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GM foods not served in Monsanto cafeteria

August 22, 2011

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The fight to ban genetically modified foods has won more converts — some employees of Monsanto the company that is doing the most to promote GM products.

The Independent newspaper reports that there is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers “as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”

The notice was posted by the Sutcliffe Catering Group.

Monsanto confirms the authenticity of the notice, but company spokesman Tony Coombes says the only reason for the GM-free foods is because the company “believes in choice.” Coombes says in other Monsanto locations employees are happy to eat GM foods because they are “sprayed with fewer chemicals.”

Adrian Bebb with Friends of the Earth says the notice in the Buckinghamshire plant is hard to misinterpret. “The public has made its concerns about GM ingredients very clear – now it appears that even Monsanto’s own catering firm has no confidence in this new technology.”

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  1. Scott
    October 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t find any evidence of this article in “The Independent” newspaper. Crisisboom does not provide a link. It would sure be an amazing story if this is true and could even provide evidence against the safety of GMOs if proven.
    Please- could someone provide some evidence that this story is true and not an ironic fabrication?!
    This story is very important to verify! I would appreciate some help to track down-

  2. Vaso
    September 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Monsanto employees are well paid, GMO’s are for poor people.

  3. Julz
    June 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Comments are easy to post, and there is no need to substantiate anything said on them. DNA is DNA and you can make a plant or animial from it all. Please don’t confuse natural always with something healthy as there is plenty of organically grown poppies in Afganistain. And, don’t run down good science with uneducated rants from people that have never grown food for themselves. China will run us over in Agriculture too if we drag our feet like the Europeons. Our Agricutural Scientists are the best in the world and will assure we continue as leaders in this last industry we can dominate.

    • John Teeter
      September 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Yes, because industrialized food is exactly what I want to put in me….Gee, which product out of the four food companies out there will I choose. Yuck, Julz get a phd in biology then we’ll talk. DNA’s interactions with environmental proteins is incomprehensibly complex. The ocular cavity posses the same genetic code as the pancreas, yet should you present those same cells with a certain protein it will construct insulin. You present BT toxins into the arena and the “normal” DNA begins to function abnormally to freakishly depending apon variants of location of the trans gene in the cell wall. Genetic defects inherent in future generations of plants will vary depends on where the trans gene locates itself, the cells really have no idea wtf to do with this invading gene which causes mutations—plant cancer have you—. The real reason why farmers keep having to buy new seeds is that without the gold implantation process the trans gene is placed in the wrong spot. Really now, do you think anyone dying of cancer cares about industry anymore when there are clinic that have been saving people’s lives from advance stage cancers with nothing more than organic superfoods.

    • September 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Please read Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith and then come back here and say that. I’m being sincere. You have not read the scientific studies on GMOs that show beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are dangers associated with the unknowable aspects of genetically-modified food. Science is great but its application should be cautious. And we have lots of evidence for that all around us every day. Read that book and get back to us. The scientists who delved into the realities of GMOs were brilliant. They were hired by the biotech industry but when their results were uncomfortable they were shut down, fired, shamed and disgraced. Is that science?

    • MosseyVenture
      November 8, 2012 at 4:19 am

      You sir need to be lobotomized. Actually, seeing as you are so Pro-GMO, all of that Monsanto GMO food you are eating should take care of that lobotomy you are needing. And guess what! There is actually 1 benefit to these pesky GMO foods to preach so highly of, you get a really cheap, way less invasive, and easy way to be chemically lobotomized. And, there is no co-pay! You don’t even have to stay in the hospital or go through those nasty insurance companies. Just get a few stacks of GMO corn, broccoli, and tomatoes and munch munch munch munch munch, mmmmmm, these genetically altered with human and insect DNA vegetables sure are tasty! But if THAT doesn’t do the trick for ya, try dipping your GMO vegetables into some corn syrup mixed with aspartame to top it all off. That is SURE to do the trick my friend. Good luck! Hope your lobotomy goes well! “Infinite Love is the only truth: Everything else is illusion.” ~David Icke
      Much peace and love my friend. Hope you start to see the light soon. Just look inside your heart with an open mind ready to listen and learn. Much Love, ~ MosseyVenture

  4. June 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    where Monsanto and friends do their dirty work…..

  5. Michelle
    June 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    My classmate from high school, who works for Monsanto says its a lie and that your blog is always full of lies

  6. cm
    June 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    How come there is no link or source cited to this announcement, or is it a report??? Anyone who doesn’t provide sources is suspect in my opinion.

