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(WorldNetDaily)   Who is the latest person to speak out against GMOs? Is it: A) Right-wing extremist B) Conspiracy theorist or C) Chuck Norris   (wnd.com) divider line 120
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2013-06-10 08:06:43 AM
D) All of the Above
 
2013-06-10 08:12:46 AM
What's Chuck's beef with Gay Men's Orgasms? His beard has never looked shinier.
 
2013-06-10 08:12:56 AM
In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?
 
2013-06-10 08:14:10 AM
Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.

So why isn't it being used? Why are farmers buying seeds from Monsanto? Is it because farmers just really like using methods that are expensive and controversial?

Yeah, that must be it. They're certainly can't be any practical reason for it.
 
2013-06-10 08:36:18 AM
I guess the answer is 'yes' then?
 
2013-06-10 08:42:49 AM

LasersHurt: D) All of the Above


That. (Sick of "this")
 
2013-06-10 08:45:19 AM

Barfmaker: Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.

So why isn't it being used? Why are farmers buying seeds from Monsanto? Is it because farmers just really like using methods that are expensive and controversial?

Yeah, that must be it. They're certainly can't be any practical reason for it.


Doesn't Monsanto have hired goons who burn your farm down if you don't use their seeds?
 
2013-06-10 08:57:40 AM
meh, blind squirrel, odd nut and all that.
 
2013-06-10 08:58:55 AM

LasersHurt: D) All of the Above


Why not all three if it's Chuck Norris.

GMO foods and products are not evil. Monsanto, yeah, they're pretty malevolent.
 
2013-06-10 09:39:15 AM

serial_crusher: Doesn't Monsanto have hired goons who burn your farm down if you don't use their seeds?


A little over the top...but yeah...they sue the shiat out of farmers for "patent infringement" because a few seeds spilled out from a passing truck, or because of cross pollination from a neighboring farm

Yeah, they are an evil company
 
2013-06-10 09:39:45 AM
Oh, for fark's sake, has-been, go back to taking money from people in exchange for flimsy chairs with rubber bands called "total gyms." The grown-ups are talking.
 
2013-06-10 09:39:57 AM
D) All of the above

/it's sad to see how far Chuck Norris has fallen
 
2013-06-10 09:40:55 AM
Poor idiot's just senile now.
 
2013-06-10 09:41:15 AM
I wish Chuck Norris died instead of Bruce Lee.
 
2013-06-10 09:42:21 AM
Chuck Norris has always been a voice of reason. That being said, I do wish GMOs were at least labeled.
 
2013-06-10 09:43:16 AM
The only question I have for Chuck is how can I tell if the 1000 years of darkness has begun.  It seems there is a good bit of light outside and my solar panels are doing well.
 
2013-06-10 09:43:50 AM
C = A + B
 
2013-06-10 09:45:18 AM
 Well if concern over GMO's is a "Right wing extremist" then there should be some damn labeling laws in place because most Liberals from far left to mid left are very much against GMO's not being labeled and very concerned about them  getting into nature and corrupting  existing strains.
It is kinda stupid to be changing organisms in key ways, releasing them back into the wild.
 
2013-06-10 09:46:06 AM

Barfmaker: Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.

So why isn't it being used? Why are farmers buying seeds from Monsanto? Is it because farmers just really like using methods that are expensive and controversial?

Yeah, that must be it. They're certainly can't be any practical reason for it.


So how life going in libertopia, land of undistorted markets and rational actors? Emperor Paul still in good health?
 
2013-06-10 09:47:11 AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference from a practical standpoint between genetically modified food and food that's the result of several hundred generations of selective breeding?
 
hej
2013-06-10 09:48:22 AM
A, B, and C all seem a little redundant.
 
2013-06-10 09:48:27 AM

HypnozombieX: Well if concern over GMO's is a "Right wing extremist" then there should be some damn labeling laws in place because most Liberals from far left to mid left are very much against GMO's not being labeled and very concerned about them  getting into nature and corrupting  existing strains.
It is kinda stupid to be changing organisms in key ways, releasing them back into the wild.


