Thursday, February 23, 2006

Heartless powers try to tell us what to think - Throwing Stones

Genetically Modified food's will not solve world hunger. We will be told this. We may begin to believe it. GMO's are about greed not problem solving. If people don't have money for food they will continue to starve. We must solve poverty not feed the rich buy purchasing their terminator seeds.

Please support your farmers.
Please say no to GMO's.

Useful links
Say no to GMO's
Ban Terminator
Truthout.org on Monsanto
10 reasons to say NO


16 Comments:

Blogger an old friend said...

helen -

i'm in the same boat as you...i agree that we need a change, and it's not GMO. Hunger needs to vanish...

peace,
ben

PS.

8:02 PM  
Blogger an old friend said...

PS.

keep an eye out for Hampton '89 :)


ben

8:03 PM  
Blogger mrshellonheels said...

I sent you an email..I am laughing so hard I can't comment.

1:52 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

It should be noted that my friend Mrs. Hell who commented above DID in fact send me an e-mail of explanation regarding her amusement. NO, she does not think this is a laughing matter. She simply misread my tag, which is "Genetically Modified Organisms". I'm sure you can figure it out. She was sparing me an inappropriate post. Funny Bug, she is!
More Peace.............

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha...so clever

more peace is right :)

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

18 years of living in underdeveloped countries with, as well as 47 years of listening to an eminently qualified agronomist has led me to the conclusion that neither GMO's or privately held, traditional farms, and certainly not "organic" farms are the solution to ending world hunger.

World hunger will never be ended as long as greed is not conquered. Not to be a smart ass, Helen, because I respect anyone who is willing to fight for what they believe in, but good luck with that.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to ending world hunger is the ability for governments in underdevolep countries to pocket funds meant to set up crop management programs through FAO and the World Bank. As long as these governments are willing to live in the lap of luxury off of international funding while their people starve, starve they will.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

BTW - "Heartless powers try to tell us what to think".

Amen to that. They also pocket money meant for the starving masses.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Useless Man said...

Three cheers for Bono!

Please don't add me to your Useful Links. I'm entirely Useless.

And I'm proud of it!

Then again, maybe I shouldn't be.

3:12 PM  
Blogger jane said...

Those huge fruits & vegetables you see in the stores now scare the you-know-what out of me! I try to shop @ natural food stores & their veggies seem fresh & normal sized. (cept for their cucumbers, OMG)

5:00 PM  
Blogger xianfu said...

interestingly, I just learn about GMF in my school...I do agree with ya stand... wipe out hunger... "p

3:04 AM  
Anonymous krome.obsession said...

Starvation in 3rd world countries has nothing to do with a lack of food, and in a lot of cases nothing to do with money. It does, however, have everything to do with bureaucracy. I have spoken to military personnel who how had to guard food while it rotted, people starved to death, and the UN talked themselves stupid with the applicable country. Those governments don't care about their people, they want cash, cold hard cash. Food and money won't save the world, not while greed lines the pockets of the rich and starves the children of the slums.

3:09 AM  
Blogger Wally Banners said...

Still dont know what a gmo is but hey for you,np I say banned it too. :)

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Utopia said...

In 1970, Norman E. Borlaug won the nobel peace prize for his genetic modifications that helped to bring corn and wheat to places that were not suitable to grow it. By making the wheat and corn hardier and stronger, he helped to stave off a famine in the region. Food brings security, security brings peace.

Man has been modifying food and plants for ages. Cross pollination was the beginning and genetic modification is the current state.

Most genetic modification is simply to create strains of crops that are resistant to disease, produce a larger crop, or can sustain themselves in various climates. By creating plants with these properties, we get more food.

As stated in his Nobel Peace Prize presentation speech:

"The new breeds of grain evolved by Dr. Borlaug and his assistants have resulted in improvements in harvest, quantitatively and qualitatively, that previously were considered hardly possible."

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cross pollination only happens between plants.
With GE you have pig genetics being spliced into tomatoes supposedly to make them juicier, scorpion genetics spliced into potatoes corn and maze to supposedly make them hardier, and human genetics spliced into cows to ... humanize milk. This technology has not been studied and documented enough, and there is no way I'm willingly letting my children be test subjects in something like this.

4:53 PM  
Blogger '*\~>Chris?<~/*' said...

Thanks for the tag at the bottom, I had no idea what a GMO was. If I want to genetically alter my future child to ensure I have a daughter is that bad? If it is I will reconsider...promise!

10:15 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I've never understood why pure agriculture wasn't the most important business in the world.

It would seem to me that there is profit in helping your fellow humans.

11:10 AM  

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