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Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: USDA Received Pathogen Warning BEFORE Deregulating GM Seed 9

Journal by Jeremiah Cornelius

Following a 6 year approval battle, the USDA fully deregulated Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa in January 2011.

A week later, they partially deregulated GM sugar beets. This occurred despite Secretary of Agriculture's Tom Vilsack's knowledge of a stark warning letter by Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Purdue University two weeks prior, who found a link between the modified organisms and the proliferation of the new pathogen.

Huber knew about its presence in Roundup Ready soy and corn and sought to hold off the GE alfalfa calling the situation an "emergency."

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/02/usda-got-brand-new-pathogen-warning.html

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USDA Received Pathogen Warning BEFORE Deregulating GM Seed

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  • a) starvation, or
    b) protecting people from genetically modified foods?
    The bad news about the Anthropogenic Global Warming kerfuffle is that just because someone is purportedly a 'scientist' and uses '%' frequently, we need no longer think them immune to the political gravity of cold, hard frogskins.
    • False dichotomy (with one false choice) is not even wrong.

      Since you insist, stay stupid, but for the love of humanity, please undergo vasectomy.
    • GMO produce lower yield, with great rate-limiting through seed-reuse prohibition.

    • Never took you for a Monsanto shill. Why do you keep on reciting mass media BS?

      GMOs are unnecessary. Good farming practices, a little less waste, and ending war and corporate monopolies will solve all our food problems. Not exactly the market 'solution' you're looking for, but it would be more than adequate and a bigger benefit for the most people.

      • Read what I said closely. low yield. limited rate.

        "Great" is used as an ironic superlative.

        • With you I agree. It was that 'either/or' nonsense I responded to. We both know capitalism doesn't work without scarcity, but we seem to always have somebody trying to keep the lie alive. -- "Without poor people, who will do the work?"

          • Damned /. interface. Half the time, I can't determine thread parenting - without the "new" interface, that burns my retinas.

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              Eloi, Eloi, lama shabachthani?

      • I'm really more of a Mendel [wikipedia.org] than Monsanto shill. The absurdity of pretending that people haven't been manipulating plants & animals since before recorded history was explored by Diamond [wikipedia.org], though one takes him with a grain of salt.

        Good farming practices, a little less waste, and ending war and corporate monopolies will solve all our food problems. Not exactly the market 'solution' you're looking for, but it would be more than adequate and a bigger benefit for the most people.

        Splendid calls, all. Yet we'v

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