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To: FTJM

The problem is that genetically modified crops produce sterile seeds. So the farmers have to keep buying new seed (from Monsanto) every year.


22 posted on 12/26/2010 4:25:42 PM PST by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: CWW

Free the heirloom seeds!!!

Fighting for Monsanto sounds a little fascist to me, no surprise there.


26 posted on 12/26/2010 4:32:02 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: CWW
The problem is that genetically modified crops produce sterile seeds.

Your statement is only PARTIALLY accurate.

Seed that contains 'the terminator' gene does not produce more seed. But there are other types of genetically modified seed. For instance, there is seed that is resistant to glyfosate (genetic name for Round-up) and there is Bt corn, which is resistant to certain types of corn bore. Both the Roundup resistant and the Bt varieties can be reproduced from their own seed, altho in some situations, farmers are asked to sign an agreement NOT to plant bin run grain, using it as seed, the following year.

There are plenty of NON GMO hybreds, and farmers have a choice as to what they plant. If they don't want to sign the agreement NOT to use the grain they harvest as seed for the following year's crop,, they can just plant another variety.

27 posted on 12/26/2010 4:36:10 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: CWW
The problem is that genetically modified crops produce sterile seeds. So the farmers have to keep buying new seed (from Monsanto) every year.

Not all. Some of their patents are starting to expire.

35 posted on 12/26/2010 4:48:51 PM PST by Netizen
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To: CWW
Powder..patch..ball..FIRE!

The problem is that genetically modified crops produce sterile seeds. So the farmers have to keep buying new seed (from Monsanto) every year.

Incorrecto. The seeds retain the traits, keeping seed and replanting without paying is the issue.

95 posted on 12/26/2010 7:25:41 PM PST by BallandPowder
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