Scotties Toy Box

January 14, 2018

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Filed under: Cartoons, meme, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:44

10 Comments »

  1. Truth! Again!

    Comment by jim- — January 14, 2018 @ 11:12

  2. lol – I disagree with Famine! 🙂

    Comment by acflory — January 15, 2018 @ 04:28

    • Hello Meeks. That is interesting. I guess from your comment you do not agree with eating GMO foods? I do not like some actions of the companies. The “Big 6” pesticide and GMO corporations are BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto, and Syngenta. They are so called because they dominate the agricultural input market — that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries. I disagree with the whole farmer not being able to own his own seeds and that entire side of the arguments. Monsanto is a real bad actor in that regard. I also do not like some of the chemicals they use that kills other crops but theirs. That said, GMO food is safe to eat. Study after study has proven that. So I would not be worried about eating the food, I just don’t like the way the companies bully and mistreat the farmers. Please let me know your feelings. Hugs

      Comment by Scottie — January 15, 2018 @ 07:56

      • Mmm…what do you base that ‘safety’ on? When it comes to drugs, your FDA insists on years of exhaustive, very expensive trials to be as certain as possible that the drugs in question are relatively non-toxic.
        Now along comes Monsanto and it’s Roundup Ready pesticide is about to come off patent. Light bulb moment: let’s create seeds that aren’t harmed by RoundUp and then we’ll be able to sell gallons more for years to come.
        Ah, but there was a snag. The American public avoided the first GM commerical offering – Flavour Savour genetically modified tomato – like the plague.
        So Monsanto did something very sneaky and very clever. They stacked the FDA with their own people and then they put forward the case for ‘Substantial equivalence’ – meaning that what you got after the GMO did its thing was no different to any other ‘thing’ of the same kind.
        And seeing as how it was just another ‘food’ there would be no need to waste years and money on testing [like with drugs] and no need to label the products [because what the people didn’t know wouldn’t hurt Monsanto].
        There’s more, much, much more but basically no one knows what GM food will do in a) the quantities eaten and b) over the course of a generation. More importantly, if health problems do crop up, how will we know what is causing them? It’ll be like Big Tobacco all over again.
        The effects of GM on the environment are already known but few ordinary people care about insects becoming immune blah blah.
        I’m not against genetic engineering per se, but I am against GM food because it’s not better for me, it’s not cheaper, it’s not feeding the starving poor of the world. It has not benefit to anyone but the manufacturers themselves.
        Apologies, Scottie. To me this is like letting the fox guard the henhouse and shit all over the eggs. 😦

        Comment by acflory — January 16, 2018 @ 01:52

  3. Wow. Powerful and too true.

    Comment by shelldigger — January 16, 2018 @ 08:20


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