Posted by IndyMark on July 31, 2000 at 04:44:57:
In Reply to: Genetically Modified Nonsense posted by kim hamilton on May 09, 2000 at 14:51:17:
Why is the government (at he lobbying of the giant ag corporations like Monsanto) trying to keep information from the consumer? What you say sounds good on the surface but what happens when we dig deeper?
Bt. Organic farmers apply it to the crop, it does it's job, it goes to market, washed off and eaten. Bt corn. It is INSIDE every cell of the plant. It goes to market, no one knows it is there, purchased, not washed off and eaten. I don't want to eat that.
There is a crop (sorry I can't remember whether it is soybeans or cotton) is geneticaly modified to include Bt. Unfortunatealy in some areas stink bugs find it rather appealing. Since you do not own these new seeds, only lease the right to plant them, you call Monsanto. The farmers have been told to use a strong pesticide to kill them. Sort of defeats the purpose don't you think? Now you are eating the Bt inside the food, and the residual pesticide. Great.
As for extremist groups, I think Monsanto (sorry guys don't mean to pick on only you) is more of an extremist group. Anything for a buck. Anything to keep their percentage of the market increasing.
Extremist groups are great. Groups like common cause, american civil liberties union, union of concerned scientists.... At least I know what side they are on.....mine.
If everything was on the up and up, all the big business would not be trying to keep everything secret. I worry when someone is hiding some thing from me "for my own good".
Just give me a choice O.K.
By the way compost is not exactly feces. Try looking at some organic gardening sites and they can explain to you the process. I think you might find it educational.
Check out a website http://www.purefood.org/gelink.html
Some information and a couple links.
(Unless you work for FDA, then do not look, it might lead to logical thought)
I know what you are thinking.......But how does he really feel!!
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