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(AlterNet)   Want to know why two million people worldwide protested Monsanto yesterday? Here are five reasons. "Froot Loops is 100-percent genetically engineered, and that's a children's cereal. That's irresponsible and unacceptable on so many levels"   (alternet.org) divider line 183
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2013-05-26 12:01:56 PM
I don't dislike them so much for "ZOMG GENETIC ENGINEERING" reasons (although I admit, I don't actually trust Monsanto themselves to, uh, do the dillgent research to prevent an ecological catastrophe).

I dislike them for A) Monopolistic reasons
B) Their policies.
 
2013-05-26 12:05:22 PM
You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?
 
2013-05-26 12:29:36 PM
AlterNet.  Right.  Okay, let me go touch my clear quartz crystal and work with my chalice well water a bit first.  I wouldn't want to alter the energy of their site by clicking in before I cleansed my aura.
 
2013-05-26 12:43:01 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: AlterNet.  Right.  Okay, let me go touch my clear quartz crystal and work with my chalice well water a bit first.  I wouldn't want to alter the energy of their site by clicking in before I cleansed my aura.


Dislike the messenger, therefore the message is invalid. Makes sense.
 
2013-05-26 12:45:42 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?


You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 01:00:30 PM

FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?

You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]


Well, of course there are

/but they had to be genetically modified to produce the blue ones
//those just aren't natural
 
2013-05-26 01:01:06 PM
i.imgur.com

YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR, MONSANTO!
 
2013-05-26 01:01:58 PM

FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?

You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]


You sure?  The root system on that tree looks flimsy.  I mean, a single choco-wave or rainbow wind would take that thing right out.  No wonder they're endangered and we have to grow them in test tubes.
 
2013-05-26 01:09:14 PM
Ever had a seedless grape? A banana? A tomato from a grocery store? Any beef from a grocery store? All of that is GMO.
 
2013-05-26 01:10:17 PM

vudutek: Benevolent Misanthrope: AlterNet.  Right.  Okay, let me go touch my clear quartz crystal and work with my chalice well water a bit first.  I wouldn't want to alter the energy of their site by clicking in before I cleansed my aura.

Dislike the messenger, therefore the message is invalid. Makes sense.


Please point out in my post above where I said their message was invalid.

Go ahead.  I'll wait.
 
2013-05-26 01:11:36 PM
So, where does selective breeding for desirable characteristics fall on the Scale of Evil?  Just wondering.
 
2013-05-26 01:17:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?

You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]

Well, of course there are

/but they had to be genetically modified to produce the blue ones
//those just aren't natural


i105.photobucket.com
Approves.
 
2013-05-26 01:22:07 PM

PainInTheASP: FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?

You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]

You sure?  The root system on that tree looks flimsy.  I mean, a single choco-wave or rainbow wind would take that thing right out.  No wonder they're endangered and we have to grow them in test tubes.



True, but as long as they're not planted in the Dead Forest, I don't think we have to worry about  Zemzelett.
 
2013-05-26 01:40:44 PM
People are just afraid of genetically modified food because they don't understand it.  The leaders of this movement, however, have a far darker purpose.  To deny you and us SUPER POWERS.  Because they know eventually we'll be able to eat a power-bar and wake up the next morning with heat-vision or invisibility or the ability to stop time or whatever.  And then--how will they be able to control us?

Wake up MAN!
 
2013-05-26 01:44:53 PM

FloydA: PainInTheASP: FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?

You can't fool me.  I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.

[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]

You sure?  The root system on that tree looks flimsy.  I mean, a single choco-wave or rainbow wind would take that thing right out.  No wonder they're endangered and we have to grow them in test tubes.


True, but as long as they're not planted in the Dead Forest, I don't think we have to worry about  Zemzelett.


HAH!  Holy shiat, I had no idea.  I had to Google Zemzelett to have any clue WTF was going on.  But I guess it works, which makes this so much weirder.
 
2013-05-26 01:46:24 PM
I just finished eating the final serving in my box of froot loops. I generally eat organic, locally grown, free-range stuff but I love me some froot loops.
 
2013-05-26 01:48:55 PM
Also, who knew that white-listing fark with ad block would be so gosh-darned entertaining. An ad for chocolate frosted flakes in espanol, and then an ad for a fitbit flex. Hilarious.
 
2013-05-26 01:51:13 PM
Any parent who would feed their kids garbage like Froot Loops needs to have their head examined.
 
2013-05-26 02:02:57 PM
There was this gay kid, well he claimed to be gay, that lived down the street from me growing up. We called him Fruit Loops. Then there was the guy that lived around the corner who we called Cookies and Cream.
 
2013-05-26 02:13:54 PM
GMOs are healthy. People are basing science off of their political views. Many of you are no better than the Republicans and their anti science stances.
 
2013-05-26 02:15:15 PM
I'm a little more concerned about the long-term ingestion of Round-Up by the entire population of the US.
 
