Comments on: Food fight: Vote on GMOs could alter U.S. food system http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: scrumble http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77977 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:59:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77977 Big Money from Monsanto and others will carry the day, the American voter being incredibly susceptible to corporate lies and misrepresentations.

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By: trustwhowhyhow http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77975 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:00:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77975 I am not opposed to GMO labeling. However, much of the current debate of GMO technology seems to revolve around emotion rather than proven risk.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77960 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:46:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77960 Excellent Links @Richschiff. After reading the article I’m much more in favor of GM. I still don’t trust the likes of Monsanto though. Not that the people are evil or anything like that, it just that a large public corporate structure is capable of very bad things that no one person ever intended.

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By: Richschiff http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77950 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:29:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77950 Here’s another great piece by Johnson which looks into the question of federal regulation: http://grist.org/food/the-gm-safety-danc e-whats-rule-and-whats-real/

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By: Richschiff http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77948 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:58:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77948 For a thoughtful look comparing GMO and non GM modes of crop breeding and their relative risks, please check out the work of Nathaniel Johnson at Grist: http://grist.org/food/genetic-engineerin g-vs-natural-breeding-whats-the-differen ce/

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77946 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 13:26:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77946 ” developed (but not yet sold commercially) terminator crops, whose second generation seeds are sterile ”
This shows their morality and ethics perfectly. Should we let such people tinker with our food supply?

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By: rgbviews http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77943 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 04:37:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77943 I seem to recall that this year there was, for the first time, a well documented long-term study tabled in Europe (France?) that concluded some serious effects of GMO products. Did the big chemical companies successfully discredit and/or suppress this information.

In addition I understand that GMO foods contain many times more proteins than natural foods and that the effect of some of these new proteins have been identified as being unhealthy while other new proteins have simply not been studied.

Sad to say I would not trust the FDA in the matter of GMO food safety. So for me, “better safe than sorry”.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77938 Sat, 02 Nov 2013 20:12:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77938 These mono cropping mega farms are given US tax dollars to produce food for the world but they do not want people to know what they are eating? Suspicious.
Those corporation live in the toxic shadows and want to keep it that way.

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By: zenhoneycutt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77935 Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:04:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77935 We cannot afford GMOs! As a nation we spend 245 billion just on diabetes per year. To put this in perspective we spend 514 billion on ALL Of Medicare costs. Cancer costs the USA 195 billion and research costs 90 billion per year. Cancer and diabetes have been scientifically linked in peer reviewed papers, to glyphosate which is sprayed on GMOs. GMOs have also shown to cause tumors in rats.
Looking at the growing costs of diabetes alone, a CBC News report on Sugar ( youtube) shows that we will NOT Have a health care system in 13 years. This is a national health care crisis that is directly linked to a toxic chemical farming system and a monopoly of our food supply by a company which sold Agent Orange and told us it was safe. Instead, this chemical, which they are trying to spray on our food, killed 400,000 in Vietnam and caused birth defects in 500,000. It’s time to get that the USA CANNOT AFFORD GMOs! It is Monsanto’s profits or the USA bankrupt. Choose.

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By: spmull06 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/01/food-fight-vote-on-gmos-could-alter-u-s-food-system/#comment-77915 Sat, 02 Nov 2013 03:25:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25589#comment-77915 A ballot initiative was proposed in Massachusetts for 2014. The state attorney general, however, held that GMO labeling would be unconstitutional and refused to allow it. Ridiculous.

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