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USDA Okays Rice Modified With Human Gene to Be Grown on 3,000 Kansas Acres

Science & Tech  (tags: environment, GeneticEngineering, habitat, humans, science, study, technology, nature, pollution )

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Sue H. (6)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:30 am
We are going to need some real super heros to fight this blight. Why don't we have a say in this?

Jim Phillips (3200)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:47 am
A human gene in rice, a food staple that we are suppose to eat???
I am not a cannibal...
This is a very disturbing information and news.
Write to your congresscriters and say "NO" to this!

TY, Kathy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:19 pm
This is one of the scariest things of these times. Our food and water supply are as much under attack as we are. Once these frankenfoods have been released, its like opening Pandora's Box. These mutants will take over and destroy the natural plants in those areas. I live in a rural area of upstate NY, and many locals, including farmers, are afraid for their livelihood. We must organize.

Carol & Darrell Vale (1)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:16 pm
OMG! Why can't corporations leave well enough alone and stop messing around with the very food we eat. And BTW, would any of those scientists eat this stuff if they had a choice? Somehow I think not!

Roger Garin-michaud (134)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:26 pm
the foolishness of ever greedy billionaires is a constant amazement !

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:40 pm
noted* will they "label" this ? probably not-

Charles Muehlhof (24)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 3:06 pm
Wouldn't that be something like 'cannibalism'? Do they plan to call it 'Soylent Green"?

Beth B. (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:18 pm
Soylent Green is right!! My god, what is going to be next. I feel like I'm living in a science fiction movie. But where is the hero and heroine?!

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:27 pm
This is scary. Our government agencies approve anything big companies ask for. Our government is being taken over by big corporations. We don't even have the right to know when these GM ingredients are in our food. We the people had better stand up for our rights before it is too late.

Kathy B. (104)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:33 pm
Any one who's sent a Care2 message has probably seen this quote today, for those of you who haven't, I thought I'd share:

"The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." - Utah Philips, folksinger


Tatiana T. (92)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:57 pm
This is madness. What is going on with the world today? Every time I think Ive heard the worst, something else shocks me even more! Scary!

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:36 pm
creepy to say the least. Nothing like playing God, eh? Must really be a stroke for some crazy scientist's ego on figuring this one out. So we are fed a lot of crap about feeding the world's hungry with GMO, yet we don't realize that birth control is the answer to having so many hungry mouths to feed. Even animals in the wild have enough sense to not go into heat when food gets scarce. No politician will ever-EVER- touch this issue with a ten foot pole.

Mark H. (34)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:47 pm
I think its going to take some angry women to change things.

Deborah L. (70)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:43 pm
What's next? Beyond Soylent green and humans genes????Wonder if this plant will be able to learn anything or be able to walk. May not be as crazy as it sounds.

"Scientist have merged human genes into rice plants, able to uproot itself and seek better "living conditions" if water is scarce. The only drawback scientists have had with this new rice plant is that it runs away just before harvest time."

I have a corn ? plant, I use the ?mark as it sort of looks like a corn plant, yet it really isn't. This mystery corn pant grew last summer along the side of my driveway so I let it grow. It is about 3 feet tall, the tassel top of a normal corn plant never looked like this, it has round orange seeds on thin stems and grew pine cone shaped. Then it sprouted 4 new stalks from the base of the plant. Three on one side and one on the other side of the original stalk. It then grew another "tassel" at the top but it didn't develop as far as the first one. It definitely is a weird corn plant. It never grew any ears of corn. I will plant some of these tassel seeds just to see if it grows a different pant this year. Is this the future of our produce ? Monster pants and produce?


Janet R. (37)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:12 am
This is disgusting and needs to be stopped. Humans are stupid to be messing with nature but we are pros at that, aren't we? We always know what is best. God needs to come take the keys to the planet away from us human kids.

April Reeves (8)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:34 am
Yes, this needs to be stopped. Yes, we need to DO something. So, WHO here is doing something? Who, on this thread, has emailed their governments? Who has actually gone into a supermarket and stuck GMO labels on cheap foods? Who has handed out fliers and organized rallies or even free movie nights to GMO documentaries? Because, until you take your fingers off the computer and put them into use of something that actually will make a difference, your lives will continue to be controlled by other powers and forces than yourself. I'm not being mean: I'm just keeping it real....

Anna F. (0)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:37 am

gerlinde p. (161)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:33 am
very disturbing news, thanks

Jim Phillips (3200)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 10:32 am
A better use for transplanting a human gene would have been "served"
into the republicans...

TONYA M. (31)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 9:48 am
April, I've written I do not know how many letters, I have tried to educate friends, co workers and neighbours...... and even though Organic sales are still growing rapidly, the USDA is upping it's approvals in an effort to destroy the non gmo aspect of organic....
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