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Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of foods
Daily Mail UK ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter

Posted on 01/25/2013 7:38:13 AM PST by opentalk

•EU watchdog reveals approval for GM foods fails to identify poisonous gene
•54 of the 86 GM plants approved contain the dangerous gene
•Gene found in food for farm animals producing meat, milk and eggs
•Biotech supporters argue there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful

A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety.

GM crops such as corn and soya, which are being grown around the world for both human and farm animal consumption, include the gene.

A new study by the EU’s official food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has revealed that the international approval process for GM crops failed to identify the gene.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: controlfoodsupply; costarica; dna; fertility; genemanipulation; genetics; gmfood; gmo; gmos; health; monopoly; monsanto; poisongene; priceofseeds; safety; testing; unkownrisk; virusgene
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1 posted on 01/25/2013 7:38:19 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Memo to Limeys

Stay in bed with covers over your head...


2 posted on 01/25/2013 7:50:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: opentalk

Calm, unbiased and completely neutral researchers say:

“We’re all gonna die!!! The sky is falling!!! GM...The Great and Horrible GM is gonna kill us all!!!”


3 posted on 01/25/2013 7:52:33 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

Who came up with the god-awful GM sign ?


4 posted on 01/25/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: opentalk

“Could”, “might”, “possibly”...

Not one ounce of verification of random phenotypical derivation on Gene VI, as they call it... Nor have they actually observed said changes producing toxicity...

But hey... Don’t let that get in the way of a good scare for the ignorant.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 8:04:46 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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‘presence of toxin’ is not evidence of danger to humans.
Especially when they dont’ divulge its PPB or amounts, this is a scare story from the EU which has outlawed all bioengineered foods.
And says NO to all!


6 posted on 01/25/2013 8:10:26 AM PST by RBStealth
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To: count-your-change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TRxDWk8fvo


7 posted on 01/25/2013 8:15:53 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Dead Corpse
But hey... Don’t let that get in the way of a good scare for the ignorant.

Indeed. So the GM foods have a bad gene in the cells DNA. Are people or animals going to have children with them, or just eat them, and expel them?
8 posted on 01/25/2013 8:21:15 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ZX12R
Are people or animals going to have children with them, or just eat them, and expel them?

That is the gamble of your life.

9 posted on 01/25/2013 8:37:08 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ZX12R
They are claiming 3 trillion meals served containing GM foods without one incident of GM related illness...

That's impressive.

Of course, how do you PROVE that GM caused any particular illness?

I think this is the "Frankenstein" fear. That meddling with certain things in ways the common person doesn't understand can cause a lot of fear. Are there risks there? Certainly. There is risk with any human endeavor. Looks like to me that a lot of this fear is hyperbole though...

10 posted on 01/25/2013 8:40:52 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: cuban leaf
http://www.naturalnews.com/038256_Costa_Rica_Monsanto_GMO_corn.html

Monsanto is pushing to plant in Costa Rica ...country is size of Kentucky, with diverse ecosystems. The people don't want it.

11 posted on 01/25/2013 8:51:29 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Don’t get me started on Monsanto!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/25/percy-schmeiser-farmer-who-beat-monsanto.aspx

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=12547


12 posted on 01/25/2013 8:59:32 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Interesting, ...GMO/Monsanto one of the taboo topics of MSM
13 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:54 AM PST by opentalk
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To: RBStealth

>> “this is a scare story from the EU which has outlawed all bioengineered foods.
And says NO to all!” <<

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Like a broken clock, sometimes the EU does something right.

GM is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, and is embraced by idiots that unfortunately do exist.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:57 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dead Corpse
>> “They are claiming 3 trillion meals served containing GM foods without one incident of GM related illness...
That's impressive.” <<

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Owing its false statistics to the fact that collecting data on the vast number of GM caused illnesses is so rigidly avoided.

15 posted on 01/25/2013 9:10:39 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Rigidly avoided? Or simply non-existent?


16 posted on 01/25/2013 9:14:44 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: opentalk
Biotech supporters argue there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful

Since food suppliers are forbidden from labeling GM foods, there will be no evidence. Duh . . . .

17 posted on 01/25/2013 9:17:42 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: cuban leaf

Let’s not forget that Barry appointed former Monsanto Vice Prez, Michael Taylor, to be his “Food Safety Czar”...

(kinda like appointing the pervert Kevin (”fisting”) Jennings; his “School Safety Czar”—


18 posted on 01/25/2013 10:05:14 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: cuban leaf
Don’t get me started on Monsanto!

And don't get me started on Mercola. He's an internet charlatan who has become the hero of scientific illiterates, chemicalphobes, and Luddites everywhere.

