Poll: What do you think about GMO products?
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GMO are dangerous to human health and environment and should be banned
46.15%
6 46.15%
It should be labeled that it is genetically modified.
46.15%
6 46.15%
GMOs are ok
7.69%
1 7.69%
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GMO products
#1
What do you think about Genetically modified products?
Are they safe? Should they be banned or allowed in EU?

Here is some information from the Institute of Science and Society about Horizontal Gene Transfer in GMO.

Quote:Genetic engineering is a collection of laboratory techniques used to isolate and combine the genetic material of any species, and then to multiply the constructs in convenient cultures of bacteria and viruses in the laboratory. Most of all, the techniques allow genetic material to be transferred between species that would never interbreed in nature. That is how human genes can be transferred into pig, sheep, fish and bacteria; and spider silk genes end up in goats. Completely new, exotic genes are also being introduced into food and other crops.

In order to overcome natural species barriers limiting gene transfer and maintenance, genetic engineers have made a huge variety of artificial vectors (carriers of genes) by combining parts of the most infectious natural vectors – viruses, plasmids and transposons - from different sources. These artificial vectors generally have their disease-causing functions removed or disabled, but are designed to cross wide species barriers, so the same vector may now transfer, say, human genes spliced into the vector, to the genomes of all other mammals, or of plants. Artificial vectors greatly enhance horizontal gene transfer
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#2
Genetic products are OK, moreover it's great that scientists deal with it. The mother-nature can not offer us everything we need. Therefore human's interference is necessary in order to meet our real demand for products.
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#3
Benn, that's the story that the GMO producers want you to believe in. Smile
And in the following vid are some facts that are not advertised by the GMO producers:
[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/710tmYMxsyY&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

The ultimate question about GMO is why the non labeling of GM products is imposed on many countries through World Trade Organization. I believe that everyone want to be informed if their product is genetically modified and make a conscious decision to use it or not to use. Imposing the non labeling politics is a crime against humanity and democratic values.
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#4
interesting, but how in the world genetically modified products can generate diseases? When elaborating them, this must be taken in consideration. Only the best specialists can deal it.
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#5
M.Helen Wrote:interesting, but how in the world genetically modified products can generate diseases? When elaborating them, this must be taken in consideration. Only the best specialists can deal it.
Jesus how naive and superficial are some people!!! :x
GMO was banned in many EU countries till recently, why do you think it was banned by governments?
It was based on local scientific researches. Now the EU was sued many times through WTO because of this ban, they stated that the ban is not based on their scientific data.
Now which researches are more trustworthy those sponsored by the producers of GMO or those made by people concerned with human health?

The companies that promote and impose the GMO products are doing this to earn HUGE money!
Every farmer have to pay to use the GMOs. In US it is illegal to label products as non GMO or GMO free, how this undemocratic law could ever be created? 90 percent of population wants to know if the food is Genetically modified or not. How would scientists and researches find out the long term effects of consuming GMO foods if they are not labeled?

The reality is that GMOs are NOT needed and NOT wanted in EU by the majority of citizens.
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#6
Just a quote from TWN:
Quote:Genetically modified products, and the right and ability of countries to regulate these products and trade, including imports, are also looming as a major trade issue -- with the United States backing its powerful corporations, and trying to use the WTO rules to force acceptance of these products, using scientifically questionable concepts like 'substantial equivalence', and asking those objecting to prove they are unsafe.

