November 15, 2014
Unpredictable effects. Unknown outcomes. Potential health consequences. Uncertain gene technology.
These aren’t phrases biotech giants like to hear.
“One gene produces one protein.”
“Each gene has a specific function.”
This is the basis for the modern biotech industry, and it applies most definitely to GMO crops.
And it is false.
So for example, when Monsanto says the genes they insert in plants only serve to protect the plants from the herbicide Roundup and have no other function, they’re making it up.
For a brief summary of the situation, see Denise Caruso’s NY Times piece, “A Challenge to Gene Theory, a Tougher Look at Biotech,” July 1, 2007.
Caruso reports on the findings of an. [...]
With an ever growing demand to have marijuana legalized in conjunction with the many benefits this can bring by way of affordable food, medicinal uses, clothing, and fuel; the importance of keeping marijuana in the hands of growers increases. Putting Legalized Marijuana in the hands of GMO's, Big Pharmaceuticals, Big Agra and Big Tobacco creates the risk of this plant becoming addictive and harmful to the system. This will also curb the uses of marijuana as an affordable means of food, medicinal uses, clothing, and fuel but will also keep those uses suppressed from coming to light. Not to mention it will be inflated pricing and bring money to an already financially powerful lobby groups. In essence if either of these groups gets legalized marijuana put into their hands, it will be exploited for sales, kept out of being used for an affordable greater good and all while keeping those with money gaining more money with the help of government legislation.
If marijuana is put into the hands of a GMO: Since 1992 GMOs have not only been legally untouchable for any kind of testing and they also pretty much are the FDA. So in essence they regulate themselves, have no consequence for their actions and in turn have the earning power with government help to buy themselves out of having to endure any scrutiny for their actions. GMO products are everywhere in our food and have been liked to many of the health problems we have today in our society. If marijuana were given to the GMOs, the genetic pattern will be altered and we'll no longer be ingesting marijuana. It will be made "round up ready", have lower yields and it will slowly damage our bodies causing systemic decay. Much the same way that other GMO products have been doing. There will also be an embargo on anyone growing or selling actual marijuana since GMOs have curbed the seed patents on many other types of produce we have in this country. You have to buy many crops that are Monsanto crops. GMO crops also have a lowered yield (Affecting supply and demand making prices work towards the company's benefit) as well as damaging the land and other plants around it. This is neither safe nor is it good for marijuana distribution in any way.
If marijuana is put into the hands of Big Agra: Big Agra is amazing at destroying crops in order to maintain the money end of supply and demand. Due to Big Agra we leave people hungry in order to ensure "someone at the top gets paid". Marijuana itself is a resilient plant that that can grow in many areas and would create a low cost and high yield product. Putting this in the hands of Big Agra would make marijuana an easily manipulated cash crop not at all an easily affordable crop for the consumer to purchase.
If marijuana is put into the hands of Big Tobacco: It will become addictive. Big Tobacco not only adds nicotine to the tobacco to keep it that way but much of it's sales are dependent on having an addictive product. Since Big Tobacco is also used for taxation [...]
“We now live in a world where it is considered beneficial and necessary to spray poison over all our food and to add more poison (dye, preservatives, flavor enhancers, etc) in processing our food. Then we take more poison to counteract the poisons. Beam me up Scotty, the inmates are insane.”
Dr Nancy Swanson; on the history of how corporations have successfully changed the laws in the US to poison our food (03/04/2014):
“The world of systemic insecticides is a weird world, surpassing the imaginings of the brothers Grimm. It is a world where the enchanted forest of the fairy tales has become a poisonous forest. It is a world where a flea bites a dog and dies…where a bee may carry poisonous nectar back to its hive and presently produce poisonous honey.” Rachel Carson on systemic insecticides in “Silent Spring”: 27/09/1962
“I listened and heard nothing, no bird, no click of insect. There were no bees. The air, the ground, seemed vacant…It felt like another planet entirely.”
“Yet, 100 years ago, these same fields, these prairies, were home to 300 species of plants, 60 mammals, 300 birds, hundreds and hundreds of insects. This soil was the richest, the loamiest in the state. And now, in these patches, there is almost literally nothing but one kind of living thing. We’ve erased everything else. There’s something strange about a farm that intentionally creates a biological desert to produce food for one species: us. It’s efficient, yes. But it’s so efficient that the ants are missing, the bees are missing, and even the birds stay away. Something’s not right here. Our cornfields are too quiet.Adapted from the words of Craig Child and Robert Krulwich about a 600 acre farm in Ohio growing GMO corn: 29/11/2012 [...]
An Ontarian teenager, who made headlines last year for holding her own in a debate with CBC’s Kevin O’Leary about GMO labeling, will have an audience with federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose. Rachel Parent, 15, will meet with Ambrose in Ottawa later this month to discuss her goal of having all foods that have been genetically modified to be labelled as such. "It’s super exciting," Parent told Yahoo Canada News in an interview last week. [...]
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In the age of rapid marketing campaigns, viral slogans and mass multimedia, companies have reinvented and deepened their consumer reach. Indeed, companies are now able to tout their products and services to consumers in ways limited only by imagination. Even political candidates have jumped on the band wagon with brand Obama winning ‘Marketer of the year’ in 2008. Where is it all leading? Have we reached advertising burnout? Have our minds reached full saturation with ads, slogans and clever tag-lines? - See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/11/gmo-food-battles-lost-war-won.html#sthash.naFs1NTG.dpuf [...]