Black People Politics : Monsanto: The politics of Food

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  1. Bootzey

    Bootzey Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Included in the bill is a rider, Section 735, which says federal courts cannot intervene and halt biotech companies from planting and selling GMO goods to the public, even if testing proves them to be potentially hazardous to the greater public."

    http://rt.com/usa/protection-act-monsanto-apologizes-229/

    I don't generally get involved in politics because there are a lot of voices to silence my small one and I'm more about making a difference on personal levels. But this bothers me. A LOT. With 1 signature the government has been given carte blanche to poison us for their experiments.

    What are you going to do to prevent it from affecting you and your families?

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    I have friends who are divided on their views of genetically modified foods. Some think it's a good thing, and some are not too hyped about it. Me personally, I don't care for it. It's cheaper yes, but what ever happened to quality? If you modify something just to get More then the quality of it starts to go. I care more about quality over quantity.
     
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    Genetically modified foods aren't just naturally grafted foods. They are foods that are grafted in pairs that never would occur in nature. Like adding spider genes to strawberries. That's different from crossing apples with oranges.
     
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    Monsanto concerns me, not only because of its GMO processing, but also because of its aggressive intent to become above the law.

    I was looking at a demonstration on the process of genetically modifying foods which showed how a gene considered non-essential within the plant organism is modified for a specific purpose. This purpose may initially be to prevent a certain plant disease, make the plant more resistant to inclement weather elements, or prolong the plant shelf life. But what is ignored is that the changing of one genetic component within the plant, changes the whole DNA component, or chemistry of the plant. This comprehensive change in plant chemistry can (and probably does) change the manner in which that plant acts within our systems - and how our systems react - when we ingest the food component. Cancer is already the major disease challenge of the 20th & 21st centuries. We don't need further aberrant stimuli to induce more abnormal growths.
     
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    Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' written by Monsanto-sponsored senator.

    These people clearly believe more about money then they believe in people.
    I simply can't understand, why they believe they are better then any one else. every one should know by now, not to poop in your food.
     
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    EXACTLY!
     
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    we are headed here ---------> [​IMG]

    one love
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    Cancer is a Trillion dollar industry... don't sleep.
     
  9. Bootzey

    Bootzey Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Khasm I was thinking the same thing myself. And there was a similar theme in one of the Cloud Atlas scenarios as well as the Octavia Butler book Parable of the Talents.
     
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    book of eli also....

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