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04-07-2011 09:27 PM#1
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Quote:Canada is giving the go ahead to GMO wheat. Although it is not ready for production yet, the plans are set:

The National Research Council plans to develop genetically modified wheat in Canada — a measure long resisted by the country’s wheat farmers.

The NRC says Canadian wheat farmers are becoming less productive and need to adapt, especially in the face of climate change. It suggests GM wheat as a solution.

In the past week, senior NRC management has been unveiling its long-term strategy to its researchers and other staff. The goal, says a leaked copy of the plan, is to become a “market-driven organization whose primary goal is to develop and deploy technology.”

And it says building better wheat is one of the top goals.

Canada is “losing global market share for our exports,” it says. “Our annual productivity is ranked last against other top producing countries.” As demand rises, “climate change is impacting our agricultural production.”


The document outlines how transgenic wheat could produce new hybrids that will be “a game changer.” (Transgenic organisms have DNA modified through genetic engineering techniques, to create a desirable trait such as resistance to disease.)
But the document warns that a “huge effort” will be necessary to decode all the genetic material in wheat and to learn what traits can be manipulated in the lab.

http://farmwars.info/?p=5734

Climate change? As in what massive increases in radiation? GMO is a game changer alright, as in we're all so very ƒükkêd . Theres a damn good reason Bill Gates built a seed bank in Norway to hold non gm non sterile seed of all types.

Bad news for Canada, and another loss for man.

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04-07-2011 09:43 PM#2
StirlingMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Soylent Green won't be far behind.

Nothing to see here. Move Along
04-07-2011 09:51 PM#3
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
hi5.gif Heh, Nice avatar! Funny you should mention Soylent green, I hadn't seen that sence childhood and Octo had never seen it. I recalled it being really good, but you know what?
Ghey 37.gif

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If Heston were any more fabulously dressed in that movie he's shït skittles.

A lot of good movies from the 70's are like that...

Take a look at Logans run after all these years. rofl.gif WTF was I thinking when I remembered it being good? Must have been remembering a 70's Farah Fawcett.

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04-07-2011 09:53 PM#4
StirlingMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
yeah I know what you mean. I thought Logan's Run was the best ever, until I watched it again. Silent Running is in the same boat.

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04-07-2011 09:55 PM#5
OctoMother Superior
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
The EU gave the green light for all members to consume meat and milk from offspring of cloned animals just last week! gaah.gif Not only that...They also threw in free and unregulated use of nanotechnology without labeling chuck.gif

Quote:Speaking to journalists later on Tuesday morning, EU health and consumer policy commissioner John Dalli said many aspects which had been agreed between the two sides would now be lost.

"These included a legal definition of nano-materials and their mandatory labeling," said the Maltese commissioner, also pointing to mutual agreement for a centralised authorisation procedure to facilitate innovation from the food industry.

Instead, the EU's 1997 regulation on 'novel foods' remains in place, a piece of legislation that says nothing specifically on cloning or the use of nanotechnology.


While the commission does consider products from cloned animals to be 'novel food', and they therefore require pre-market authorisation, milk from the offspring of cloned animals currently needs no special labeling or permission.

http://euobserver.com/9/32088

soylent green indeed...Eat the bankers first vic.gif
04-07-2011 09:59 PM#6
StirlingMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
They'll ok anything at this point. There's just no way to feed the entire planet anymore without GMO. Be a crying damn shame if maybe they spent some time telling people to quit having so many babies.

Nothing to see here. Move Along
04-07-2011 10:02 PM#7
OctoMother Superior
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-07-2011 09:59 PM)Stirling Wrote:  There's just no way to feed the entire planet anymore without GMO.

That's what they want you to think fatman.gif In fact the opposite seems to be true when you start looking into it...
04-07-2011 10:02 PM#8
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!




This video is the lamest scene in any movie ever, they should trade in those sparkler guns for something with bullets. The funny thing with Logans run was they were in glass domes with trees where the sun was plainly visible.

Yet when they emerge from the city they look at the sun, shade their eyes and ask what it is. dunno.gif Really awful stuff.

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04-07-2011 10:09 PM#9
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Quote:http://www.independent.co.uk/environment...12179.html

Major new study shows that modified soya produces 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent


Quote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew...crops.html

The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops



Quote:http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=599

Nightmare on Elm Street’s Dinner Table. Thank you, Monsanto!

