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Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O'Leary About GMOs (VIDEO)

Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O'Leary About GMOs (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 14:05:01 in Canada Impact

“Wrong on all accounts. They are not better for our environment. The round-up ready crops use more round-up which in turn pollutes our water systems and is the cause of super weeds that are immune to round-up and require stronger, more toxic herbicides. Plus studies are coming out showing Glyphosate to be harmful to humans. The Bt crops are now creating insects that are immune to Bt. Plus the mutant bacteria gene is effecting our own gut bacteria and causing prefferated gut syndrome.
When you have a crop you can spray more round-up on, you will use more fuel on your farm.
Monsanto crops are about monoculture not substainable agriculture. Monoculture never has and never will feed the world, substainable agriculture has and will.”

IncensedinNC on Aug 8, 2013 at 19:56:39

“andlittle6, there is compelling evidence against GM from scientists, agronomists, the medical community...too much to quote here. So I'll just quote Monsanto and the FDA:
1, "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A.'s job" - Philip Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications.
2. "Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety" — FDA, "Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties" (GMO Policy).”
Kevin O'Leary Challenged On GMO Foods By 14 Year Old (VIDEO)

Kevin O'Leary Challenged On GMO Foods By 14 Year Old (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 14:54:43 in Canada Impact

“You keep saying there is a scientific consensus on gm foods. That is simply not true. Like I said in reply to the last time you posted that, the only scientist in consensus on the safety of gm foods are those with ties to the industry. Before g.e. crops appeared real scientist who where specialist in their fields related to food crops devised a system that not only worked, but was substainable. In fact the U.S.D.A. had set a goal of having 80% of all farms on the system by 1992, they made it to 70% before Monsanto started their take over of the FDA and USDA. That system used chemical pesticides only as a last resort and provided alternitives that where ecologically friendly. The complete opposite of how g.e. crops are grown.”
Kevin O'Leary Challenged On GMO Foods By 14 Year Old (VIDEO)

Kevin O'Leary Challenged On GMO Foods By 14 Year Old (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 14:38:47 in Canada Impact

“As a person who studied soil science in college, I have to disagree with what you are saying. I've also put in time studying plant science, entomology, and plant pathology. The only scientific consensus supporting gm foods is by scientist who are part of the genetic engineering community either through their work or through grants and support from that industry.
You mentioned climate change, but not envirnmental pollution which is a contributor to climate change. Round-up ready crops are a very large contributor to environmental pollution. There are numerous studies including one be the U.S.G.S. showing Glyphosate being present in ground water, lakes, streams, rivers, etc. It has also been proven in studies that instead of soil bacteria breaking down Glyphosate ino to harmless coumpounds it actually kills the soil bacteria that are vital to healthy plants.
Genetically engineered crops are designed either on purpose or acidentally to kill the soil so that the plants can only grow with the aide of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that do nothing but further pollute the environment and the living soil that is vital for healthy plant growth.”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 20:49:54 in Green

“You're right when I readwhat you wrote I was thinking soil dwelling, which it is. It will also only react in certain insects.
But the toxin has to be activated in the gut of the insect it is intended for. With the bt crops the already active toxin is what is in the plant genes, so when it is ingested by people it is active, not inactive like it would be if ingested through organic or commerical crops.
Because there are no long term studies on their effects on humans it's not know weather that is a danger or not. Seems that would be a goodthing to figure out BEFORE they feed it to us.”

Farmer Guy on Sep 29, 2012 at 21:07:10

“Again, refer to the hundreds of studies ive posted showing their safety.”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 20:42:56 in Green

“Really? So everybody but them should label their products?
There would not be another food tax, and companies already sgergate different types of foods. All excuses for trying to hide gmo's. Let's face it if they where so much better like they claim, they would be spending 7 million advertising them instead of trying to hide them.
They wouldn't of threatened to sue Vermont, instead it would of been an opertunity to show the nation that their products are as good as they claim.
Isn't that how food companies do it? They have a great product, better then what their competitors has so they advertise it and promote it?”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 09:40:45 in Green

“So now we all understand. You're against labeling because you can't marry your farm animals.
Shows the caliber of the people against labeling when you think a perfect society is one where you can marry a farm animal, lol.”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 14:37:38 in Green

“Really? So the over 7 million that Monsanto has pumped into opposing prop. 37 didn't happen (even though it's on public record) They didn't threaten to sue Vermont if they passed their labeling law?
I suppose nobody at the FDA who where instrumental in crafting their guidelines on gmo's ever worked for Monsanto either, right?”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 12:21:46 in Green

“Check out yours. It doesn't occur on plants only in the soil. Also the Bt that is dusted on organic crops washes off.
The Bt gene that is shot into corn dna is Cry1Ab the toxin in bt. along with the gene another activator gene is used to turn on the cry1ab gene in the corn dna. Next the genes are hit with another gene that kills any corn genes that didn't except the cry1ab gene into their dna sequence. The ones that did take are then cloned. You can eat organic or any other crops for a life time and not ingest as much cry1ab as from one bite of bt corn. Also the cry1ab gene is still active when it enters your stomach effecting your gut bacteria.”

