gmo companies

anonymous asked:

Why are you in support of GMOs??? Just curious I'm not too educated on the subject but usually I hear negatives

they’re nothing new, the whole anti-GMO thing is just a marketing ploy for “organic” companies.  The only negative about GMOs is the monopoly companies like monsanto have.

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SO….THIS IS SOMETHING I’VE BEEN SITTING ON FOR A COUPLE MONTHS

I made the simple realization that Vivi shares a similar colour scheme to Dr. Indigo from One Piece. Everything went to hell from there.

So meet me and Bechno’s  concept of Indigo, or Piero as he’s named in this, being Vivi’s First Cousin once Removed. She he’s like an uncle but not technically. Vivi loved him growing up but as she got older, his silly antics became a little….annoying to say the least, so she doesn’t mention him to anyone. He works for a GMO company, working on improving the production of food with his chemistry skills.

There’s a lot more into this, but that’s all I’m saying for now. Feel free to ask stuff if you wanna know more!

gmos arent some scary chemical they pump into food at a factory. Like im so fucking annoyed right now that I keep having to have this stupid fucking argument because people are like brick fucking walls. GMOs literally help us, and they are ABSOLUTLY HARMLESS. did you know that because of GMOs we have a strain of rice that is resistant to be washed away in flooding so people dont loose crops?


like the only bad thibg about gmos is that companies like Monsanto fucking liscence and patent them so farmers cant use their gmos without payibg them to do it. fucking get your head in the game. research.

anonymous asked:

You posted some stuff about GMOs and I just wanted to encourage you to do some research on them! You generally seem pretty well educated on food so I think it would benefit you! GMOs allow for the use of less pesticides and use 0 chemicals. (1/2)

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In fact, the majority of GMOs is simply breeding different plants to make them yield more! It’s all just scientific engineering to make agriculture more efficient. Have a great day! Also, your post about corporation owned corn is misleading information! Monsanto breeds new strands and seeds of corn that have greater yield, so farmers opt to buy these because their return is larger. Same goes for wheat! They could use others But using other seeds mean using more land and water and pesticides for less yield! It’s economically and environmentally better to use genetically modified corn and wheat strands. Remember, GMO simply means organisms are bred together!

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As an environmental science major i have had to do a lot of research on GMOs and write too many opinion papers on them! I’m just going to copy and paste one of my essays here for you to read rather than writing it all out again! Thanks for this message though- i enjoy talking about things like this with people who actually are educated on the subject!!

With the turn of the century, the advent of GM foods have created a new divide in society: those for GM foods and those opposed to it. With the confusion over the new science, GMO companies like Monsanto have spread the use of their products with little resistance. Now, as the public has become more informed on the issues at hand, GM foods have been put under scrutiny. While GM foods boast advantages for agriculture, these advantages have major side effects that outweigh the positive effects and these coupled with their monoculturism and their spreadability make them a major threat to the farming industry rather than a benefit.

GM foods are said to have major beneficial factors that outweigh their negative effects. It is claimed that with increase in GM foods, pesticide usage will go down, however; this is untrue due to the use of glyphosate. Glyphosate, more commonly known as ‘Roundup’, is a herbicide that is commonly used to kill off weeds that are found around crops. Since the start of GM foods, Glyphosate-resistant crops have been invented, making the option for farmers to be able to spray Glyphosate to kill off weeds without harming their crops (GMO Crops). Although this seems like an excellent invention, it has had some serious unintended consequences. Rather than go down, pesticide use has grown because the new GM crops are unaffected by pesticides (GMO Crops), so farmers no longer have to worry about over spraying their crops. GM crops have been tested to reduce or eliminate nut allergies, even though this is a step in the right direction, they are also creating new allergies as well as worsening known allergies. New allergies are being created from the increase in herbicide use and the changing of DNA without being labeled (Institute for). GM foods have brought the ability to feed more people with less time, space, and money. While being able to feed the growing population is good, the GM foods have less nutritional value and the longterm affect on the human body is still unknown (8 Reasons).

Ever since the creation of GM foods, genetic diversity of crops have gone down. 100 years ago there were 307 types of corn being grown and consumed, today there are only 12, but most of the corn grown belongs to one of three of these types. This is the same with almost every crop grown today. As the usage of GM foods grows, crop diversity is diminishing (We Used). Along with the fact that we are loosing types of food, plants that have less diversity tend to have a harder time with survival. Wether this is through fighting off deceases, living through droughts, or warding away insects, natural plants have a better chance of living (8 Reasons). The mono-culturing of crops also depletes the soil of beneficial nutrients, which will cause a future decline in production.

