing in the genes for resistance to herbicides. Just like antibiotic resistance in germs, the genetic material can cross over to other plants with unknown consequences. Furthermore, some herbicide resistance may be attributed to an enzyme (protein) which degrades the herbicide, resulting in contamination of foodstuff with a foreign protein capable of evoking allergic reactions in some people. Nothing is certain; more work needs to be done to rigorously establish the environmental and health safety of GMO foodstuff in some crops.
Pete

Bedford, OH

#5 Mar 1, 2010
Leria wrote:
Why? The fact is that genetically modified plants are JUST AS SAFE as 'organically grown' plants when it comes down to it.
I hope the judge throws out this case and tells the science haters "Sorry, these things have been proven to be safe, so I'm not banning them EVER!"
The "Why?" is, shouldn't people have a choice if they want genetically modified food or not?

As for being safe, maybe a genetically altered beet on it's own is safe. But what happens when you start combining that altered beet with say, altered corn, altered fruits, altered vegetables, or with animals (which people eat) that have been fed a combination of genetically altered feeds?
Algernon Sidney

Lakewood, OH

#6 Mar 1, 2010
Pete wrote:
The "Why?" is, shouldn't people have a choice if they want genetically modified food or not?
To late for that, all food has been genetically modified.
Tim

Hillsboro, OH

#7 Mar 2, 2010
Research is showing the connection between diseases such as cancer and genetically modified foods. The foods should be banned, and now we see where they're contaminating organic crops. It's devilish.

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