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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Hiding from new technology is a step backwards that we shouldn't take. Not that genetic engineering of crops is a new technology anymore. This sounds like the result of a bunch of ignorant yuppies and their love for organic produce.

    Try demanding responsible technology instead of doing nothing while the public gene pool you swim in is privatized and manipulated for profit.
    Thats a step forward not backward and thats what the proposition seeks to do.
    Demand the science before allowing Monsanto et al to demand their profits.

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    "In 1999, Monsanto pledged not to commercialize terminator technology, and has kept that pledge on its website to the present day.[97][101] The Delta and Pine Land Company intended to commercialize the technology,[96] but D&PL was acquired by Monsanto in 2007.[102]"

    Monsanto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    lol omg how have you survived to live until now?

    Yes no doubt a Monsanto pledge is worth its weight in either gold or maybe dung...and either way such is only a momentary pledge lol...good luck Pollyanna...

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAprotection View Post
    lol omg how have you survived to live until now?

    Yes no doubt a Monsanto pledge is worth its weight in either gold or maybe dung...and either way such is only a momentary pledge lol...good luck Pollyanna...
    14 years later, we are still worried about Monsanto killing the whole world huh?

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAprotection View Post
    Try demanding responsible technology instead of doing nothing while the public gene pool you swim in is privatized and manipulated for profit.
    Thats a step forward not backward and thats what the proposition seeks to do.
    Demand the science before allowing Monsanto et al to demand their profits.
    Hyperbole.

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Monsanto killed the delta smelt.

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAprotection View Post
    Try demanding responsible technology instead of doing nothing while the public gene pool you swim in is privatized and manipulated for profit.
    Thats a step forward not backward and thats what the proposition seeks to do.
    Demand the science before allowing Monsanto et al to demand their profits.
    See, all of that is fine. Monsanto possesses an unconscionable amount of power and I don't think that genes should be able to be owned, least of all human genes. Monsanto is another example of the insane copyright system we have in this country, that does a whole lot more than ensure that a creative person can earn a living from their work. But that's not what the bill in the OP is about. The bill in the OP is about banning all genetic modification, and that's just stupid. You want to regulate Monsanto, do that. Write a bill about ownership of genetics, not about banning technology. Your OP does not accomplish what you want it to accomplish.
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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAprotection View Post
    Oh Felix, someone as 'educated' as you should at least be able to read don't ya think?
    Try reading sec 3(c) because it contradicts your assumptive conclusions about banning research.
    In fact the proposal demands the science be complete by the very nature of the restrictions it provides.
    I'm convinced whoever wrote that convoluted mess didn't pass freshman cell bio.

    as you understand it, which specific procedures are banned, which are exempted, and in what specific situations?

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAprotection View Post
    The natural genetics or DNA of the natural world or the commons is under attack.
    Corporate interests are working 24 hours a day 7 days a weeks to re-design and or re-sequence the genetic material or DNA of the natural world in effort to patent and own such modified genetic designs or 'blueprints'.
    The DNA Protection Act of 2013 will protect the naturally intended genetic designs of the living natural world and or the commons within the state of California from the immanent threat of broken DNA caused by genetic engineering and or genetic modification technologies.
    This is exclusively a non-partisan and non-affiliated grass roots effort on behalf of all life and all the generations of life to come.

    "THE DNA PROTECTION ACT OF 2013"

    This act shall be known as, and may be cited as THE DNA PROTECTION ACT OF 2013, and is hereby incorporated to amend and or be added to the California Health and Safety Code as;
    DIVISION 123.THE DNA PROTECTION ACT OF 2013... 151004,
    and is as set forth herein as follows;

    section 1. FINDINGS,
    The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of THE DNA PROTECTION ACT OF 2013 are as follows:

    1.(a) whereas the people of the state of California recognize the many different religions and cultures and individuals, including "secular", that all together define and or represent and or make up what is commonly known as "THE PEOPLE" of the state of California, and as such, have different names for that which is ultimately responsible for the creation and or existence of the people and all that exists, as exampled by the following sample:
    GOD, CREATOR, NATURE etc...et al,
    and,
    1.(b) whereas the people of the state of California recognize that GOD, CREATOR, NATURE etc...et al, has endowed unto the people to equally share in dependency on, and responsibility to, what is commonly known as "the commons",
    and,
    1.(c) whereas the people of the state of California recognize that private and public entities are involved in what is commonly known as "genetic engineering" and or "gene splicing" and or "genetically modifying" all forms of life in effort to redesign the natural creation and or natural world and are applying such technology to 'food crops' and 'farm animals' that then end up in the human food chain,
    and,
    1.(d) whereas the people of the state of California recognize that said practices and or technologies have unknown side effects and or consequences to the natural world, and or "the commons" in general, and to humans specifically, and that said practices irreparably damage the original and or naturally intended design of life itself, and or specifically that of the commons, and thereby denying the people and the future generations of people of the commons in their naturally intended form and or naturally occurring DNA sequences that were and are naturally designed by and bestowed upon them by GOD, CREATOR, NATURE etc...et al, and to which the people have relied upon since the dawn of human kind and are inseparably dependent upon in the common struggle to live,
    and,
    1.(e) whereas said genetic engineering practices result in private and or public corporations and or private individuals owning patents on the genetic design of life forms,
    and,
    1.(f) whereas the naturally occurring forms of life that inhabit the commons currently have no statutory protections against the inevitable and eminent danger of 'genetic pollution' that results and or can result from genetic engineering,
    1.(g) we the people of California therefor find that genetic engineering poses an eminent threat of danger to all the naturally sequenced DNA in the natural world, and by the act of direct or indirect manipulation of naturally sequenced DNA does in itself create the irreparable permanent damage to the original genetic designs of life, and so we do hereby create the urgently necessary DNA protections contained herein as described in section 3 of this ACT.

