Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically Modified Foods

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“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#1 Apr 4, 2014
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.

Pompeo will offer the bill in the US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess later this month, The Hill newspaper reported, citing industry sources. Politico also reported on the impending proposal. Pompeo’s office would not comment on the congressman’s intentions for a labeling restriction.

The bill includes a “prohibition against mandatory labeling,” according to The Hill, echoing powerful interest groups that have already declared war against such “right to know” labeling laws around the nation.

It was revealed in recent months that powerful farming and biotechnology interest groups like Monsanto were joining forces – under the name 'Coalition for Safe Affordable Food'– to push a federal voluntary labeling standard for food made with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in an effort to stem the tide of state legislation seeking to mandate labeling.

If the Food & Drug administration can verify safety of GMO's then why should Monsanto and DuPont mind them being labeled?
They also provide the fertilizer, insecticides, and weed inhibitors that are used on these crops.
Is there a possible contamination of good sources to human consumption?
Most all food crops in the US use these seeds and chemicals to process our food.
I'm not saying they will harm you, that you need to explore for yourself.
Corn & soybeans in the US have both been genetically modified to resist weed killer.

Since: Nov 13

Dedham, MA

#2 Apr 4, 2014
All corn is genetically modified. Corn did not exist in nature until humans began cross-pollinating maize to make it a better food crop. Similarly, most fruits and vegetables have been genetically modified. The only difference now is that technology is being used to do it much more specifically and quickly.
If people want to buy in to hysteria campaigns about the so-called "dangers" of GMOs, let them. There are plenty of high-priced organic food producers who happily label their products as GMO-free. There is no need to do it the other way around. Imagine if we had laws requiring shoemakers to label their shoes as containing leather just for the convenience of vegans.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#3 Apr 6, 2014
Russia says NO! to GMO

achyfi your arguments are so full of holes be careful when stepping into them.
cross polination is much different than chemically alternating the genes in plants and seeds.
Nature with man's assistance was created to produce nutritional food sources but putting nature in the hands of biological chemists was never intended.

If this was a requirement (label) that was on all your food sources would you eat it?

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To say it simply; "DON'T MESS WITH MY DNA!"

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#4 Apr 6, 2014
The genetically altered corn has no taste so [chemical additives]* must be added for it to continue to attract consumers.
That is not on the side of the can under 'ingredients'.
I think it should be!
*=* "WE" are what 'we' eat!*=*
That's why so many people look like a "Big Mac!"
or a Krispy Kreme.

* https://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.h...

“Maiden of Mayhem”

Since: May 08

OMFUG

#5 Apr 6, 2014
achyfi wrote:
Imagine if we had laws requiring shoemakers to label their shoes as containing leather just for the convenience of vegans.
What are you talking about. There are laws, no need to imagine. Textile labeling requirements have been in existence for years. It's not for the convenience of vegans. Everyone has the right to know what they're buying.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#6 Apr 6, 2014
Like I said victoria 1....
achyfi your arguments are so full of holes be careful when stepping into them.(includes shoes) Tee Hee!
Vegetarians are less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters, scientists say
I agree!
#'i' can't wait to get achyfi's reply to that one. LMAO

“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

Since: Mar 14

YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#7 Apr 6, 2014
achyfi wrote:
All corn is genetically modified. Corn did not exist in nature until humans began cross-pollinating maize to make it a better food crop. Similarly, most fruits and vegetables have been genetically modified. The only difference now is that technology is being used to do it much more specifically and quickly.
If people want to buy in to hysteria campaigns about the so-called "dangers" of GMOs, let them. There are plenty of high-priced organic food producers who happily label their products as GMO-free. There is no need to do it the other way around. Imagine if we had laws requiring shoemakers to label their shoes as containing leather just for the convenience of vegans.
That is a misrepresentation to the highest degree. Selecting and developing varieties and propagating them has nothing in common with introducing and implanting artificial genes taken from other organisms or chemically mutated ones....

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Greensburg, IN

#8 Apr 8, 2014
That's what I told him/her "it" just won't listen!

Corn has a very interesting history even before it was brought here from another country.
A member of the grass family, it was first domesticated from a wild grain several thousand years ago by Aztec and Mayan Indians in Mexico and Central America. The first corn was a loose-podded variety that looked like the seed head at the top of wheat stalks. The kernels were small and each covered by a hull. Central and South American peoples came to depend so heavily on corn -- or maize -- that they devised some of the earliest calendars just to keep track of their corn planting and harvesting schedules.
USA 4 Eva

Huntington, NY

#9 Apr 8, 2014
Our bodies will adapt over time.
We are constantly changing. Genetically modifying agricultural goods simply speeds up the process. In about 50-60 years we will be stronger and larger than the people in other countries. We will squish you.
John

San Jose, CA

#10 Apr 8, 2014
Genetically Modified Fools? I thought genetic engineering was supposed to improve the human condition.
John

San Jose, CA

#11 Apr 8, 2014
Oh ok foods. Never mind I'm drunk. But I've read it improves crop yields esp in India and China.

