These are the bastards that are harming the US’s reputation. Selfish people in our own gov’t and business.
It would be nice to know what a “GMO” is.
I looked to the article in vain for any inkling of what a GMO is. What are we talking about here?
Did I skim too fast and miss it, or am I just the last to know?
Every single crop since the first snatch grain thrown down by Homo Erectus is a GMO.
For the EU green enviro nuts to protest is nonsense.
Every single domestic animal, including dairy cows and every breed of dog & cat, and all of the rest are genetically modified.
Great! About time they defended American interests.
This is exactly what the US should be doing, e.g., acting in America’s interests. Surprise that might just happen with the Obama dude in charge is the only surprise here! Of course, this may be a core campaign contributor to the Dem’s and hence this administration actually acting in “America’s Interests” internationally.
Don't this actually mean he represents France on the US's behalf ?
Wouldn't this actually mean that France is being duped by it's own Representative ? If so who is holding the purse strings someone in France or someone in the U.S.?
What is a GMO?
People that write in alphabet soup shoud be executed!!!
Just Say NO to GMO’s
Riots in Europe over Frankenfood.
Movements worldwide to pass legislation that would prevent gene-altered foods from being sold in grocery stores or at a minimum, to be clearly labeled as GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).
A major agri-business supplier tries to suppress the results of a study conducted by its own scientists.
Roundup herbicide used routinely to control weeds by spraying directly on growing food crops, such as corn and soy beans.
People by the hundreds of thousands turn increasingly to Heirloom seeds to produce their own food.
A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) results from a discipline called Genetic Engineering which involves taking genes from one species and inserting them into another. For example, genes from an arctic flounder which has “antifreeze” properties may be spliced into a tomato to prevent frost damage. It is impossible to guide the insertion of the new gene. This can lead to unpredictable effects.
The process of creating GMOs bears no resemblance to traditional breeding techniques. The government’s own Genetic Modification (Contained Use) Regulations admit this when it defines GM as “the altering of the genetic material in that organism in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination or both”.
In sharp contrast to hybrids, Heirlooms trace their ancestry back many years to a time when pesticides and herbicides were not in use. As Jere Gettle, the owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. puts it, Basically, an Heirloom seed is one that has been passed down through families and is usually considered to be over 50 years old. Unlike hybrid GMOs, which cannot reproduce, Heirloom seeds can be saved and replanted, ensuring a trustworthy supply of family food year after year.
Says Jere, “People are really tired of the way produce in the supermarket tastes. They remember when they were kids and the delicious produce that came from their grandma’s garden. The tomatoes tasted good and the melons were sweet. Everything that they’re bringing in from Mexico and California is picked green and shipped, and it just doesn’t taste like it used to.” Also, people are starting to get more concerned that the nutritional value is gone as well. “More and more allergies keep developing,” Jere added. “And a lot of people think that might have something to do with genetic engineering, all the different chemicals they’re spraying on the foods.”
The bottom line: Until agri-business companies can positively assure the public through replicatable tests that eating GMO food is safe, food that has been genetically modified should be labeled as such, as a bare minimum precaution. This would cost practically nothing and would give consumers a choice, instead of being unwittingly lulled into buying food that might be bad for them.
For a primer on GMO (genetically modified organism) used in the food chain and touching on other areas like medicines, I suggest ‘The Future of Food 2004’ about 90 minutes long. Netflix has it on ‘watch now’ besides mail order.
Pay close attention @ 6 minutes concerning how our Founding Father handled patents and later on how Monsanto and the US Supreme Court changed them. If you don’t understand any or all the aspects of GMO, you will after watching this documentary and be given the foundational information you need to follow along with today’s news and current events.
It’s actually nice to see the U.S. support GMOs globally. Probably happened under Bush insteaqd of 0bama, though...
GMO.....a global fascist scam one step shy of GLobal Warming....