All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 18:05 
Edgewateraqua wrote:
At the very least deserve the RIGHT to choose to buy and eat food with geneticly modified ingrediance.

:headbang:

Although I'd like the right to choose... NOT to buy and eat genetically modified food.... :D


Top
  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 18:40 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Feb 23rd, '13, 08:42
Posts: 43
Location: Brisbane
Gender: Male
Are you human?: mostly
Location: Brisbane
all food is gm
science just makes it faster
I don’t know how you can have a thorough bred Labrador when all dogs originated from wolves

a democracy is where a majority choose a minority to bully them

_________________
Reading + logic + mistakes = Success
http://gfyproduce.com.au/?page_id=48


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 18:48 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 28th, '12, 23:23
Posts: 136
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Only after a coffee
Location: Perth Western Australia
Please visit the link
http://stevemarshbenefitfund.com.au/

"Steve Marsh is  an organic farmer from Kojonup Western Australia. In December 2010 Steve, had genetically modified (GM) canola seeds blown onto his property from a neighbouring farm. Approximately 70 percent of Mr Marsh’s property is now contaminated. His organic certification has been suspended by the certifying body, the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (Inc), putting his livelihood and whole harvest into limbo.
Fortunately Steve had taken precautions to declare his property GM free and had gone to the expense of setting up signs and getting legal advice. He has consequently started a legal action against his GM neighbour following confirmation of GM contamination from the WA Dept of Agriculture. GM giant Monsanto has stated that it will support the GM famer’s legal action and the Pastoralists & Graziers Association (WA) Inc has agreed to pay the respondent neighbours legal fees. Monsanto, the main company responsible for developing and promoting GMOs, has insisted on “no-liability” agreements with participating farmers, making the company immune from persecution or liability for any “fall out” from its products."

So yes the answer is yes we do have Geneticly Modified crops in Australia and Monsanto will defend any attempt to oppose GMOs (geneticly modified organisms) with all its considrable wealth and political influence.



Sent from my GT-I9100T using Tapatalk 2

_________________
Cheers

Karl.


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

viewtopic.php?t=12309


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 19:02 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mar 24th, '10, 13:00
Posts: 5086
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Daughters think not
Location: Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Canola oil is great for oiling bike chains but that's about it, as is all oil labelled vegetable oil.
Butter, coconut oil, and olive oil is all I will use here in the future. And since making this change, I have had positive comments from the consumers in this house

_________________
IBC system
Bigger system
Greenhouse system


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 19:31 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced

Joined: Mar 21st, '12, 11:42
Posts: 1358
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Bendigo, Victoria
I'll be at the Melb one - was unsure I could go because the missus has been rather ill - appendix op then complications, but she seems to be better enough I can be gone for the day...

Monsanto is merely the latest personification of overbearing Corporateers and Bankstersout to rule us all. If we sit back and let this keep going, how long before we get told what we can (more likely can't) grow in our AP systems?

I've stuck with Olive oil since I learned years ago about the change from monounsaturated to saturated transfats - heat almost any oil to (say) deep fry chips and when it cools it is almost totally solid - the oil has been (I think) hydrogenated and is now bad for you. Olive oil on the other hand will have only a very small amount of hydrogenated fat - it increases each time you use it - and you can easily pour off the good oil.

I've also stuck with butter since learning what margarine is and how it is made. Cholesterol is just fine thank you - had it checked about a month back.

Not a fan of man-made substitutes - if you really want to scare yourself, take a look at the side effects of substances like aspartame and then read up on its history and why it was first produced.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 21:09 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Oct 16th, '11, 06:12
Posts: 2019
Gender: Male
Are you human?: 0110010110
Location: Brisbane, qld
mantis wrote:
Canola oil is great for oiling bike chains but that's about it, as is all oil labelled vegetable oil.
Butter, coconut oil, and olive oil is all I will use here in the future. And since making this change, I have had positive comments from the consumers in this house


+1

Don't forget the lard and drippings :)

_________________
My System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 21:26 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 9th, '13, 15:47
Posts: 618
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes, but not proudly
Location: Nong Khai, Thailand
Steve Marsh is an organic farmer, so I guess HE didn't sign a no-liability agreement with Monsanto, since he is not a participant in their "program of destruction". So lets hope he gets it right and set a precedent for future contaminations of neighbors and their poison suppliers.

