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Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 13, 2013 at 15:47:31 in Green

“No, but I see the shill gambit isn't just the domain of the anti-go crowd. Fox can only ruin his own reputation by making propaganda pieces instead of objective docs. Like the gas from the faucet.Turns out that methane was *naturally* occurring in the guy's well, not from fracking, but it makes for good propaganda.
As to those stats. where did he get those? It's hard to find real objective facts about fracking because the internet is all full of activist and industry crap. As to that 30% number. Is that 30% of ALL wells or 30% of old wells? I've read where older wells can leak. That 's the kind of thing you need to ask. Activists tend to cherry pick the numbers. ”
Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 00:00:28 in Green

“Calif. is already having a problem with the toxic waste from solar cells ”
Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Josh Fox Talks 'Gasland Part II' On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 16:40:04 in Green

“The activist Greens are a funny lot. Just a few years ago they were for natural gas before being against it.

Is fracking dangerous? It can be. Can it be done safely? Yes. Does it need strict oversight? Yes. Fracking has been around since the late 1940s. Greens discover it and all of sudden it's Everybody Panic! If anything, I would think the newest tech would make it safer than the old days.

I have this feeling that if the US Govt said, "Okay full speed ahead with solar," Greens would find something environmentally bad with it.”

Charlotte2009 on Jul 13, 2013 at 15:04:06

“Are you also one of the gas employees with the job of ruining Josh Fox's reputation & credibility? 30% of all of the wells leak. 30%, most within the first 3 years.”

D-Driller on Jul 11, 2013 at 23:44:01

“Exactly - wait until they find out how filthy the mining and processing of solar cell material is... And, of course, the batteries need it to make the system work 24/7...”

survivefree on Jul 9, 2013 at 02:41:33

“safety and strict oversight...the very two things that governments are not only terrible at, but actively create exemptions in EPA regulations so oil and gas companies don't have to abide by the same rules as everyone else (such as the clean water act..SURPRISE SURPRISE!). nice try though. just in case you thought i was making that up; http://www.edcnet.org/learn/current_cases/fracking/federal_law_loopholes.html

Eyjafjallajokull on Jun 30, 2013 at 17:16:00

“"Just a few years ago they were for natural gas before being against it. "

For sure... these people should not be taken seriously... Energy is a serious business and needs to be done safely.. I wonder how many watts were burned to run the Jon Stewart show that night... anyway, these tools are like little kids with infantile minds... shouldn't be listened to, let the adults work on this issue.”
'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

Commented May 26, 2013 at 10:32:09 in Green

“Ha. Bowman knew what he was doing and admitted it. He tried to do an end run and lost. SCOTUS ruled 9-0 against him. He was also a willing user of gmo seeds.”

HowlingVoyager on May 26, 2013 at 11:02:43

“I think you missed my point. Monsanto is suing ALL the farmers, even the ones who purchased from a communally used grain elevator where NOBODY knows what seeds were sold - it's feed grain.
Half your crop could be Monsanto and you'd never even know it.
Of course, if you think that's okay...”
'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

Commented May 25, 2013 at 21:32:48 in Green

“God how dumb are you? I hate to go there, but for Pete's sake.Have you ever asked a farmer why they use it? They have blogs and are out there. Ask them ”

HowlingVoyager on May 26, 2013 at 10:13:07

“Actually, the majority of farmers being sued by Monsanto used grain elevators where leftover seed is collected and sold from many different farms. There's nothing in Monsanto's contracts about that grain, yet if it's used - and these farmers have NO idea that Monsanto's grains are included - the farmer's are sued. Even little guys with only 300 acres.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/business/supreme-court-to-hear-monsanto-seed-patent-case.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Yeah, such a stand up American country Monsanto is.”

