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What's the world coming to... by Miss-M on 17 December 2007 1:47am
 
...when a person can no longer eat a cheeseburger at a leisurely pace?

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=334927
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by Holle on 17 December 2007 2:11am
 
I'm more concerned about gene food spread by these biotech companies all over the world without control. Nature spent millions of years developing time and these guys claim to make it better by just clicking genes on and off randomly. In fact, they don't care about producing "better" food, they just aim to spread their patented stuff as far as possible and then make the big money with their bloody lawyers, because the manipulated genes mix with the natural in the fields and so every farmer "uses" their products. Unfortunatelly we can't collect these manipulated genes back when realizing the upcoming side effects in 20 or 30 years and want the original gene pool back again.
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by mrsthing on 17 December 2007 3:08am
 
Well, we've been eating genetically modified foods for years. Iceberg lettuce was invented by scientists to provide a food that was very low in calories but left the person eating it feeling full. Vegetables have been hybridized for years. Don't try planting seeds from store-bought tomatoes; you probably won't get anything. But they're supposed to be more resistant to drought and plant diseases that reduce yield. We're so used to perfect looking veggies that we probably wouldn't buy them with spots and scales, even though most of those blemishes are harmless. Now we know how to manipulate the genes even better. What's next: glow-in-the-dark green beans?
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by kazzzz on 17 December 2007 5:32am
 
In my opinion, cheeseburger = leisure and indigestion.
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by Lounge Trekker on 17 December 2007 6:44am
 
Yeesh! I am opposed to the GM food and the profiteers that are jeopardizing the survival of our race. I need to move somewhere that has a climate more conducive to growing more vegetables. It is hit and miss here until I find the seed lines and the species that produce well here. There is a community of gardeners who are trying to preserve natural lines of vegetables through seed collection.

Yes, organic scientists have been trying to hybridize vegetables for years, so they produce better, but as Holle says, to use natural pollenization as a legal platform is just wrong.

Now if 'legitimate' GM were used to gain food production from such amazing plants as dandelions or blackberries...I'd buy some stock.

Cheeseburgers must be eaten at a fast enough pace that the juices don't run down your arm!

Lounge Gardener
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by geordiegirl on 17 December 2007 4:17pm
 
Pete - would you like some UK Heritage peas? I've sent som e to Geraldine & she's going to try. (We organic gardeners must stick together).

How do I get your email so I can get your address? (I'd do it after Christmas) - only if you think it'd work!
Linda
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by Holle on 17 December 2007 7:27pm
 
Pete just told me he leaves for skating, not sure if he comes here today. Linda, you can find one of his email addresses in the Vitals or email me (I'm in the Vitals too) and I'll sent it to him at the address we use mostly.
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by Lounge Trekker on 17 December 2007 7:31pm
 
I'm here for a minute while I jam my breakfast into my hungry body!

[email protected]

It's misspelled in vitals. Let's talk then when I'm not rushing!

Pete
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by kazzzz on 18 December 2007 12:19am
 
Do you want fries with that?
 
Re: What's the world coming to... by peripatetically on 18 December 2007 1:40am
 
HAHAHAHAHA, I forgot about that one. Another thing newbies need to know...

And 'How many f's in that?"
 



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