  7. thetravelblab
    June 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    They don’t serve GMO’s in the White House, either — the Obama’s eat only organic.

  8. June 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    The Monsanto elite have been selectively inbreeding since the time of The Watchers. They are of their father Semjaza. Repent, the kingdom is at hand and judgment is for the wicked.

  9. February 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Well if you support knowing if your foods have GMOs, like Monsanto employees do then sign this petition requesting the two largest grocery stores in the US ask their suppliers to list GMO ingredients. If you want your local grocery store added just let me know when you sign. https://www.change.org/petitions/walmart-and-kroger-tell-us-which-products-contain-gmo

  10. MichaelM
    February 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    majorrager :
    Selective breeding IS genetic modification.

    Wow. A little learning *is* a dangerous thing!

    Can selective breeding be used to put fish or bacteria genetics into an apple or a potato? No. Genetic engineering is *not* merely selective breeding writ large.

    Good thing, too: my girlfriend is a molecular biologist in charge of a cancer research laboratory, and if she’d had to depend on selective breeding to do her work, it would have taken tens of millions of years, not 20.

    • February 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Neither your attempted insult, or citation of your supposed girlfriends references provided counter point to my statement, which you shrewdly clipped no doubt to try and remove validity from it. Just because modern genetic engineering is done on a much smaller atomic scale does not make the end out come different. The genetic code is still modified in both cases. If your girlfriend really is a molecular biologists, maybe she can explain to you what I said is absolutely true. If not, wikipedia can probably help you with that much needed, and apparently dangerous, education you seem to be afraid of getting.

      • Artbyandyc
        March 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

        you are talking about the end result as there is a change on a genetic level so the genetics have been changed…. however you are not acknowledging that the actual term Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct human manipulation of an organism’s genome using modern DNA technology…. note the word ‘direct’ (taken from the first sentence here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_manipulation)

        this is not something that has taken place over thousands of years we are a living experiment in action, it is something that has taken place over the past 50years

        Unlike selective breeding which has been around for a long time but that too has it’s errors and problems just look at overbreeding in dogs

        when you mix things together that cannot possibly occur in a selective breeding way at this point in time to suggest as Monsanto does that we as people have the whole thing covered is ridiculous, we do not have the history or lengths of time to see what the upshot of those changes are

        When you mix plant DNA with bacterial DNA in such a way that cannot occur without having taken place with direct human interaction on a molecular level, you need time to test the outcome.. We are talking many decades not one year or 2.

      • Richids Coulter
        June 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

        You’re right, they’re both genetic engineering.
        However by now it should go without saying when people are talking about GMO’s that we are not discussing breeding but rather transgenic crops where the plant is designed to contain a pesticide (as it is the case for more than 99% of cultivated commercialized GMOs). This process wreaks havoc in the DNA strain and Monsanto are slowly realizing that perhaps some parts of the DNA are more important than they originally though. (Ahem, Monsanto, perhaps the ENTIRE DNA is?)

      • Rachel
        July 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Do you get paid by Monsanto to follow articles and post responses that support them? You seem to go out of your way to post to every comment that uses facts and research to confirm GMO’s possible dangers.

      • Patrick
        October 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

        I think you confused everybody by saying the very broad statement:
        “Selective breeding IS genetic modification.”
        which we know is false for many reasons. First, selective breeding predates genetic modification by centuries. Second, the methods are very different. Third, if they were equatable, we could interchange the terms as their use would be identical. So you would be able to say “We spliced this fish’s DNA with this goats using selective breeding.”

        What you probably meant to say is that they are two processes the are used to achieve similar and sometimes identical ends.

        Cheers!

  11. February 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    It would seem that a lot of people misunderstand the molecular biological implications of genetically modified crops.

    Natural selective breeding is an entirely different process from direct genetic engineering using modern molecular biological techniques. Selective breeding, for one, stays within the genetic pool of the organism being bred. Since you can’t naturally cross breed most species, there is no lateral genetic transfer between species, except in the case of 1) bacteria, who can share plasmids between species; 2) viruses that infect bacteria (called phages), whereupon injecting their viral genetic information into the host bacterium, the host bacterium’s plasmids or cellular genetic material splices in the viral DNA; 3) viruses called “retroviruses” that deliberately splice their DNA into host cell genomes (plant, animal, or otherwise) as part of their replication process.

