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A while back in GMO Skepti-Forum, Marc Brazeau asked for quality examples of narrative writing and the contents of that thread is worth sharing with you all. If you all have some more examples, please let me know, and I’ll add them to our library.
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Written by: Knigel Holmes Photo credit: Clement127 | CC A while back in GMO Skepti-Forum, Marc Brazeau asked for quality examples of narrative writing and the contents of that thread is worth sharing with you all. If you all have some more examples,…
Written by: Knigel Holmes Photo credit: Clement127 | CC A while back in GMO Skepti-Forum, Marc Brazeau asked for quality examples of narrative writing and the contents of that thread is worth shari...
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The comments on this article make my brain ache. Example:

Glyphosate or Round Up is labeled as 2,4 D.
Agent Orange is 2,4,5 D.

Go to any VA Hospital to observe the catastrophic consequences of dumping 22 million gallons of Agent Orange on an area the size of New Jersey. Or, check the mortality of Colombians who have been sprayed with glyphosate repeatedly in the US funded attempts at coca eradication.

Except that "2,4 D" isn't a label - it's a nickname for a chemical, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Glyphosate is N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine. They are not even remotely related.
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Hi, is anybody here familiar with name Hans-Ulrich Grimm? He's German journalist who fights against food companies like Nestle or Knorr and he calls himself The Food Detective (Natural News, anybody?). So that sounds rather suspicious to me and I'd like to know your opinion. Now he published also some book about the food for pets, how it contains dangerous chemicals, fungi etc.
Since it sounds alot like the organic and anti-corporational movement, I'm rather sceptical about it.
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A stressless cat with sugar pills?

they must have different cats there
 
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This is not exactly about GMOs, but about RoundUp and I know here are several agricultural professionals, so I'd like to ask a question - in the discussion to the original post (feel free to peek) this one guy says that composition of RoundUp  is adjusted every year. Like I could imagine something like that with some mixtures of herbicides, but I always assumed that RoundUp is always glyphosate.
(maybe the additives change?)
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Someone putting Round Up in your yard?
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Independent Experts Find GM Foods Contain Dangerous Gene
Anybody heard about this? It's from January 2013, there's only link to Daily Mail which doesn't provide any source
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2266143/Uncovered-toxic-gene-hiding-GM-crops-Revelation-throws-new-doubt-safety-foods.html
Redirecting to www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com without improving their search engine position.
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thanks, unfortunately the paper seems to be taken down
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Polystyrene & Health Homepage. Public Contamination · Feeling Funny? How Did It Get There? Infants? What In My Cereal?! (Food Additive Regulations); Other Pieces Of Information. Public Contamination. Because polystyrene products are so common, many people assume they are safe, ...
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I really appreciate these people focusing their efforts on these things . . . it keeps them occupied and out of my way.

Seriously, I think the video is part of an elaborate plan to wrangle an invitation for a few months up on the non-existent ISS.
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This "panel" (misnamed echo chamber) illustrates the perfect storm of conspiracy, toxins, dunning-kruger, and paranoia. It was strange to actually watch it happen and feed on itself.
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So, as I expected, no mention of transgenics. Obviously all we have to do is to split the soil and let everybody to grow their own food.
Also, we must reverse the migration of people into cities. It doesn't matter that the cities are actually more ecological, because they concentrate the people and leave more space for nature, plus they concentrate all the business and services.
 
Haven't read yet, but curious about your opinion.

But the most funny thing is when you get ad to BASF at such article.
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