2013-05-26 02:17:15 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm a little more concerned about the long-term ingestion of Round-Up by the entire population of the US.


Well... we could always hope that it leads to a reduction in the number of dickweeds

/probably just wishful thinking, though
 
2013-05-26 02:22:16 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm a little more concerned about the long-term ingestion of Round-Up by the entire population of the US.

Well... we could always hope that it leads to a reduction in the number of dickweeds


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 02:23:02 PM
Their genetic monopoly enables disgusting and immoral business practices, the GMO food itself is not at all the reason why their execs and lawyers should be rounded up and ground into fertilizer. But they are round up resistant.
 
2013-05-26 02:47:51 PM
yawn
another GMO article?
when do we get our next global warming, obamagate, cheney is evil, oh nevermind

monsanto is insane, but the government and courts LETTING them is even more dangerous
 
2013-05-26 03:07:17 PM

Felgraf: I don't dislike them so much for "ZOMG GENETIC ENGINEERING" reasons (although I admit, I don't actually trust Monsanto themselves to, uh, do the dillgent research to prevent an ecological catastrophe).

I dislike them for A) Monopolistic reasons
B) Their policies.


Pretty much this.  I totally see a disaster being a greater problem than some medical issues.

Also, there are several types of GMOs aren't all the same.
 
2013-05-26 03:26:50 PM
I don't worry about the GMO or herbicide/pesticide stuff, I trust the FDA and USDA not to approve anything that will kill us, but I do take exception with the way Monsanto does business, and how they have bullied the courts into copyrighting the seeds of their plants.

That farmer that was sued for buying and planting bulk soybeans was bullshiat.
 
2013-05-26 03:29:57 PM
They marched right past my apartment yesterday.  All I can say is that its nice that these hipsters who have never spent a single day on a farm can get some exercise.  They looked damned unhealthy.  Perhaps if they ate more GMO food - they wouldn't look as bad.

/they also marched right up to the farmers market yelling at everyone to join the protest because "they already agree with us because they were at a farmers market"
//just ended up pissing off everyone there
 
2013-05-26 03:31:08 PM

make me some tea: Any parent who would feed their kids garbage like Froot Loops needs to have their head examined.


What worries me is the sugar (or high-fructose corn syrup) not the fact that it is made out of GMOs.
 
2013-05-26 03:34:10 PM

vudutek: Benevolent Misanthrope: AlterNet.  Right.  Okay, let me go touch my clear quartz crystal and work with my chalice well water a bit first.  I wouldn't want to alter the energy of their site by clicking in before I cleansed my aura.

Dislike the messenger, therefore the message is invalid. Makes sense.


The messenger and the message are horseshiat here. GMO feeds billions. Luddite morons who have never taken a science class above middle school protest GMO and pesticides without stopping to think of the famine and pestilence that would literally kill a billion people if not for companies like Monsanto. You can't imagine what a billion corpses looks like. It would fill Manhattan six feet high.

There is no such thing as a toxin. Everything is toxic or healthful, depending on the dose.
 
2013-05-26 03:35:52 PM
Cuz people who feed their kids Froot Loops know a lot about nutrition.
 
2013-05-26 03:36:34 PM

Felgraf: I don't dislike them so much for "ZOMG GENETIC ENGINEERING" reasons (although I admit, I don't actually trust Monsanto themselves to, uh, do the dillgent research to prevent an ecological catastrophe).

I dislike them for A) Monopolistic reasons
B) Their policies.


Same. They own Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court.
 
2013-05-26 03:39:57 PM
Fruit Loops is crap that I won't feed to my kids whether it has GMOs in it or not.
 
2013-05-26 03:41:48 PM
So what do the anti-GMO protesters recommend as an alternative course of action? We need GMO foods since "natural" variations of plants won't provide sufficient yields to feed the entire populace. More people would starve, the price of food would jump up causing even more people to starve. Unless they want us to slash more forests to farmland.
 
2013-05-26 03:42:55 PM
Is it possible to hate on Monsanto for being an evil, bullying, monopolistic competition, but also believe that a lot of the fears about GMOs are hysterical?

I'd like to sign up for that camp... I just in a conversation in a party
"GMOs killed 4 people at Taco bell!"
"Huh?, where'd you hear that"
"It's all over the web?
"Like where?"
"Just check out youtube..."
 
2013-05-26 03:43:45 PM
Genetic engineerings!  Teh CHILDRENS!!!!! OMG!!!
 
2013-05-26 03:46:49 PM
Someone needs to learn the defintion of 100%

Fruit Loops Ingredients:
Sugar, corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour), wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, oat fiber, soluble corn fiber, contains 2% or less of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (coconut, soybean and/or cottonseed), salt, red 40, natural flavor, blue 2, turmeric color, yellow 6, annatto color, blue 1, BHT for freshness.

