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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I'm pretty sure DNA being "altered" occurs every generation of any species.
    Some call it evolution. Each generation is living longer and is larger than the previous.
    You could literally list hundreds of baseless health scares that have circulated around. Chemo-phobia is pretty common in modern day, and as long as you use the big-word sounding name for things people will be afraid of it and think its toxic.
    The daddy of them all in recent years has been global warming.

    Some of these 'scares' have been worthwhile, such as the battle against pollution. A lot of it was over-hyped by fellows like Paul Ehrlich to the point where the predictions were just loopy, but littering (as a small example) did get under greater control through public education and, under Nixon, the government began the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Created the EPA in 1970 , the Clean Air Act Extension of 1970, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 , the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

    Some of these agencies have gone out of control since then, as bureaucracies often do, but overall there had to be something done in all these areas. But for the most part these weren't 'scare stories', they were just public issues that had to be dealt with.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    This is incredibly disturbing.






    Look at that, democrats and republicans can work together for the benefit of huge corporations with complete disregard for public safety.

    'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision
    What is incredibly disturbing is not so much the act itself, but in how it passed. Monsanto wanted the bill, paid for lobbyists to get it into law, and someone anonymously put it into another bill that was totally unrelated but had to pass.

    Now, you can debate the advisability of genetically modified organisms, but the practice of slipping something unrelated into a bill and getting it passed with no debate is just not good government.

    'Monsanto' Rider Ridiculed by Both Sides, But Is it as Bad as it Looks?

    "It means that if someone is powerful enough, adept enough or stealthy enough to slip a special interest rider into one of these bills, they get a free ride out of it," DeFazio says. "It is a horrible way to run government, but it does open the door to a select few who have enough clout or have made enough campaign contributions to get someone to do a special favor."
    If we're talking about genetically modified organisms, maybe it is and maybe it isn't.

    If we're talking about anonymously modified laws, it smells to high heaven.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    The GMO controversy ranks right up there with anti-vaccine rhetoric, global warming, and overpopulation scares for bogosity. GMO seeds will be the source of another green revolution that will make Paul Ehrlich and his supporters look like a fools AGAIN. No wonder some liberals are upset about it.
    Hear, hear!

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown
    The GMO controversy ranks right up there with anti-vaccine rhetoric, global warming, and overpopulation scares for bogosity. GMO seeds will be the source of another green revolution that will make Paul Ehrlich and his supporters look like a fools AGAIN. No wonder some liberals are upset about it.
    If GMO seeds are the holy grail, then they can engage in market competition like everyone else. Does it not concern you that Monsanto has CLEARLY just bought off the White House to sneak this bill into passing?

    Do you not see it as a serious problem that we just granted one corporation legal immunity?

    I swear... the partisan bull**** in the U.S. is going to destroy us. Open your god damn eyes and look at what is happening to your country. Don't just wave your magic denial wand and say "GMO is great!" when that has nothing to do with what just happened!

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