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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"   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Froot Loops, Monsanto, heavy industrial, moral responsibility, Agent Orange  
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4677 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 May 2013 at 3:19 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-26 02:17:15 PM  
8 votes:

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 01:01:06 PM  
8 votes:
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2013-05-26 12:45:42 PM  
6 votes:

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.

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2013-05-26 02:23:02 PM  
3 votes:
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 01:40:44 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:29:36 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:05:22 PM  
3 votes:
You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?
2013-05-26 03:29:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:00:30 PM  
2 votes:

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.

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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 09:03:38 PM  
1 vote:
Just one more.

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2013-05-26 08:41:22 PM  
1 vote:
this biatch, Tami Canal, DID NOT HAVE TESTICULAR CANCER.
2013-05-26 08:16:27 PM  
1 vote:
Ex-Monsanto executives run the United States Food and Drug Administration, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the American public.

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2013-05-26 07:50:19 PM  
1 vote:

Mantour: He seems happy.

He seems a little nuts to me.
2013-05-26 07:08:26 PM  
1 vote:

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".


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.

2013-05-26 07:06:58 PM  
1 vote:

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

<looks at Repo Man>

I got better.
2013-05-26 07:01:12 PM  
1 vote:

Repo Man: GMOs turned me into a newt!

<looks at Repo Man>
2013-05-26 07:00:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
GMOs turned me into a newt!
2013-05-26 06:34:03 PM  
1 vote:
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He seems happy.
2013-05-26 05:56:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:22:30 PM  
1 vote:
I like my mutant sweet potato baked with butter, brown sugar, pecans, and plutonium-239. Yummm.

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2013-05-26 03:48:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:48:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:01:58 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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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 12:01:56 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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