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I know most of you guys spend time on FJ to watch funny stuff and **** , so do I But this is something I just wanted to share, and reach out to as many people as possible!

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#9 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [+] (12 replies)
Marching against GMO only shows how many people are ignorants and plain stupid.
"Growing cheap crops for the starving in Africa? No way! My ******* American freedom will not allow that!". Pathetic, nothing more.
Also, none of the artificially created organisms as of today are harmful in any way. Protein is protein for our body.
Just wanted to add something, thumbing down as I go.
#26 to #9 - somedudeshomie (05/28/2013) [-]
maybe you should do a little research before you just go bashing everything in sight? they are not protesting that they are gmo specificaly, they are protesting for a plethora of reasons:
1. monsanto has been filing lawsuits against small farmers for using their GMO seed without premission (yes apperantly you can patent a seed) and running them into the ground with legal fees and many of these were simply caused by cross pollination, seeds that blew onto the property and took root without any knowledge, etc...
2. my personal favorite reason for hating monsanto would be the suicide gene, this lovely little creation will sprout once and only once, the next generation of seed is absolutely useless and will not thrive or even germinate. now can anyone tell me what happens when this lovely gene cross polinates into other plants in neighboring farms/landscapes? I'll just let you ponder on that and maybe you can do a little research while your your at it to see what other reasons people are against this before you start bashing everyone without having any clue whatsoever about what you are talking about.
User avatar #1 - threadz (05/28/2013) [+] (5 replies)
For those wanting to know, monsanto is a company that's producing some kind of plant growth hormone or something like that.
#36 - heartlessrobot (05/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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Yes, let's all protest the company that's feeding billions and is essentially allowing us to have the size population we do. Complete genius.
#41 to #36 - anonmynous (05/29/2013) [-]
Here's a Monsanto story for ya. A Monsanto truck was driving past a farmer's soy field and spilled it's load of "round-up ready" (weed killer resistant) soy seeds into the farmer's field. Monsanto then sued the farmer for producing their copyrighted 'genetic property'. The courts ruled that the only way to verify this was to spray the farmer's entire field with herbicide. This ended up killing off all of the farmer's crops and Monsanto seized the rest, leaving him bankrupt.

Monsanto has created a monopoly on both herbicide and a special type of genetically modified seed that is resistant to their herbicide. Farmers have been planting seeds that they saved from last years crops for thousands of years. However Monsanto has put in place a system that requires farmers to buy seed from them each and every year. If the farmers try and plant seeds yielded from their harvest Monsanto can sue them for 'copyright infringement'. It all comes down to the philosophical question of whether you can technically copyright a self reproducing organism and the supreme court voted yes.

This story was mostly for memory so feel free to correct me on my facts.
User avatar #29 - upunkpunk (05/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why don't people just you know, not buy from Monsanto if they don't agree with it?
#39 - PhenomenalPancake (05/28/2013) [-]
I was in Baltimore and I passed by a few protesters.
I was in Baltimore and I passed by a few protesters.
User avatar #37 - stuartbewbzz (05/28/2013) [-]
Why would large-corporation controlled media slate large-corporation controlled farming? That just seems counter-productive on their behalf.
User avatar #35 - thatpolefromlowell (05/28/2013) [-]
the what?
#31 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
Not to mention how they GET A PATENT ON GM SEEDS. This forces farmers to buy seeds from Monsanto taking away a citizens RIGHT to grow their own food.
#30 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
It's not the genetically engineered food that is bad, it's the Glyphosphate used as an herbicide. The main reason the plant is genetically modified is so that the crop can survive the herbicide. However, our body cannot process Glyphosphate and it causes birth defects and is quite literally a Poisson.
#22 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
It's best to ignore stupidity.
User avatar #19 - huffe ONLINE (05/28/2013) [+] (3 replies)
tell me. why is genetically engineered food bad?
#17 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
Considering the fact that in Holland less than 4000 people were protesting, and that there were 3 major events... this is not very weird.
#15 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Funny because the picture in Holland is exactly the same crowd as there was when the Queen abdicated...

#13 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
yet people fail to mentaion were wheat came from it is part of nature but was dead end we as ouself are reason why it does so well it doesn't grow well on it own Christ people we are ding **** like this already fact we have super bugs show we have effect are a were it might have beee self sever due to other bactira using it as food soruce but grow out fffs
User avatar #7 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Plant Growth Hormones sound ******* awesome, dude! **** , we need Human Growth Hormones!
Absolutely serious. UBER EVOLUTION
User avatar #34 to #7 - redrex (05/28/2013) [-]
it's called steroids
#6 - anonymous (05/28/2013) [-]
perhaps these people need something better to do with their time.
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