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Mother Jones: In Defense of Genetically Modified Crops

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avatar Mother Jones: In Defense of Genetically Modified Crops
June 22, 2012 09:57AM
From Mother Jones Magazine:

“Genetically modified Bt crops get a pretty bad rap. The pest-killing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacteria protein these plants are bioengineered to make has been accused of harming monarch butterflies, honey bees, rats, and showing up in the blood of pregnant women.

Just one problem: None of that is true...”


http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/06/gmo-bt-pesticides-crops

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avatar Re: Mother Jones: In Defense of Genetically Modified Crops
June 22, 2012 01:02PM
I find it fascinating that not one of these anti-GMO people has ever come up with some kind, any kind, of proof, or even evidence, that GMOs could cause any harm. They're just scared because it is popular to be scared about this. I've heard such silly lines like; "It's harmful because your body doesn't know what it is." When someone apes lines like that, there's no use trying to have a discussion with them about it.
avatar Re: Mother Jones: In Defense of Genetically Modified Crops
July 07, 2012 03:17PM
Tonight (7-7-12) at 6 p.m. PT "Art Bell Somewhere In Time" will air a 1999 show about GMOs and seeds genetically engineered so you can't save and use the following year. Will be interesting to compare the guest's comments (which I'm sure include predictions) with what's true here 13 years later.

You can hear the show with some gizmo called a radio, or listen online on many stations such as kkoh.com or kogo.com
avatar Re: Mother Jones: In Defense of Genetically Modified Crops
July 07, 2012 04:21PM
The problem is that Art Bell and his guests have the credibility of a jail house snitch.
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