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Why India Is Right On Organics:
Anti-GMO Activists Are Pro-Death Activists

Daily Caller, by Mischa Popoff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 4:59:29 AM

India’s intelligence agency is targeting anti-GMO activists as a threat to the economy. But officials in America remain willing to hold “dialogue” with the enemies of progress, hoping to arrive at a “consensus.” When Spock says “live long and prosper,” he’s not talking about banning technologies to preserve a cottage industry, or hinder the sort of agricultural growth that transformed India from an agronomic basket case into a food export nation in less than a generation. But, having never experienced mass starvation as Indian policy makers have, American policy makers are rushing to negotiate with the same food terrorists who

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lamerican, 7/1/2014 6:34:07 AM     (No. 9906496)

Are we really supposed to be moved to sympathy that these monolith corporations might actually be forced to label their foods and let people decide if they want to volunteer as their guinea pigs, or not?

That is, if our spineless congress is sufficiently motivated to weigh payola from the food corps against the possibility of loosing their jobs.

This article is a pathetic argument to keep buyers ignorant of what they are buying.

"Enemies of progress" indeed. How about we see some progress in identifying, and eliminating, the *cause* of cancer.. instead of getting rich off the treatment?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/1/2014 6:35:49 AM     (No. 9906500)

Bad writing starts off with undefined abbreviations and generally goes downhill from there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Civilservant, 7/1/2014 6:57:25 AM     (No. 9906525)

Sigh"....no tomatoes, peas, apples, potatoes, grapes heck not much of anything for you, #1.
Mendel weeps.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: philsner, 7/1/2014 7:36:30 AM     (No. 9906577)

Don´t insult a tenet of the religion of liberalism. Even if it means people will starve.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jackburton, 7/1/2014 7:53:46 AM     (No. 9906604)

The headline is ambiguous: Just WHAT is India right about? Turns out that they are right about liking GMOs, allowing them and not being closed to the science. The second line of the headline doesn´t get explained until you read in the article that Organics and Anti-GMO are supposed to be the same thing.

And, no: I am not ´loosing´ it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker, 7/1/2014 9:02:22 AM     (No. 9906708)

and to continue the "Star Trek" reference, what the heck do you all think "quadrotriticale" was?



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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/1/2014 9:36:06 AM     (No. 9906761)

I´m guessing that these anti-GMO activists have no problem with a GM Human - from today´s newspaper:

World´s first GM babies born

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html

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Reply 8 - Posted by: slab, 7/1/2014 9:56:42 AM     (No. 9906796)

Everything you eat, even if you subsist only on squirrels and dandelion greens, is genetically modified. The only distinction is whether the modifications occurred in the course of thousands of years or within a decade or two with a little prodding from biotechnology.
#3 is correct. Someone who will not consume anything genetically modified has literally nothing to eat.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tennman, 7/1/2014 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9906836)

These GMO folks don´t realize that the foods have been around for hundreds of years. Plants have been grafted, grain has been modified, cattle have been cross-bred.

My dad used to say "don´t gripe about the food if your stomach´s full". Looks like these folks are Ok with being full but not others.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rakasha, 7/1/2014 12:06:50 PM     (No. 9907019)

Part of the problem is that the term ´GMO´ is being used too broadly. There is a world of difference between cross breeding or cross pollinating and adding lobster genes to strawberries to make them more red, or splicing human DNA into cows to make them produce milk differently.

What is really interesting about this ongoing discussion is that no one ever wants to address the issue brought up by #1. Why can´t we just have the food labeled so we can make our own choice on whether to eat it or not?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/1/2014 1:54:45 PM     (No. 9907158)

#10. Exactly. If it´s so harmless, label it.

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