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US court orders GMO beets destroyed
AFP ^ | December 1, 2010 | AFP

Posted on 12/03/2010 2:52:54 PM PST by opentalk

A federal judge has ordered what is believed to be the first-ever destruction of a genetically modified crop in the United States, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally.

US District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which contended that the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gmo; monsanto

1 posted on 12/03/2010 2:52:55 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Goodness. Monsanto takes a bullet? Isn’t that kind of a first? They must not have paid Obama enough to cover for them.


2 posted on 12/03/2010 2:54:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero

“They must not have paid Obama enough to cover for them.”

I think that that’s at the heart of everything Obama does, from bailouts to healthcare waivers to environmmental exemptions.


3 posted on 12/03/2010 2:58:09 PM PST by Spok
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To: opentalk
Because the Constitution allows the federal government to control agriculture. It's in Section... um... wait... I'm having problems finding that section....

/johnny

4 posted on 12/03/2010 3:00:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: opentalk

Giant Beets Roll Into Time Square, Take Over The Big Apple


5 posted on 12/03/2010 3:00:13 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: opentalk
At issue is the planting of so-called Roundup Ready beets that allow the agribusiness giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide to be used without harming the crops themselves..

Roundup itself is a nightmare. If you use it make SURE to wash your hands thoroughly, and keep far away from your children, and most especially pregnant women. the main ingredient has been shown to cause genital abnormalities in lab rats (mis-shapen, missing, both organs, double penises, yuck, etc.)

6 posted on 12/03/2010 3:04:31 PM PST by montag813
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To: opentalk
I'd like to know one basic fact about this story...how much beets are at stake? Tons? Hundreds of pounds? How much, you incompetent agenda-driven reporter.

The article's main thrust is not about reporting facts but making the point abundantly clear that we must submit to the government.

7 posted on 12/03/2010 3:05:55 PM PST by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: opentalk

Off topic a bit, but interesting info on beets >>.

http://www.connectsavannah.com/news/article/100552/

IMO, the stench from a beet plant is as bad as a paper-pulp plant.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 3:09:44 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: montag813
Roundup itself is a nightmare.

Are you the one who started the Alar scare and ended the use of DDT? I would be baned for stating what you can do.

9 posted on 12/03/2010 3:20:29 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: WestTexasWend

You ever smell rotted potatoes? Rotted cabbage? Rotted squash or pumpkins? WOW! A smell that you’ll never forget - unless you’re hungry. HA!


10 posted on 12/03/2010 3:23:14 PM PST by hkp123
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To: opentalk

The Comrades at Peoplescube.com are gonna have a field day (no pun intended) with this one.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 3:24:11 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: opentalk

Their mistake was to do business in California.


12 posted on 12/03/2010 3:34:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: opentalk

Now Monsanto needs to pay damages caused by their modified wheat genes that they allowed to infect others fields.


13 posted on 12/03/2010 4:08:32 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: hkp123

“You ever smell rotted potatoes? Rotted cabbage? Rotted squash or pumpkins?”

Yes to all...pretty nasty. Like processing plants (meat, beets, paper) it can stay in your nose for days and, unfortunately, be recalled decades later. Couldn’t live without potatoes, though... :b


14 posted on 12/03/2010 4:09:18 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: opentalk; dixiechick2000; Socks C.; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; calcowgirl; BOBTHENAILER

Ya know, they’ve GMO’ed corn genes with human genes to the point that your corn flakes are being used by intelligence agencies to relay your critical conversations right from the breakfast table. (you know, “ears” of corn, right?)


15 posted on 12/03/2010 4:11:43 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: montag813

Oh for Pete’s sake! It’s just salt water!! What’er you doin? Carryin Ceasar Chaves’s water now???


16 posted on 12/03/2010 4:15:07 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: opentalk
Mmmmmm... beets


17 posted on 12/03/2010 4:17:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WestTexasWend; Carry_Okie; Phil V.; NormsRevenge

Yeah... In the old days we used to plant them beet plants in alternate rows with paper-pulp plants so that they could cross-pollenate, ya know... I’ve since learned that we were way, way ahead of our time on this!!!


18 posted on 12/03/2010 4:20:10 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: opentalk

Beet it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meT2eqgDjiM&feature=related


19 posted on 12/03/2010 4:23:45 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: Cicero

They forgot to pay off the judge.


20 posted on 12/03/2010 4:24:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: montag813
Roundup itself is a nightmare.

It's great stuff. They used to use a lot down in peanut country. Just don't feed it to your rats.

21 posted on 12/03/2010 4:24:46 PM PST by PAR35
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To: opentalk

22 posted on 12/03/2010 4:29:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Throw it under the Commerce “when nothing else works” Clause


23 posted on 12/03/2010 4:39:04 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: montag813

Oh, what a load of crap!! I’ve used Round-up since it came on the market, nearly 20 years on a commercial basis. I’m well over 65 and have no effects of any herbicide. My wife and i have 4 children well into their adulthood and no abnormalities. In addition, while in Nam I was operating in an area where “Agent Orange” (Round-up) was being used. I have no ill effects and AM NOT claiming any disability for Agent Orange. One should always was hands after use of any herbicide, wash vegetables and fruits before consumption and cook meats thoroughly. That’s common sense that doesn’t need government intervention. And, I am not an employee of Monsanto and never have been.


24 posted on 12/03/2010 4:43:38 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: opentalk

Saw this on “GILLIGAN’S ISLAND” once

castaways find crate of irradiated vegetable seeds - after
eating the vegetables develop super human powers


25 posted on 12/03/2010 4:53:27 PM PST by njslim
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To: SierraWasp

LOL...let me guess...the result was acres and acres of...
red tape? :) Yeah, you WERE ahead of your time...


26 posted on 12/03/2010 5:13:58 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: montag813
Roundup itself is a nightmare. If you use it make SURE to wash your hands thoroughly, and keep far away from your children, and most especially pregnant women. the main ingredient has been shown to cause genital abnormalities in lab rats (mis-shapen, missing, both organs, double penises, yuck, etc.)

Seesh, it's been around for, what, 39 years, and now suddenly it's dangerous?

Better crawl back under your bed.............there's a BIG dark cloud on the horizon.

27 posted on 12/03/2010 6:39:51 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Because the Constitution allows the federal government to control agriculture. It's in Section... um... wait... I'm having problems finding that section....

The day that Monsanto buys an insurance policy to cover the cost of a mistake instead of relying upon Uncle Sugar to bless their product safety is the day that I'll entertain a bogus implication like this one.

28 posted on 12/03/2010 10:32:10 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who belong in jail.)
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To: montag813
the main ingredient has been shown to cause genital abnormalities in lab rats

Citations please. The left has been trying to sell that story for thirty years without success. Today, Monsanto has more reason to get rid of glyphosate than anybody: Their patent just ran out.

29 posted on 12/03/2010 10:35:17 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I don’t think this article is talking about red beets....Sugar beets. I thought I read the other day that the price of sugar has gone way up. Maybe this would contribute to that.


30 posted on 12/03/2010 11:36:50 PM PST by tinamina
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To: SierraWasp

“Ears”? LOL! That’s pretty corny. ;o)

I love that it’s Monsanto, though.

And, down goes Soros! lol


31 posted on 12/04/2010 12:45:24 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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