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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:01 AM

Yet another GMO failure: Golden Rice a badass boondoggle

Science Daily has just served up yet another example of how the massive GMO PR campaigns, and the armies of corporate trolls, have relentlessly created a vast bogus story about the alleged "benefits" of GMOs that over time has proved to be a crock of dangerously wrong BS.

"Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years away from field introduction and even then, may fall short of lofty health benefits still cited regularly by GMO advocates, suggests a new study."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160602220711.htm

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Reply Yet another GMO failure: Golden Rice a badass boondoggle (Original post)
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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:06 AM

1. .

 

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:09 AM

2. Didn't read the study, did you?

Here you go.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:16 AM

3. Link doesn't work.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:46 PM

8. Just checked it on two different computers.

Works fine over here. Are you getting a 404 error, or something different?

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:59 PM

16. Doesn't work for me either

 

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:02 PM

17. Does your link have a connection to the full article?

The OP only has the link to the abstract. (And I can't get to your link, either.)

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10460-016-9696-1

It appears to be just a paper, and not much else.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:19 PM

19. I linked to the full article.

Maybe that is why I can access the link while no one else can.

You aren't missing much, in any event. The OP took some editorial liberties that are not supported by the source material. Different day, same shit.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:21 PM

35. Works for me

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #35)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:41 PM

37. And you read it?

Tell us exactly what it says.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:51 AM

5. Whatever merit the study has is betrayed by the fact that it's published in a low impact journal

It's kind of silly to place all the blame for the delay of golden rice on regulatory requirements when you ignore the underlying reasons why those requirements have escalated and why they are so much different than any other plant breeding method. At some point you have to blame the unfounded hysteria on where it's coming from.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:48 PM

10. Fabulous! Blaming the people who want clean food! Pure genius!

Let's all rally online and spank the unholy bejabbers out of everyone who has concerns about the food they may have to feed their families !

As a strategy, this is a MasterStroke! Not even the Republican Skunk Works, Inc. could come up with anything more brilliant than this! Blame the Potential Victims! Pure Genius!

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Response to Scientific (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:50 PM

13. WTF does "clean food" mean?

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:55 PM

15. It probably means eating more expensive food for no apparent reason.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:21 PM

20. Here, this may help.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:39 PM

75. !

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:55 PM

11. True. I only cite the study because it doesn't back up any of the OP's editorializing.

There's nothing in there about golden rice being bad or GMO's being dangerous.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 06:44 PM

30. from Mother Jones -



If golden rice is such a panacea, why does it flourish only in headlines, far from the farm fields where it's intended to grow? The short answer is that the plant breeders have yet to concoct varieties of it that work as well in the field as existing rice strains. This is made all the more challenging in the face of debates over genetically modified crops and eternal disputes about how they should be regulated.

Even if and when the IRRI does come up with a high-yielding golden rice variety that passes regulatory muster, it remains unclear whether it can actually make a dent in vitamin A deficiency. As the Washington University's Stone notes, vitamin A deficiency often affects people whose diets are also deficient in other vital nutrients. Vitamin A is fat soluble, meaning it can't be taken up by the body unless it's accompanied by sufficient dietary fat, which isn't delivered in significant quantities by rice, golden or otherwise.


http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2016/02/golden-rice-still-showing-promise-still-not-field-ready

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:40 PM

6. I thought Golden Rice was Condoleezza's sister.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:46 PM

9. :)

I like perfumed rice, but broken rice also is good in a weekend Vietnamese breakfast or brunch.

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 12:45 PM

7. Hope they cut the bullshit and get those kids some carrots

Children in developing countries should not be used as fodder for PR campaigns.

Sharky Kevin O'Leary gets smoked while using the bogus Golden rice talking point at 1:48 here. Enjoy!

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:53 PM

14. "get those kids some carrots"

Brillaint! If only someone had just thought of that!

Children of billionaire industry executives probably shouldn't be used as props either.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:05 PM

18. Did you really think that no one went down that road before?

Last edited Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:17 PM - Edit history (2)

Oh, and using a kid who is doing marketing for her parent's company is just, well, not very progressive.
https://debunkingdenialism.com/2014/12/20/why-rachel-parent-is-wrong-about-genetically-modified-foods/

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:11 PM

26. "Debunking" everything... but corporate spin!

 

Naturally enough.

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Response to villager (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:17 PM

27. I love the lack of content, as usual. NATURALLY ENOUGH!

Seriously, you are better than this. Or, well, perhaps you've been playing a certain game?

