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Old 03-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #17
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I'm not a big fan of Monsanto at all. And I do think they overstepped their bounds with some of this. But at the same time, there was a lot of good things in this bill as well.

I would like to point out that also included in this bill is:

Money to pay for food inspectors who would have been furloughed because of budget cuts required under the Budget Control Act.
Increase in funding for the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order that every low income person at nutritional risk can be served by this program.
Prevented the ending of the Conservation Stewardship Program, which rewards famers and ranchers for engaging in practices that are environmental beneficial.

So it wasn't all bad. The litigation and regulation aspects sound sneaky and evil. But with everything in the government, you have to take quite a bit of bad with whatever good they actually manage.

Regarding GMOs. People are very fearful of GMOs for the most part. And a small bit of that is certainly justified. But we've been using GMOs for decades now. The higher yields, resistances, reduced insecticide usage, etc. have actually saved millions of lives already in poorly developed countries. Many poorer nations are already very dependent on the benefits these GMOs provide. And with the ever rising population of the world, that dependence is going to keep increasing. GMOs will likely play a big part in managing to feed our future population.
no need to fix what isn't broken dumbass
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