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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 04:55:13 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]


Benign mammary tumor is a common ailment in rats. I had a pet rat with an even bigger one than that. The photo is meaningless without the research indicating a statistically significant increase in occurrence in the test population over the control.
 
2013-05-26 04:56:21 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.


piece of crap.  None of those are GMOs
 
2013-05-26 05:00:07 PM  

rewind2846: When there are too few players controlling too much of the world's food supply, this can only be a bad thing.


/FTFM
//gramma nazi
 
2013-05-26 05:01:43 PM  

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


When you use it take over the seed supply, it's pretty evil. And scary.
 
2013-05-26 05:27:08 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]


See, the thing with rats and mice is, them getting horrific tumors isn't something that people should base decisions on. I've had many pet rats and pet mice and with few exceptions, they *all* died of tumors of one kind or another. I had a mother mouse and she had nine daughters and within the space of a month or so, all ten mice had tumors and had to be put down.

They simply lived a petted and loved life in a smoke-free home, clean cages all the time, fresh fluffy, non-cedar litter, proper nutrition and vet visits - and they still all got cancer and had to be put down. The girl's father also died of a tumor a month or so after that, and his brother, bucking the odds, died of some kind of respiratory infection before he could get cancer, too.

What was interesting, to me anyway, with this particular family of mice, was that the girl's mother, Twinkletoes*, a pure black mouse, mated with an albino father (we were told he was a girl and so he was Princess Snowflake until we discovered he was a prince by the fact that he got Twinkletoes pregnant), and produced 12 natural brown mouse-colored babies, 9 girls and 3 boys (I sold the boys to the pet shop). Their father was overweight but their mother was a skinny thing, svelte and active. All the girls were overweight like their dad. It took Twinkletoes longer to get her cancer, since she developed her tumor around the same time as her daughters, but was obviously older than them.

All the rats I've had, especially the females, with two exceptions (one a tooth abcess and one an aneurysm) had to be put down because of tumors. So it's apparent to us that rats and mice if they are coddled and fed well and live long enough .... get cancer! It's like there's a switch that is flipped in them and at a certain age, bang, tumor.

*our little girl named all the mice, that was her contribution, so, yeah, odd names
 
2013-05-26 05:30:14 PM  

mr intrepid: 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.


The only difference between the two are the number of failures before you achieve your desired goal.  Virtually all the food you eat has been genetically modified.  Brussel sprouts, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and collard greens are all mutated cabbage, they were all created in the last 500 years.  The original "corn" grew a foot tall and had ears less than 2 inches long.  Potatoes were once the size of grapes.  The changes in other food plants are all similarly extreme.  Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster.  They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.
 
2013-05-26 05:31:39 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: 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.


But what about bees? It's not the pesticides alone that are killing them, but clearly they aren't helping the bees.

And yes, all you have to do is look at the many court cases against them, and country-wide bans of the company elsewhere to see that their business practices are pure evil. The real shame is that they essentially run the FDA and the State Department does some of their work for them abroad.
 
2013-05-26 05:40:59 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]




Yes, yes. A rat with a tumor.
In September, researchers led by Gilles-Eric Seralini at the University of Caen in Normandy said rats fed with the genetically-modified corn and/or doses of Roundup developed cancer. The paper unleashed a storm in environmentally-sensitive Europe, where GM crops face many restrictions. NK603 has been engineered to make it resistant to agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. This way, farmers can douse fields with the weedkiller in a single go, offering savings. Seralini said his experiment was the first to test GM corn on rodents' normal lifespan of two years, as opposed to the standard 90 days. He said NK603 and Roundup both caused tumours, whether they were consumed together or on their own. But critics faulted the experimental methods and data and accused him of manipulating the media to gain scary headlines. On Friday, six French science academies joined the accusers, saying that the work "does not enable any reliable conclusion to be drawn" and had "spread fear among the public"...
...The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), which reviews use and authorisation of GM organisms, had already rejected the Seralini report as "inadequate," and watchdogs in Germany and Australia and New Zealand have said it offered no firm evidence of risk.

