04 Feb '12, 4pm

Germany Decides Genetically-Modified Foods Are Not Welcome

Yes!!! Much of Europe opposes GMOs, and they have backbone. GMOs have to be labeled in Europe, what a novel idea! And this is great news, since Germany is a major player in Europe. There are currently bills pending in several states in the US to at least label the stuff. That is a step forward, but I wish that Americans and politicians would wake up. Right now, there are no benefits to genetic engineering. If you listen to the proponents, they are using the same scare tactics as usual, but they are things that are just not true. So far all of the promises have not held up, and in fact, what has happened is that the crops are becoming resistant to the pesticides used, super weeds are growing, etc.They have not increased crop yield. Plus the spores are getting into the environment, and contaminating other crops as well as wild organisms. But the most glaring point is that GM...

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