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GMOs and Pesticides - What Concerns Scientists - Via Organic Connections

Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Pesticides, Food, Health risks, Humans, Eco-system )

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An article outlining the main concerns scientists have about GMOs: their failure to increase yield; pesticide resistance; glyphosate; effects on plant, soil, animal and human biology; unnamed organism; increasing weed resistance; the battle continues.

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Anne F (17)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:16 am
The evidence is mounting that GMOs should be considered experimental and hazardous. Let's support legislation that limits the planting of GMO seeds.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:22 pm
Many people seem to be the Guinea pigs here in the experimentation stage. We don't know the long term effects and I don't trust GMO.

A D (24)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 5:01 am
GMO is a slippery slope. Sure, humankind has been genetically controlling our food sources for thousands of years, but now we can make sweeping changes in minutes not centuries. What are the boundaries of this manipulation? If the "system" can get away with a little change as "not harmful" or "safe", why not a little more...a little more...soon square fish??

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:14 am
Noted, tnx!

Kathy B (106)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:16 am
A D, please quit confusing genetic engineering with natural selection & hybridization, they are not at all the same. Genetic engineering involves inserting genes into organisms that could not happen in nature.

Those sweeping changes that happen in minutes? Not happening, they take years of research and several millions of dollars before they are thrust upon us without adequate testing.


Athena F (131)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 4:03 pm
Just say no to GMO!

Ruth Ann W (198)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:23 am
Wish we could "just say no". IF we always knew it was GMO we might be able to avoid it. However, as we are learning, there are GMO items in the end products making it difficult to just say no. Yes, if we buy organic and stick to one ingredient items we can avoid GMO items but truly, not everyone can afford to buy organic either. Quite the conundrum.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:36 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GMOs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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