Papaya in Hawaii ... hit by ring spot virus
... virus “shot” into papaya w/ tungsten balls
plant cloned onto agar..
Do we need cheap food?
Bt genes soy, corn, potatoes, cotton
Scientists cannot PROVE “safety” only that
it doesnt kill immediately
... example HRT, hormone replacement therapy
the best way is to make sure the cost to benefit ratio is appropriate
how have they been tested?
IF THEY ARENT LABELED, THEN HOW CAN WE KNOW IF THEY MAKE US SICK?
USDA safe to grow
FDA safe to eat
EPA safe for environment
allergens not known if no labeling of GMO, further, bits can move to other plants by transposons, starlink getting into the human food chain
SHOULD individual companies “own” naturally
Not the same as owning a gene in use set up with a promoter, making a specific biological
.. Harm to butterflies and other beneficial worms.
CHEMICALS VS GMOs
Chemical sprays ... 8 times a year
Bt gene on in every cell of every plant, WHY NOT SPRAY WITH Bt?????
the problem of monoculture, monogenetics
... organic farmers only spray with Bt once or twice per season when needed
MONSANTO IS TAKING ALL PRESENT AND FUTURE
PROFITS IN THEIR POCKET
.... they will create drug resistant caterpillars
... when they come up with new “Bt” they will not share with farmers... THEY WILL GET THOSE PROFITS TOO
.. Growers will not plant those “refuge”
EPA hold biotech companies responsible
Monsanto says growers self police
so who is checking???
BORLAUG ... great proponent, chemical agriculture, GMOs ... green revolution
hunger is not a problem of production, it is a problem of distribution and war
starch is not solution to hunger, protein is
GMO huge salmon escape into ocean cause
collapse and extinction of wild salmon
.. Gene for salmon growth hormone is turned on all the time, even in winter
vitamin A ..... Not water soluble
people only need 1 supplement
“It takes only two doses a year of vitamin
A capsules to save a child’s life and prevent blindness at a cost of approximately
the greatest source of
liver (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish) (6500 ?g 722%)
carrots (835 ?g 93%)