GMO

(439 Posts)
nononsensemumof2 Sat 18-May-13 15:48:30

Morrisons, Siansburys, Co-Op and M&S have joined Tesco in allowing GMO fed chickens on their shelves.! This is the tip of the ice burg.!
There is an International protest against GMO on 25th May, I urge you all to organise to join in, if you value choice about what you eat, because if GMO is allowed into our food chain, we will have let the genie out of the bottle, forever.!
Cross contamination and patented law suits will be the order of the day, if we allow Monsanto to get a foot hold on our food supply.
Not only is this vile virus a health hazard to humans, but it is destroying our environment too, re bees, etc.
Plus it is attempting to own Mother Nature via its patented seeds, thereby selling us dangerous produce with a corporate stamp.!
We must all wake up to this onslaught against nature and our right to chose. Please get out in force and demand an end to this profit lead evil against nature now.

LadyVoldemort Sat 18-May-13 15:51:13

What's GMO? I agree we need to get out buying and eating battery chickens but I don't know what the answer to it is. I don't know many people that can afford free range organic chicken.

Free range organic chicken. Small. In Tescos today £13.12.

not bloody likely.

EeyoreIsh Sat 18-May-13 15:55:01

and the evidence to back your scaremongering is where?

Tee2072 Sat 18-May-13 15:55:43

I have no idea what you're talking about. And I don't care.

What's a patented law suit by the way? Do you mean a suit for patent infringement?

You do have a choice, you can go and buy something else.

thebody Sat 18-May-13 15:57:49

£13.20 for a small chicken!! Exactly.

I noticed because it was in the reduced bit. Reduced to £10-something.

Utter madness. It was teeny as well.

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.
It's not a virus, it's introducing genes not ordinarily present in whatever you're modifying.
It's what evolution has been doing for millions of years but done deliberately.
Usually the law of the countries they are based in means that the companies are obliged to make infertile seeds so that they have to be replanted each year, in an attempt to stop "IT SPREADING!!!!!" which is often another point the antis make when they rant and rave and wail and gnash their teeth about the Poor Farmers in Africa.
Genetically modified rice with extra vitamin A in it can save the eyesight of thousands of people (just one example off the top of my head) of things GM can be used for to do good. The antis tend to be their own worst enemies, a bit like the militant animal rights people and PETA and suchlike groups.
Spoiling for a fight and never letting the facts get in their way.
Oh and just to stir the shit pot a bit more - genetically modified bacteria, incorporating scorpion venom genes is classed as a organic pesticide and can be freely used on organic crops (google Bacillus thuringiensis)

MalcolmTuckersMum Sat 18-May-13 16:00:43

Presumably this stuff will have to be clearly marked as such? I won't touch it with a bargepole and come the day I can't afford non-tampered meat then I'll become fully veggie. Hardly eat any meat as it is, DH veggie and only DS to worry about and he's off to the USA soon anyway where GM is all over the place.

fuzzpig Sat 18-May-13 16:01:07

GM like genetically modified whatsit? [should've paid more attention in biology emoticon]

Tee2072 Sat 18-May-13 16:01:11

Also, to be pedantic and annoying, why is it people who scaremonger can never spell or use correct punctuation?

I mean, I'm not perfect, but if I'm writing about my cause (if I had one) I'd certainly spell and grammar check. Doesn't help your argument, really, to be practically unreadable.*

*I'm sure there's a typo here I'm not seeing. Feel free to point it out. Doesn't bother me. grin

fuzzpig Sat 18-May-13 16:01:28

x post! thanks.

LesserEvil Sat 18-May-13 16:03:34

"It doesn't help your argument...."

Your welcome, Tee grin.

OP, YABU. And ill-informed.

LesserEvil Sat 18-May-13 16:03:56

You are welcome.... <<dies>>

grin

Tee2072 Sat 18-May-13 16:04:27

Also? OP is SPAMMING the boards. There is at least one other thread on this by them.

You're Lesser.

grin grin

I love that this is turning into a pedantic thread. <bliss>

WorraLiberty Sat 18-May-13 16:07:10

I've never read such a well thought out, completely unbiased, informative opening post grin

Oh wait...I still haven't.

Never mind chickens, where could I get one of those patented law suits? I think I need one <<interested>>

Tee2072 Sat 18-May-13 16:09:03

grin worra

nononsensemumof2 Sat 18-May-13 16:16:01

Im not scaremongering. Please check the facts. GMO is nothing related to or similar to propergation of seeds or breeding of animals.
It is the introduction of chemicals supposedly to help growth, but actually to ensure the ownership of plants and now fish, in order to profit from that ownership., via patents. The chemicals have been proven to be detrimental to our environment and our health.!

Can I suggest you learn grammar. And correct use of punctuation.

claig Sat 18-May-13 16:17:27

nononsensemumof2, thanks for the information. I will try to get my chicken elsewhere.

claig Sat 18-May-13 16:17:56

'Can I suggest you learn grammar. And correct use of punctuation.'

Can I suggest you learn some manners?

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