I'm sure he's got a newsletter and lots of books to sell you that will tell you exactly what you want to hear. It's your money.

19 posted on 01/25/2013 10:42:48 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: opentalk
Monsanto is pushing to plant in Costa Rica ...country is size of Kentucky, with diverse ecosystems. The people don't want it.

Good thing the people stopped Norman Borlaug from doing the same thing in Mexico many decades ago. Feeding people is so overrated.

20 posted on 01/25/2013 10:45:13 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: aimhigh
Since food suppliers are forbidden from labeling GM foods, there will be no evidence. Duh . . . .

I guess you're not aware that just about everything you eat has been genetically modified in some way. Should we be labeling every food as having been genetically modified? Duh, indeed.

21 posted on 01/25/2013 10:47:59 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mortrey
(kinda like appointing the pervert Kevin (”fisting”) Jennings; his “School Safety Czar”—

Really? Are you really comparing a pervert like Kevin Jennings with a man who guided one of the most successful American companies through the regulatory nightmare that is the federal government, and who is known for making decisions based on sound science? You may not agree with his decisions, but to compare him to a lowlife collectivist degenerate like Kevin Jennings is disgusting and way out of line. This is the kind of crazy talk that reflects badly on all conservatives.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 11:00:09 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
Last year, Costa Rica was named the happiest country in the world

… One of the reasons why Costa Rica is at the top of the index is that people live long lives in a simple and sustainable way.

The country is one of the “blue zones” of the world—which means a kind of region where the inhabitants live longer than the rest of their fellow citizens in similar economic conditions and where they live even longer than the people of developed countries[2].

Besides Costa Rica, there are four more blue zones in the world

…………………………………………………………………………

your logic doesnt apply.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 11:22:39 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Mase
I guess you're not aware that just about everything you eat has been genetically modified in some way. Should we be labeling every food as having been genetically modified? Duh, indeed.

Yes. Apparently the industry is afraid of letting the people know what they're eating.

24 posted on 01/25/2013 12:20:49 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: editor-surveyor

>GM is a solution to a problem that doesnt exist,and is embraced by >idiots that unfortunately do exist.

REALLY?

then you must believe in Population Control and its advocates: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981045/posts

Paul Ehrlich, Gates Foundation, Buffet foundation,Sierra Club and all the numerous environmental groups that support
voluntary,coerced and forced abortions,sterilization,contraception and associated devices
in 3rd world countries and elsewhere.

There are only 2 solutions to Population Control or overpopulation, one is evil the other is tractors,fertilizer,seed and modern science to improve yields. The EU and the World Bank, along with the U.S. have been fundamental in denying these people,third world and others, these things and instead imposing on them abortion, sterilization programs and more as condition for loans and other amenities of belonging to the world community.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 1:34:15 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: opentalk
You seem to have a problem with crop planting in Costa Rica. Doesn't make much sense to me since history (primarily through the efforts of American hero Norman Borlaug) has proven that genetically engineered crops are good for the environment. The increased yields require less land, less tilling, less fertilizer, less pesticides, and less herbicides, so the ecosystem is less impacted. More food, lower prices, and a healthier environment/ecosystem come from this type of agriculture. Sounds like something you should support. Unfortunately, people fear the things they don't understand.
26 posted on 01/25/2013 2:30:28 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: aimhigh
Apparently the industry is afraid of letting the people know what they're eating.

Say what? You can look on the label of any food you purchase and know exactly what you're eating. That being a fact, let me understand you better....you're saying that even though every food you eat today has been genetically modified in some way, you still want food manufacturers to state on the label that every food is genetically modified? Do you enjoy forcing businesses to state the obvious and pass the costs of stating the obvious on to consumers?

Some conservative you are.

27 posted on 01/25/2013 2:35:58 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: RBStealth

Don’t waste your time with him. He’s nuts.


28 posted on 01/25/2013 2:37:33 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

It is one of 5 blue zones in the world....speaks for itself


29 posted on 01/25/2013 2:41:43 PM PST by opentalk
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To: RBStealth

GM is population control, and farmland destruction.

The real foods that YHVH gave us will serve us well, while GM will make food extinct.

There is absolutely no need for population control, unless you are Satan.

This world was designed to feed 50 - 60 billion people, and it longs to do so.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 2:43:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mase

We sure need ignorant, lying trolls like you.

How else can we be deceived into total fecklessness.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 2:47:13 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: opentalk; Mase

Mase is one of those “God did it wrong, but man can fix it” fools.

The sorcerer’s stupidest apprentice.


