If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(LA Times)   China rejects US grown GMO corn, citing that only lead and melamine should be in food   (latimes.com) divider line 299
    More: Obvious, GMO, melamine, GM crops, Syngenta  
•       •       •

4019 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Dec 2013 at 1:50 PM (30 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



299 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-12-27 01:54:03 PM
"Chinese authorities said the shipments have been returned and are urging American officials to improve their "inspection procedures to ensure they comply with Chinese quality standards."

Yeah, when I think of quality standards, I think of Chinese products
 
2013-12-27 01:54:13 PM
All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.
 
2013-12-27 01:55:15 PM
China is really big on not letting things INTO their country

// China RoHS is even more restrictive (in many respects) than EU RoHS
 
2013-12-27 01:56:09 PM

TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


Well, that's a shock - you and the Chinese have something in common: Blame Whitey.
 
2013-12-27 01:56:49 PM

TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


Not even close to being the same thing - but thanks for playing.
 
2013-12-27 01:56:52 PM
Provides your daily recommended intake of cadmium and arsenic.
 
2013-12-27 01:57:56 PM
Fark you China! You used to be cool. What happened?


/go back to killing our pets you dicks.
 
2013-12-27 01:58:50 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.

Not even close to being the same thing - but thanks for playing.


I guess that's fair....selective breeding is far more dangerous and haphazard.
 
2013-12-27 01:59:57 PM
I think the irony tag could have been properly used here.  Irony police, is that allowable?

/GMOs are not bad by default.  Some may be, and some may be tremendously useful
 
2013-12-27 02:00:02 PM

chachi88: Fark you China! You used to be cool. What happened?


/go back to killing our pets you dicks.


www.quickmeme.com
 
2013-12-27 02:01:32 PM
GMO.  The new cause for autism for retards.
 
2013-12-27 02:03:16 PM
Next week: China announces GMO breakthroughs in corn farming; ignores suspicious similarities to US products.
 
2013-12-27 02:03:36 PM
I'm not a fan of GMO crops and I especially don't like the fact that so few seed companies control such a huge portion of the genetic material on which the world's food supply rests.

Having said that, why is there a fuss about GMO corn?  After all, we've been told for decades that without USDA and FDA regulations, we'd all be dead.  We've been told that we need to trust them because they have our best interest at heart and are the only thing standing between us and evil corporations that want to kill us all off with poisonous products.  So now the USDA and the FDA have both conducted studies and have both concluded that there is no harm that will come to consumers from GMO corn, soybeans, of any other genetically modified crops.  Every study has concluded they are safe.  Studies purporting otherwise have been proven deeply flawed during the peer review process.

So why is there all the hate and suspicion about GMO corn?

Regardless of the answer, China complaining about quality issues is like Mike Tyson complaining about unsportsmanlike conduct.
 
2013-12-27 02:04:30 PM

TheWhoppah: The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


We prefer more politically correct terms like "cracker" or "honkey". Thanks.
 
2013-12-27 02:04:36 PM

The Angry Hand of God: GMO.  The new cause for autism for retards.


Ever think it's because a lot of us are never going to stop being pissed about the bees?
 
2013-12-27 02:05:54 PM

Mr. Right: So why is there all the hate and suspicion about GMO corn?


'Cause baby Jesus, that's why.
 
2013-12-27 02:06:06 PM
Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?  Which sequence?

Apparently these GM crop haters think that some information is inherently bad, because it was more unlikely to occur than other bits of information?

Disease resistance, drought survivability, etc. aren't bad things.  Maybe you could have used traditional breeding to get those, it's possible, it's happened to a lesser extent throughout the history of cultivated crops.

Scientists find a way to help a plant adapt faster and produce more food, at a time when the population is growing rapidly and real people are actually going hungry and you think they're doing something wrong?

They're not the bad people.  The bad people are the uninformed ones who would rather have innocent people starve to death than disagree with the opinion they've been told to have by other uninformed people.
 
2013-12-27 02:06:45 PM

TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


Correct... but (I hope this adds to your point rather than conflicting with it)

Ancient (and when I say ancient I mean BM.... before Monsanto) we focussed on increasing yield or purpose not protecting corporate seed rights.

Recently (and when I say recently I mean roughly the last 1500 years) we focussed more on pride for example; Beijing dogs/pekinese, seedless grapes, british bull dogs, and american turkey, and hot house tomatoes. The introduction of better techniques increases the level of effort needed to keep it safe. "With great power comes great responsibility"™®√
 
2013-12-27 02:07:53 PM

CruJones: I think the irony tag could have been properly used here.  Irony police, is that allowable?

/GMOs are not bad by default.  Some may be, and some may be tremendously useful


Yeah, I don't have a problem with GMO stuff that's been tested. Label it and put it out for sale. Just let me see a study (the company didn't buy) that says it's ok. No harm, no foul. I take medicine when I'm sick, and there's a fair amount of human manipulation there.

Comparing it to selective crop breeding is more than a little disingenuous. Drug making would be a better analogy to use for it, and I happen to think antibiotics are a good thing.
 