GM crops are able to pass on their modified traits on to other species, many of which are not targeted crops. This can lead to the creation of a new species that have not been tested nor have been meant to be created (8 Reasons). This is a huge environmental risk because it can change certain genetic components of other foods making them unsafe to consume, as well as destroying a crucial source of food for other species. The Monarch Butterfly’s food, milkweed, has unintentionally been mixed with Bt corn. The corn seeds have drifted into milkweed crops and the two have crossbred to create a version of milkweed poisonous to the Monarch. This spread also takes away a consumer’s right to chose what they want to put into their body. As GM crops spread, companies like Monsanto gain power by seizing farms accidentally infected with GMOs (Pocket K).

GMO companies have a tight grip on agriculture and it will take a lot of informed opposition to loosen this hold. Much of the damage of GM foods will only be reversed with time, but first, production of these crops needs to be stunted if not stopped. Their obvious abuse of the environment will not only hurt the areas where they are used, but the larger environment around us, and no one is being held responsible for these actions. With the increase in pesticides, allergies, and crops with empty calories, global human health will deteriorate. The most damning point of evidence against GM foods is this: if GM foods were truly as good for us as advertised, why did Monsanto pump millions into not having food labels as “GMO” or “non-GMO” (What are).

Sources Sited

“8 Reasons GMOs Are Bad for You | Organicauthority.com - Organic Living.” Organicauthoritycom Organic Living. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

“Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?” Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2014.

“GMO Crops Increase Pesticide Use.” Farm Wars RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.

“GMO Myths and Truths Report.” 5.2. Myth: GM Crops Decrease Pesticide Use. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2014.

“Institute for Responsible Technology.” - Genetically Engineered Foods May Cause Rising Food AllergiesGenetically Engineered Soybeans. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2014.

“Pocket K No. 4: GM Crops and the Environment.” GM Crops and the Environment. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2014.

“We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left?” Upworthy. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2014.

“What Are We Eating? - LabelGMOs.” LabelGMOs. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2014.

anonymous asked:

Who do you want for president?

Bernie Sanders. Check his record against any of the other candidates (and most other people in politics!) and he stands the test of time. He’s trustworthy, he doesn’t lie or scheme to get his way - he relies on compassion, hard work, determination and vision to see him through the negativity he encounters.

He is FOR the people. Hilary is a name, nothing more, and man has she done some horrific things just to get to the podium. Instead of a track record of good - she apposed gay rights for decades (not Sanders though), she petitioned and voted for the war in Iraq (not Sanders though), she takes money from the billionaires we’re controlled by and then says “let’s shut ‘em down!” for show, but she’s owned by them. Private jails, pharmaceuticals, GMO companies - they paid for her campaign. She’ll never stand up to them and never fight for Americans against them. I’m all for a woman as president - but I believe in equality. Equality means men and women are afforded the same opportunities. That means HRC can run for president, but it doesn’t mean that just because she’s a women she should win. She isn’t the right person for the job. In fact she terrifies me, and I am legitimate scared of how this election could turn…

Bernie is the right choice. His actions on equality, healthcare, incarceration, education, climate change, the redistribution of wealth. He’s the man.

Bernie Sanders is the new Roosevelt. He will help us heal. Bridge the gap between men and women, black and white, rich and poor, America and the world - and we will thrive. He is an ACTUAL LEADER and not just a school captain on a popularity power trip. He wants to change the world, not just say “I won, suckers!”.

American needs a leader with a vision, and that person is Bernie Sanders. I hope you feel that Bern and that you’ll go out and vote.

वंदना शिवा  Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental activist and author

“When it comes to owning the seed for collecting royalties, the GMO companies say, ‘It’s mine.’ But, when it comes to contamination, cross-pollination and health problems, the response is ‘we’re not liable.’” 

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Cyrus Sutton has spent the past several months working on his film, exposing the lives of people effected directly by Monsanto and other chemical/GMO companies who are threatening our right to organic and natural foods. The Hawaiian Islands have been the testing grounds for harshly sprayed guinea pig crops, which have taken over thousands of acres of the islands and the chemical runoff has tainted local water and killed reefs. So thankful people like Cyrus and local organic farmers are doing what they can to bring light to the situation and ultimately regain the rights of food production to the people. Please spread the word and donate anything you can to his Kickstarter which will help fund the production of a full length documentary - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyrussutton/island-earth-documentary