I heard they were putting cancer in our foods is that true?
I'll support/vote for that dude. Oh nvm he's in Oregon. I'll ask people who are in Oregon to do so.This article may be of interest.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is pushing to introduce an amendment to an upcoming farm bill that would overturn protections that allow Monsanto and other producers of genetically modified food and seeds to continue growing food a court has deemed potentially hazardous.
A cigarette can lead to cancer, but ironically people can freely say that it can give you cancer.Which leads to inaccurate statements. My post still stands. You should use proper terms and if someone doesn't know what a carcinogen is, they can use Google or another source to look up a definition.
And, I know full well that carcinogens can lead to cancer. They increase the risk, not guarantee getting cancer.
And in time you would have a high probability of being sued.This is all very depressing. Now I want a farm of my own so I can grow my own stuff.
It won't all be food tho heheh...
Almost all countries are or have introduced a ban on Monsanto's frankencrops. Sure, if you don't look into it much, it sounds like they are doing a noble thing. But the more you learn, the more you become afraid of what you are eating. Your argument about "modified" crops is null and void. Yeah, we've been "modifying" crops for ages, but it was from cross pollination, not what Monsanto is doing. They have these crops that have been genetically altered to give off their own ROUND UP pesticide! That is something you will not find in the wild.I used to think people just like to beat up on Monsanto because they are so big, they are like Mircosoft, people love to hate them... But the more you read, the more alarming it gets.
I'm not against their research nor their goal of crops that produce more food with less resources- but the fact they so successfully lobby politicians is most concerning.
They sell a special corn seed for example, they sell it to Farmer X... Well then farmer Y across town somehow has Monsanto corn growing in his field... You would think logically- either "So what" or possibly even make Farmer X or Monsanto have to clean it up.
However they have changed the law so that Farmer Y actually has to pay Monsanto for use of their product, that they didn't even want, or be sued for illegal use. It's like being sued by hollywood for downloading a movie that a ended up on your hard drive due to someone else's virus infection.
That said- I seriously doubt they have any intent to make food dangerous. I think the Europeans especially have gone overboard on complaining about genetically modified crops. ALL our crops are already modified. Nothing grew like it does now in the wild. You wouldn't recognize what corn was before humans began tinkering with it hundreds of years ago.