If you're not,

Seriously, do you really believe the crap you post on this topic? If so, then support it with a consensus of science. If not, why would you do that? How does it help anyone?

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 06:54 PM

31. Actually, the people of the world do not want your golden rice







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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:04 PM

32. Yes, the wealthy white people of the world want to keep others unhealthy.

How awesome!

Er, wait.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:56 PM

38. Actually, the wealthy white people of the world own the corporations that make the stuff

 

...whose PR departments disseminate talking points... like that one....

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Response to villager (Reply #38)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:58 PM

40. You keep telling yourself that, while you support things that keep people poor and hungry.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:01 PM

42. "You keep telling yourself that..."

 

...indeed.

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Response to villager (Reply #42)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:01 PM

44. Oddly, you never respond to the original posts that show this nonsense for what it is.

That tells all.

You have shot yourself in the foot, over and over again.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #44)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:03 PM

46. Oddly, you just call people "despicable," and expect not to be called on your content-less attacks

 

That tells all.

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Response to villager (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:05 PM

49. Only after I've already debunked their nonsense.

Ignoring that part of the equation is, quite frankly, despicable.

You wouldn't do it, face to face. And if you would, wow!

And that is rather telling.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #49)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:11 PM

56. Hey, now I'm despicable too!

 

I am in good company!



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Response to villager (Reply #56)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:12 PM

59. You can refer to yourself how you want to refer to yourself.

Your actions on an OP that has long been debunked, are rather telling, however.

There is no joking your way out of it.

Lame is lame.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #59)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:19 PM

63. Poor HuckleB.

 

Seriously, because once in a blue moon you stop the tirade of vituperative insults that are your stock in trade, to actually discuss something with someone, I haven't put you on ignore yet.

But you seem to be getting worse.

And life is really too short for a diarrhetic stream of insults.

If you don't hear from Despicable Me ever again on DU, that will be way.

But a great time, and read some good books.

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Response to villager (Reply #63)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:21 PM

65. Your obsession with me is noted.

Also, it is noted that your obsession is rather selective.

And that is worth, well, this...

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:53 AM

77. Golden rice to be distributed free to subsistence farmers

Syngenta may have negotiated licenses with other companies, but unless you are a large farming operation you get it for FREE.

Potrykus has enabled golden rice to be distributed free to subsistence farmers.[47] Free licenses for developing countries were granted quickly due to the positive publicity that golden rice received, particularly in Time magazine in July 2000.[48] Monsanto Company was one of the first companies to grant free licences.[49]

The cutoff between humanitarian and commercial use was set at US$10,000. Therefore, as long as a farmer or subsequent user of golden rice genetics does not make more than $10,000 per year, no royalties need to be paid. In addition, farmers are permitted to keep and replant seed.[50]

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Response to progressoid (Reply #77)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:42 AM

83. Where is your link - this info is no longer true

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #83)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:56 AM

86. here:

Syngenta (then Zeneca) arranged for intellectual property controlled by Novartis, Bayer, Monsanto, and Japan Tobacco to be licensed free of charge for the sole purpose of the Golden Rice Project. Syngenta, and the inventors entered into contractual arrangements whereby Syngenta licensed back to the inventors the combined package of enabling intellectual property and agreed to support them administratively in their endeavour to make the technology available to resource-poor farmers in developing countries, free of charge. Terms of use include royalty-free local production by farmers who earn less than US$10,000 annually, which applies so to say to 99% of the target farming community. The inventors were also granted the rights to grant sub-licences for the same purpose.

http://www.goldenrice.org/Content3-Why/why3_FAQ.php#Licence

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:34 AM

81. The 14 year old was a better debater

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #81)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:44 AM

84. Who cares? Her information is pure nonsense.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:37 PM

36. Worse than that - GMO testing on Chinese children without parents consent!!!

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:00 PM

12. rule of thumbs...things supposed to save the third world or any world geneally don't

and i am still waiting for my flying car.....

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:52 PM

21. Change your username

Seriously

Just do it

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:54 PM

22. I made that request a week or two ago.

It's certainly necessary, IMO.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:08 PM

25. Already has at least twice by my count

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:19 PM

28. .

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:05 PM

23. True. Profiteering GMO corporations are having a shit fit over their abject failures.

As is evidenced so unmistakeably in the lame headbutting attempts to undermine or divert attention from to the realities spelled out in Science Daily.

