Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:00:02 PST
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!
Vista, CA

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of T O
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] GMOs

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


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