The Dangers Of Genetically Modified Crops And Why Those Who Promote Them Need More Scrutiny

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I’ve spent a day and a half putting this collection of information together. I’ve read every one of these articles in their entirety, some multiple times.

For many of you, this won’t be any new information but sadly the majority of people still have no idea what GMO plants are or why they are dangerous.

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Of the dozens of #cannabis legalization bills being considered in California in 2016, the one that passed was backed by George Soros. Soros has been pouring money into the legalization effort for decades. He also happens to own a large amount of stock in Monsanto. (Such a humanitarian)

It has supposedly been in the works for years now,

but you’ve likely not heard of it – Monsanto Marijuana. Is that the big push to legalize in the US? Allegations abound that Monsanto and George Soros have been planning to unveil GMO cannabis in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the sale, cultivation, and possession of marijuana earlier this year. Could Monsanto have the same plans for the US? Did George Soros help get marijuana legalized in Uruguay in order to open the doors for another Monsanto monstrosity – genetically modified marijuana?
Soros has also been listed by the Marijuana Policy Project as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users.” But he has also been suspect of being a supporter of the One World Government which destabilizes nations, foments civil wars, and overthrows governments through something called the Open Society Movement. One of their goals is to replace natural cannabis with pharmaceutical varieties that are patentable and genetically modified.
https://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-unleash-gmo-marijuana/#ixzz5qi6A5Kjl

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Genetically modified organisms


(GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
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The following article has been reposted in its entirety with permission.

Monsanto Push to “Re-Educate” Farmers on GMOs May Impact Marijuana Industry

A couple of months ago, an AnonHQ investigation set about bringing to the forefront, the legalization of marijuana in the states that is set to be monopolized by Scott’s Miracle-Gro, Bayer and Monsanto.
Scott’s Miracle-Gro CEO Jim Hagadorn publicly announced in 2016, intentions to buy out the marijuana industry, setting aside $500 million to do so.
The Monsanto affiliate isn’t the only one that has been offering takeover bids to manufacturers crucial to the newly legalized industry, which includes hydroponics equipment suppliers. The investigation warned of the takeover set for the marijuana industry through genetically engineering the plant and then patenting it for the likes of medication amongst others: Bayer has strong connections to a UK-based company, GW Pharmaceuticals, who grows cannabis for its compounds that are then used for medicinal purposes. Bayer helps sell some of GW Pharmaceuticals’ products, including a pricy cannabis spray called Sativex, used to treat multiple sclerosis. They also have Epidiolex in the pipeline, just waiting for FDA approval. Bayer, who is set to merge in a historic deal with Monsanto this year, also works with GW Pharmaceuticals.

While Monsanto and its allies set to monopolize

the newly established marijuana industry, glyphosate continues to haunt them, Monsanto, Bayer and other affiliates are engaging in new tactics to sway support to their side and blur the lines of agriculture for profits. As they embark on monopolizing the latest agricultural venture – the marijuana industry – they’re also pushing gene editing, a new form of genetic engineering to modify food supplies.
A new program has been launched to “educate” farmers over a four-hour program on the benefits of “modern” agriculture and GMOs. The propaganda is said to combat what Bayer-Monsanto have lost in Europe, where a united front has recently seen the banning of GMO products. (Throughout Europe, 19 countries are on board to enforce various bans.) The re-education program is calculated to provide farmers “with facts about biotechnology and chemicals and how to engage with consumers through social media,” aimed at the European market to overturn the entrenched belief that GMOs are dangerous. But the push doesn’t stop at the European front.

The push to re-brand GMOs as safe and necessary

is another money grab that links back to the marijuana industry, to lessen the blow-back by independent marijuana retailers as they attempt to make their deals attractive to growers. Monsanto and co. continually push their ‘GMOs are safe’ agenda; monopolize the business of #growing plants as Mother Nature intended, throughout agriculture, only to replace them with genetically engineered plants that they patent.