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Response to Scientific (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:12 PM

24. Your OP has been debunked.

Last edited Mon Jun 6, 2016, 04:13 PM - Edit history (1)

Instead of showing us something real that might support the OP, you choose to ignore the responses, and respond to yourself, almost as if you were another poster completely.

That seems rather strange.

Further, you chose to ignore the fact that the author of the essay in question is an anthropologist, not a geneticist in any way, and that said anthropologist has been editorializing about Golden Rice for some time, and that said anthropologist defends the ugly lies spread by one Vandana Shiva.

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/anthropologist_glenn_stone_again_declares_gmo_golden_rice_more_hat_than_cattle-173958

You keep pushing posts that keep getting completely debunked. It's time for you to think about the why of that.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:19 PM

33. HuckleB hates Vandana Shiva but the world loves her!!!!!!

From the New Yorker - annals of "SCIENCE" - SEEDS OF DOUB

Nowhere is Shiva embraced more fully than in the West, where, as Bill Moyers recently noted, she has become a “rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds.” She has been called the Gandhi of grain and compared to Mother Teresa. If she personally accepted all the awards, degrees, and honors offered to her, she would have time for little else. In 1993, Shiva received the Right Livelihood Award, often called the alternative Nobel Prize, for her activism on behalf of ecology and women. Time, the Guardian, Forbes, and Asia Week have all placed her on lists of the world’s most important activists. Shiva, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, has received honorary doctorates from universities in Paris, Oslo, and Toronto, among others. In 2010, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her commitment to social justice and her tireless efforts on behalf of the poor. Earlier this year, Beloit College, in Wisconsin, honored Shiva with its Weissberg Chair in International Studies, calling her “a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability, and social justice.





Shiva, along with a growing army of supporters, argues that the prevailing model of industrial agriculture, heavily reliant on chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fossil fuels, and a seemingly limitless supply of cheap water, places an unacceptable burden on the Earth’s resources. She promotes, as most knowledgeable farmers do, more diversity in crops, greater care for the soil, and more support for people who work the land every day. Shiva has particular contempt for farmers who plant monocultures—vast fields of a single crop. “They are ruining the planet,” she told me. “They are destroying this beautiful world.”


http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:21 PM

34. That's a great piece, which shows just how despicable Shiva is...

... thanks for sharing.

Too bad you didn't bother reading the piece before you posted it.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:58 PM

39. Just like "skeptic" and "debunk," now "despicable" is being grossly misused.

 

But it wouldn't be Orwellian otherwise, would it?



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Response to villager (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:00 PM

41. Way to make a meaningless post, as you always do.

When have you ever justified any of your nonsense with actual evidence that can stand the tick of time and the critique of other evidence?

Wake up.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:01 PM

43. "Way to make a meaningless post, as you always do."

 

Sigh.

The projector is running full bore, ain't it?

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Response to villager (Reply #43)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:02 PM

45. You're on full derp today, I see.



Prove the OP is correct, with a consensus of science and get back to us.

If not, whoops.

Whoops is all you ever do, for some reason, and yet you keep doing it. You seem to want to harm the planet for no good reason. Hmm.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #45)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:03 PM

47. Another of your scientific arguments, I gather.

 

Alas, poor HuckleB.

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Response to villager (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:05 PM

51. It's so cute when you only respond to posts such as these.

You don't even know you're confessing.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:04 PM

48. Go to sleep.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #48)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:07 PM

53. Where are your usual CT links?

Or are you admitting that you're nonsense is nonsense for once?

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Response to villager (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:05 PM

50. don't forget "derp"

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #50)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:07 PM

52. Oh, they didn't. The projector is running full bore, today!

 




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Response to villager (Reply #52)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:08 PM

54. "They."

And if you are in league with one of DU's most well known conspiracy theorists, well, you that's very telling for everyone.

I'll remind myself of that, and others, when I get the chance.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #54)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:10 PM

55. Am I now, or have I ever been, Senator McCarthy?

 




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Response to villager (Reply #55)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:11 PM

57. Your wink is rather weak, in this case.

Seriously.

Actual harm is done by this nonsense.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #57)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:11 PM

58. "Actual harm?" Please proceed!

 

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Response to villager (Reply #58)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:14 PM

60. I don't need to repeat myself on an OP that claimed something that wasn't.

Especially when you foolishly "liked" that OP.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:17 PM

61. Glad you are obsessively checking on the "evidence," Senator!

 

Who knows what posters lurk in the shadows of DU!



