High: 76°F ~ Low: 44°F
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
What happens when you tinker with Mother Nature.Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 9:15 PM
A reader who now lives in Georgia was nice enough to bring this to my attention. He knows I am a supporter of healthy food and thought I might find this interesting. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-5...
It is about what happens to a basic staple of our food system when we do genetic engineering for yield not quality of food. One doctor apparently feels wheat has become a "chronic poison".
Similar nightmares are occurring with genetic engineering to stand up to Roundup. Here is a statement from Wikipedia. You may know that just because Wikipedia states it does not mean it is so, but do a little research of your own and you will find more supporting documentation.
"Some crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to it (i.e. Roundup Ready, also created by Monsanto Company). Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against both broadleaf and cereal weeds, but the development of similar resistance in some weed species is emerging as a costly problem. Soy was the first Roundup Ready crop."
Who knows what the genetic engineering of soy has done to the actual food stream. Do you realize how much soy is in our diets?
Showing most recent comments first
[Show in chronological order instead]
Respond to this blog
Posting a comment requires free registration:
- Blog RSS feed
- Comments RSS feed
- Send email to Steve Mills
Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
Hot topicsA non-poilitical question, brought up by today's politics.
(36 ~ 9:07 PM, Oct 23)
The growing forecast
Presidential debate. Thoughts?
Weed identification 101