YupIndeed on May 26, 2013 at 04:47:46

“"Have you ever asked a farmer why they use it? They have blogs and are out there. Ask them"

Interesting. I did a Google search to find these so-called blogs and could find nothing. How about you post these blog sites you speak of.”
'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

Commented May 25, 2013 at 20:57:38 in Green

“AFP? Nope It's the Illuminati”

caernach on May 25, 2013 at 21:20:44

“same difference, right Lyndon Larouche?”
'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

'Monsanto Protection Act' Defended By Roy Blunt, Farm State Senator (UPDATE)

Commented May 25, 2013 at 11:21:50 in Green

“The entire anti-gmo movement is run by frauds and charlatans. The two golden boys of the movement bad scientist Seralini and non-scientist Jeffrey Smith just backed out of a debate on gmos at the Cato Institute. And two other scientists who released a study of how gmo corn is not only less nutritious, but is poisonous, also backed out of a challenge to replicate their study with other scientists. That study has been promoted by the crackpot Moms Across America who were offered the chance to be included in the experiment and never responded.

Also, if Monsanto is so evil why do farmers keep buying their products? They seem to be very popular among farmers. Are you saying farmers want to poison people?

Finally, if someone like Alex "Tornado" Jones is promoting your cause, perhaps you might want to re-think the legitimacy of your cause.”

lawdog0251 on May 26, 2013 at 13:48:15

“"Also, if Monsanto is so evil why do farmers keep buying their products? "

Because, the farms are owned by Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill and the rest of the soulless corporate America. Only 30% of existing farms are truly "family-owned." The rest belong to America's grand lobbying group - AGRIBUSINESS!”

Ann 1958 on May 26, 2013 at 13:45:51

“I don't feel Dr. David Suzuki, a Professor in genetics is a "crackpot" - you haven't done your research, and are trying to undermine true science - that promotes responsibility and caution. We are discussing ramifications to our whole food chain. Not something to be played with in regard to short sighted profits and short term studies!”

1964 blade on May 25, 2013 at 21:04:56

“I hope they are paying you well. I can be anti whomever I please - and I choose Monsanto. I want and have the right to know what I am eating . All of your railing and name calling changes nothing.”

barrada nicto on May 25, 2013 at 20:00:09

“" Also, if Monsanto is so evil why do farmers keep buying their products? "

Because they are forced to. That's how evil Monsanto has become.”

billydkidd on May 25, 2013 at 19:26:39

“I wish everytime I bought a bum deal the Government would bail me out. I guess I have to buy me a bum Senator first hun?”

Gary Duell on May 25, 2013 at 16:18:05

“Rather fact challenged yourself, Cybernia? All Moms Across America want is GMO labeling. What's "crackpot" about that? If GMO food is so harmless, then why is Monsanto fighting tooth & nail to prevent us knowing when we're eating it? Why has Europe banned their products? Why did China burn their shipments of GMO see corn?
I wouldn't bother debating anyone from Cato either; just follow the money and see who owns them. They're a stink tank.”

caernach on May 25, 2013 at 15:44:26

“hey your AFP talking points arent effective nor accurate. You want to debase platforms to a domesticated audience, do it in the mirror in your bathroom,”

HazelPethigFan on May 25, 2013 at 12:35:56

“Huffpost AND Alex jones are promoting the March Against Monsanto:
http://www.infowars.com/top-10-reasons-to-join-the-march-against-monsanto-tomorrow/

Matt Samson on May 25, 2013 at 12:26:40

“Why is it wrong for consumers to have full knowledge of what is in their food? No one is talking about banning GMO food, but simply giving consumers full information.”
GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

Commented May 23, 2013 at 17:12:30 in Politics

“Stabenow is ignorant? I assume you got your information from peer-reviewed science? People who live in glass houses...”
GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

Commented May 23, 2013 at 16:31:25 in Politics

“You do realize it's not Monsanto that grows your food. It's farmers, Many farmers like gmo. It works for them. Perhaps you should seek out farmers and ask them why they use gmo. They're not all Big Ag. In fact, the majority of farms in the U.S. aren't Big Ag.”
GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

Commented May 23, 2013 at 16:22:55 in Politics

“You don't label something because it is safe. You label something because there may be the potential for harm and we already have that.”
Spectra Pipeline, Natural Gas Delivery System For New York City, Has Activists Up In Arms (VIDEO)

Spectra Pipeline, Natural Gas Delivery System For New York City, Has Activists Up In Arms (VIDEO)

Commented May 5, 2013 at 15:31:47 in New York

“This has got to be one of the silliest videos I've ever seen. How do they think the gas we get in NYC gets here now? Fracked gas is not more likely to explode. Radon naturally occurs and that's a reason they sell radon detection kits for homes, It occurs in around every 1 out of 15 homes. if the environmental movement wants to be taken seriously they have to stop peddling nonsense like this video.