    Now, when you splice DNA into a host cell genome there are several factors that must be considered. 1) The location on the host genome where the new DNA is spliced in is often difficult to control. Newly spliced in DNA may be spliced inside of a preexisting gene, thus damaging that gene or altering it in some fashion. According to where the new DNA is spliced in, the regulation (activity) of that DNA may be affected by surrounding genes according to what are called “promoter” regions that determine the binding frequency of DNA polymerase. 2) The new DNA may code for proteins that are not folded correctly by the host cell, resulting in misfolded proteins that can accumulate and damage the host cell, causing aberrant activity in the organism. 3) The safety in terms of consumption of this new genetic hybrid organism is dependent upon the potential toxicity of any new proteins introduced into the genetic code.

    It is a vast understatement to say that Monsanto has been derelict in providing reassuring evidence that the above mentioned concerns, among many others such as cross-pollination between “wild type” or “natural type” organisms and genetically modified organisms. It is entirely possible that some of the new toxins introduced or simply up-regulated in genetically modified corn are dangerous for human consumption. It is also possible that the genetic material that codes for these new toxins can be taken up by bacteria in the human gut, thus transforming the bacteria in mini toxin factories. NONE of these concerns have been adequately addressed in long term studies, and thus it is understandable that many people feel like they, if not the entire world at this point, are unwilling guinea pigs who are not told, nor paid for, the risks they take at the dinner table.

    • September 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you, Bastiat’s Ghost. I hope you don’t mind if I repost your explanation on my fb page. You have very clearly explained the concerns of GMOs, something my biology professor was trying to warn us about back in the ’90s.

  12. February 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

    “Monsanto Employees Don’t Eat GMOs,”
    Also referenced on
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=7633

  13. iamsofaking
    February 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    majorrager :
    Selective breeding IS genetic modification. In order to make organic apples of all one variety a cloning technique is used. Plants are regularly crossbred to increase their resilience. All of these actions alter the genetic code of the original product.

    Those are NATURALLY OCCURRING GENETICS. Much different.

    • February 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Apples do not naturally clone, and you can’t just make up new definitions for existing terms terms. NATURALLY OCCURRING GENETICS refers to genetics naturally mutations, not genetic modification.

      • Robert
        June 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        You simply are ignorant aren’t you, dear majorrager? Either that or you’re a Monsanto PR employee. How long would it take NATURALLY for a bacteria DNA to merge with a plant DNA ? I can tell you that: Never!! Monsanto does not deal in NATURAL genetics!!

  14. iamsofaking
    February 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    majorrager :
    Selective breeding IS genetic modification. In order to make organic apples of all one variety a cloning technique is used. Plants are regularly crossbred to increase their resilience. All of these actions alter the genetic code of the original product.

    You are comparing selective breeding to genetic manipulation. It is apples and oranges.

    • February 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      I’m not comparing them, I’m trying to explain to you that it is the same thing, by definition. But you can keep sticking you fingers in your ears if you want.

  15. iamsofaking
    February 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    “Coombes says in other Monsanto locations employees are happy to eat GM foods because they are “sprayed with fewer chemicals.””

    WRONG! Monsantos roundup resistant corn is modified to withstand MORE chemical. The corn was modified because the weeds were becoming resistant to the herbicide and stronger doses were needed to kill them off, therefore ,rather than realize that roundup is not effective, they just alter genetics to withstand it. Destroying the plants natural genetics and defenses and rendering it helpless without Roundup. And these plants are cross pollinating with ALL of the non modified crops. Rendering them defenseless also

    • Tom
      February 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      And you can bet that if this is allowed to continue to the point of destruction of biodiversity, the human race will ultimately starve.

      • June 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

        From what I have understood from decades of listening is it not the ultimate goal of our overlords to stop rampant over population? Could GMO foods not be the very catalyst to bring this about? Did it not begin with the creation of seedless fruits some years ago? Now that Monsanto has also developed mutant grains/seeds unable to reproduce it now renders many Farmers vulnerable to prosecution when seeking to continue the use of their own self raised seeds in next years harvest. If farms become unable to produce new crops from own seed stock and in turn are compelled to annually purchase only GMO seeds from Mega Corp. the cost to farmers will drastically increase impacting cost of all foods. With truly viable seeds becoming ever more scarce it might now be a good idea to plant our own gardens and hopefully be able to grow and regrow from our self gathered seeds fruits and veggies the way nature intended.