Just in case you thought it was fine to eat Genetically Modified foods (better identified as “FrankenFoods”), along comes a study which makes it clear that you are eating this make believe non-food at your own peril and, worse yet, you are feeding it to your kids at their peril as well. It is important to note that Codex Alimentarius, which sets standards for the international trade of food, permits genetically modified foods and makes no effort to limit, control or eliminate them. In fact, the US has been trying for years to prevent the labeling of GM foods and seed in international trade to emulate its domestic policy which prohibits any label indication that foods contain GM ingredients, as 75-80% of all foods sold in the US do.

Now it appears that the increasingly prevalent nightmare of a disease called “Morgellon’s Disease” may be a result of GM crops and food.

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04-07-2011 10:21 PM#10
StirlingMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-07-2011 10:02 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(04-07-2011 09:59 PM)Stirling Wrote:  There's just no way to feed the entire planet anymore without GMO.

That's what they want you to think fatman.gif In fact the opposite seems to be true when you start looking into it...

Trust me I'm not a fan of genetically modified anything, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was having the opposite effect of what was intended. Wait, I might be a fan of genetically modified boobs..... Jury is still out on that one.

Nothing to see here. Move Along
04-07-2011 10:30 PM#11
OctoMother Superior
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
chuckle.gif gmo boobies? Do they produce beer? hmm.gif



Quote:The Indiana Business Journal reports that proteins from genetically modified crops are showing up in Indiana waterways.

According to the Journal, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University looked at 217 streams, drains and ditches near Indiana cornfields and found genetically modified (GM) bug-killing protein in 50 of them.

The protein is in genetically modified corn and other crops that are engineered to produce their own pesticide when insects bite them. But when farmers mow the fields, the residue remains from the crushed plants – and it's finding its way to the waterways.

"The protein is carried to surface water by runoff and by the leaves and stalks that sometimes wash into streams," the Journal said. "And the protein lingers. The study was conducted six months after harvest."

The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says it is not known whether the trace levels of the protein are a threat to invertebrates in the water.

But either way – it's still poison, and it's a poison that was in 85 percent of the U.S. corn crop last year.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...rways.aspx

And they wonder what's killing the bees? gaah.gif
04-07-2011 10:36 PM#12
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
So many things like this are more about control over our lives than trying to help us, it sucks man. As long as farmers plant seed that also make new seed they are to a degree self sufficient, with gmo, you get sterile seed with less yield that cant be made to seed next year, therefore they become reliant on Monsanto, Pioneer or whatever corporate entity they made the mistake of crawling in bed with.

”If you control the food supply, you control the people” – Henry Kissinger

But yes genetically modified tits.. hmm.gif What could go wrong? 37.gif

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04-07-2011 10:43 PM#13
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
Posts: 13,527Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-07-2011 09:59 PM)Stirling Wrote:  They'll ok anything at this point. There's just no way to feed the entire planet anymore without GMO. Be a crying damn shame if maybe they spent some time telling people to quit having so many babies.

I agree with most except the part that you say can't feed the planet without GMOs. Fact is, you can feed the planet with non-GMO but it's a fact that GMO decreases production and sterilizes the soil. 1st year, increased production, 3rd year, declining, 7th year, nothing, no crop at all, with GMO plants.
04-07-2011 10:44 PM#14
StirlingMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
And the bees? Couldn't have anything to do with the US Gub'ment OKing the use of pesticides that are known to be bee toxic could it?

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/1...ntroversy/

Nothing to see here. Move Along
04-07-2011 10:57 PM#15
OctoMother Superior
Posts: 42,293Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
That article is pure horror tissueguy.gif

and here:

Quote:(NaturalNews) Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.

"Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial.


http://www.naturalnews.com/028585_GMOs_Bayer.html
04-07-2011 11:00 PM#16
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Great article on the bees, though this irresponsible policy pisses me off! cheers.gif Most of the info I read indicated the govt was pointing the finger at cell phones. gaah.gif Thats the way that works, it will be years before the government admits making a mistake, and people on the inside are probably making a killing in food commodity futures trading.