2013-12-27 02:08:26 PM

TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


"Selective crop modification" is not the same as "let's crack this plant's DNA in a lab".
Natural hybridization is not "GM" as the term is used today. Stop trying to bullsh*t people.
 
2013-12-27 02:09:08 PM
Heh. Guess the invisible hand of the global free market just biatch-slapped American farmers willing to use unapproved GMO seeds.
 
2013-12-27 02:09:17 PM

TheWhoppah: All corn is GM corn.  The American natives were engaged in selective crop modification before whitey got here.


You know who else wanted to engage in selective "crop" modification?
 
2013-12-27 02:09:47 PM

Iszael: Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?


The part they can put a copyright on and seize a monopoly on seed production then govern production prices ad infinitum ? yea that bit is kinda bad.
 
2013-12-27 02:10:47 PM

Iszael: Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?  Which sequence?

Apparently these GM crop haters think that some information is inherently bad, because it was more unlikely to occur than other bits of information?

Disease resistance, drought survivability, etc. aren't bad things.  Maybe you could have used traditional breeding to get those, it's possible, it's happened to a lesser extent throughout the history of cultivated crops.

Scientists find a way to help a plant adapt faster and produce more food, at a time when the population is growing rapidly and real people are actually going hungry and you think they're doing something wrong?

They're not the bad people.  The bad people are the uninformed ones who would rather have innocent people starve to death than disagree with the opinion they've been told to have by other uninformed people.



Didn't read the article, eh? You do realize that China uses GMOs, right? And that they have a list of accepted GMO strains, right? And that the deal isn't that it's GMO corn, but that it's a strain of GM corn that China hasn't approved for import, right?

No? Heh.
 
2013-12-27 02:10:58 PM

BravadoGT: You know who else wanted to engage in selective "crop" modification?


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

That guy is teh ebil
 
2013-12-27 02:11:02 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Angry Hand of God: GMO.  The new cause for autism for retards.

Ever think it's because a lot of us are never going to stop being pissed about the bees?


The Bees had their chance... it's our time now.

/Bees, My God
//Honey-Haters unite!
 
2013-12-27 02:12:15 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Angry Hand of God: GMO.  The new cause for autism for retards.

Ever think it's because a lot of us are never going to stop being pissed about the bees?



Yes, I am the Chinese who speaks for the bees, which you seem to be modding as fast as you please.
 
2013-12-27 02:12:50 PM

Mr. Right: So why is there all the hate and suspicion about GMO corn?


For the short term, it's great. There are some long term implications that are being conveniently overlooked by Monsanto and Syngenta, and they are most assuredly aware of the issues.

And this is from someone who's tenants all produce a majority of their crops from GM technology. Some food corn and sorghum, a fair amount of seed crops, but mostly cotton... with cotton arguably being the least potentially damaging of the lot assuming pesticide applications are closely managed.
 
2013-12-27 02:13:08 PM
It isn't like China is the only country.

New Zealand doesn't allow -any- GMO agricultural products. It is another great thing about NZ.
 
2013-12-27 02:13:11 PM

Slartibartfaster: Iszael: Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?

The part they can put a copyright on and seize a monopoly on seed production then govern production prices ad infinitum ? yea that bit is kinda bad.


Do you mean to tell me that corn stalks that walk around and pull their own weeds and fetch water are not organic?
 
2013-12-27 02:13:26 PM
Right the only one aloud to experiment on the Chinese people is the Chinese Government.
 
2013-12-27 02:13:32 PM

Iszael: Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?  Which sequence?

Apparently these GM crop haters think that some information is inherently bad, because it was more unlikely to occur than other bits of information?

Disease resistance, drought survivability, etc. aren't bad things.  Maybe you could have used traditional breeding to get those, it's possible, it's happened to a lesser extent throughout the history of cultivated crops.

Scientists find a way to help a plant adapt faster and produce more food, at a time when the population is growing rapidly and real people are actually going hungry and you think they're doing something wrong?

They're not the bad people.  The bad people are the uninformed ones who would rather have innocent people starve to death than disagree with the opinion they've been told to have by other uninformed people

.

I agree. Millions of people are hungry if not starving because too many people get their information from bad SiFi movies or people who lock their refrigerator because they are sure some out there will sneak in and poison their food.
.
 
2013-12-27 02:14:54 PM

ElLoco: Mr. Right: So why is there all the hate and suspicion about GMO corn?

For the short term, it's great. There are some long term implications that are being conveniently overlooked by Monsanto and Syngenta, and they are most assuredly aware of the issues.

And this is from someone who's tenants all produce a majority of their crops from GM technology. Some food corn and sorghum, a fair amount of seed crops, but mostly cotton... with cotton arguably being the least potentially damaging of the lot assuming pesticide applications are closely managed.


Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.
 
2013-12-27 02:17:27 PM
If you wanna keep feeding people you'd better get over being pissy about genetically modified food. The vegetables and farm animals we ate back in the 1800's were already heavily modified genetically by controlled breeding, just like your foo foo dogs and hairless cats.

