I have seen this report elsewhere and it does seem to be flawed. Although I
would avoid GM food and would like all GM food labelled as such I feel that
all research should be genuine and not skewed to get the results desired.
You know what people say about opinions. What have the above
insinuations to do with the article?
the article says,"Michael Antoniou, a molecular biologist at King's
College London, who helped draft the paper, told reporters at a London
briefing that its findings highlighted the "need to test all GM crops in
two-year lifelong studies".
Duh. That there have been no feeding studies done on GMO crops has been
a complaint since they were introduced. You are the Guinea pig.
Then there is the misstatement, "The study is also likely to create
friction in the United States, where opponents of genetically engineered
foods in California are fighting to have all GMOs removed from the food
Prop 37 in California would only require labeling of GMO food stuffs,
not banning them.
Makes you wonder what other errors there are in the article.
In my opinion, you would be less incoherent, if you didn't drink your
"single malt" before you post.
Welcome to the New America.
Daith based science
France's Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament's
commission for agriculture and known as an opponent of GM, called for
an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import
authorizations of GM crops. "This study finally shows we are right and
that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes," he
said in a statement.
Finally shows we are right...
There are a lot of similar studies in more relavent models- yes
including the hhuman model- that show glyphosate is safe.
Let them eat cake.
On Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:32:27 PM UTC-6, Rick wrote:
Glyphosate is not the problem. The problem is the "Round-Up resistant weeds"
that develop that are even harder to control than before.
Monsanto has created a "monster" problem so they had better develop a new
super killer for these resistant weeds. On and on she goes, and nobody
knows when and where it will end. Tinker too much with 'mother nature'
and she will smite you.
On Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:59:30 PM UTC-6, Billy wrote:
Tiny doses of a lot of products increase your risk of cancer. Big deal
...sunlight will do the same thing and I'm not staying inside my cave
and not venture forth.
Roundup IS relatively safe from ALL that I have read.
If small amounts increase the chance of cancer in rats then DON'T
FEED IT TO RATS...problem solved.
You obviously have done little reading, which only burnishes your
anti-rationalism and ignorance, which you seem to think is a badge of
No lifetime feeding studies were done on glypho$ate. None.
We don't know what it can do.
We are the Guinea pigs.
Welcome to the New America.
On Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:08:36 AM UTC-6, Billy wrote:
You shouldn't through words like "ignorance" around so carelessly.
As a farmer, I know what RoundUp does. I have sprayed quack grass with it and it
works well at the recommended rate. Not bad on Canadian
thistle when applied when they are in the rosette stage in August or
early September. When used for its intended purposes it is a great
product. Other activities of Monsanto with breeding of RR resistant
varieties, I question.
Though a lifetime feeding study should the study be replicable will
probably (after Monsanto has pretended that the studies are flawed,
hammered it with PR droppings and dragged its feet for a decade) affect
the application by farmers of Roundup.
If you want to read some really scary stuff about the politicising and abuse
of science and studies have a look at "The republican war on science" or
better still, because it is wider in scope and not directed so much at one
party "The merchants of doubt". My old mate Fred Singer appears in a
star-studded lineup. These are both USA-centred but especially in the
latter the authors show how this kind of corruption has consequences that go
around the world.
We have seen some attempts to import some of this bilge (as if we don't have
enough home grown idiots) where Brendan Nelson incautiously started sucking
on the teat of Intelligent Design (AKA Creationism).
Trending dry all over the east but not yet a serious problem, some of North
NSW and south QLD are declared "marginal" though the models are predicting
wetter than median in those areas next quarter. The BOM is equivocating
whether we will have an El Nino summer. I have had one good shower of rain
in 9 weeks, due to the wonders of the Big Subterranean Sponge the pasture
has spring growth but if there is no rain soon that will brown off pretty
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