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Once Monsanto, Scott’s Miracle-Gro and others gain a foothold in the marijuana industry, the likes of synthetic marijuana (already known for its health impacts such as seizure) and GMO marijuana will dominate the billion-dollar market, and those who did the hard work to see natural marijuana legalized will be out of a job.
This article (Monsanto Push to “Re-Educate” Farmers on GMOs May Impact Marijuana Industry) is a free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author AnonWatcher and AnonHQ.com. https://anonhq.com/monsanto-push-to-re-educate-farmers-on-gmos-may-impact-marijuana-industry/

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GMOs have been banned in dozens of countries around the world and yet we can’t even get labeling in the US or Canada.
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Sixty-four countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, require genetically modified foods to be labeled. Canada does not require any GMO labeling. GMOs are not currently labeled in the United States.

https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/

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As referenced in the article above agribusiness giants will stop at nothing to convince us that their products are safe. Numerous “scientific” studies, mainstream media reports, and even the very government agencies we pay to “protect” us, have said GMOs are safe. People who believe these groups, that GMOs are safe, should consider that all those same groups assured us that Roundup was completely safe for years.

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs

According to a 2015 statement [link and excerpts below] signed by 300 scientists, physicians and scholars, the claim of scientific consensus on GMOs frequently repeated in the media is “an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated.” To date, there have been no epidemiological studies investigating potential effects of GMO food on human #health. Most of the research used to claim that GMOs are safe has been performed by biotechnology companies.
https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/science/

A broad community of independent scientific researchers

and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In [a] joint statement, the claimed consensus is shown to be an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated through diverse fora. For instance, an expert panel of the Royal Society of Canada issued a report that was highly critical of the regulatory system for GM foods and crops in that country. The report declared that it is ‘scientifically unjustifiable’ to presume that GM foods are safe without rigorous scientific testing and that the ‘default prediction’ for every GM food should be that the introduction of a new gene will cause ‘unanticipated changes’ in the expression of other genes, the pattern of proteins produced, and/or metabolic activities. Possible outcomes of these changes identified in the report included the presence of new or unexpected allergens.
Scientists with industry funding and/or those trained in molecular biology were very likely to have a positive attitude to GM crops and to hold that they do not represent any unique risks, while publicly-funded scientists working independently of GM crop developer companies and/or those trained in ecology were more likely to hold a ‘moderately negative’ attitude to GM crop safety and to emphasize the uncertainty and ignorance involved.
https://enveurope.springeropen.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12302-014-0034-1?site=enveurope.springeropen.com

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The cannabis industry should continue to expand and contribute to the growing economy, and not come under the heels of large corporations who seek to dominate yet another large and important industry.
http://csglobe.com/monsanto-bayer-merger-disaster-cannabis-industry/

“It’s like corn was 80 years ago,

it’s just not a developed crop,” Holmes told the crowd of investors, in a video from Benzinga published on their YouTube page. “And one thing it’s been hard for people to wrap their heads around is that the cannabis in this industry is going to be incredible, but compared to how it’s going to be in a few years, it actually kind of sucks right now.” “In a couple years, this is going to be the third biggest ag crop in the country right behind corn and soy,” he said. “And none of the science has ever been applied to it. So we built our company to take all of that science that mainly exists inside commercial AG and bring it to this new crop.”
https://www.google.com/amp/s/cannabisnow.com/phylos-bioscience-sparks-outrage-over-new-breeding-program-announcement/amp/
This is what we are facing with the legalization of cannabis.What do you think PM resistant cannabis will do to the human body? Have you ever heard of BT corn? Do you know what it does to the human gut? Do we want terminator seeds and roundup ready cannabis?

https://smoke.io/life/@choosefreedom/legalization-and-the-dangers-of-commercial-agriculture-for-cannabis-consumers

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“Transgenic" organisms contain genetic material from an unrelated life form that has been artificially inserted into their DNA. Companies have already obtained patents for a transgenic cannabis plant that enhances seed yields and growth and a transgenic hemp plan that's more salt tolerant, according to government data provided to CBC News. Other patents are pending for new genetic alterations to cannabis, including: A transgenic hemp product that increases pest resistance in plants. A heat-resistant, transgenic cannabis plant. Drought-tolerant cannabis plants. A transgenic cannabis cell that alters how the cannabis plant produces polyunsaturated fatty acids.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4854746

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I read an article last night about how 80% of the cannabis purchased in California last year was bought outside of the new regulated market. (Canada has had a similar experience) The cannabis community of California has voted with their dollars (and a lot of them). The previous system, in place for many years, provided a better atmosphere for producers and consumers. Government regulation provides an environment where large well financed companies, who are able to operate at a loss for years, are the only one to survive.

