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How to keep Monsanto out of your home: Four ways to avoid GMOs

t. brandt--where do you get your ideas about genetically modified organisms? What Monsanto does is way beyond simple breeding. Monsanto alters the genes of plants in a lab, creating a wholly new gene code sometimes putting animal genes in order to trick a plant into expressing pesticides like BT, or roundup, and other items. This has a lot of implications healthwise and legal considerations. People's concerns healthwise are allergies, long term effects of ingestion, the effect on our pollinators {one of the foundations of our terrestrial foodweb} and the effect of cross pollination with wild and other domesticated plants. The issues legally are that Monsanto with this new technique has been patenting plants and programming seed produced by said plants to be sterile so that people *HAVE to buy their next seed from Monsanto, or better yet, so that Monsanto can sue them if th...

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