Whole Foods Vows to Label GMO’s by 2018

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  1. Talker

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    Gmo Story.

    This is good news, Big companies like Monsanto tried to squash this.
    They didn't want people to know what they were eating.
     
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    To those who don't think this is good news, or don't know why its good news, GMOs are linked to arterial health deterioration, effect the immune system, possibly increase infertility, retarded brain and body development in animal studies, this comes from certain european studies. In at least one case, a reknown scientists involved in those studies Árpád Pusztai and his entire teams were dismantled & many fired after revealing the negative results.
    Read more here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Árpád_Pusztai (see the references in the wikipage for legitimate non-wiki-based sources)
     
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    I fi I cant eat patetended soy boeans and corn what am I supposed to eat?

    Regular Soy beans and corn.

    No way man I want the cheap stuff.
     
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    Prior to the Bisphinol A investigation, there were countless industry based studies showing it was harmless. More recently industry has caught on that the public and jounalist no longer absolutely trust industry funded studies regardless of the field and industry and now currently have managed to pollute NIMH goverment studies like Star*D antidepressant trials. So why shouldn't we be hesitant and untrusting of products by historically unethical companies, of which legitimate negative studies were squelched.

    But besides that...
    How more expensive were corn/soy crops to produce in Northamerica 1994 vs today?

    How much much starvation was solved because of GMOs?

    Sure china and india will have to continue adopt 1 child policies or even something more drastic, and we might need to limit immigration in US at some point in the future, but in North America we can sustain our current population levels even if productivity per acre decline 30% from today's level.

    Top that up with stabilizing or falling birthrate in many 1st world countries and you can easily see we can wait to see if Monsanto and Duponts seed products are safe for us Americans.
     
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    Prediction is that in another 60 years, world birth rate will stall and then start reducing.

    The main objection from companies about the California proposition was that food costs would go up. Well, why not offer us a choice and we will decide, and meanwhile if competition forces prices down, that problem is also solved.
     
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