Crop Wars: Discover magazine and the anti-GMO movement

A Rebuttal : Collide-a-Scape.


Keith Kloor;: "When I drew attention to the piece via Twitter yesterday, there was near instantaneous shock and outrage to it from some scientists. Others also shook their heads in disbelief. "


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I do not see the problem here. Monsanto basically runs the world. It is time we got rid of that company and banned GMO crap for good. No more gluten. No more aspartame, no more high fructose corn syrup, no more sodium fluoride, no more sodium laurel sulfate. No more aluminum nitrate. No more crap to posion people with. Let's ban it all and go back to the old way of doing things.

By Cooper Crumbwell Jr. (not verified) on 08 Mar 2013 #permalink

I want to cite here Dr. Norman Borlaug. He mentioned that traditional breeding in itself is a method which brings about subtle changes in the genome of the introgression lines. Transgenic approaches are a cleaner way to do the same. Talking beyond the political and economical issues, transgenics could be harnessed beyond the reasonable doubt to serve millions and billions of the starving populations.

By Vinay Kumar Baranwal (not verified) on 08 Mar 2013 #permalink

Gluten is NOT a poison, Cooper Crumbwell. Some people happen to be intolerant to it, but that does not make it a poison. It is naturally occurring and there is nothing wrong with that. In the "old days" people ate plenty of gluten, too.

The anti-technology, anti-science movement is a fanatical group of people who believe things rather than think. Monsanto, Wal-Mart, and other successful corporations are now targets of these loons. I am gluten intolerant, but have been for 60 years. Monsanto has nothing to do with it. But why let facts get in the way of a good lie and story.

@Cooper Crumbwell,

Wow, Monsanto basically runs the world, all on revenues that are less than Sara Lee's or Staples ! And why no more gluten? That means no more wheat, barley and rye. You know better than to mess with Levi's Rye !

By theoldman (not verified) on 23 Apr 2013 #permalink

It truly is Ironic, the people do not have a hint of the goal of the GMOs'. one may have heard of the "Fact", that the planet needs to shed a billion persons. but, they breed, so, the planet must shed major, significant numbers of persons, such as most of the living humans on the planet. perhaps to start over with re-population(s) of the planet. other than, biodiversity of genetic material(s). the wealthy are able to afford the genetic material from, lets say, sperm &/or egg banks. or other tissue banks. this assures a diversity for the New World births.
as a matter of fact, I have seen the documents with the population control numbers updated daily. IE: the number of children, spouse, schools, hospitals, such are factored into the issue too. so, the G.I. medical issues, and the Thyroid issues, and, Well, well documented side effects. and the issues with brain damages, and the like. Now. the top less than 1% get to re-populate, and remain the elitist, they felt they deserve to be. rather, the "Adam & Eve" thing.
now, I hope you get it ? however, with the contaminated food supply, it wont matter if you do,or don't !
you, your children, and non-existing grandchildren will be Dead or Dying. or, not exist. and, its already too late for the poor, such as the indigenous peoples, whom live on one of the major food stuffs. A. Soy, B, Wheat. C. Corn. D. Rice.
the "agenda" had just got GMO rice approved. so, it hits most nearly every ethnic groups, dietary food preference !
so, given all factors. you poor are just not dying off fast enough. thus, it is needed to get every "collateral" death expedited with the GMO food population reduction going, in any significant way ! in other words ? Bye Bye You All !
and you still don't get it, do you ?

By jerald meiers (not verified) on 25 May 2013 #permalink