Discussion Group - GMOs

After the discussion some of us go to the El Arroyo on Wood Hollow to have something to eat and drink while the discussion continues and veers off into strange territory.

El Arroyo is across the parking lot in the strip mall behind the library, next to the HEB.

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  • wendy

    Maybe i can get ride home with you instead

    August 13

  • Anne M.

    Wendy, I'm not too far and would be glad to give you a ride. Anne

    August 13

    • wendy

      Thanks anne. Apoteciate it. Just need to find a time.

      August 13

  • wendy

    Is anyone coming from highland mall that i can grab a ride with?

    August 12

  • wendy

    Maybe

    August 12

  • Til C.

    Interesting dialogue. Is anyone going close to the Bouldin Creek neighborhood just south of downtown between S 1st and S Lamar who I can bum a ride from?
    Thanks,
    /t

    August 8

  • Steve B.

    The text of the article Eric #3's link goes to is reproduced under "More" in "Files" [see above just beneath the banner]

    July 17

  • Eric #.

    Interesting article. The comments section should seed any common arguments and points that get brought up.
    http://richarddawkins.net/2014/07/core-truths-10-common-gmo-claims-debunked/

    July 15

  • David T.

    There is propaganda on both sides. The biased studies from the anti-GMO groups such as a recently republished study of rats with tumors show that neither side can be trusted. What is at issue is the validity of specific studies themselves. Unfortunately this means that one has to check the studies themselves. Hopefully when I get home I will be able see if the 10 mentioned can be found. How the Tobacco industry or the lead industry behaved is only grounds for suspicion.

    Ten studies if one can find them are not enough to"prove" anything they just suggest a growing body of evidence. There are literally hundreds of studies showing a lack of harm. Not all of these are from Monsanto. I will try to be more specific once I get home and can do some searches. One big problem with depending on sites that are anti-GMO is that their primary product is fear mongering. This detracts from very real issues such as a tendency toward monoculture farming which.

    1 · July 12

    • David T.

      sorry for the multiple copies. hard to edit in this box

      July 15

  • David T.

    The story of lead may be typical of how industry behaves. It says nothing about GMOs. Please criticize actual studies not just broad categories. Nothing you have said says anything about the quality of the studies themselves.

    1 · July 11

  • David T.

    There are hundreds that disagree. You have yet to present any actual studies. By the way no studies in science ever "prove" anything. I guess science is not your thing. I am traveling so I will not have to check out your link and see if I can find the actual studies. Seeing the web site I would be suspicious if they actually "prove" what you claim. There is a lot of propaganda out there and one has to check the sources.

    1 · July 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      Science obviously is not your thing, and all the propaganda regarding GMOs is misinformation from the industry, exactly like lead poisoning. The apologists for tobacco, and lead and GMOs are all the same, corporate tools.

      July 11

    • Steve B.

      Anyone who disagrees with you must be a fool and a tool of evil corporations. bye bye

      July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    At virtually every step in the history of the uncovering of lead's toxic qualities, resistance was shown by a variety of industrial interests to the association of lead and toxicity. During the first half of the last century, three primary means were used to undermine the growing body of evidence: first, the lead industry sought to control lead research by sponsoring and funding university research. A second way was to shape our understanding of lead itself, portraying it as an indispensable and healthful element essential for all modern life. Lead was portrayed as safe for children to use, be around, and even touch. Throughout the past century tremendous pressure by the lead industry itself was brought to bear to quiet, even intimidate, researchers and clinicians who reported on or identified lead as a hazard. http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/Politics%20of%20Lead%20Toxicology%20Rosner%20Markowitz.pdf

    July 11

  • David T.

    While I am in favor of labeling, safety is another issue. The overwhelming evidence is that current GMOs are safe to consume. Everything we eat has been modified by older techniques so good luck finding much to eat. With the current wave of misinformation out there, I can see why companies don't want to facilitate mindless discrimination. Your reaction is a case it point.

    July 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      ""The overwhelming evidence is that current GMOs are safe to consume."" The evidence for this comes from millions of dollars of corporate propoganda, much the same as was done with lead in gasoline and paint, until science finally prevailed, after much sickness and death.

      July 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      ""Everything we eat has been modified by older techniques so good luck finding much to eat. "" Selective breeding is a far cry from genetically modifying a plant so that it can grow in a puddle of liquid poison.

      July 11

  • Eric #.

    July 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      With all the monied interests supporting non-labeling of GMO-based foods, I myself am only buying non-GMO labeled foods

      July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple Monsanto?
    Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24876-monsantos-herbicide-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-epidemic-will-ckdu-topple-monsanto

    July 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Roundup-Ready GMO Maize Causes Serious Health Damage

    A highly controversial paper by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished after a stringent peer review process.

    The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

    The original study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012, found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU.

    Toxic effects were found from the GM maize tested alone, as well as from Roundup tested alone and together with the maize. Additional unexpected findings were higher rates of large tumours and mortality in most treatment groups.
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/25/roundup-ready-gmo-maize-causes-serious-health-damage/#.U6rwMqHgziU.facebook

    June 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, found the meeting (thanks, Iain): http://www.clickhole.com/blogpost/can-somebody-tell-me-what-monsanto-so-i-can-hate-i-330. Sorry if you got this on the other event earlier!

    June 19

    • A former member
      A former member

      I read it, I didn't really get it, over my head I guess....

      June 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    New research confirms that DNA fragments derived from meals, large enough to carry complete genes, can escape degradation and enter the human circulatory system, and so can RNA, raising serious concerns over new nucleic acids introduced into the human food chain via genetically modified organisms Dr Mae-Wan Ho
    Nucleic acids (both DNA and RNA) from food can resist digestion in the human gut and enter the circulatory system, with the potential of being taken up by cells to influence gene expression and/or become incorporated into the cell’s genome. This underscores the hazards of GM and other unknown nucleic acids introduced into the human food chain by GMOs.

    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Nucleic_Acid_Invaders_From_Food.php

    1 · June 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interview with Dr. Don Huber on Glyphosate, GMOs and the threat they pose to U.S. Agriculture David Murphy of Food Democracy Now interviews Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, Purdue University on discovery of new organism and crop disease, livestock infertility and threats to U.S. food and agriculture.

    http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/interview_with_dr_don_huber_on_gmos_and_the_threat_they_pose_to_us_agriculture/

    June 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples


    Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile Delta agricultural region. GreenMedInfo reports new research, soon to be published by Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal, discovered the traces over a 12-year span from 1995-2007.
    ........ Roundup’s overuse has enabled weeds and insects to build an immunity to its harsh toxins. To deal with the immunity issue, Monsanto’s solution has been to spray more and stronger pesticides to eliminate the problem. The health effects of Roundup are also hard to ignore as research has linked exposure to the pesticide to Parkinson’s disease and various cancers. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/27/monsantos-roundup-found-in-75-of-air-and-rain-samples/

    1 · June 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    New Study Finds Roundup Herbicide To Be 125X More Toxic Than Regulators Claim

    A new report has actually found that Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, is way more poisonous than ever thought. Many countries have banned this toxic cocktail – why not the US? Roundup is one of the biggest selling herbicides sold around the world. Many studies in the past (i) have reported links to a range of diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, birth defects and many more. It is also blamed for the catastrophic loss to the bee population. However, a new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International (ii) states that Roundup herbicide is 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. This is shocking. http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2014/05/new-study-finds-roundup-herbicide-125x-toxic-regulators-claim.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3955666/

    1 · June 12

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