And another quote from TWN the research conclusions:
Quote: * GMOs can survive or transfer their transgenes to indigenous organisms;

* DNA is more stable than has been hitherto imagined;

* the DNA taken up with the food is not completely degraded in the gastro-intestinal tract, but has rather been found to enter white blood cells and spleen and liver cells; and

* DNA can even be transferred to the cells of foetuses, as has been shown in new-born mice - where transfer probably took place via the placenta.
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#7
Many things depend on the European authority for food safety. Namely they have taken the decision to approve the decision of allowing import of these products, since the EU member-states didn't reach a majority to adopt it.
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#8
GMO will make farmers go bankrupt. Thas is because not every farmer has the possibility to spend sources for these experiments. Giant companies will swallow them.
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#9
Steven Wrote:GMO will make farmers go bankrupt. Thas is because not every farmer has the possibility to spend sources for these experiments. Giant companies will swallow them.
Steve, that's already being practiced. Small farmers are subcontracted by giant companies. It's not that bad. Both parties gain mutual benefit - farmers have a guaranteed buyer while companies have a guaranteed supplier.
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#10
The Lessen we taken the GMO products the better! After all, we have many choice, instead of taking the GMO foods, isn't it? Try the organic foods, as it's good for our health, either in physically or mentally!
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#11
Well to be honest with you it's cheaper to by GM products than to be organic. For example, it costs 98 pence to buy a GM watermelon (whole) and to buy an organic one it costs about double the price....

If the prices were at least the same people would probably choose to buy the organic one, but since it costs alot more I guess people don't care as much.
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#12
My personal belief is that there is a 50-50 chance that GMO's do, or one
day will, cause problems to people or the food chain. The real problem
is a question of choice. In an open society, where people are supposed
to be able to make free choices... that right is stripped away by legislation
that FORBIDS a choice to be made, by not allowing labels to be placed
on GMO products. That kind of legislative prohibition is unconscionable
in a democratic society... Where an option for a choice can be made by
the people, the governments should not vote that right away...
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#13
This passage <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.i-sis.org.uk/horizontal.php">http://www.i-sis.org.uk/horizontal.php</a><!-- m --> creates an impression that humans, although have brain, don't think at all about the consequences that their experiments can lead to. It makes me believe that man does everything to eradicate its own race...
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#14
Some changes are made in the markets.
Curly cucumbers, crooked carrots and mottled mushrooms - odd-looking fruit and vegetables are making a comeback as 20-year-old EU rules are lifted.
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#15
GMO should not be allowed for plants or animals at current time.

There are plenty of information about the horrific danger it is to nature and to human.
Scientists have reported that ecological methods gives better results, and that GMO food has not meet the promised "benefits" (by any means).

As a starting point take a look at the award winning documenter video made by the journalist Marie-Monique Robin:

Go to YouTube (www . Youtube . Com) and add this to the link:
The World According to Monsanto Part 1 of 10
... /watch?v=c_OJcPKEYDE

The World According to Monsanto part 2 of 10
.../watch?v=0OfO2IB6xVw

The World According to Monsanto part 3 of 10 (about FDA)
... /watch?v=hVIR56CIxpw

The World According to Monsanto part 4 of 10
... /watch?v=KkS7vUz7Z5s

The World According to Monsanto part 5 of 10 (people died and 1000's were disabled)
... /watch?v=wh3yisj_1Bg

The World According to Monsanto part 6 of 10
... /watch?v=y4U3BUUsOCQ

The World According to Monsanto part 7 of 10
... /watch?v=C_eHoaaSwio

The World According to Monsanto part 8 of 10
... /watch?v=gIQaumgRD3Q

The World According to Monsanto part 9 of 10
... /watch?v=pP6_M_K6MDA

The World According to Monsanto part 10 of 10
... /watch?v=qmxbNeFiXbw

PS: Don't hesitate to ask for more links to read - there are plenty of documentation.
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#16
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#17
I refuse flatly to use GMO.It damages our health and our generation.Do you know what company has started the production of GMO,just think. In the first place, GMO is not natural product,everybody knows that the use of unnatural products have consequences, even the use of medicines. We can't deceive our organism, it identify any alien substance . Our generation mutates, we should think about it :quoi
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#18
Have a look at this on "STOP ‘MONSANTOSIZING’ FOOD, SEEDS AND ANIMALS!:
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When food, aminal and nature are patented - the world is already over the edge.
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