“Finding those nuances, going after those new unique strains, trying to develop better phenotypes so that you can have some relevance a few years down the line. There’s not a single grower who seriously has the power to compete with the likes of the Monsanto or Dow Agrosciences.” “The only thing left then is to put your stake in the ground and to really protect your strains so that when everything that’s on the shelves now becomes open source, you have something better to offer the community.”
https://terpenesandtesting.com/category/cultivation/genetically-modified-cannabis/

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I love GMO. Love the technology, love that it can save lives. Humans have always been selectively breeding, horizontally ot transverzaly it really doesn't matter.
Usually people are afraid or the things that they don't know anything about. I have been studying it for a few years, not reading text for one day.
Why would Gene that is resistant to pests be unhealthy in canna flower. I think people usually think of it is a literal Gene transfer.
Now, knowing the 60% of the Americans would like to abandon arabic system in school as it is Arabic, just word, and don't know we are using it now says a lot. How come you won't afraid of something so complex

I am not saying monsanto is an angel company, what I'm saying is that I like a "knife" so I can spread the cheese. It is not my fault that other stab with knife.

Next thing we will see is gmo free water

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Need me some of that glow in the dark weed 🔥

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Gmo free water? I'll take pharmaceutical free water first plz

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Now sarcasm is rather hard to read, gut there are products labeled like that. This is just so they can be more expensive as we all know, water has no genes...
As I said...sarcasm...hard...

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GMO crops are destroying organic farmers from cross contamination and the fucked up thing about it, is that Monsanto now Bayer sues the organic farmer because they harvest their own seed because their crops cross contaminated and puts the small organic farmers out of business as the courts keep ruling in Monsanto's favor and says the seeds are patented and since it cross contaminated the farmer who didn't want to use the seeds are now forced to pay for them and a fine because they grew seeds they harvested in good faith that they were from the heirloom ones they planted.

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Again, all that you mentioned has the root problem in Capitalism and Multinational corporation driven by profit. This doesn't mean that GMO as technology is bad.

Just because Tesla as company has monopoly on space flights doesn't mean space flight is bad.

Hope you get my point. It is not GMO crop that is destroying, it is patent. I see no logical reason why water-resistant rice shouldn't be grown, it's saved so many lives and is affordable to grow in such conditions by some countries. Almost all forms of organisms have been genetically modified, it is evolution.

I think we agree on same thing about corporations...

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Actually that is another part of the problem. For instant GMO corn does not actually produce any more corn than heirloom corn and heirloom corn actually produces more than the GMO corn. It is also causing health problems in cattle that eat it so then they need antibotics and hormones to survive to market. We are all lab rats when it comes to GMO. I dod an experiement where Instopped eating GMOs and started cooking everything from scratch buying organic and GMO-free project foods and I felt better, I lost weight and was in less pain. Sadly this last year because of some asshat poisoning my garden I had to go back to some crap food. (Cause that is what processed and gmo food is crap) I am looking forward to harvesting this year so I can go back to clean food again.

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I do not buy organic as I think it is marketing trick as all food production uses pesticide and some natural are more toxic than synthesized.

I do not buy free range as it means chicks can be 8min a day outside to be labeled as free-range.
I eat GMO and non organic and have BMI of 21, no digestive or other problems.
This is biased opinion as well. Maybe Europe has more regulated market. Don't know. Only thing I know for sure is working out and exercising helps A LOT. And this is neglected. People keep saying I have health problems and blame it on all other things except of taking responsibility in their own hands by saying I haven't run in years, not to mention exercising. I am not saying this about you in particular.

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I grow organically without chemicals. I use plants and nature to keep insects off my plants. Spiders and lady bugs are my friends.

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And now, please tell me again how many countries baned GMO in Europe?
Do not spread false propaganda.

The distances for GM maize from non-GM maize for the six largest biotechnology countries are: France – 50 meters, Britain – 110 meters for grain maize and 80 for silage maize, Netherlands – 25 meters in general and 250 for organic or GM-free fields, Sweden – 15–50 meters, Finland – data not available, and Germany – 150 meters and 300 from organic fields.

Taken from: Cooper A (2009). "Political Indigestion: Germany Confronts Genetically Modified Foods". German Politics.

It is not about banning the technology, it is about banning products that are unhealthy.