Expert panel rejects French study linking GM corn to cancer
 
2013-05-26 05:45:04 PM  

cchris_39: Benevolent Misanthrope: So, where does selective breeding for desirable characteristics fall on the Scale of Evil?  Just wondering.

When you use it take over the seed supply, it's pretty evil. And scary.


Speaking of which - I've been thinking to start a Seed Library in my library.  Get an old card catalog, but instead of catalog cards, have seed packets.  Not just specializing in h
"heirloom" varieties, but clearly labelled as to the original seed it was grown from and whether that seed was GM, hybrid, etc.

Anyone involved with one?  How do we get one started?
 
2013-05-26 05:51:26 PM  

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


Same here.  I was really upset after hearing the verdict of the Monsanto v. Schmeiser case.  It essentially means that organic farmers in Canada will have to pay a licensing fee to Monsanto for what the farmers essentially see as nuisance plants.

I'm waiting for laws or lawsuits by non-GMO farmers against their neighbors who plant GMO crops and fail to include buffer zones on their property.  Right now, the non-GMO farmers are the ones who must utilize buffer zones or delayed plantings to avoid cross-contamination.  The burden really should be the other way around.

Ultimately, I think that GMO plants in the field should be sterile.


/is not really worried about the health effects of frankenfood, though
//natural is not always better
 
2013-05-26 05:56:40 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?


This is the internet.  Nuanced views aren't allowed.
 
2013-05-26 06:01:38 PM  
Where's all the outrage over ruby-red grapefruit and golden barley?

Or are they cool because they were made through x-ray and neutron mutations?

I just want to know where the border between good and evil is, where knowing what was done at the DNA level is worse than not knowing.
 
2013-05-26 06:03:17 PM  
can we all agree to abolish the word "healthful" as it's an affront to the English language
 
2013-05-26 06:18:44 PM  

Dinjiin: Same here.  I was really upset after hearing the verdict of the Monsanto v. Schmeiser case.  It essentially means that organic farmers in Canada will have to pay a licensing fee to Monsanto for what the farmers essentially see as nuisance plants.


You were upset that the court did not believe Schmeiser's argument that 95% of his crops were accidentally contaminated?
 
2013-05-26 06:20:34 PM  
I don't have a problem with GM food but don't see why they don't label it. Science says it is perfectly safe so let consumers decide. If enough want to pay more money for non-GM foods great.
 
2013-05-26 06:24:55 PM  

Tommy Moo: 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.




There are so toxins! Fortunately, Kinoki Foot Pads can suck them right out of you through the bottom of your feet!

Formulated in Japan using all-natural tree extracts and powerful negative ions to rid the body of harmful toxins, this foot pad works on the principle of foot reflexology. Simply place the pads on the soles of your feet (or a targeted body part such as the shoulder or knee) before going to bed. Use a fresh pad each night until the color on the pad becomes lighter and lighter when removed in the morning. Ancient Chinese medicine holds that the sole of the foot is the focal point for circulation and that's why it's believed that these harmful wastes gather in the feet. What's more, the principle of reflexology focuses on relieving tension, improving circulation and strengthening the immune system. The foot pads also contain negative ions to refresh the body and enhance your overall well-being.

Note that they had to include "all natural". Because natural is good, and unnatural is bad.
 
2013-05-26 06:25:05 PM  

Carth: I don't have a problem with GM food but don't see why they don't label it. Science says it is perfectly safe so let consumers decide. If enough want to pay more money for non-GM foods great.


This.
 
2013-05-26 06:27:43 PM  

You're the jerk... jerk: You were upset that the court did not believe Schmeiser's argument that 95% of his crops were accidentally contaminated?


No, I was upset that generic seed sold on the open market was subject to the Monsanto tax.  The burden should be on GMO farmers in keeping their seed out of generic channels.  A farmer should not be forced to pay a premium for testing or for pre-certified GMO-free seed.