As for China, we really need to stop trading with that hell hole.
 
2013-12-27 02:18:05 PM

snocone: Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.


Non-edible textiles versus edible food isn't the issue with cotton. It has its own set of problems, but they are not unique to cotton.

Think: pests
 
2013-12-27 02:18:12 PM
snocone:

Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.



What about the other one?
 
2013-12-27 02:19:17 PM

Iszael: Just exactly what part of the genetic information encoded in the DNA of these crops makes it bad?


Point severely missed. Whether it's "bad" or not is only a secondary question. The larger issues are A. the business practices of the corporations which seek to monopolize the world's food supply, and B. that way they try to sneak this sh*t into everything people eat, unlabeled.

These are two of the biggest pissing points people have with GMOs. We want to know what's in the food that is going into our bodies, and decide for ourselves if we want it. We also want choice in where and how we buy and grow our food, and not have to get get a license from some faceless corporation so we can eat. The science itself is s different subject altogether.

Why else do the people who create these products spend millions every year hiding the existence of these plants from the public?
 
2013-12-27 02:19:33 PM
This is all just bargaining.  Most Asian countries love to do it.  Anyone else remember when Japan (and a few other Asian nations) decided to ban imports of US beef because "Mad Cow Disease" is scary?

They weren't actually scared of BSE.  They just wanted to start some shiat.

China really wants to start shiat right now.

FFS, they're currently mad at Japan because some Japanese politician visited a war memorial in Tokyo.  Well, that's what they say they're mad about.  I think it's about the Senkaku Islands, but I'm not really sure how the 2 things are connected.

Fark China.

We should just boycott the whole nation of China.
 
2013-12-27 02:19:50 PM
Not to mention what those people have done to our cokes.
 
2013-12-27 02:20:21 PM

ElLoco: snocone: Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.

Non-edible textiles versus edible food isn't the issue with cotton. It has its own set of problems, but they are not unique to cotton.

Think: pests


I thought TFA i read was about corn, silly me.
 
2013-12-27 02:22:09 PM

stuffy: Right the only one aloud to experiment on the Chinese people is the Chinese Government.


So it's OK if we do it quietly?
 
2013-12-27 02:22:33 PM

machoprogrammer: "Chinese authorities said the shipments have been returned and are urging American officials to improve their "inspection procedures to ensure they comply with Chinese quality standards."

Yeah, when I think of quality standards, I think of Chinese products


"Low" is a standard.
 
2013-12-27 02:22:33 PM

snocone: ElLoco: snocone: Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.

Non-edible textiles versus edible food isn't the issue with cotton. It has its own set of problems, but they are not unique to cotton.

Think: pests

I thought TFA i read was about corn, silly me.


Then you clearly don't understand the implications of GM seed technology across the plant spectrum. Also... the goalpost.... it goes in the center, not over there.
 
2013-12-27 02:23:12 PM

MrHappyRotter: Not to mention what those people have done to our cokes.


Wait a second...  did we ever sell Budweiser to them?
 
2013-12-27 02:23:30 PM

ElLoco: snocone: Bluejeans / Food
one of these things is not like the other.

Non-edible textiles versus edible food isn't the issue with cotton. It has its own set of problems, but they are not unique to cotton.

Think: pests

:: corn : Chinese


SAT questions have gotten really difficult this year.
 
2013-12-27 02:23:53 PM

gfid: This is all just bargaining.  Most Asian countries love to do it.  Anyone else remember when Japan (and a few other Asian nations) decided to ban imports of US beef because "Mad Cow Disease" is scary?

They weren't actually scared of BSE.  They just wanted to start some shiat.

China really wants to start shiat right now.

FFS, they're currently mad at Japan because some Japanese politician visited a war memorial in Tokyo.  Well, that's what they say they're mad about.  I think it's about the Senkaku Islands, but I'm not really sure how the 2 things are connected.

Fark China.

We should just boycott the whole nation of China.


And never forget the Outreach to China of the past decade by idiots like Tim Paulenty Moderate Republican, the new Face of the Republican Party.
 
2013-12-27 02:24:28 PM

FormlessOne: Heh. Guess the invisible hand of the global free market just biatch-slapped American farmers willing to use unapproved GMO seeds.


What aspect of trade with China resembles a free market?
 
2013-12-27 02:25:09 PM

Smeggy Smurf: MrHappyRotter: Not to mention what those people have done to our cokes.

Wait a second...  did we ever sell Budweiser to them?


Only the beechwood.
Lots and lotsa beechwood.
 
2013-12-27 02:26:33 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Mr. Right: So why is there all the hate and suspicion about GMO corn?

'Cause baby Jesus sweet loving Gaia, that's why.


FTFY
 
2013-12-27 02:27:09 PM

FormlessOne: Heh. Guess the invisible hand of the global free market just biatch-slapped American farmers willing to use unapproved GMO seeds.


You don't actually know what the term "free market" means, do you?
 
Displayed 50 of 299 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report