Question on GMO feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicks Galore3, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. pbjls

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    Why would you asume that I do not know anything about monsanto.

    what I am passionate about is found just before the part you quoted. I will repeat it for you again here...

    I just want to raise my animals and purchase clean local veggies that are grown with out the aid of a science that I do not trust run by a company that I do not trust.
     
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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Quote: What you're not understanding is Roundup is LESS toxic than the herbicides used on NON Roundup Ready crops.
    They can't use them ON the crops, but they are used BEFORE the crops are planted.
    They also require additional tillage to control weeds, which takes more diesel fuel

    The study went from 1999 to the present, and there are far more ACRES planted with those crops now, which accounts for most of the increase.
     
  3. fowlsessed

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    I too would wonder what fires the motivation to support GMO's? Do you know what happened when studies were to be conducted on GMO's? The person behind it was 'put out'...that's the reason there isn't more substantial, scientific evidence against the stuff. BUT, I've got all I need. When everything, at least suggests, that it is harmful, and nothing suggests the contrary, when money is the over-arching purpose behind it, I know I want out. Circumstances, scientific or not, have proven that GM foods are best not eaten. And there are indeed a few known health problems associated with the stuff, even with the lack of extensive scientific research being conducted. As for the insecticides or pesticides, what does it matter if they are sprayed on and, many times with many kinds, absorbed into the plant, or put into the seed itself...it's there either way, and it's poison all the same. In the end, none of it is what I want to be eating. And I don't feel like supporting something seemingly corrupt that's making 'some guy' rich and not helping me or my family. If you do, fine, if you are afraid of the increased production costs of not using GMO's than fine, but don't try to make the devil come across as not being the bad guy. If you do/don't want to use them depend solely on that-what you want, not on weather or not we should/n't- I at least know it isn't best. Now what do I WANT to do?.........
     
  4. Spifflove

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    You seem alittle confused and disorientated. Not surprising considering the sleet storm you have been subjected to. I invite you to go back and reread the post you are refering to.
     
  5. Spifflove

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    I just read the article and it states that not only is more roundup being used, but alternate, presumably more toxic herbicides are also being resorted to. So the dose is going up, and therefore the toxicity. Most studies only study the glycophosphate portion of roundup, not the whole dangerous cocktail with toxicity potentiating "inert" ingredients. And everything is based on dose. More dose equals more harm. Just like its less dangerous to breath the air in Seattle than it is in LA.

    Of course the inevitable conclusion is that GMO crops will eventually fail. But.. hey look at all the short term profit to be made!

    Edit and pbjls pointed out they may be intentionally breeding superbugs and weeds so that they can charge in on a white horse...for a nice profit.
     
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  6. Spifflove

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    @pbjls +1 and thank you for saving me the trouble!
     
  7. TennesseeChicken

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    I grow my own veggies.
     
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  8. TennesseeChicken

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    Studies by Monsanto and their ilk? Not buying it.
     
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  9. Spifflove

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    +1. And I would like to add that the recently signed Monsanto Protection Act speaks greater volumes about the toxicity and danger of their products than any study would. They know their product is unsafe and the truth of the effects will become unsuppressible. If this were not true then why would have Monsanto felt the need for the legislation?
     
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  10. Bear Foot Farm

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    Quote: It STILL doesn't take into account MORE ACERAGE is being planted.
     
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