I have limited sympathy for Schmeiser.  He decided to play with fire and got burnt.  But the fire shouldn't have been there in the first place.
 
2013-05-26 06:29:36 PM  

Dinjiin: Ultimately, I think that GMO plants in the field should be sterile.


I thought they were SUPPOSED to be? Isn't that the entire point of the terminator gene/I-can't-remember-the-farking-word but they're not supposed to produce seeds, so you have to buy your seeds again from Monsanto next year?
 
2013-05-26 06:29:46 PM  
d.gr-assets.com
 
2013-05-26 06:31:09 PM  

ongbok: 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.


Did one of them have a retarded brother you called Special K?

/Eddie Murphy FTW
 
2013-05-26 06:32:27 PM  

BigJake: can we all agree to abolish the word "healthful" as it's an affront to the English language


We should do the needful
 
2013-05-26 06:34:03 PM  
i.chzbgr.com

He seems happy.
 
2013-05-26 06:44:20 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: 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.


Lets break it down by the elements:

C: Carbon, needed for humans to live.
H: Hydrogen, needed for humans to live
N: Nitrogen, needed for humans to live
Na: Sodium, needed for humans to live
O: Oxygen, needed for humans to live
S: Sulfur, needed for humans to live

Or lets go the chemical formulas are scary:

C12H17ClN4OS: Thiamine, needed for humans to live
C19H19N7O6: Folic Acid, needed for humans to live
C63H88CoN14O14P: Cyanocobalamin, needed for humans to live

Everything you eat is "scary chemicals that have a chemical formula".

Moron.
 
2013-05-26 06:53:08 PM  
GMOs turned me into a newt!
 
2013-05-26 06:54:55 PM  

HK-MP5-SD: Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster.  They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.


There's a difference between cross breeding plants or animals, where the non-viable ones die or are sterile) and shoehorning foreign genetic material into organisms that would never normally combine, like the glowing cells from shellfish implanted in mice.

The other issue is that simply cross-breeding organisms more often than not breeds useful and benign results, while manipulation on a purely genetic chemical level is still just an educated guess. We don't have thousands of years worth of experimentation and data for proof like we do with corn, potatoes, horses, dogs, and cows.

The first one still produces near-natural organisms, as natural selection still controls the outcome. The second does not. The second is also patentable, which is why Monsanto and other agricorps decided that the other way was not good for their business model.

Not the same thing.
 
2013-05-26 07:00:42 PM  

rewind2846: HK-MP5-SD: Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster.  They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.

There's a difference between cross breeding plants or animals, where the non-viable ones die or are sterile) and shoehorning foreign genetic material into organisms that would never normally combine, like the glowing cells from shellfish implanted in mice.

The other issue is that simply cross-breeding organisms more often than not breeds useful and benign results, while manipulation on a purely genetic chemical level is still just an educated guess. We don't have thousands of years worth of experimentation and data for proof like we do with corn, potatoes, horses, dogs, and cows.

The first one still produces near-natural organisms, as natural selection still controls the outcome. The second does not. The second is also patentable, which is why Monsanto and other agricorps decided that the other way was not good for their business model.

Not the same thing.


Add to this that you're now eating the equivalent of the glowing mouse.  There's no legal requirement for food companies to inform you if food contains glowing mouse bits.  Or in this case, corn that's genetically resistant to pesticides, has been exposed to those pesticides, and has a fraction of the nutritional value of real corn.
 
2013-05-26 07:01:12 PM  

Repo Man: GMOs turned me into a newt!



<looks at Repo Man>
 
2013-05-26 07:04:10 PM  
The cake is a lie.
 
2013-05-26 07:06:21 PM  

BravadoGT: 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!


GM food could inadvertently give a sociopath atomic breath or something.

While awesome, that would be totally irresponsible.
 
