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    The Plants That Will Not Die

    A field of genitically modified wheat has somehow planted itself into a farmers field. 90% of all wheat grown in America is for export & gen-mod wheat
    is banned from import in most European countries & it isn't approved for use in USA either. Workers tried to kill the plants, but they are resistant to all known pesticides.
    Thanks a lot Monsanto.


    http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article...n_Oregon_field
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    Wheat is an annual plant. Mow it down. It sure won't grow back then!
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    I dislike all the fear-mongering around genetically modified food - farmers have been selectively breeding plants for generations, but no one screamed then.

    I know it isn't the same thing, but do some scientific, independently monitored and rigorously scientifically sound studies before we panic, folks. It ain't the boogie monster, it's a plant. And of course it "will die" - if ya yank it up, it'll die, instead of dumping chemicals on it that will get into the groundwater and then us, it will most assuredly die.
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    Let me guess, Monsanto has something to do with it?
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    And once again emotion and propaganda thrash sound science.

    I'm not a fan of Monsanto's techniques, as they involve mass quantities of pesticide and herbicide to prep fields, but the GMO scare is assinine.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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