Another reason to raise your own...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JessicaGrant, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_he_me/super_chicken

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    am not usually afraid of science (I am a molecular biologist!) but it really upsets me to think the people making money off our food are also in charge of regulating it. Also, if food isn't labeled it leaves the consumer in the dark and unable to make personal choices.
     
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    couple months back (probably first of the year)... Saw on the news they were going to start selling Cloned cow meat in the grocery store...
     
  3. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This should start up some new Super Bugs that will be incurable.[​IMG]
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    You do realize not everything the media says is true, right? Just a thought...
     
  5. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do, thanks. But I also know that Monsanto is working their tails of making genetically modified food that is cheaper to produce. And to make the farmers raising food dependent on Monsanto for their starting material. Look at the seeds they produce!

    I know this because I worked for a company hired by Monsanto to train their people to do the genetic work my company knew how to do.

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  6. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm terrified of anything genetically modified!

    I believe Britain had a serious problem with geneticaly modified crops (scientific control fields) that contaminated the non-genetically modified food crops through pollination (wind and insect) several years ago.

    I firmly believe that we should not mess too much with Mother Nature!
     
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. Its completely unnecessary and there will be major fallout for it someday.
    Greed.Thats all it is. Pure greed.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Genetic modification of foods has been going on for quite some time now. I have already seen genetically modified fruits and vegetables in the supermarket. They are labeled where I live and I choose not to purchase them (at least not knowingly). I didn't even realize it existed until I took a nutrition class a year or so ago. The professor told us about it and we all checked out local stores to see if it was true, because we just didn't believe it.

    Jody
     
  9. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think its very arrogant of these "scientists" to genetically modify anything from fruit,veggies to meat.
    I guess they feel God and nature didn't do a good enough job so they will "improve" things.

    I said it before and I will say it again, there is going to be some kind of fallout from all this.
    I find it so disturbing.
     
  10. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:i think eventually the scientists are going to create the "I am Legend" movie into real life.. on purpose or by accident
     

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