2013-05-26 07:06:58 PM  

phaseolus: Repo Man: GMOs turned me into a newt!


<looks at Repo Man>




I got better.
 
2013-05-26 07:08:26 PM  

xria: Lets break it down by the elements:

C: Carbon, needed for humans to live.
H: Hydrogen, needed for humans to live
N: Nitrogen, needed for humans to live
Na: Sodium, needed for humans to live
O: Oxygen, needed for humans to live
S: Sulfur, needed for humans to live

Or lets go the chemical formulas are scary:

C12H17ClN4OS: Thiamine, needed for humans to live
C19H19N7O6: Folic Acid, needed for humans to live
C63H88CoN14O14P: Cyanocobalamin, needed for humans to live

Everything you eat is "scary chemicals that have a chemical formula".

Moron.


Cool!  Let's play that game!

H: Hydrogen, needed for humans to live 
O: Oxygen, needed for humans to live
S: Sulfur, needed for humans to live
 

So we're totally safe spraying a little H2SO4 on our breakfast cereal or even having a glass of it, right?
Oh wait, no.  That's Sulfuric Acid.

Well then maybe...

C: Carbon, needed for humans to live.
O: Oxygen, needed for humans to live

Cl:  Hey, it's in ordinary table salt, right?

So we're safe with a little COCl2?

Oh wait, no.  That's Phosgene.

Just because something is made of common chemical elements doesn't mean it's harmless.

Retard.
 
2013-05-26 07:09:59 PM  

foo monkey: rewind2846: HK-MP5-SD: Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster.  They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.

There's a difference between cross breeding plants or animals, where the non-viable ones die or are sterile) and shoehorning foreign genetic material into organisms that would never normally combine, like the glowing cells from shellfish implanted in mice.

The other issue is that simply cross-breeding organisms more often than not breeds useful and benign results, while manipulation on a purely genetic chemical level is still just an educated guess. We don't have thousands of years worth of experimentation and data for proof like we do with corn, potatoes, horses, dogs, and cows.

The first one still produces near-natural organisms, as natural selection still controls the outcome. The second does not. The second is also patentable, which is why Monsanto and other agricorps decided that the other way was not good for their business model.

Not the same thing.

Add to this that you're now eating the equivalent of the glowing mouse.  There's no legal requirement for food companies to inform you if food contains glowing mouse bits.  Or in this case, corn that's genetically resistant to pesticides, has been exposed to those pesticides, and has a fraction of the nutritional value of real corn.


Jesus Christ, did you just post a link to Infowars non ironically?
 
2013-05-26 07:28:53 PM  

Repo Man: foo monkey: rewind2846: HK-MP5-SD: Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster.  They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.

There's a difference between cross breeding plants or animals, where the non-viable ones die or are sterile) and shoehorning foreign genetic material into organisms that would never normally combine, like the glowing cells from shellfish implanted in mice.

The other issue is that simply cross-breeding organisms more often than not breeds useful and benign results, while manipulation on a purely genetic chemical level is still just an educated guess. We don't have thousands of years worth of experimentation and data for proof like we do with corn, potatoes, horses, dogs, and cows.

The first one still produces near-natural organisms, as natural selection still controls the outcome. The second does not. The second is also patentable, which is why Monsanto and other agricorps decided that the other way was not good for their business model.

Not the same thing.

Add to this that you're now eating the equivalent of the glowing mouse.  There's no legal requirement for food companies to inform you if food contains glowing mouse bits.  Or in this case, corn that's genetically resistant to pesticides, has been exposed to those pesticides, and has a fraction of the nutritional value of real corn.

Jesus Christ, did you just post a link to Infowars non ironically?


He totally just did.

I bet he also believes that the government is using HAARP to control weather patterns so only Monsanto-approved Round Up Ready crops grow.
 
2013-05-26 07:50:19 PM  

Mantour: He seems happy.


He seems a little nuts to me.
 
