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Asian concerns spread over genetically engineered U.S. wheat

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The same GE technology is already widely used in soybeans and maize in the United States, and allows farmers to spray their fields with weed killers without harming the main crop.

And I notice that nobody mentions any problems with this system, though problems do exist - unexpected, of course - who knew?

From purdue.edu:

"The frequency of glyphosate use is a major concern in corn and soybeans. The same concern exists in other cropping systems where glyphosate is commonly used. Heavy reliance on glyphosate in Roundup Ready alfalfa, canola, or other Roundup Ready crops in the future will also increase the potential for glyphosate-resistant weeds in those systems"

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Farmboy,

I have found your opinions on this subject very educational and interesting. This seems to be one example where it seems quite dangerous to tamper with nature. This is stuff we put in our bodies after all.

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You are what you wheat!

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Sounds like the tip of the ice berg. Monsanto will try anything for profits.

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USA and it´s Monsato agriculture is already a big threat to the world. If USA keeps their lenient practice towards GMO. One of 2 things will happen. Either Japan becoming a TPP member will have as lenient laws as USA or Japan will start to import grains from else where.

So far USA´s major industrial agricultural leader Monsato is banned or has been removed in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, France, and Switzerland.

What USA needs to do is to ban the practice of GMO. It is infesting this world. They can start by having label laws as they do in Japan. When buying products in Japan look for the labels. 非遺伝子組み換え。Hi Idenshikumikae. Non GMO.

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So stupid. If people do not want GMO then do not ship it to them. It puts the entire food export industry at risk

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Farmers are liable to prosecution if they use seeds from crops grown from Monsanto seeds. Will Monsanto now be liable for the financial losses due to the promiscuous behavior of their plants sowing genes where they were not invited?

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No Craig, but you can bet they'll try to sue farmers whose crops have been inadvertently infected.

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Way to go Japan! In the U.S., they will give us anything and nobody says anything about it. At least you have sense enough to reject something that humans shouldn't be eating! Genetically engineered wheat, meat, milk, etc,etc.

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Hungary is way ahead of Japan when it comes to dealing with genetically modified crops.

Hungarian farmer explains how they defeated Monsanto: "We burned the GMO crops and banned them forever -- the opposite of what America does."

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What USA needs to do is to ban the practice of GMO. It is infesting this world. They can start by having label laws as they do in Japan. When buying products in Japan look for the labels. 非遺伝子組み換え。Hi Idenshikumikae. Non GMO.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bernie-sanders-pressure-monsanto-article-1.1357031

Not only did the GMO labeling law get voted down but Monsanto has a federal "Monsanto protection act" in place

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Humans have been genetically modifying wheat for something like 3000 years. Every single cultivated crop derived from a wild plant has been genetically modified. Selective breeding is genetic modification.

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Selective breeding is genetic modification.

Doublespeak!

GMO, from the folks that gave us Agent Orange. Enjoy your cereal!

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