Analysis: Dow's new corn: "time bomb" or farmers' dream?

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amos033 wrote:

What are these Genetically Modified seeds doing to the human body? Surely all those chemicals not only makes the seeds sterile, but should adversely affect humans who injest them. This is an outrage.

Apr 23, 2012 12:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EllaBoyle wrote:

Stop those bandits before they poison us in the name of profit and seed control. They hide behind “feed the planet” pretense of benevolence (wolf in sheep’s clothing).

Apr 24, 2012 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

usa on the way to becoming the zombie zone for mutants and frankenfood

soon your organs will become a pink slime, but resistant to pesticides and herbicides

food for creeps

Apr 24, 2012 6:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlfredReaud wrote:

IMHO, the continued use of such chemicals and further use of GMO crops will continue to affect honeybees and possibly other pollinators. They are the canary in the coal mine. Don’t forget that honeybees pollinate about 2/3 of human crops. If colony collapse continues and the pollinators disappear, the least of our worries will be Monsanto’s Franken-corn…

Apr 24, 2012 9:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eideard wrote:

I’ll ignore the ignorant anti-science comments.

Dow’s approach reinforces the worst part of contemporary agriculture in the United States – reliance on chemical solutions, pesticides, herbicides, to resolve what essentially are pests to production, optimization of profits.

Better there should be rational use of the land and crops, planting and harvesting systems – instead of trying to wring that last penny from the food produced. We already have profitable surpluses. We needn’t compound that surplus with greed supported by poor farming practices.

OK. The Luddites may now resume whining.

Apr 24, 2012 11:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SBEvans44 wrote:

Please, no new Dow corn! We have too many pesticides in this country as it is. Can’t companies see they are trading health for their bottom line? Why not advertise, instead, that they are raising the healthiest food possible?

Apr 24, 2012 7:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jabyssal wrote:

The gen-tech people are wizards but it appears they never studied Darwin. The bugs are going to win this one. That is all they have demonstrated so far.

Also pardon me, but I thought in a free market, businesses responded to the consumer. In this model reality, corporations buy the politicians, write their own laws and then try and mold the market to need their product. People will s#!- a brick when they find out all their “natural” food are almost always made with GMO corn and soybeans. Good Luck on that one….NOT!

Apr 24, 2012 9:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
minipaws wrote:

I just eliminated corn, corn chips, nachos, tacos, corn bread and all other corn products from my diet! Living near a corn field in Central Illinois I see what is put on corn plants, it kills nearby trees. No way am I eating it.

Apr 25, 2012 8:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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