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    Default farmer and Monsanto and soybean seed

    http://ideas.time.com/2013/02/18/is-...-plant-a-seed/

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    Sad and disgusting on so many levels...including the fact that the Roundup Ready seeds are being used to feed livestock.
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    Roughly 40 percent of the food grown now is genetically modified in some way. Most have a "terminator gene" which can be attached to a regular plant through pollination making its seed sterile. Check out the fruit in the grocery store. It doesn't rot like the fruit on my tree's. It shrivels up and dries out instead of getting mushy. My fruit off my trees doesn't last very long,, but I had plums that I forgot about for about 6 months and it was still viable ,,same with the tomatoes which were the first fruit to be experimented on. They last forever and shrivel. That can't be good for people.
    The reason is not to feed the masses with food that lasts ,,,it is just the opposite. That crap will cause problems down the road. and it gives Monsanto a monopoly on seed.
    That means if you want to grow food you will have to get seed from monsanto,,just to grow food that can eventually kill you.

    Can you see the plan coming together now.
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    Yep, farmers use to be able to keep seed from this years crop to plant next. That's pretty much a thing of the past. A documentary called Food inc. does a decent job of showing how all of this goes down. Worth a watch if you have the time.
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    It seems weird to me that countries like Russia have outlawed GMO's while the US has shown very little interest in even talking about the subject.
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    To add some insight when you buy round-up ready soy beans, you sign a licensing agreement with the seed company saying you will not replant the seeds, or sell them as a seed crop. Every farmer knows about it, this is a farmer that is testing the the patent law, not some poor innocent guy who knew nothing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Roughly 40 percent of the food grown now is genetically modified in some way. Most have a "terminator gene" which can be attached to a regular plant through pollination making its seed sterile. Check out the fruit in the grocery store. It doesn't rot like the fruit on my tree's. It shrivels up and dries out instead of getting mushy. My fruit off my trees doesn't last very long,, but I had plums that I forgot about for about 6 months and it was still viable ,,same with the tomatoes which were the first fruit to be experimented on. They last forever and shrivel. That can't be good for people.
    The reason is not to feed the masses with food that lasts ,,,it is just the opposite. That crap will cause problems down the road. and it gives Monsanto a monopoly on seed.
    That means if you want to grow food you will have to get seed from monsanto,,just to grow food that can eventually kill you.

    Can you see the plan coming together now.
    I always assumed this was from irradiating the food and killing all the stuff that naturally leads to decay.

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    The smart money should be on Monsanto on this case

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    The smart money should be on Monsanto on this case
    Yes if I were a betting man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mngundog View Post
    To add some insight when you buy round-up ready soy beans, you sign a licensing agreement with the seed company saying you will not replant the seeds, or sell them as a seed crop. Every farmer knows about it, this is a farmer that is testing the the patent law, not some poor innocent guy who knew nothing about it.
    Read what the farmer actually says that he did. He did not violate the agreement that he signed.

    On another note this is why I still keep some of my Dad's field corn going. Getting too old to keep it up though.
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