2013-05-26 07:56:06 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]


Yes, you will, completely devoid of context.
 
2013-05-26 08:00:40 PM  
Regardless of what the Fruit Loops may think about Froot Loops, Monsanto is still bad for humanity for a bunch of very valid reasons.
 
2013-05-26 08:04:17 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Just because something is made of common chemical elements doesn't mean it's harmless.

Retard.


Knocking down a ridiculous straw man is just digging your hole deeper.
 
2013-05-26 08:11:43 PM  

Tommy Moo: 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]

Yes, you will, completely devoid of context.




Well, if you Google that image, you will find site after site breathlessly exclaiming that the rat in that photo was part of a study that "proves" what they have been saying all along (frankenfoods are going to kill you OMG!!!). What you won't find are any of those sites publishing a retraction now that the study in question has been found to be flawed.
 
2013-05-26 08:16:27 PM  
Ex-Monsanto executives run the United States Food and Drug Administration, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the American public.

screenagekicks.files.wordpress.com
/Yep...
 
2013-05-26 08:17:57 PM  
Saw them yesterday in Nashville as I sat on my barstool drinking my genetically modified Corona. I was like WTF? Is there a Monsanto plant around here? And why are these people taking up an already crowded sidewalk.
Oddly enough as this was going on...an underground transformer caught fire across the street. As about ohhh 3 bachelorette parties walked by with their penis straws etc.
God bless Nashville.
 
2013-05-26 08:38:31 PM  

RogermcAllen: 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


Unless you have the non-GMO certificates of each ingredient from each ingredient supplier, you can't assume that a product is non-GMO.

Yes, salt and BHT are most likely non-GMO (therefore making the 100% GMO claim bogus), but you'd be surprised...
 
2013-05-26 08:41:22 PM  
this biatch, Tami Canal, DID NOT HAVE TESTICULAR CANCER.
 
2013-05-26 08:51:09 PM  
ascorbic acid, citric acid, maltodextrin, and fructose all have GMO roots at this point.

can someone with f.b. please look up Tami Monroe Canal and tell me if she's a Mormon?, it'll say something like 'Latter Day Saints' or 'Christian - LDS' under the 'religion' line.
 
2013-05-26 08:55:08 PM  
The sad thing is that, with guys like Dees against you, you can tar all of your opponents as nut jobs (as others have mentioned, there are legitimate complaints against Monsanto's business practices). I know I stop listening to anything anyone has to say once I hear or read the word "frankenfood".

i44.tinypic.com

i43.tinypic.com
i42.tinypic.com
And yes, this guy is completely on the level. These are things that he really believes. To David Dees, all of the conspiracies are true.
 
2013-05-26 09:02:36 PM  

zimbach: Benign mammary tumor is a common ailment in rats. I had a pet rat with an even bigger one than that. The photo is meaningless without the research indicating a statistically significant increase in occurrence in the test population over the control.


Huh... I assumed the rat was growing a human ear for transplant purposes.
 
2013-05-26 09:03:38 PM  
Just one more.

i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-26 09:07:10 PM  

zimbach: Benign mammary tumor is a common ailment in rats. I had a pet rat with an even bigger one than that. The photo is meaningless without the research indicating a statistically significant increase in occurrence in the test population over the control.


imageshack.us

pseudoscience, coming to a red-state near you!
 
2013-05-26 09:07:16 PM  

1. Put snakes on plane: Knocking down a ridiculous straw man is just digging your hole deeper.


Ah, Fark.  Where half the people troll and the other half take themselves far too seriously to be taken seriously.
 
2013-05-26 09:18:53 PM  

rewind2846: 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.


I suspect they're fighting the labeling regulation to protect a year-or-so's worth of stock reports. slap the GMO label on there, people freak out for a while and GMO items drop in sales, until joe six pack goes back to buying the cheapest things at the supermarket again, and sales will stabilize back to pre-labeling hysteria.

$ wins on Main Street too, not just Wall Street.
 
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