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GMOs in Organics? Seriously?

Health & Wellness  (tags: family, health, organic, prevention, ecosystems, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, business, gmo, consumers, corporate )

- 1763 days ago -
Proponents of biotech­nol­ogy have recently pro­posed inte­grat­ing genet­i­cally mod­i­fied organ­isms into organic agri­cul­ture. Spearheading this con­cept are Pamela Ronald, a pro­fes­sor of plant pathol­ogy at the University of California-Davis...

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James Merit (144)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:46 pm

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Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:25 am
once they flower, bees and other insects, animals, people walking thru and around the crops carry thier pollen

Suzanne B (246)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:00 am
thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:00 am
I read that GMO's are already in some foods that claim to be organic, sad but true...

Ali Gore (11)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:13 am
I am leaning more and more to eating only the food I grow myself. I only grow a few crop now because i have a tiny garden but im definitely doing a few more next year. It scares me to think i might not know what im eating

Malgorzata Z (198)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:50 am
GMO już wymknęło się z pod kontroli, nawet ekologiczne już nie jest ekologiczne, straszne.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:40 pm
Noted & thanks for this info, Nancy.

Carmen S (611)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 10:42 pm
this is really scary, thanks Nancy for sharing this

P A (117)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:38 am
Pamela Ronald appears to be an imbecile. GM crops were thought of in the days when scientists still didn't know what they were doing with genes and what genes did - ie they thought that a specific gene had only one action.

They have discovered that they are wrong and that genes have unthoughtof actions on other genes and chaos can ensue. It is dangerous to muck about with things when you don't know what you are doing, and though they still don't know what all the genes do, they do know more than they did and know that you can't approach it simplistically!

Also GM crops have caused the suicide of a quarter of a million small farmers in India ( - because their promises of drought resistant growth proved wrong - yet the farmers were left massively in debt. Superbugs and superweeds are now evolving in GM fields - ready to spread into everyone else's fields... They are a disaster - and there are still more objections - not least health objections and the immense amount of pesticides that have to be put on the GM crops!
From the article -
"However, sev­eral lead­ing experts in organic agri­cul­ture dis­miss the idea, say­ing the two approaches to pro­duc­ing food are fun­da­men­tally dif­fer­ent. They say that genet­i­cally mod­i­fied foods raise health and envi­ron­men­tal con­cerns, nar­row genetic diver­sity, reduce con­sumer choice, and don’t offer proven solu­tions to organic agriculture."

Buy organic - and keep organic GMO free or it will be big business c*ap and go the way soy has gone!


Sheila D (194)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:23 pm
There's no tests because GMO producers like Monsanto won't allow it...something definitely smells. Agree no GMOs in organic foods. Wonder how much Ronald and her husband were paid to write the book and praise GMOs?? Noted with thanks.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 8:06 am
The whole idea of GMO's just horrify me--we haven't the capacity to create living beings, be they fauna or flora!
The integration of organic with GMO's can only create more "monsters"!
Thanks Nancy.
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