Karl Church
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:53:59 PST
If you are a "boomer" as I am, you ate far worse herbicides & pesticides
than Roundup in your youth. If you're still alive & healthy the long term
effects must not be as bad as predicted by the emotionally motivated.
Humans have been genetically manipulating both plants & animals for
centuries for better or worse. As our technology has progressed so has the
level & variety of that manipulation. Only time will tell if we did
ourselves in with the changes we have produced.

Karl Church
Dinuba, CA
zone 9b
On Nov 14, 2014 8:00 AM, "richard" <> wrote:

> I believe that the worst problem with GMO treated food crops is that they
> come to your table with residual pesticides (roundup) and their by
> products.
> I do not want to eat roundup!
> Richard
> Vista, CA
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> The problem with GMOs is absolutely the plants themselves, when they have
> pesticides built into their genes which have the unwanted effects of
> killing
> the micro fauna in the soil. "Round-up ready" is no better, facilitating
> the
> use of much herbicide.  Monocrops in general displace enormous plots of
> land
> which was once home to thousands of species, including geophytes.  Bottom
> line is the crops destroy biodiversity all around them.
>  If a company can cross genes so unrelated, why couldn't they have made
> them
> pollen sterile? That would solve two problems. One to prevent contamination
> of organic growers crops and two to prevent seed formation, which they
> don't
> allow anyway due to the utility patents.  Organic seed growers are required
> to have their crops tested yearly for the presence of GMOs, out of pocket.
> See for some highly
> interesting essays on utility patents, GMO sugar beets, and common sense.
> That being said, there are only a few ornamental GMOs that I'm aware of
> (glow in the dark houseplants, blue rose attempts) and I'm sure they are
> grown with tissue culture, so I doubt their affect on the environment is as
> severe.
> -Travis
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