Monday, May 6, 2013

Genetically Modified corn vs. non-GM corn

Why grow this:

When you could grow this?

How about the dangerous levels of glysophate and fluoride in factory farmed gen-mod corn?

Not convinced yet? How about the fact that GM corn may effect fertility?

Nice, eh? Fluoride-induced brain damage and broken baby-making bits. Science! Science! Science!

I just finished reading Carol Deppe's The Resilient Gardener (which I really need to review before too long) and she's a total expert on traditional corn varieties. We'd better start saving and growing them in home plots before they're completely destroyed by GM monstrosities.

It's sad to avoid grits, corn flakes, tortilla chips, etc... but that's really our only option unless we grow our own - or can prove the corn in our favorite products isn't GM.


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At May 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Not convinced yet? How about the fact that GM corn may effect fertility?

GM corn is that by which fertility occurs? Amazing... how did we live without it?

(Obnoxious language person scores a Gotcha on David with the old effect/affect thing.)

It's OK, I'm sure it was just a typo. Right?

At May 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

I can never tell the difference between the two. It's always just a guess for me.

I should've written "defect" fertility...

At May 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Ten at Eat Your Sands said...

i'm more worried about the GM cotton. one in 5 (some say one in four) males are infertile already, unknown causes. if we make ourselves infertile, it's a self-correcting problem, right? then another culture will come along that won't be too stupid not to poison themselves. but if we have no cotton then we will be naked!!
actually, isn't it the glyphosphate that affects fertility? how about the idea that all that corn and soy goes to feed our livestock, then fed to who knows what the cost.
sometimes being a naked vegan sounds good.

At May 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Judging by how overweight many men and women are these days, I'm not surprised by the rising infertility rate. A lot of these things seem to go together.

"sometimes being a naked vegan sounds good"

Better as a concept, rather than in real life.

(Side note: the Internet is a weird, weird place.)

At May 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Study after study in the past few years has shown that Americans are the sickest people in the "developed" world. Amazing that so few of us have bothered to connect the dots. Most would prefer to just let the government and their corporate masters do their thinking for them.


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