      • July 17, 2012 at 1:30 am

        But that’s the whole POINT OF GMO manufacturing, marketing and selling to humans: FOR ACCURATE POPULATION REDUCTION AND POPULATION CONTROL!!!!!!!

    • June 16, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Round Up ready crops are also creating some major problems for Organic gardeners. Round Up is killing off the bee populations which are our natural pollinators to make all things grow and set fruit. When the bees can no longer do their jobs, other pollinators will step in, but they carry the pollen from GMO plants to non-GMO plants, which creates a cross breed through said pollination. For this reason alone, I totally refuse to sell any GMO products, and fully believe in the need to label any products containing them. Monsanto seeds and crops are being banned by 3rd world countries for a reason.

  16. John
    February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I hope this is still true. It appears to be from a 1999 article.

  17. McRedMan
    February 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    The company “believes in choice.” That’s funny how in the US they don’t even label them in the stores. Now that is choice!

  18. Gina In Vista CA
    February 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    What do you call a chihuahua? A genetically modified wolf. It’s ok to do to dogs but not seed. Personally I’d rather eat GM food than Pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

    • jO
      February 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      A chihuahua is a result of selective breeding, not genetic manipulation. Last time I checked, we didn’t eat chihuahua’s either. Many genetically modified seeds are created to withstand MORE chemical application not pest and disease, which is a common misconception. Labels must be mandatory to allow the public to make the choice, and yet Monsanto fights against it. Better yet, how about making the choice to support natural, local organic food.

      • February 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

        Selective breeding IS genetic modification. In order to make organic apples of all one variety a cloning technique is used. Plants are regularly crossbred to increase their resilience. All of these actions alter the genetic code of the original product.

    • Michelle
      February 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Ha ha that’s funny, you really think you’re not chump? These monsters poison us while they keep the real stuff for themselves. I wouldn’t feel so confident if I were you. Don’t forget your fl shot….

      • Tom
        February 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        Population control

    • Tinkerbell
      February 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      GM crops are less stable than non GM crops, so they need a lot of herbicides/pesticides to keep them alive (namely roundup, convenient monsanto makes that too!!) the amount used on GM crops would kill off non GM crops…and then we eat it.
      Learn your facts first GM =pesticides/chemicals/herbicides…yum yum!! not to mention the possibility of viruses/bacteria being spliced in.

    • thunderelk
      February 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      You are a sleeping idiot sheep fool!!

    • July 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

      Ciao Gina, the thing is this: while pesticides and chemical fertilizers are harmful to human consumption, GMOs surpass that harmful effect by about 45 degrees–think geometical angles and you’ll get the picture, n’est-ce pas?

  19. February 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Really, I wonder why!

  20. Betty
    February 8, 2012 at 5:30 am

    We are the guinea pigs for MONSANTO; If someone did replace the organic food in exchanged for Their food. Mm what they don’t know wouldn’t hurt them. Right!

  21. Data mcwhat
    February 7, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    How nice that Monsanto employees can eat gmo-free in their cafeteria while our kids are choking down genetically modified toxins in theirs.

  22. Susan
    February 7, 2012 at 10:49 am
  23. Dorthy
    February 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Did you know that Mitt Romney is being backed by Huntsman? Huntsman AKA Mon$atan! This same Huntsman has a cancer foundation, cause they are trying to make sure we all get it.

  24. February 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I wonder how many years in prison Monsanto employees are going to get, once their crimes are brought to light?

    • February 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Yes – Monsanto’s assets SHOULD be seized as proceeds of crime!!

    • July 17, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Oh no: prison would be too nice of a walk in the park for them!!!!!!! There is better punishment for their genocide under disguise!!!!!!!! The Transylvanian blood
      that runs in my veins would guide me exactly how to punish them!!!!!!!!! Because you see, in prison they would get a room, food, water, etc….etc. They DON’T deserve that: they need to be punished by the exact actions that they have forced on the masses on Planet Earth! GMO would need to be injected into their bodies around-the-clock so that they could feel what they have caused to the global population…and when the mutations start occurrring in their respective bodies then, perhaps then, they would REPENT!!!!!