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Response to villager (Reply #61)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:19 PM

62. Oh, cute.

When people notice things it means they are "obsessive."

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #62)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:20 PM

64. Well, when people obsess over them, they are generally, yes.

 




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Response to villager (Reply #64)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:23 PM

66. Your mirror is rather bright tonight.

And the consistent lack of content in your posts is shining, especially since you only bother to respond to posts when others have tired of offering content.

It's time to put up, or shut up.

Let's see your OP that puts GMOs in their place, for once and forever, or at all.

Can you do it?

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #66)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:25 PM

67. Let's see your OP that puts GMO's in their place, for one and forever, or at all.

 

Can you do it?

It's time to put up, or shut up.

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Response to villager (Reply #67)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:27 PM

68. I have, more than once.

Too bad you missed it.

Too bad you have never bothered to justify your stance on this issue.

It's rather bizarre, to be kind.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #68)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:29 PM

69. Links?

 


I'd love to see them.

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Response to villager (Reply #69)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:30 PM

71. You've seen them.

You couldn't respond to them either.

It's time for you to show that GMOs are bad with a consensus of science, or realize the "liking" conspiracy theory OPs is only going to make you a marginal individual, in every way.

It's up to you.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #71)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:45 PM

73. As I thought, they don't exist -- this from the person sending me insulting PMs, as well

 

Because even you have some sense that your PMs asking if I'm drunk might hurt your "scientific credibility" here.

Good-bye, HuckleB.

You really are getting worse, though. Raging at, and insulting everyone who disagrees with you, isn't what is meant by the "discussion" part of "discussion board."

Take care.

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Response to villager (Reply #73)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:46 PM

74. Check my journal. Are you saying you didn't respond to any of them?

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If you want to play this game, it will take a couple days until I am back online, fully, but you will lose.

Or you can be honest now.

Which is it?

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:29 PM

70. I hear that if you spray vinegar on GMOs, it makes them safe...

oh, wait. That was chemtrails. If you spray vinegar at chemtrails, it gets rid of them.

I read that on DU somewhere: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002128567


Probably just a bunch of nonsense from scientific materialists.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #70)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:34 PM

72. Some people just aren't "scientific", I guess.

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:54 PM

76. Golden rice prevents children from going fucking blind!

Jesus, you anti-GMO folks are ignorant.

BTW, golden rice is open source, not owned by any corporate entity. So the stupid Monsanto argument does not work either.

If golden rice isn't being planted it is because of idiotic anti-GMO "Frankenfood" propaganda.

It fucking prevents childhood blindness.

And... Eat your carrots!

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Response to longship (Reply #76)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:02 AM

78. One of these anti-GMO groups had a BRLLIANT idea against Golden Rice...

Sell them supplements.

Yup, sell them vitamin pills, even if they can't afford them!

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Response to Archae (Reply #78)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:09 AM

80. Yup. I've heard that one before.

Fucking idiots!

My best.

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Response to longship (Reply #76)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:41 AM

82. It's also not being planted because it has low yields

According to an updated status report coming from the International Rice Research Institute or IRRI in the Philippines, the most advanced versions of Golden Rice provided lower yields as compared to local varieties already preferred for cultivation by farmers."

http://gm.org/2014/05/17/field-tests-show-golden-rice-to-have-lower-yields-compared-to-non-gm-rice/

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #82)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:49 AM

85. Let's get this straight.

There is no science that supports the hypothesis that genetically modified cultivars are in anyway unhealthful. None whatsoever.

I would ask for supporting documentation for your ridiculous claim, but I know it will just be falsified bullshit, like Seralini et al, the go to for all anti-GMO loonies.

So. Bring it on.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #82)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 02:43 PM

87. Also from the original article

<Even if genetic modification succeeds in creating a strain of rice productive enough for poor farmers to grow successfully, it's unclear how much impact the rice will have on children's health.

As Stone and Glover point out, it is still unknown if the beta carotene in Golden Rice can even be converted to Vitamin A in the bodies of badly undernourished children. There also has been little research on how well the beta carotene in Golden Rice will hold up when stored for long periods between harvest seasons, or when cooked using traditional methods common in remote rural locations, they argue.

Meanwhile, as the development of Golden Rice creeps along, the Philippines has managed to slash the incidence of Vitamin A deficiency by non-GMO methods, Stone said.>

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160602220711.htm

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Response to Scientific (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:03 AM

79. So

So, the shower of Golden rice is still in the future? I am sure people will survive on happy thoughts and the better world to come.

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