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GM Crops Climb to Nearly One-Tenth of Global Crop Production

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, December 4, 2008
Key concepts: GM crops, Genetic modification and Infertiliy

Genetically Modified crops have risen to the level of nine percent of world crops, warned the Worldwatch Institute today (

Tensions are rising over the GM foods issue as consumers become increasingly educated about the sharp increases in infertility resulting from the consumption of GM foods.

A popular book, Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith, is also raising literacy about genetically modified foods and the threats they pose to sustainable life on our planet.

It's more than just a health threat, of course: GM foods also pose a threat to the environment, polluting the fertile soils of the world with unnatural genetic material that may have unknown long-term consequences. Cross-pollination with non-GM crops, monoculture practices and the liberal use of chemical pesticides alongside GM crops are just a few of the serious threats to sustainable life on Earth posed by food scientists playing God with seeds.
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I hate GMO's because they threaten to limit the species to a few "laboratory" specimens, while contaminating (destroying) the natural variations of plant species.

We've already seen many examples of the GMO's escaping the experimental area's and cross pollinating with natural plants.

We've seen that using pesticides can have unintended consequences.

We've learned that using chemical fertilizers depletes the soil, making it unfit to grow crops unless the chemicals are used each and every year.

Back in the 60's there was a huge movement to go back to natural ways of growing organic. The industries answer to that movement was to design GMO's that invade the natural plants and destroy them, thus taking away the individual rights to grow organic. That doesn't even take into account that now we can' use the word organic, we have to find a new word with the same meaning because TPTB have made it illegal for us to use the organic word unless we pay them to "inspect" our place and get their permission.

The only way to be sure your heirloom seeds reproduce heirlooms instead of being contaminated with GMO junk is to grow your seed plants in a closed environment with a closed germination process. Otherwise you may get a knock on the door some day and discover you are being sued for harvesting your own seeds instead of buying GMO carp (along with their pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) every year. :eek:

I often wonder about why TPTB have seed storage where they keep pure seeds. Are they that scared of GMO's themselves? Do they know they are destroying the plants so they are prepared to restock the planet after the GMO's have burned themselves out and are no longer viable?
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