Oh and wasn't it just a few years ago Greens were supporting natural gas?”
Clean With Baking Soda: How To Replace Nearly All Household Chemicals

Clean With Baking Soda: How To Replace Nearly All Household Chemicals

Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 01:11:32 in Green

“You do realize that baking soda is a "chemical," right? There is no such animal as "chemical free."”
Clean With Baking Soda: How To Replace Nearly All Household Chemicals

Clean With Baking Soda: How To Replace Nearly All Household Chemicals

Commented Apr 21, 2013 at 19:46:23 in Green

“Really? You don't use chemicals at all? How is that possible?”

Susanne McDaniel on Apr 21, 2013 at 21:52:31

“Easy. Did you read the article? Research it yourself.”
Debate Surrounding GMO Seeds Heats Up As Supermarkets Start Labeling Ingredients

Debate Surrounding GMO Seeds Heats Up As Supermarkets Start Labeling Ingredients

Commented Mar 29, 2013 at 12:49:28 in Green

“The problem is there are plenty of independent studies, but the activists always come up with some tenuous or imagined connection to industry to dismiss them. On the other hand, when some avowed anti-GMO scientist comes up with a study showing detrimental effects, you guys lap it up without questioning the motives or the validity of the study.”
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 12:00:51 in Green

“Well, no till came from organic and is now used is conventional ag. There are some synthetic herbicides and pesticides that are as "safe" as any used in organic farming and could be beneficial in organic to help increase yields. judicious use of antibiotics to maintain healthy livestock etc”

Astra Beaujolais on Mar 16, 2013 at 18:23:35

“Which synthetic herbicides and pesticides? Scientific data? Proof that CAFOs are using antibiotics "judiciously"?

We were talking about Roundup and its effect on butterflies. I have seen no data cited to counteract mine.”
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 11:33:43 in Green

“Really? Please explain.You don't agree with using useful approaches rather than relying on some agricultural romanticism? You would rather get your information from activists rather than experts?”

Astra Beaujolais on Mar 16, 2013 at 11:36:34

“You throw out a lot of loaded buzzwords, but you don't back up anything you say.”
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 20:21:49 in Green

“Your links are full of nonsense written by anti-GMO, pro organic activists. Sorry. Although the Cornucopia article does offer some good points about cover crops, etc. But cover crops are recommended for all forms of AG, including GM. I get really agitated when people link to activist sites rather than science sites. Cornucopia is a lobbyist for organic farming.

That last link? More nonsense. I want the nonsense to stop. I want real world thinking about Ag issues; not seeing it through a fantasy worldview, but facts and science. Each method has its virtues and we should take the best from all methods of Ag and combine them rather than insisting on a singular method based on, again, worldview.”

Astra Beaujolais on Mar 16, 2013 at 11:17:57

“Empty rhetoric.”
Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop Ominously In Mexico

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 15:29:18 in Green

“Did you miss this part of the article you linked to? "Still, the paper does not present any data backing its contention that genetically engineered crops are reducing monarch populations."

There could be various reasons for the decline. In that article you linked to some researchers no decline.

And here's the thing. Agriculture is by its very nature a battle against nature. There is going to be some environmental impact. The idea is to lessen that impact. Milkweeds are just that: weeds. Weeds interfere with crops no matter what kind, organic, conventional or GMO, In fact, in organic farming it is harder to control the weed and multiple herbicide sprayings are needed.”