  25. Keepitsimple
    February 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Just picked this off Monsanto’s web site:
    The Monsanto Pledge is our commitment to how we do business. It is a declaration that compels us to listen more, to consider our actions and their impact broadly, and to lead responsibly. It helps us to convert our values into actions, and to make clear who we are and what we champion.

    Integrity
    Integrity is the foundation for all that we do. Integrity includes honesty, decency, consistency, and courage. Building on those values, we are committed to:

    Dialogue
    We will listen carefully to diverse points of view and engage in thoughtful dialogue. We will broaden our understanding of issues in order to better address the needs and concerns of society and each other.

    Transparency
    We will ensure that information is available, accessible, and understandable.

    Sharing
    We will share knowledge and technology to advance scientific understanding, to improve agriculture and the environment, to improve crops, and to help farmers in developing countries.

    Benefits
    We will use sound and innovative science and thoughtful and effective stewardship to deliver high-quality products that are beneficial to our customers and to the environment.

    Respect
    We will respect the religious, cultural, and ethical concerns of people throughout the world. The safety of our employees, the communities where we operate, our customers, consumers, and the environment will be our highest priority.

    Act as Owners to Achieve Results
    We will create clarity of direction, roles, and accountability; build strong relationships with our customers and external partners; make wise decisions; steward our company resources; and take responsibility for achieving agreed-upon results.

    Create a Great Place to Work
    We will ensure diversity of people and thought; foster innovation, creativity and learning; practice inclusive teamwork; and reward and recognize our people.

    • June 15, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Yeah, I went to the website a few months ago and wanted to leave them a comment, but I don’t think I could. Such garbage!!!!

  26. February 6, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I’m sure that the bigwigs at Monsanto do not want to subject themselves to their own poison. I would like to force feed Round-up to all of them!

  27. Howard T. Lewis III
    February 6, 2012 at 12:22 am

    If I had my way, GMO is ALL they would get to eat.

  28. February 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Even Monsanto employees know Frankenfood.

  29. squodgy
    February 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    This is from a cutting in the Independant from 1999!!!!!

  30. Anagnost
    February 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    There is not such a articl in th independent. Source please?

      • Anagnost
        February 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        Again an article citing the independent, but there isnt an article in the indenpendent.

      • February 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        independent.co.uk This article proves that Monsanto knew that the food that was to be consumed by their employees was inferior. Now this was years ago-even before genetically modified organisms became a hot topic which awareness is just now becoming widespread within the last few years. The strong point of the article is that it points to 1999, roughly 13 years ago Monsanto obviously knew something wasn’t right back then….why else would they remove it?

  31. thomas M
    February 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/31/146096540/i-wanted-to-live-new-depression-drugs-offer-hope-for-toughest-cases?ft=3&f=111787346&sc=nl&cc=es-20120205

    big pharma wastes 10 of billions on research and the left field world finds better soltuions to look at than they do.

    its like finding parkinons is arrested though with diminishing returns via MMDA ( ecstasy), its one persons accident that shows up the researchers who are often so blinkered that they would not see the cure for cancer ( actually they would run awya from tjat one ebcause thye would not have any more fundign for life and woudl eb on black list). The sickness industry makes too much money out of it. if thye got switche don to how much moeny you would pay fro wellness at least all would win.

    • benj
      February 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      For heaven’s sake, you’re obviously intelligent. Proofread your comments before you hit SEND!

  32. thomas M
    February 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    DDT, PCB’S, Agent orange, new doubts about gylcophosphates ( round up) , plus their wholly owned subsidiairy Searle, with their artificial sweeteners whose approval was controversial and who also made the Copper 7 IUD.

    Plus being freinds of powerful people thye got the USA government to go easy on GM with it being tagged as not needing a process like drug approval process as its only midified and thus ” not substantially different”

    When are we going to wake up and have companies that just damage the earth like this one have all their present and past top management up in the Hague for crimes against humanity and if found guilty suffer the same consequences as the Nazi’s at the Nuremburg trials.

    Read this link and start to worry mroe about GM and really hassle our lazy politicians.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2099/12/31/eating-wrong-plants-can-mess-dna-expression.aspx?e_cid=20120201_DNL_artTest_B1

    Would that not lift corporate governance standards

  33. February 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Figures…poison us, but oh no, none for them.

  34. F*** monsato
    February 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Them mother f****** at monsato should choke on there poisan good!!!!!