“Will cause trouble when bored”

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Since: Dec 12

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#12 Apr 8, 2014
I would like to know what toxin might be on the food I buy.
In ten years are we going to be bombarded with lawyer commercial s saying if you ate giant chicken breast n modified super veggies and have who knows what heath problems call us u might be entitled to a settlement.

Just the fact that these groups are fighting this law screams they are hiding something just to make more profits. Its all about the bottom line folks.

grow food organically yourself freeze it can it n store it catch or hunt your own meat raise a cow n a pig if u want to know what u r eating. Because even if they pass a law there will be an acceptable amount allowed. Just like how our current labeling laws allow the company to fudge up to 20% on the nutritional amounts so that 100 calorie snack is prolly like 120 calories, which doesn't sound like much until u add up ur daily calories n add the 20% on top. So ur 1500 calorie daily intake turns into bout 1800 calories. So u need extra 15 minutes of cardio to burn that.
dont even get me started on the rat pee and the bug parts that r allowed in our food by the FDA. We can't trust these people anyway. So what difference will this law really make anyway. Eat carefully my friends!

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#13 Apr 8, 2014
John wrote:
Oh ok foods. Never mind I'm drunk. But I've read it improves crop yields esp in India and China.
In the USA too. The problem is there haven't been any long term studies to prove one way or the other what side effects could show up. Not to mention Monsanto has monopoly on most food worldwide. On the other hand a farm in the 50s needed to feed around 20 people, now it needs to provide enough for over 156 people. We also keep developing farm lands for housing at an alarming rate. So, I'm not sure how it would be possible to feed everyone with organic foods and non modified foods.

“Will cause trouble when bored”

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#14 Apr 8, 2014
Hey always weary. We should grow our own foods as much as possible. But no worries there is no shortage of farmlands in my neck of the woods. I can stand in my yard and see six different farms.

“Will cause trouble when bored”

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Since: Dec 12

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#15 Apr 8, 2014
Oops. I meant wary
my bad
John

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 8, 2014
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>In the USA too. The problem is there haven't been any long term studies to prove one way or the other what side effects could show up. Not to mention Monsanto has monopoly on most food worldwide. On the other hand a farm in the 50s needed to feed around 20 people, now it needs to provide enough for over 156 people. We also keep developing farm lands for housing at an alarming rate. So, I'm not sure how it would be possible to feed everyone with organic foods and non modified foods.
It is not possible to feed everyone with organic farming. But if you don't want to eat genetically modified foods you should have that choice. I don't have a problem with labeling food as genetically modified.

Genetic engineering of food and humans is the future and the only hope for mankind at current population.

Spotted Girl

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#17 Apr 8, 2014
achyfi wrote:
All corn is genetically modified. Corn did not exist in nature until humans began cross-pollinating maize to make it a better food crop. Similarly, most fruits and vegetables have been genetically modified. The only difference now is that technology is being used to do it much more specifically and quickly.
If people want to buy in to hysteria campaigns about the so-called "dangers" of GMOs, let them. There are plenty of high-priced organic food producers who happily label their products as GMO-free. There is no need to do it the other way around. Imagine if we had laws requiring shoemakers to label their shoes as containing leather just for the convenience of vegans.
True, but that is not what we mean it. They have now turned it into insecticide-making poison that harms the body. And maybe it is time to start a petition on this.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#18 Apr 8, 2014
Hi Lylah!
Going back to your # 12.
We all know people are too lazy to raise their own gardens, besides most live in large cities or suburbs where it's not practical cause some would be stealing from others. I know of people that's been shot in someone elses
watermelon patch.
So why not just stop genetic modification until it's proven save? There's too
much gene structure change naturally without chemically modifying it.
Good point Lylah, how many federally regulated administrations can be trusted??((( Name 1 )))

Moving on now...

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#19 Apr 8, 2014
Lylah wrote:
Hey always weary. We should grow our own foods as much as possible. But no worries there is no shortage of farmlands in my neck of the woods. I can stand in my yard and see six different farms.
Just curious, have you ever to tried to grow all the food you need for a whole year? We have a garden but there is no way I can produce and store enough food for a whole year.( I haven't canned since I was kid helping my mom, very fond memories of that :)) So, the excess tends to be given to friends, neighbors or fed to the goats.

I'm not sure where you live but in California if the land isn't being developed then farmers don't have enough water, either because of a fish and the courts ruling in the fishes favor or now, the drought. The land is being developed for one simple reason, money. The local county tax base gets far more in taxes for residential homes than farms. I will say there are some more modern ways that save water but not all farmers can afford to upgrade.

“frequently laughing”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#20 Apr 8, 2014
Lylah wrote:
Oops. I meant wary
my bad
I've been called worse.

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