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04-08-2011 01:54 PM#17
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
Posts: 13,527Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Due to intense pressure, the following statement was released today, April 7, 2011, by the National Research Council of Canada:

UPDATE - Thursday, April 7, 2011: The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) issued a statement to clarify that it has no plans to research genetically modified (GM) wheat.
NRC now states: "GM wheat is not an objective of the NRC wheat program. We will be developing a number of tools that will be used to reduce the breeding cycle, increase yield and adapt to climate stresses. GM varieties are not contemplated at this time."

http://www.rense.com/general93/gmo.htm

I can't find anything official on it yet, hope it's true.
04-08-2011 02:18 PM#18
Tacolover IIMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Interesting enough. I'll ask my Brother in Law about it later when he returns from Africa. He's one of those that is highly educated but never found a job in the public sector. He has some professional degree in agriculture and taps into University revenues when not tapping into family revenues. Travels around the world teaching farmers agriculture techniques and studies regional farming. A wanna be Frenchy from Quebec now in Zimbabwe (sp). Believe his stint there is another 2-years but will be in Toronto this summer. I have hopes of making it there to see my mother and vacation on some nearby cottage property... He would know but the question is whether I can stomach his attitude.
04-08-2011 02:33 PM#19
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-08-2011 01:54 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Due to intense pressure, the following statement was released today, April 7, 2011, by the National Research Council of Canada:

UPDATE - Thursday, April 7, 2011: The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) issued a statement to clarify that it has no plans to research genetically modified (GM) wheat.
NRC now states: "GM wheat is not an objective of the NRC wheat program. We will be developing a number of tools that will be used to reduce the breeding cycle, increase yield and adapt to climate stresses. GM varieties are not contemplated at this time."

http://www.rense.com/general93/gmo.htm

I can't find anything official on it yet, hope it's true.

yay.gif The world could use a bit of good news Shadow! hug.gif


Quote:He's one of those that is highly educated but never found a job in the public sector.

rofl.gif We're all professional students in Finland, our Renault mechanic is a microbiologist and the cashiers at KKK market are brain surgeons.
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It's the supermarket that makes Somali immigrants apprehensive.

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04-08-2011 02:33 PM#20
OctoMother Superior
Posts: 42,293Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
Wow Shadow, that would be cool...post if you find verification.


...And Taco damned.gif Africa is just the kind of place they LOVE to test their new crap in, I'm pretty sure your brother knows stuff about it
04-08-2011 02:45 PM#21
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
Posts: 13,527Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-08-2011 02:33 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  the cashiers at KKK market are brain surgeons.

Tell them to appy for jobs in Ottawa chuckle.gif

hug.gif Octo I will.
04-08-2011 03:06 PM#22
Tacolover IIMember
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RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
(04-08-2011 02:33 PM)Octo Wrote:  Wow Shadow, that would be cool...post if you find verification.


...And Taco damned.gif Africa is just the kind of place they LOVE to test their new crap in, I'm pretty sure your brother knows stuff about it

Octo it's Brother in Law. Depending on his mood his answer will be either a long drawn out lecture or a short smug answer with a attitude.

Octo he has dragged my sister all over the world, she's had Malaria 3-times, broke her leg in a village just outside Papua New Guinea, leg set wrong developed a infection and had to fly her to Australia to get it re-broken and treat infection. Almost lost her leg. Subjected her to dangerous locations with rebel uprisings. Think this gig will be their last or she is leaving him/ Thank God.
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Shadow have you ever driven down Trans Canada Highway through Saskatchewan and seen the vast wheat fields? Amazing...Only place I've seen a reduced speed limit due to grasshoppers chuckle.gif. At times there are so many grasshoppers that they can plug up your radiator and car will overheat in the middle of nowhere and/or the highway gets so greasy from splattered grasshoppers the road becomes super slick... Not sure if it's still that way or not, been a long time/college years when I worked summer jobs up in Ft. McCurray (sp) in the tarsands for college money then traveled east through Canada then down back to Texas.
04-08-2011 03:26 PM#23
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
Posts: 13,527Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
hug.gif Haven't driven the trans Canada that far East Taco, but must be much like Alberta, the vast wheat fields. My cousins husband (from Sask) said to me once "How can you stand to live in BC, it's all mountains, you can't see far at all" I said "On the prairies there's noting to see" He says "Yeah but at least you can SEE it" rofl.gif rofl.gif Flatlanders chuckle.gif
04-08-2011 04:39 PM#24
OctoMother Superior
Posts: 42,293Joined: Feb 2011
RE: Canada Okays GMO Wheat!
chuckle.gif ok so I guess you won't be questioning your b-i-l anytime soon


"Flatlanders" vic.gif I resemble that remark beerbong.gif:chcukle:
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