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1 posted on 04/15/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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GM farming is saving the world.


2 posted on 04/15/2009 11:55:52 AM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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This is one of the most.......immoral.......(for lack of a better word) actions in history. It is the stuff of sci fi best sellers, and end-of-the world films. (where's Michael Crichton when you need him).

This practice will eventually doom the human race. I find it hard to believe that no one “in charge” can't see the imminent danger this spells out.

3 posted on 04/15/2009 12:12:50 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply." W.C Fields)
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Sounds like Nutty Globalism is starting to affect the Indians, also.

Scary that one organization can have a monopoly on seed production. Competition is what grows economies...not communism, or its cousin...monopolism


4 posted on 04/15/2009 12:13:06 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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It is definitely a Catch 22. The Bt seed gives you so much protection and the yields are almost double the regular cotton varieties. The price of the seed is astronomical and the technology fees per acre are high but there is still more profit in the Bt cotton.

There is some regular seed out there because you have to plant 10% regular cotton for a refuge for bugs so that they don’t adapt and become resistant, and that just reenforces the yield disparity because you are using the same techniques for both and yielding much less on the conventional cotton.

One of the additional reasons that it caught on here was that we could no longer delint the seed for planting because of new regulations and you know the huge companies are the only ones who can afford the new technology.

We used to grow a premier 1517 variety and always saved our seed.


9 posted on 04/15/2009 12:41:37 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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