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  •  The pollen is modified as well. (4+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, gerrilea, opinionated, DuzT

    So is the nectar. The terminator gene alters the sexual parts of the flowers on food. Most of this stuff is also Roundup ready, meaning that it has been modified to not be affected by Roundup and a lot of varieties are modified to not be affected by pests. What would keep pests away? Some sort of toxin or the pests don't recognize the plant for what it is?

    I don't like the idea of fish genes being spliced onto my tomatoes or whatever other weird combo Monsanto comes up with. You may think it doesn't make a difference, but it does. High fructose corn syrup is not the same thing as simple corn sugar, which isn't the same thing as cane sugar. Your pancreas doesn't recognize it, can't produce the enzymes to digest it and it doesn't trigger any fullness after having eaten it. Same goes for all the molecular modifications of sugar like aspertame. So I won't turn into a radish, but my food is messed up and my cells can break down.

    I'm not ok with it.

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