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What’s up with Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? (R8 Re-Post)

What’s up with Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?

What’s up with Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMO)

Monsanto makes no apologies about the fact that it is doing genetic engineering to create a whole new breed of food crops. The word from this corporate giant is that it is working to develop crops that grow faster and are resistant to the things that typically cause crops to fail. Bottom line, they are producing more crops to feed more people. Seems to make sense, doesn’t it. After all the new GMO seeds have been tested and found to be safe, right?

Maybe not. Many geneticists believe that if we error we should error on the side of safety. Living organisms are incredibly complex. If you thought a computer was an engineering complexity, just wait until to see DNA. So, their bottom line is that there really isn’t enough solid research to know whether the GMOs are really safe or not.
What is certain is that Monsanto is out to improve their bottom line, and, frankly that is their legal obligation for their investors. One way that Monsanto has approached this is to create GMO seeds that don’t reproduce. Throughout the history of the planet, the way crops worked is that you planted a seed, it grew into a plant, you ate part of the plant, but the plant also produced more seeds that you could plant and start the cycle again. Monsanto has managed to make plants that don’t grow more plants, and that means you have to keep buying Monsanto seeds to grow more plants. It’s actually pretty clever.
The point is that Monsanto is out to make some money by doing Genetic Engineering. Some of the genetic engineering is well intended, but other genetic engineering is all about making more profit.

So what does this have to do with Chemtrails?

One of the “dots” that seems to be backed by some solid research is that the soil in places that are exposed to chemtrails show an unusually high amount of aluminum. Another interesting dot is the role that was played by the Aluminum industry in the fluoridation of our water. A third interesting dot is the fact that Monsanto has developed GMOs that are resistant to aluminum in the soil. The question is whether these three dots need to be connected.
Michael Murphy, noted chemtrails researcher, seems to think so. In his writings he says there is no coincidence in the fact that chemtrails seem to contain aluminum and Monsanto has seeds that flourish in aluminum rich soil were most other plants die… just another way to increase the bottom line. Kill of the normal plants so that everyone has to buy Monsanto seeds.
Others point out that aluminum rich soil is naturally occurring in some areas and so it makes sense for Monsanto to develop such a product. There is quite a bit of information on the internet concerning this topic. Do a little hunting and come up with your own conclusions. The question is whether the food industry is willing to poison us and destroy the natural environment in order to make a buck. So far, their track record seems to be to make a buck before really worrying about the impacts of what they are doing.
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Submitted by Vincenzo (not verified) on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 3:03pm.

Submitted by Vincenzo (not verified) on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 4:01pm.
Just the beginning paragraphs, dear readers:
It's a hoary bureaucratic trick, making a controversial announcement on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when most people are daydreaming about what beer to buy on the way home from work, or are checking movie times online. But that's precisely what the US Department of Agriculture pulled last Friday.
In an innocuous-sounding press release titled "USDA Responds to Regulation Requests Regarding Kentucky Bluegrass," agency officials announced their decision not to regulate a "Roundup Ready" strain of Kentucky bluegrass—that is, a strain genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate, Monsanto's widely used herbicide, which we know as Roundup. The maker of the novel grass seed, Scotts Miracle Gro, is now free to sell it far and wide. So you'll no doubt be seeing Roundup Ready bluegrass blanketing lawns and golf courses near you—and watching anal neighbors and groundskeepers literally dousing the grass in weed killer without fear of harming a single precious blade.
Which is worrisome enough. But even more worrisome is the way this particular product was approved. According to Doug Gurian-Sherman, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists' Food and Environment Program, the documents released by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) along with the announcement portend a major change in how the feds will deal with genetically modified crops.
Notably, given the already-lax regulatory regime governing GMOs (genetically modified organisms, click here for a primer), APHIS seems to be ramping down oversight to the point where it is essentially meaningless. The new regime corresponding with the bluegrass announcement would "drastically weaken USDA’s regulation," Gurian-Sherman told me. "This is perhaps the most serious change in US regs for [genetically modified] crops for many years."
Be afraid...but don't just sit back - demand ANSWERS.

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