Astra Beaujolais on Mar 15, 2013 at 19:14:06

“Oh yeah, I forgot the New York Times is usually on Monsatan's side. FYI, milkweed is not a weed, as such, in that it interferes with crops. Milkweed grows along the edges of the fields, and is really just an innocent bystander when it comes to the use of Roundup. Here's a better article:

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/03/researchers-gm-crops-are-killing-monarch-butterflies-after-all

Also, you're clearly mistaken, or telling a falsehood, with regards to organic farming. Here's the organic method for weed control:

http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/07/field-day-looks-at-organic-methods-for-conventional-fields/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=field-day-looks-at-organic-methods-for-conventional-fields

And more info on Roundup:

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Why_Glyphosate_Should_be_Banned.php
Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory By 2018

Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory By 2018

Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 19:02:31 in Green

“GMOs are tested for allergens. Saying they aren't tested is a ruse. While it is true there is not mandated testing, every company voluntarily tests. There have been instances where crops have tested positive for allergens and were abandoned and never brought to market. In one instance, Pioneer abandoned a GM soybean due to a brazil nut allergen.”
Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory By 2018

Whole Foods GMO Labeling To Be Mandatory By 2018

Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 17:23:51 in Green

“Plant defense mechanisms include making their own toxins that kill bugs. You eat those toxins every time you eat a plant.”

rtgmath on Mar 10, 2013 at 18:11:51

“And many of those are toxic to humans. People have to be careful about what they eat -- or don't you know anyone who is dangerously allergic to certain foods?

I rather object to introducing more toxins into the food chain than have to be there.”
GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 11:13:21 in Green

“The science is lacking? According to who? It's not like the science is brand new. It has been studied since the late 1970s and it took until 1996 before the first products were allowed on the market. So that's 20 years in development and another 16 on the market. And they do have to test novel proteins for any possible allergens”

gp Idaho on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:00:15

“It is lacking because of the limited amount of independent peer review research that is conducted on these products before they reach production.”
GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 22:51:43 in Green

“You have no scientific basis for what you are peddling. Strep is not caused by GMOs. You accuse me of being a Monsanto shill. That in itself makes me understand where you're coming from. 
How about this? Organic "health" bars contain high levels of arsenic due to organic brown rice syrup used as a substitute for sugar. Sorry, you and your buddy are crackpots.”
GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 19:26:54 in Green

“I don't care what you believe, just don't go on the radio and spout your anti-scientific nonsense. And no, no real science says that there is anything wrong with GMOs. And I don't say this with any due respect, I say it with what I believe. I think you're nuts. ”
GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

GMO Poll Finds Huge Majority Say Foods Should Be Labeled

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 19:00:59 in Green

“I heard you and your cohort the other day on the radio spouting some total nonsense about PANDAS. I looked it up after your interview and found that it was nothing like you claimed. Yeah, it wasn't the antibiotics that cured your kids, they were cured by not eating GMO foods.  ”

zenlabudda on Mar 5, 2013 at 20:47:18

“Cohort here! Thanks for listening! I guess you missed the part where she clearly explained that GMOs irritate the stomach lining ( because they are a foreign protein) and the body fighting off the foreign protein weakens the immune system...allowing for infections like STREP , which causes PANDAS to fester and get stronger. She can't allow her kids immune system to get weaker so she avoids GMOS. She is talking about prevention too, ummmm because she loves her kids! You are arguing about not having something labeled so that a kid can't pick up a granola bar and see the words "contains genetically Modified ingredients" and make a choice for himself...WHY?”

Kathleen Kelly Hallal on Mar 5, 2013 at 20:38:38

“Glad you are so well informed! That is great! Did you also know that children's food allergies and autoimmune issues, not to mention behavioral issues, have all SKYROCKETED in concert with the introduction of GMOs to our food supply? Big fat coincidence, huh? Antibiotics worked to get them out of the woods, but any intelligent person knows that food is medicine for the long haul. And we prefer the kind without Roundup and 2-4,D on and in it. Funny that so many mothers we know are figuring out that their kids are doing better on an organic diet! Pediatricians are seeing this too. The cat is out of the bag. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWXrRftyOMY
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