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Old 07-07-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default World's first GOLDEN bananas have orange-coloured flesh and could save thousands of lives

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It is part of a humanitarian project to improve the nutritional content of the fruit
The biofortified fruit is the world's first golden-orange banana rich in vitamin A
It is a major food staple in Uganda, which has a severe Vitamin A deficiency
It is hoped the newly developed banana will save thousands of children
An estimated 650,000-700,000 children die each year, many going blind
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...E-bananas.html


A researcher holds the biofortified banana rich in Vitamin A (top)
next to a normal banana
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Rule of the Universe#163. You have a genetic disposition towards climbing trees and liking bananas.
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Oh, now GMOs are a good thing?
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Oh, now GMOs are a good thing?

Only if we call them "biofortified."
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For a while now there's been 'golden rice' that is also vitamin A fortified and has been a life saver.

Also, 'Plumpy-Nut' a highly calorie and nutrient dense, shelf stable, peanut based emergency food used by NGO's / UNICEF for starving children.

Both of these things while they do have detractors, are literally, life savers.

So the question is not so much if in these cases GMO foods are good or bad, but if you were watching your child slowly wither or starve to death, would you want some way of saving your child?

I'm with the later.

When you see a child, in real life, not with the distance of safely of a photograph, but with your own eyes, in this country, with advanced malnutrition you are shocked. And angry and outraged that some parents DO NOT CARE and can watch their child slowly die / wither away, because they're too stoned and so-called social service agencies were more inclined to be PC than to do the right, humane and decent thing and do everything to save and protect that child..
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Being someone who was at least partially responsible for genetically modified food plants, I do know a little about this.....

The vision, vs the implementation is where the problem arises....

The vision was doing the work as described above, using genetic technology to modify plant genomes to make them grow better in poor soils, have higher yields, and improved nutrition. All of this is a social good.

However, the implementation was by seed mfgs to develop strains more resistant to herbicides, thus including the load of pesticides and pesticide breakdown products.

This provided the triple good whammy of increasing yields due to reduced competition from weeds, increasing the sales of the herbicides (roundup), and providing patentable seeds that generate excellent and patent protectable cash flows.
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I went to a "pro-GMO" film screening on the UF campus. The Audience was mostly pro. At the end, I got in the first question for the panel.

First, I said that Dow and Monsanto are Customers of mine. Then I told them that CNN just proclaimed the night before that Roundup causes cancer. And then I said that GMO orange tree cultivars can be grafted onto regular rootstock and be considered non-GMO.

Plumpynut is not GMO. I am a 30 year peanut guy - They are headed in that direction though.

I was in a meeting several years ago, me and the director of a seed company, next to him was a peanut agronomist. Somewhere in the South (probably Georgia or North Florida), a pig weed plant went to seed. This pigweed plant was special of all the pigweed plants in the world. It was Roundup resistant! The Director of the facility told me there were only 2 ways to kill pigweed not God (pigweed is 5 feet taller that peanuts - hence lightning hits), and very cheap illegal labor. He said it differently - but you get the point. The Ocala, Florida did a big 2 page artical on the destruction "Roundup resistant" pigweed is having on Florida agriculture and on the farm level. The land is damn near dead for farming.

In conclusion, trainloads and freighters of "Non-GMO(?????????????????) labeled food is going to float into the US from China just as fake shipments of "Organic??????????" food is now.
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I went to a "pro-GMO" film screening on the UF campus. The Audience was mostly pro. At the end, I got in the first question for the panel.

First, I said that Dow and Monsanto are Customers of mine. Then I told them that CNN just proclaimed the night before that Roundup causes cancer. And then I said that GMO orange tree cultivars can be grafted onto regular rootstock and be considered non-GMO.

Plumpynut is not GMO. I am a 30 year peanut guy - They are headed in that direction though.

I was in a meeting several years ago, me and the director of a seed company, next to him was a peanut agronomist. Somewhere in the South (probably Georgia or North Florida), a pig weed plant went to seed. This pigweed plant was special of all the pigweed plants in the world. It was Roundup resistant! The Director of the facility told me there were only 2 ways to kill pigweed not God (pigweed is 5 feet taller that peanuts - hence lightning hits), and very cheap illegal labor. He said it differently - but you get the point. The Ocala, Florida did a big 2 page artical on the destruction "Roundup resistant" pigweed is having on Florida agriculture and on the farm level. The land is damn near dead for farming.

In conclusion, trainloads and freighters of "Non-GMO(?????????????????) labeled food is going to float into the US from China just as fake shipments of "Organic??????????" food is now.

Not familiar with farming issues for decades, so was unfamiliar with"pigweed", which seems to be a broad category...

I did find the weed you are alluding to, read the decent article

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranthus_palmeri

Palmer Amaranth,

I recognize the leaves and Amaranth from my childhood days, and it's a wicked plant that grows fast and tall.

It's actually a crop and food source in the rest of the world. We should start an advertising campaign to convince people it gives a wicked high when smoked!
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It's actually a crop and food source in the rest of the world. We should start an advertising campaign to convince people it gives a wicked high when smoked!
Pablo, you are a wicked, wicked, wicked man!!!! That shit got seeing God doing Yoga, In addition to that, I sold a "dime" bag to a couple of local "Gang Bangers" and they are now after me because it caused them to eat 5 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts on sale at $0.89 per dozen.

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