But enough of what we having been doing for 10000+ years...we were talking about GMOs specifically.
 
2013-06-10 09:48:52 AM
I heard a news story the other week about a new pesticide resistant crop that wasn't a GMO. They made it by traditional crossbreeding.

Unfortunately, nothing would grow on the land after it.

I can't find an article on it to confirm right now, so be wary.
 
2013-06-10 09:49:34 AM

Mercutio74: Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference from a practical standpoint between genetically modified food and food that's the result of several hundred generations of selective breeding?


GMO's are new and therefore scary. There are other differences but that seems to sum up the argument.
 
2013-06-10 09:49:55 AM

HypnozombieX: ...
It is kinda stupid to be changing organisms in key ways, releasing them back into the wild.


Why?  Nature does this all the time, it's called evolution.  And if you have an urge to say something that sounds suspiciously like "yeah, but people..." you might want to look into selective breeding.

If you have a real reason for that statement, I'd be happy to discuss.  If you're just snarking for a response, please feel free to not respond.

Cheers.
 
2013-06-10 09:51:58 AM

kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?


person wishes to consume healthy whole foods = right-wing extremist.

holy crap what your family must have to endure.
 
2013-06-10 09:53:14 AM
AND -- not OR
 
2013-06-10 09:53:38 AM

KrispyKritter: kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?

person wishes to consume healthy whole foods = right-wing extremist.

holy crap what your family must have to endure.


Do you know literally NOTHING else about Chuck Norris?
 
2013-06-10 09:54:44 AM

Mercutio74: Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference from a practical standpoint between genetically modified food and food that's the result of several hundred generations of selective breeding?


Because teh evil corparashuns and like nature and stuff.
 
2013-06-10 09:54:52 AM

wingnut396: The only question I have for Chuck is how can I tell if the 1000 years of darkness has begun.  It seems there is a good bit of light outside and my solar panels are doing well.


cdn.static.ovimg.com
DARKNESS!!
 
2013-06-10 09:55:08 AM
Chuck `schools' a g-mod hot-house tomato:
i1151.photobucket.com
 
hej
2013-06-10 09:56:15 AM

KrispyKritter: kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?

person wishes to consume healthy whole foods = right-wing extremist.

holy crap what your family must have to endure.


I think it's less to do with the healthy whole foods and more to do with wanting to turn public schools into the Christian equivalent of madrasas.
 
2013-06-10 09:57:26 AM

KrispyKritter: kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?

person wishes to consume healthy whole foods = right-wing extremist.

holy crap what your family must have to endure.


You realize this article is not the first thing Chuck Norris has ever written, right?
 
2013-06-10 09:57:44 AM
 
2013-06-10 09:59:06 AM

Brian_of_Nazareth: Why? Nature does this all the time, it's called evolution. And if you have an urge to say something that sounds suspiciously like "yeah, but people..." you might want to look into selective breeding.


It seems unlikely that selective breeding would produce a terminator gene. Also, no one's ever faced legal consequence for having their crops pollinated by neighboring selectively bred crops.

What you're saying is like saying that things have been moving since time immemorial, so we don't need special rules for cars. After all, all they really do is move. What's wrong with motion?
 
2013-06-10 09:59:28 AM
This video seems appropriate. It's titled "I love Monsanto", in case you wanted to make up your mind about it without watching it.
 
2013-06-10 10:03:15 AM

thurstonxhowell: It seems unlikely that selective breeding would produce a terminator gene


Well, modern bananas are unable to reproduce naturally because they don't have seeds anymore and there's no species who's natural behavior involves splicing plants together.  Whenever selective breeding does produce a negative effect, human farmers are there to mitigate that negative while cashing in on the positive (in the case of bananas, the fact they're actually edible and palatable).
 
2013-06-10 10:04:47 AM
I wonder what are Chuck's thoughts about fluoridated water.
 
2013-06-10 10:04:50 AM

Endive Wombat: serial_crusher: Doesn't Monsanto have hired goons who burn your farm down if you don't use their seeds?

