Get Your Gen Mo Out of My Food Yo: Part VI – Banning together
So how is it the general American population is allowing multinational chemical corporations to determine the quality (or lack thereof) level of our food whereas some countries are clearly taking a stand against Genetically Modified foods? How is it that the general American population is allowing Agrochemical companies to wreak indescribable havoc on our earth, our bodies, our children’s bodies? Some countries say they will first watch and see what happens to America’s children before they make a decision about whether they will or will not grow or import genetically modified crops/food. They can clearly see that our children are part of a massive outcome study.
Ban Lifters and Crashers
This is not an all-inclusive list. I welcome any thoughts or additions in the comment section.
According to The Australian in late 2007 the states of New South Wales and Victoria lifted their bans while South Australia continues its ban (Well done South Australia). Tasmania has a ban in place until 2014 (Well done Tasmania!). The state of Queensland has had commercial GM crops since 1996 and has never had a GM ban.
From 2010 onward genetically modified canola can be grown in Western Australia according to the decision of Food Minister Terry Redman and against the wishes of many in WA. Boooooooooooooooo. Mates.
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Monsanto, World GE Politics
Tagged Ban GM crops, Biotech Companies, Bt Cotton, GMO free Ireland, Kenda Swartz Pepper, Multinational chemical companies
If you own a cell phone you really must watch this video. No, this post has nothing to do with GMO’s, but I also blog about other potentially harmful threats to your health, and this one was blatantly NOT funny:
And then I thought: “wonder if SmartStax 8-trait corn will pop like that?” The first seeds were put into the ground last week in Texas.
Monday 22 February 2010, by Sailendra Nath Ghosh
The following is the lucidest possible exposition of transgenic genetic engineering. There has been no other exposition anywhere with comparable lucidity of this intricate subject. Since this kind of engineering poses a threat to life’s survival on earth, it has become a crucial political issue. This article was published in Mainstream Annual 2001 (dated December 22, 2001). It is being reproduced here, with minor alternations by the author, in view of the latest controversy surrounding Bt brinjal.
Despite this massive evidence that harmony with Nature gives plentitude and permanence, the practitioners of “nature-conquering science” are now embarking on an yet more dangerous course—namely, “transgenic genetic engineering”. Bioscience—whose purpose was to understand the interlinkages between and among plant and animal species and to find thereform the clues to least expensive agri- and other cultures and cures for diseases—has long been hijacked by commercial interests to enthrone biotechnology, in which the emphasis is on mass production rather than production by the masses. Hybridisation, tissue culture, even cloning to a limited extent of endangered species to repair the damage of near-extinction already done to bioresources, was permissible. But what is now being attempted in the wake of the failure of the “Green Revolution” is a hydra-headed disaster, a biological holocaust, more insidious than nuclear holocaust because it is silent and, in the initial stages, imperceptible.
The “bright” idea is to transfer genes to unrelated species that never interbreed in nature, such as inserting toad genes into potatoes or genes of some bacteria into crop plants. Scientists have taken the gene in a firefly that emits light and inserted it into the genetic code of tobacco plant. Anti-freeze gene from the “flounder fish” has been inserted into the genetic code of tomato plant to protect the plant from cold spells. Insecticide producing gene from bacteria and viruses are being inserted into plants. Attempts are being made to create novel life forms that have not existed before.
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Monsanto, Take Action!, World Food Politics
Tagged Allergens, Antibiotic resistant, Biological Holocaust, Bt Brinjal, Bt Cotton, Bt Toxin, Expression, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Marker Genes, Monsanto, Pathogens, Plasmids, Roundup Ready, Superweeds, Survival, Sustainability, Threat to mankind, Toad genes, Transgenic, Trasposons