    section 2. DEFINITIONS:

    2.(a) For the purposes of this ACT, the term "DNA", (deoxyribonucleic acid), shall mean the complex substance that is the main carrier of genetic information for all organisms and a major component of chromosomes and can be analogized to mean the 'blueprints' that determine what form(s) life takes and is central to the natural function(s) of all life in the common struggle to live.

    2.(b) For the purposes of this ACT, the term "the commons" shall mean the natural biological world and all life and ecosystems naturally existing in the natural world in its natural state of genetic design or DNA sequencing, and specifically, but not limited to, naturally occurring varieties of plants (including the seeds and pollen thereof), animals (including the offspring thereof) and insects (including the offspring thereof).

    2.(c) For the purposes of this ACT, the terms "genetically engineered" and "genetically modified" shall mean the scientific alteration of the structure of genetic material in a living organism, and or the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism.

    section 3. PROVISIONS, PROTECTIONS AND EXEMPTIONS:

    3.(a) This ACT does hereby prohibit live genetically engineered and or genetically modified plants (including the seeds and pollen thereof), animals (including the offspring thereof), insects (including the offspring thereof), and or any such organisms from existing within the boarders of the state of California, and that all living genetically engineered plants (including the seeds and pollen thereof), animals (including the offspring thereof), insects (including the offspring thereof), and or any such genetically engineered genetically modified organisms have six months from the date of the adoption of this ACT into law to be removed from the state by those individuals or corporate or government entities that brought and or posses such within the state of California, and which shall be done in a manner that does not further the threat of genetic pollution and or genetically engineered DNA contamination exposure to the commons and or natural world.

    3.(b) Failure to satisfy the requirements of this ACT, and or anyone who possesses and or sponsors in any way the possession of living genetically engineered organisms within the state of California after the initial six month clearing out period shall be subject to the punishments of fines no less than one million dollars per day for corporations and one hundred dollars per day for private individuals and or shall also be punishable by no less than six months in jail for private individuals and no less than ten years in prison for individuals working for or on behalf of corporate entities, and said penalties are to be paid to, and or, served in the county where said violation(s) has occurred. The penalties imposed by this ACT are to be adjudicated and assessed in the Superior Court jurisdiction of the county where the violation(s) have occurred and are to be determined exponentially based on estimates of damage and or potential damage to the collective DNA of the commons and or the natural world and to which consideration of possible impact of said damage is not limited to the county where the violation has occurred, and further, nothing in this ACT shall in any way be construed to mean limiting, preventing or precluding a California court of proper jurisdiction from increasing any of the stated penalties of this ACT at the courts discretion, and that such increases are to be determined based on estimates of damage(s) and or potential damage(s) to a specific and or the collective DNA of the commons and or the natural world and to, whether directly or indirectly, human beings and their naturally designed genetic inheritance of the commons and their collective dependence on, and responsibility to such.

    3.(c) This ACT is not intended to preclude or limit or interfere in any way with medical personnel from applying medical technologies or medical procedures that employ genetic modification technologies in their application(s) and or the research in effort to develop such, and so does hereby exempt such conduct from the requirements of this ACT, but said medical technologies or medical procedures and or research must ensure that they are to be applied in a way that isolates the intended or unintended effects of such to the specific patient(s) and is in no way a broader genetic contamination threat and or in no way can be a possible contaminant to the naturally sequenced DNA of any other living organisms of the commons and or the natural world, further, this ACT is not intended to "exempt" any living plant (including the seeds and pollen thereof), animals (including the offspring thereof), insects (including the offspring thereof), and or any such living genetically engineered and or genetically modified organisms intended for human consumption as "medicine" and or "nutritional medicine" that would be self applied at 'home' by ingestion or topically or any other method and is allowed only in a controlled hospital setting and is to be applied directly by or with the assistance of qualified medical personal.

    3.(d) If any provision of this measure or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the measure that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this measure are severable.
    Vehemently no. I strongly oppose bioluddites, they are the absolute bane of the green movement.

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    Re: The DNA Protection Act of 2013

    Green power!

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    People do not have to buy the Monsanto Round-up ready seeds--it just allows them to plant rows closer together and be able to spray herbicides over their crops without killing the crop.

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