Re: [ronpaul-93] GMO insects introduced (without any risk assessment) to take over traditional insect colonies

From: Cameron B.
Sent on: Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:53 AM
I honestly don't know what the answer is to this type of issue.  Taking it to the courts or the FDA or some other body does not work because of the powerful "influence" GMO multinationals have "gained", and I don't believe that mandatory labeling worked either.  I have had some frank conversations recently with commercially producing organic farmers, and from what I gather, the organic certifications and labeling are largely a fraud/racket.  
I do believe there is significant danger from GMO crops and insects -- GMO alfalfa is going to be hugely problematic as well in my opinion.

The challenge as I see it is that many of the "liberty" solutions require an informed populace (for enough citizens to apply requisite pressure to effect change), so the informed minority does not have the power to protect itself.  Meanwhile, the government solutions give the appearance of protecting while not necessarily doing so and having the extra bonus of oppressing a minority.  What to do??

-Cameron


On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Mike Benoit <[address removed]> wrote:
Leigh, I am sure the controllers in our group will come up with something like mandatory labeling of the insects so we can know what mosquitos to get bit by.

For those who worship on the alter of government.

"Oh government my lord and master please give me security as I care not for rights of others as they may harm me if they have rights. If they have no rights they are more likely to not care about others rights so then we can lock them up because they were selfish individuals anyway having no regard for the rights of the collective."


MIke


At 10:09 AM 11/18/2012, you wrote:
Continuing GMO saga is covered by G. Edward Griffin's introduction on GMO insects.

<http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-millions-no-risk-assessment/>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be set loose in fields of food crops to test their interaction with GMO plants. <http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-millions-no-risk-assessment/>[Oxitec, the producer of GMO insects, is working closely with GMO and pesticide giant Syngenta in this project. These companies are not planning to monitor the effects on animal and human health and are not required to do so by governments. Consequences are unknown and irreversible.]

Natural Society 2012 Nov 10

What I want to know is what those of you in our group are going to do to stop these insects from co-mingling with your organic crops after they are introduced in our country?

<http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-millions-no-risk-assessment/>http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-millions-no-risk-assessment/


Leigh
It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. Frederic Bastiat





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