Tanya Marquette
Tanya Marquette

A number of people like to point this out Joel Saeks, but this is an artificial argument. There is a major difference between crossbreeding within a given species and bombarding a plants DNA with foreign genes/organisms. Crossbreeding works with nature. It is no different than people interbreeding between the variations of human gene pools. Engineering implies a more laboratory mechanical event--and that is how the term is used and was designed for use. Changing the language as some...

A number of people like to point this out Joel Saeks, but this is an artificial argument. There is a major difference between crossbreeding within a given species and bombarding a plants DNA with foreign genes/organisms. Crossbreeding works with nature. It is no different than people interbreeding between the variations of human gene pools. Engineering implies a more laboratory mechanical event--and that is how the term is used and was designed for use. Changing the language as some kind of sophistry services no purpose other than massaging ones ego.

Mo Sandel
Mo Sandel

"GMOs should have remained an interesting experiment CONFINED to a research laboratory; studied extensively by RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT agencies and NEVER released in the environment to contaminate and damage helpless victims. BAN ALL GMOS NOW! The *least* we can do is require labeling them so they can be wisely avoided (until "genetic drift" spreads their DNA to remaining healthy species). After that it will be too late. Work for the environment and the people NOT powerful and rich corporations!"-Mo Sandel"

Lee Walsh
Lee Walsh
  • Mo Sandel

Truth .

Judy Meives
Judy Meives
  • Mo Sandel

Independant agencies is how animal and human cloning came about. Frankenstein cannot be contained. These hidden labs are also trying to mix different species, like fish with human dna. Crap, do you want a baby with wings?

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

GMO is too broad a term for what you are all going on about. Technically almost all food we eat has been genetically modified: Do you eat orange carrots? Do you eat Cauliflour or Brocolli? Do you like it when your corn is all the same colour? Well congratulations, you eat GM food. It was done through breeding not through a lab but its still modified. We don't need bans on GM food, we need bans on imported foods that use unsafe farming practices. GET IT RIGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE PETITIONING FOR!!

Judy Meives
Judy Meives
  • Rachel Davidson

You are talking about Monsanto GE Foods. Genetic Engineering is working with the foods genes itself. GMO is the Genetically Modified by chemicals being putinto/onto the seeds tehmselves, that will kill the bugs that hatch, eat and will die immediately, like putting baking soda into an ants sugar does. Since they began their GMO uses, around 1966, this nation has slowly increased all illnesses andimmunity problems. To stop the pain and suffering, and the COST OF HEALTHCARE, we must stop...

You are talking about Monsanto GE Foods. Genetic Engineering is working with the foods genes itself. GMO is the Genetically Modified by chemicals being putinto/onto the seeds tehmselves, that will kill the bugs that hatch, eat and will die immediately, like putting baking soda into an ants sugar does. Since they began their GMO uses, around 1966, this nation has slowly increased all illnesses andimmunity problems. To stop the pain and suffering, and the COST OF HEALTHCARE, we must stop eating this chemical food that has killed its own food value. Monsanto is Stalin/Hitler, destroying all but the best human gene source, in this case, it is destroying the poor who become ill, and the seniors who have eaten this for years and 'managed' to survive but will now succumb to its non-food value.

Kim Crowdis
Kim Crowdis
  • Rachel Davidson

Rachel, you speak of genetic SELECTION which is a whole different ball game than Monsanto plays. It is obvious you don't know the difference between an heirloom ( more than 50 years old), a hybrid which is done in the field and a gene MODIFIED organism which is done IN the lab and removes some genes and replaces them in a very unnatural manner. Grafting trees and plants is NOT genetic modification. A non-GMO hybrid is genetic SELECTION not modification. GMO is NOT a broad term, it refers...

Rachel, you speak of genetic SELECTION which is a whole different ball game than Monsanto plays. It is obvious you don't know the difference between an heirloom ( more than 50 years old), a hybrid which is done in the field and a gene MODIFIED organism which is done IN the lab and removes some genes and replaces them in a very unnatural manner. Grafting trees and plants is NOT genetic modification. A non-GMO hybrid is genetic SELECTION not modification. GMO is NOT a broad term, it refers only to LAB altered seeds not mixing genetics in the field.

Jacqueline Anne Finch
Jacqueline Anne Finch
  • Rachel Davidson

Rachael it is time for you to do much more research on this subject matter, it is vital that we get labeling of GMO foods and join some 25 other major countries in the world who are choosing the right to know what undocumented and not fully tested horrible side effects the GMO altered foods are doing to us, our animals, our unborn babies and to the environment and choosing to buy non GMO products. I suggest you Google negative effects of consuming GMO foods.

Lesley Silver
Lesley Silver
  • Rachel Davidson

There's a difference between selective breeding and genetic manipulation. Selective breeding is an ancient pracrice. This is about inserting genes from one organism into another organism. Very different.

Judy Meives
Judy Meives
  • Lesley Silver

With the GMO, they are inserting bacteria, botulism and poisons into the seeds.

Jan Boudart
Jan Boudart
  • Rachel Davidson

GMO foods are to breeding what the atomic bomb is to the bow and arrow.

Leuth Novotny
Leuth Novotny

The tactics just get sneakier & sneakier. Makes it difficult to forget the connection these folks have to napalm & dropping fire-bombs ... Not that I'd want to cloud the argument by discussing past history! ;/

Mark Perenich
Mark Perenich

GMO's are not natural, and have been tested on lab animals causing negative health effects. It makes me wonder how bad things will have to get in order to keep this from getting on our dinner tables. NO GMO's! http://www.1forjustice.com/

Tanya Marquette
Tanya Marquette

A number of people like to point this out Joel Saeks, but this is an artificial argument. There is a major difference between crossbreeding with a given species and bombarding a plants DNA with foreign genes/organisms. Crossbreeding works with nature. It is no different than people interbreeding between the variations of human gene pools. Engineering implies a more laboratory mechanical event--and that is how the term is used and was designed for use. Changing the language as some kind...

A number of people like to point this out Joel Saeks, but this is an artificial argument. There is a major difference between crossbreeding with a given species and bombarding a plants DNA with foreign genes/organisms. Crossbreeding works with nature. It is no different than people interbreeding between the variations of human gene pools. Engineering implies a more laboratory mechanical event--and that is how the term is used and was designed for use. Changing the language as some kind of sophistry services no purpose other than massaging ones ego.

Adriana Florescu
Adriana Florescu

No!

Joel Saeks
Joel Saeks

We need to be clear on one point hybrid plants are technically genetically modified organisms even though they are created by cross pollination. these CAN occur in Nature however GE genetically engineered are not now and never will be Natural as they are created by combining genetic materials that could never combine in nature!

Kim Crowdis
Kim Crowdis
  • Joel Saeks

Hybrids are NOT genetically modified, they are selected. It you plant seeds of a hybrid, they revert to their non-hybrid state. A GMO doe NOT. It has been altered PERMANENTLY and that is what the "gene modified" stands for. Grafting trees on to root stock is NOT genetically altering the plant, it is selecting growth patterns.

Olimpia Marina
Olimpia Marina

Somebody else is responsible also.....The one who approved this from the beginning.....Monei..money...money.....All need to be charged for the harm done to humanity

Mary Kay Welter
Mary Kay Welter

Protect mother earth from this catastrophe ~

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