Dow, Monsanto to launch new corn seed

There are 20 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 14, 2007, titled Dow, Monsanto to launch new corn seed. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences is teaming up with biotech giant Monsanto Co.

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XiP

Since: Sep 07

Fishers, IN

#1 Sep 14, 2007
Well, that's all good and fine, but does it taste good?
hmm

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 14, 2007
ain't nothin like the real thing babaaaay!

Since: Sep 07

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 14, 2007
It's about darn time!!!! Millions of us Corn seed fans have been waiting for a new one!1

Since: Dec 06

Greenwood, IN

#4 Sep 14, 2007
XiP wrote:
Well, that's all good and fine, but does it taste good?
Only the cows and pigs will care, unless it's food grade. I'm sure your corn chips aren't going to taste any different.
Saint Annes Vernon Phelps

Irving, TX

#5 Sep 14, 2007
What a Friend we have in Cheeses
wink714

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Sep 14, 2007
I think genetic engineering is a VERY dangerous slope.Org anic is the way to go - not more chemicals.
Ag Syndicate

Bloomington, IN

#7 Sep 14, 2007
They can't wait to control all the food you eat or try to grow. Displayed as good news, this is more bad news.
DWDC

Secaucus, NJ

#8 Sep 14, 2007
wink714 wrote:
I think genetic engineering is a VERY dangerous slope.Org anic is the way to go - not more chemicals.
The seed is more self resistant to insects and weeds meaning fewer chemicals are needed. Organic growing of crops is virtually impossible. There is one farm in Indiana using egg shells for fertilizer, but are the egg shells completely organic? Probably not because the chickens are fed antibotics so they do not get sick and continue laying eggs.
notsatan

Midland, MI

#9 Sep 14, 2007
wink714 wrote:
I think genetic engineering is a VERY dangerous slope.Org anic is the way to go - not more chemicals.
A little known secret for you organic folks, they still use pesticides. The government says that in order to be labeled organic, a product can only be exposed to XXXX amount of pesticides. So your organic farmers are still allowed to use the stuff and label the package as pesticide free.
random

Johnston, IA

#10 Sep 14, 2007
wink714 wrote:
I think genetic engineering is a VERY dangerous slope.Org anic is the way to go - not more chemicals.
Genetically engineered crops actually use less chemical. that's kind of the point.
Charles

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Sep 14, 2007
>>>Dow AgroSciences is teaming up with biotech giant Monsanto Co. to to launch<<<

>>>said Jerome Peribere, president and chief he grower<<<

One wonders if there is some sort of chemical or fumes permeating the Star's newsroom. It is difficult to respect our hometown newspaper when there are so many typos in their Web stories. Sure, they're usually cleaned up by the time they hit the paper, but this is still in the public domain! Edit, Indy Star, for your own credibility's sake!
Science

Erlanger, KY

#13 Sep 14, 2007
wink714 wrote:
I think genetic engineering is a VERY dangerous slope.Org anic is the way to go - not more chemicals.
Biotechnology has nothing to do with chemicals. Two separate sciences.
Science

Erlanger, KY

#14 Sep 14, 2007
Ag Syndicate wrote:
They can't wait to control all the food you eat or try to grow. Displayed as good news, this is more bad news.
Who are "they"? How is this bad? Stay living in the dark ages, moron.
Hmmm

Clermont, FL

#15 Sep 14, 2007
It's great that the US has done so much long term testing on GM crops...NOT!!!! They'll give it to US consumers because we're all suckers for it. I guess people get what they deserve.
notsatan

Midland, MI

#16 Sep 14, 2007
Hmmm wrote:
It's great that the US has done so much long term testing on GM crops...NOT!!!! They'll give it to US consumers because we're all suckers for it. I guess people get what they deserve.
These crops go through just as much, usually more, testing than the medication you take .
notsatan

Midland, MI

#17 Sep 14, 2007
Some people need to do a little more research. Its the ones who know nothing or very little about it who get on these forum and bash science.
Scott

Ashville, OH

#18 Sep 14, 2007
Looks like Monsanto and Dow have to team up to take on Pioneer...and it's probably not as good of a product.
Vasilios Maniatis

United States

#19 Sep 14, 2007
Please read "Stolen Harvest: the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply" by Vandana Shiva.

Monsanto- "we make products that prevent bees from usurping the pollen" pretty much sums up their philosophy.
Jake up

United States

#20 Sep 14, 2007
I'd rather not eat anything made by Dow chemical thankyou.

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Sep 14, 2007
*strokes Kitty*

eeeeexcellent. Soon there *won't* be more than corn in Indiana ;)

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