Sugar -  possibly non-GMO
Wheat flour - non-GMO
Oat flour - non-GMO
Oat fiber - non-GMO
Coconut Oil - non-GMO
Salt - non-GMO
Red 40 - non-GMO
Natural Flavor - non_GMO
Blue 2 - non-GMO
Tumeric - non-GMO
Yellow 6 - non-GMO
Annatto - non-GMO
Blue 1 - non-GMO
BHT - non-GMO
 
2013-05-26 03:48:20 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: So, where does selective breeding for desirable characteristics fall on the Scale of Evil?  Just wondering.


When my wife sleeps around?
 
2013-05-26 03:56:13 PM

dforkus: Is it possible to hate on Monsanto for being an evil, bullying, monopolistic competition, but also believe that a lot of the fears about GMOs are hysterical?


Yes.
 
2013-05-26 04:10:50 PM

Felgraf: I don't dislike them so much for "ZOMG GENETIC ENGINEERING" reasons (although I admit, I don't actually trust Monsanto themselves to, uh, do the dillgent research to prevent an ecological catastrophe).

I dislike them for A) Monopolistic reasons
B) Their policies.


This this this. Monsanto is evil for many reasons, but GMOs are not one of them. GMOs will single-handedly stave off world-wide famine for at least the next 100 years, and solve the pesky problem of phosphates depleting.
 
2013-05-26 04:11:31 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Benevolent Misanthrope: So, where does selective breeding for desirable characteristics fall on the Scale of Evil?  Just wondering.

When my wife sleeps around?


Nah. It's all good till one of the females gets feels and gives her Duke a son.

Then it goes down hill fast.
 
2013-05-26 04:19:28 PM

RogermcAllen: Someone needs to learn the defintion of 100%
Blue 1 - non-GMO


Well, just picking one at random, let's go with Blue 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brilliant_Blue_FCF

C37H34N2Na2O9S3

Sure.  Sounds delicious.  Of course it isn't "GMO" since there are no genes to modify in a chemical.  But it isn't exactly extracted from flowers, is it.
 
2013-05-26 04:22:30 PM
I like my mutant sweet potato baked with butter, brown sugar, pecans, and plutonium-239. Yummm.

images.agoramedia.com
 
2013-05-26 04:24:06 PM

cman: GMOs are healthy. People are basing science off of their political views. Many of you are no better than the Republicans and their anti science stances.


I'll just leave this here.

www.motherearthnews.com
 
2013-05-26 04:26:19 PM
What these folks are really pissed about (as am I) is not just the fact that these foods are genetically engineered. What the issue is happens to be twofold:
1. Monsanto and other agricorps own too much of everything. When there are two few players controlling too much of the world's food supply, this can only be a bad thing.
2. Here in the united states, these agricorps have lobbied to keep "genetically modified" labeling off food packaging, with Monsanto spending $6 million in 2012 (down from $8.8 million in 2008 - another election year) to make sure it stays that way.

I don't mind the "genetically modified" food, as long as it's labeled as such. Let me decide if I want to eat it. If it's fast food, I know it's GM, and can simply decide to go somewhere else... but at the grocery store that labeling should be mandatory. Of course the agricorps don't want this, as they are afraid the idiot american public will not buy their sh*t anymore... it's all about profit you know.

List what's in the food, let me decide. You can put ground up rat sh*t in it, I don't care... as long as the phrase "ground up rat sh*t" is on the package.
 
2013-05-26 04:26:38 PM
So 2 million people protesting a reduction in worldwide hunger?
 
2013-05-26 04:27:18 PM

traxan: cman: GMOs are healthy. People are basing science off of their political views. Many of you are no better than the Republicans and their anti science stances.

I'll just leave this here.

[www.motherearthnews.com image 600x993]


And I'll just leave this here as it has as much context as your image:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-26 04:37:19 PM

cman: GMOs are healthy. People are basing science off of their political views. Many of you are no better than the Republicans and their anti science stances.


What nobody will ever acknowledge is that they buy off both parties equally or close enough to barely be a noticeable difference in the two parties. But those on the left never want to admit their politicians are just as dirty as those they hate.
 
2013-05-26 04:43:03 PM

Felgraf: I don't dislike them so much for "ZOMG GENETIC ENGINEERING" reasons (although I admit, I don't actually trust Monsanto themselves to, uh, do the dillgent research to prevent an ecological catastrophe).

I dislike them for A) Monopolistic reasons
B) Their policies.


This.

I have relatively low fear of GMOs, but that does not mean I feel that Monsanto's business practices are anything short of repugnant.

Almost all of the food we eat is genetically modified in some way.  This hysteria about GMOs is late to the party by a few thousand years.  On one hand, I feel that corporations should be compensated for their research and development, but I do not feel that this gives them the right to attempt a food supply monopoly.
 
2013-05-26 04:46:35 PM

dj_bigbird: Ever had a seedless grape? A banana? A tomato from a grocery store? Any beef from a grocery store? All of that is GMO.


Now, is that selective breeding? Or tinkering in the lab on the cellular level. As was mentioned earlier, indicate which tomatoes are GM, and which are not, and let the market speak.
 
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