Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

What happens when you tinker with Mother Nature.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 9:15 PM
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  • Soy is in almost everything that we eat now. The government has allowed scientist to create "frankenstein" type vegetables and fruits without any concern on what it may or may not do to us.

    For anyone who is interested in see some of the foods that are genetically modified, you can check out : http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natural-and-organic/which-foods-are-genetically-mo...

    -- Posted by -Beth- on Thu, Oct 25, 2012, at 5:55 AM
  • Nice link Beth, thanks! Papayas? I wonder what strange thing they have done to those and why?

    There are numerous links in this article to help you do more research on genetically modified organism (GMO) and the fact that the genes can cross pollinate with standard crops is scary.

    Some seed manufacturers have developed seeds that produce sterile plants. These are plants that cannot make a viable seed for the next generation. When that crosses with other plants it seems to sterilize those plants as well, which could lead to a catastrophic event and quite lucrative to the seed companies.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 25, 2012, at 6:28 AM
  • Makes you wonder after years of GMO wheat and other items like corn, barley,and soy if more cancers and genetic disorders will just consume us...it all boils down to profits from higher yielding crops with less area...greed seems to be having a field day at our expense again!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Oct 25, 2012, at 9:50 AM
  • The organic movement has been discussing this for many years, at least 18 that I know of but it is STILL on the fringe of news. They also talked about the dangers of combining different chemicals when eaten.

    Then as if by an amazing discovery, scientists deduced that when certain chemicals (deemed to be safe when evaluated alone) were combined while eating, they made a more dangerous substance. We were not scientists, just used common sense to say it should have been evaluated.

    To qualify those statements I should disclose that I was a certification chairman and inspector for the first organization in the State to certify organic farms, the TLSA (Tennessee Land Stewardship Association). I used to be very involved in the discussion.

    The shame is that we still have not been able to make a big difference. I cringe at what it will take to finally get the general public's attention and create a demand for more responsible food production.

    Don't blame the farmers. They are trying to survive themselves and look for anything that appears to be able to help. As with many investigations, follow the money and it is NOT in the average farmer's pocket.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 25, 2012, at 10:24 PM
  • Amen, Steve. Follow the money straight into the pockets of large agricultural endeavors. The small family farmer is being squeezed out of existence in many cases. So sad. Thanks for your advocacy of better health.

    -- Posted by dmcg on Sun, Oct 28, 2012, at 5:14 AM
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