32 posted on 01/25/2013 2:49:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

I almost hate to ask how you think that GM crops lead to farmland destruction. Virtually all corn and soybeans raised in the US are GM. Those crops require less tillage, hebicide, pesticide, fertilizers and water than the open pollinated versions (which were really also GM, only modified by less efficient means)


33 posted on 01/25/2013 2:51:24 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: aimhigh

>> “Yes. Apparently the industry is afraid of letting the people know what they’re eating.” <<

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GMO is UN Agenda 21 in action: Kill off 2/3 of the world’s population, and leave the remaining third starving to death too, as their farmland becomes useless to grow food.

The wisdom of man, ain’t it grand?


34 posted on 01/25/2013 2:55:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: opentalk
No, that doesn't do anything to support your initial suggestion that planting food necessitates the destruction of the ecosystem. Anyone possessing an ounce of understanding of modern agriculture would know better. You don't, but here you are making nonsensical claims like you do.

Demonizing Monsanto because of some crap you read on the internet, but didn't really understand, doesn't change the fact that it was crap to begin with.

35 posted on 01/25/2013 2:56:00 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Being nuts, and not realizing you’re nuts, is truly unfortunate. You. Are. Nuts.


36 posted on 01/25/2013 2:57:41 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Talk to the farmers in Canada that have been driven off their land by the destruction caused by their neighbors growing GMO Rape (Canola).


37 posted on 01/25/2013 2:57:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mase

Damn, you’re so intellectual!

Of course everyone that doesn’t accept your “God did it wrong” position has to be nuts.


38 posted on 01/25/2013 2:59:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Apparently, you've moved beyond just being nuts, and are now batsh!t crazy.
39 posted on 01/25/2013 2:59:49 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

There you are, captain of the debating team!

Who could possibly holld their own against your intellect.


40 posted on 01/25/2013 3:01:46 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mase

Blue zones....should be studied and respected.....not targeted by a company buying up land to push unpopular GM crops. It is a small country with unique ecosystems.


41 posted on 01/25/2013 3:10:35 PM PST by opentalk
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To: editor-surveyor

Umm, those would be the farmers who propagated patented seed without payng the license fees. Yeah, Canada enforces intellectual property rights.


42 posted on 01/25/2013 3:13:02 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
Umm, those would be the farmers who propagated patented seed without payng the license fees.

No, these are farmers, whose crop and seed crop was corrupted by neighboring GM farmers.

43 posted on 01/25/2013 3:16:08 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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Blue zones

National Geographic and world longevity researchers identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better.

They found five Blue Zones, places where people reach age 100 at rates up to 10 times greater than in the United States.

44 posted on 01/25/2013 3:29:34 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Mr. Lucky

>> “Umm, those would be the farmers who propagated patented seed without payng the license” <<

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They did no such thing. The seed blew into their land from the neighbors and destroyed their land forever. You can’t get rid of Rape or mustard; once it grows you have it forever. Canada is a future view of America under Obummer and GMO.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 4:03:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: opentalk
GM crops such as corn and soya, which are being grown around the world for both human and farm animal consumption, include the gene.

OMG! So what?

46 posted on 01/25/2013 4:28:54 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: editor-surveyor
You can claim whatever you want, I suppose. The fact is that over 90% of all rape seed raised in Canada is GM. The farmer who was claiming to be victimized by Monsanto turned out to have propagated GM seed without have paid a license fee and when he got caught he claimed (unsuccessfully) that it all happened by natural accident.
47 posted on 01/25/2013 4:34:00 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: opentalk
Sure. You still haven't explained how GM crops are going to destroy this unique ecosystem. Do they not have any agriculture in Costa Rica? If not, do they import all of their food?

....to push unpopular GM crops.

Yeah, GM crops were unpopular with some people when Norman Borlaug "pushed" them as well. Those unpopular and dangerous GM foods ended up saving a billion people from starvation. Those evil GM crops also saved the environment from the havoc wreaked upon it my antiquated agricultural methods.

Morons, illiterates, chemicalphobes, and Luddites, always fear innovation. I have no doubt that there are many such people in Costa Rica. If progress were left up to these idiots, we'd still be standing around a bonfire wondering why no one ever lives to be 30.

48 posted on 01/25/2013 4:48:11 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
'A reasonable concern is that the protein produced by Gene VI might be a human toxin.

OMG! Gene VI just jumped out of the plant and is forcing a protein down this poor man's throat. That can't be healthy. Get him some raw milk, stat!

49 posted on 01/25/2013 5:09:26 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Mase
Your argument on past GMO health related threads implied we are living longer and healthier lives because of GMO.

Now you drop that stance when it is regarding going into a country with one of the lowest cancer rates highest life expectancies.

50 posted on 01/25/2013 5:15:43 PM PST by opentalk
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