Yes, that's what I'm saying: people lost the argument for prohibiting glyphosate use, so they are trying to introduce these restrictions by badmouthing GMOs.
GMO's are not just disliked because of Roundup-Ready GMO Plants entering human and animal food chains.
That's a continuous dislike in people often ridiculed as Tin-Foil-Hat wearers.
About 20 years ago, GMO tomatoes appeared in Supermarkets - tomatoes usually harvested green, then gassed in trucks to turn red did not taste to good. The GMO tomatoes tasted great, did they last?
Arent' GMO organisms foreign to some degree to all what exists in organisms?
Fish DNA modified to metabolize differently and grow faster and bigger. All OK, they won't escape.
Intrusive species invading an ecosystem - there are many - zebra mussles, salt cedars destroying grand canyon, big trees now wearing bellybands saying hey, I got the emerald ash borer from China, I'll have to die..
The argument for GMO - selective growing of plants for better properties done since millenniums is identical to GMO technology and therefore harmless, I consider as FUD.
There are genes of totally different species - humans included, as it seems - inserted into plant genes and from there, bleeding into the surrounding environment without control and long term effect research.
Thanks for at least admitting that kind of dishonest strategy.
My pleasure, hope it helps!
And what's particularly evil about that strategy is that it threatens lots of GMO plants that are clearly beneficial and could help alleviate malnutrition around the globe
What's on this "only possible to feed the world only with GMO" FUD story?
Somewhere was written that the food distribution - logistic - is the main factor for starvation, there is sufficient food produced on this planet.
The other main factor seems to be the growth of the human population on this planet - untouchable after the motto - more is always better.
There is no system nor consciousness in place to regulate this factor in any way.
There are numerous research studies, both experimental and epidemiological; you can look at them yourself. Whatever effect glyphosate may have at the concentrations found in food, it is so small that it is hard to measure. For practical purposes, that means it's not worth worrying about.
If you say so...
If you are still worried about glyphosate residues in food, you have the option of buying organic foods. If enough people do that, glyphosate use will cease.
Looks like the majority of GMO food is grown for animal feed. Not sure how much organic food buying at the grocery store would influence that.
But - animals excrete the GMO DNA, same food waste from animal feed, grocery store/restaurant waste, with this foreign DNA, all goes back into the soil.
Remember the trans-fat affair with this hydrogenated oil stuff found alien by human bodies? No similarity, nothing to worry about with this new GMO DNA...
But it is arrogant, selfish, and stupid of you to try to manipulate other people into buying one or the other product because you happen to be scared by it. And your kind of misbehavior is at the root of the "bribed 'democratic' political show" in the US: look in the mirror, you're the culprit.
Am I trying to manipulate you? Oh, you are so sweet, I love you, that's totally your program. If you are feeling manipulated, please get a ROM update.
Now the bribed stuff and your democracy, here you go:
From Robert McChesney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Recorded in Madison, WI on November 05, 2015
... There are five independent studies that came out in last five years by some of our leading political scientists, at Princeton, Northwestern, the University of Virginia, the University of California, and Stanford. They all reached pretty much the exact same conclusion: That the people of this country have no effect over policies of the government. If you want to know how decisions are made, you just have to see what the wealthiest individuals who are affected want, and they get what they want. Even when the vast majority of people want something and wealthy people don’t want it, the vast majority of people never win, ever. That is what the research shows......
How come, this happens?