  35. February 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Did you know HUNGARY not only banned all GMO, but made all the police forces uprooted the existing crop!?!?!?

  36. February 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    And many of us in countries where the food isn’t labeled don’t have a choice!

    • umm
      February 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      ya, called organic

      • February 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

        No, you’ve gotta know your farmer. organic doesn’t mean they didn’t use GM seed. While looking in to CSA’s I found a local farmer in who is certified organic by the USDA, and they stated that they cannot guarantee the seed they use were not GM.

  37. February 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I guess their only concern that “customers can feel confident in food we serve” applies only to their own employee customers, not the rest of the world.
    Same thing with the company “believes in choice.” I guess only the employees have a choice, otherwise, they’d label GM products for the whole world to choose.

  38. eccles
    February 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

    There’s nothing wrong with GM food! We’ve been modifying our food for thousands of years. It’s just that now we can do it faster & better. Uneducated & religious fools have been sucked into all the hype stirred up by the fanatics. Nonsense total nonsense!

    • February 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Yea, it’s true, we’ve been modifying our food for thousands of years, but we’ve been cross pollinating or grafting. We have not been inserting the genes from other species into our food nor introducing terminator genes so the seeds are sterile forcing farmers to re purchase seeds every season.

      Your argument is a logical fallacy. I am not uneducated, neither am I a religious fool. Et tu, Brutus?

    • you
      February 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      so people in the 1800s had the ability to synthesize modified viruses?

      • you
        February 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        meant 800s lol

    • insolent_villager
      February 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      You must not have had food when it used to have taste. If it were such a great thing then why are they forcing choice out of the publics hands by any means necessary? I’m very educated on the topic and I am an atheist. Propaganda is a powerful tool that you’ve apparently been swayed by, that or you are saying this because you work for or have some vested interest in GM foods. Even if what you say were true. The way that GM foods are engineered is to create a form of slavery via controlling our food source. I’m sure farmers in India that committed suicide over the practices of Monsanto would completely sympathize with your opinion.

    • Keepitsimple
      February 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      A friend sent this message and video to me a couple of days ago. It’s very eye-opening….
      “I know it’s hard to watch bad news, but awareness about the effect of GMOs is soooooo important. Mercola interviews Don Huber, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Purdue, on some of the effects, but in particular highlights Roundup (glyphosate). It’s important to be informed about these very critical issues of food safety. He also talks about how legitimate science around GMOs is squashed so there’s nothing contradictory for the EPA, FDA or CDC to point to in determining food safety policy. Yes, let this guide your personal eating habits, and please be proactive when this topic comes up.”

      • February 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        Google Room8 and Monsanto.

    • June 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      eccles :
      There’s nothing wrong with GM food! We’ve been modifying our food for thousands of years. It’s just that now we can do it faster & better. Uneducated & religious fools have been sucked into all the hype stirred up by the fanatics. Nonsense total nonsense!

      You said “we”, work for Monsatan?? You can do it faster, not better, my dear. And you are the fools trying to suck us all up into your lies. Why don’t the employees eat their own products??? What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue? There was nothing wrong with our God given food. Why go mess with perfection?

    • July 17, 2012 at 2:53 am

      Hey dude: don’t you call “uneducated” anybody anywhere because you do NOT know how much education they have under their sleeve. For example, I am fluent in about 4-5 European Languages and am very educated, merci beaucoup….how many of these do YOU speak that you come out and have the nerve to say this? What can YOU teach the population? What? That GMos are good?! Then, le voila, allez et mangez-les…if you want to….but don’t have nerves that are not of your caliber….capisco….?! State your exact education and the original languages you read the exact scientific documents throughout the world that prove GMOs to be harmful for human consumption….: see, I read the scientific documents in their own ORIGINAL LANGUAGES country by country…!!!!!! When you can do that, too, then you could state that the real scientists and the linguists who read their works would be “uneducated”.
      Bon Chance!

  39. Stephen Dufresne
    February 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    They no longer use less chemicals because the genetically modified crops are becoming immune and farmers are double and triple dosing.

  40. December 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

    But they are serving death (farmer suicides) and debt traps in India – specially with cotton farmers with their god father World Bank.

  41. bmen
    December 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    If the people that make it won’t eat it, that’s good enough for me!!!

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