On one side, one could show some compassion for these Monsanto geeks. Imagine, suddenly you have the key to total world power in your hands. You are the one that are in charge of live and death through the seeds for food that people need to survive. Once you cut of all their other means to provide themselves with natural food, you are the one in charge and can ask any price you like or deny supply to anybody you don't like. It must be hard to stick to humane and good principles with such a large mountain of gold and power in front of you.

On the other hand, people who are so infinitely greedy and short sighted, not to say completely stupid, do not deserve to walk this earth and destroy everything around them. Some people have just enough (I say, JUST enough) intelligence to think they are smart. And those are the most dangerous people for their environment.

I have compassion, but not enough to let these mother frackers go ahead. Demonstrating is one thing, putting a stop to it another. RISE and STRIKE!

_________________
Paul

I know you can do it, but....better you don't!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Domani-Aquaponics-Thailand/630010393681321

My system: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16254&p=407926#p407926


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 06:23 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 28th, '12, 23:23
Posts: 136
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Only after a coffee
Location: Perth Western Australia
RupertofOZ wrote:
Edgewateraqua wrote:
At the very least deserve the RIGHT to choose to buy and eat food with geneticly modified ingrediance.

:headbang:

Although I'd like the right to choose... NOT to buy and eat genetically modified food.... :D


Oops yeah thanks for pointing that out.

Sent from my GT-I9100T using Tapatalk 2

_________________
Cheers

Karl.


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

viewtopic.php?t=12309


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 06:31 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 28th, '12, 23:23
Posts: 136
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Only after a coffee
Location: Perth Western Australia
esckay wrote:
all food is gm
science just makes it faster
I don’t know how you can have a thorough bred Labrador when all dogs originated from wolves

a democracy is where a majority choose a minority to bully them


The difference here is selective breeding of natural mutations over many generations vs adding genes from a totaly unrelated species to try and achieve a desired trait. Id say the mega rich multinational company executives are the minority bullying us the public.

Sent from my GT-I9100T using Tapatalk 2

_________________
Cheers

Karl.


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

viewtopic.php?t=12309


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 07:56 
Offline

Joined: May 23rd, '13, 07:43
Posts: 7
Gender: Female
Are you human?: Considering it
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
I'll be there... :)

And this is interesting too...

http://nogmo.streamshare.com/posts/4217


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 21:34 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 9th, '13, 15:47
Posts: 618
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes, but not proudly
Location: Nong Khai, Thailand
Monsanto translates to "my saint"........

Let's change it to Nonsanto (No saint) to start with. From that one you can derive nonsense, which is what they communicate. Seems to fit pretty good. :D

_________________
Paul

I know you can do it, but....better you don't!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Domani-Aquaponics-Thailand/630010393681321

My system: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16254&p=407926#p407926


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 10:37 
Offline

Joined: May 23rd, '13, 07:43
Posts: 7
Gender: Female
Are you human?: Considering it
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
Mondiabolo perhaps?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 11:17 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced

Joined: Mar 21st, '12, 11:42
Posts: 1358
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Bendigo, Victoria
DoomSatano? :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 26th, '13, 18:55 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Nov 4th, '06, 23:20
Posts: 293
Location: Mt Morgan Central Queensland
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mt Morgan
As a consumer i demand to know if the food i buy contains gmo's. The consumer has power, if everyone made the decision not to buy gmo products their popularity would soon be measured. The companys insist we dont need to know, or labeling would be costly and too dificult. However you can buy coffee with a warning label on the lid " caution contents hot" oh duh.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 26th, '13, 22:08 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced

Joined: Mar 21st, '12, 11:42
Posts: 1358
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Bendigo, Victoria
Then let your local members know you want the labelling - it is one of the things up for change, In Australia we have had quality labelling for a long time now; leaving out whether something contains GM products is a change for the worse and contravenes current laws demanding ingredients be listed with relevant information.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.233s | 16 Queries | GZIP : Off ]