A little over the top...but yeah...they sue the shiat out of farmers for "patent infringement" because a few seeds spilled out from a passing truck, or because of cross pollination from a neighboring farm

Yeah, they are an evil company


This is incorrect information, you're parroting back propaganda you've heard surrounding the Percy Schmeiser case. Do your own research.
 
2013-06-10 10:08:43 AM
What the Fruck is a GMO?

/yes, yes, I know-heading to the googles now to find out...
 
2013-06-10 10:09:39 AM
For all the meme-iness of Chuck Norris, he couldn't round kick Dementia.
 
2013-06-10 10:10:09 AM

kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?


In Chuck's world, he's a centrist.
 
2013-06-10 10:11:11 AM
"American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small). Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. Only about 10 percent know what radiation is. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth"

Most people in the United States don't realize that they've been eating genetically engineered foods since the mid-1990s. More than 60 percent of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves-including pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, corn syrup, and baking powder-contain ingredients from engineered soybeans, corn, or canola.

Genetic modification is not novel. Humans have been altering the genetic makeup of plants for millennia, keeping seeds from the best crops and planting them in following years, breeding and crossbreeding varieties to make them taste sweeter, grow bigger, last longer. In this way we've transformed the wild tomato, Lycopersicon, from a fruit the size of a marble to today's giant, juicy beefsteaks

Risks exist everywhere in our food supply. Morons. Transgenic products go through more testing than any of the other foods we eat. We screen for potential toxins and allergens. We monitor the levels of nutrients, proteins, and other components to see that the transgenic plants are substantially equivalent to traditional plants.

Three federal agencies regulate genetically engineered crops and foods-the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA reviews data on allergens, toxicity, and nutrient levels voluntarily submitted by companies. If that information shows that the new foods are not substantially equivalent to conventional ones, the foods must undergo further testing. Last year the agency proposed tightening its scrutiny of engineered foods, making the safety assessments mandatory rather than voluntary.

Eight hundred million people on this planet are malnourished, Genetic engineering can help address the urgent problems of food shortage and hunger. It can increase crop yields, offer crop varieties that resist pests and disease, and provide ways to grow crops on land that would otherwise not support farming because of drought conditions, depleted soils, or soils plagued by excess salt or high levels of aluminum and iron.

fark you Chuck Norris and scientifically illiterate Americans.
 
2013-06-10 10:13:53 AM
The hardest thing about Chuck is that when he dies we won't be able to call him on being the asshole he has proven himself to be.  The obits will be all "Action Film Star" and "Fitness Enthusiast" and "Bruce Lee Disciple."  Meanwhile all we'll be able to remember was prophecies delivered next to his bimbo wife and the memes that gave him a platform to make an ass out of himself on.
 
2013-06-10 10:17:03 AM

Skarekrough: The hardest thing about Chuck is that when he dies we won't be able to call him on being the asshole he has proven himself to be.  The obits will be all "Action Film Star" and "Fitness Enthusiast" and "Bruce Lee Disciple."  Meanwhile all we'll be able to remember was prophecies delivered next to his bimbo wife and the memes that gave him a platform to make an ass out of himself on.


Chuck Norris:  Force Ghost.

/Tag Line:  More Dangerous Dead than Alive!
 
2013-06-10 10:26:31 AM
Well at least he is consistent on his anti science.
 
2013-06-10 10:28:35 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: LasersHurt: D) All of the Above

That. (Sick of "this")


This

/and that
 
2013-06-10 10:47:34 AM

wotthefark: Genetic engineering can help address the urgent problems of food shortage and hunger. It can increase crop yields, offer crop varieties that resist pests and disease, and provide ways to grow crops on land that would otherwise not support farming because of drought conditions, depleted soils, or soils plagued by excess salt or high levels of aluminum and iron.


Personally, I don't have a problem with the use of GMOs.

i have a problem with a few global companies controlling food.
 
2013-06-10 10:52:29 AM

Mercutio74: Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference from a practical standpoint between genetically modified food and food that's the result of several hundred generations of selective breeding?


lab coats
 
2013-06-10 11:01:36 AM
Ummm...  I don't really think Chuckles has the gray matter to even be a part of this debate.
 
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