Farmer Guy on Sep 29, 2012 at 16:10:51

“Thom, 1)go to wikipedia 2) read second sentence (that is cited) 3) come back and let us know where Bt occurs on earth 4) profit”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 08:36:06 in Green

“Lucero65
Here's the link to the FDA where they admit they only use the research given to them by the biotech company producing the g.e. food crop. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Testimony/ucm112927.htm
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 08:30:47 in Green

“And you support a system that spends millions to hide it's product and threatens to sue any state that wants to take those products out of hiding.
But you call a system that wants people to be informed f%^$*#$ up?”

Farmer Guy on Sep 29, 2012 at 19:26:51

“nobody's hiding anything. if you eat processed food that is not labeled organic, assume its contains a GMO ingredient. You can eat whole produce to avoid GMO too. There is no reason for another food tax, its going to cost billions throughout the the supply chain to begin segregating GMO and conventional grain, its absurd to think otherwise.”

TLMTHOM on Sep 27, 2012 at 14:37:38

“Really? So the over 7 million that Monsanto has pumped into opposing prop. 37 didn't happen (even though it's on public record) They didn't threaten to sue Vermont if they passed their labeling law?
I suppose nobody at the FDA who where instrumental in crafting their guidelines on gmo's ever worked for Monsanto either, right?”

Farmer Guy on Sep 27, 2012 at 14:23:36

“LOL. It does no such thing. It supports VOLUNTARY labeling. It does not support government mandated labeling that directly violates federal law. See how that works?”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 08:28:27 in Green

“Both sites you link to are biotech industry sites. You laugh at any research that isn't supported by the biotech industry and I'm suppose to take your "research" from the biotech industry seriously?”

Farmer Guy on Sep 29, 2012 at 19:29:57

“tho, there is nothing biased about a list of studies on Biofortified, as a list cannot be biased. you'll need to check out each one to judge whether it independent. Many of the took place in countries that dont even allow GMO cultication and were govt sponsored.

the second link is from the flipping european commission, youre seriously implying that the EU commission is from aan industry LOL?”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 17:24:19 in Green

“I did. Couldn't find any that said the studies went past 90 days. If fact one that supossedly disputes tumor and liver problems was cut off at 87 days.
Like I said show studies that have gone longer then 90 days and not been funded by the biotech industry.”

Farmer Guy on Sep 26, 2012 at 22:39:20

“You couldnt find any studies that addressed multigenerational feeding studies lol? how hard did ya look thom?

here's a REAL feeding study that look place over 5 generations

http://www.benthamscience.com/open/topsj/articles/V003/49TOPSJ.pdf
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 14:32:28 in Green

“HAHAHA oh looky! Another person who thinks that a companies own little 90 day study of their own product is real science.
Show us any research NOT done by the biotech industry or NOT funded by the biotech industry that proves 100% that gmo's are safe in our food, safe for our soils, and safe for our environment.
If you actually read that article I posted it was simply saying that the testing the companies do on their own products aren't really sufficient evidence to their safety.”

Farmer Guy on Sep 26, 2012 at 17:00:53

“No problem. Scroll up to find where Ive linked hundreds of studies”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 20:00:05 in Green

“Is an article on the National Institute of Health's website from the International Journal of Biological Sciences credible enough for you?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952409/

Farmer Guy on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:48:14

“HAHAHA oh looky! ANOTHER seralini study!

Oh, how does that rascal find the time?”
Monsanto's Unapproved GMO Wheat Stored In Colorado For 7 Years, Investigators Say

Monsanto's Unapproved GMO Wheat Stored In Colorado For 7 Years, Investigators Say

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 17:12:32 in Green

“Right you expect me to take the word of the very industry in question.
Here why don't you try reading this. I think it shows a cause for more unbiased studies.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/roundup-weed-killer-is-toxic-to-human-cells.-study-intensifies-debate-over-inert-ingredients

TwoZeroOZ on Jun 30, 2013 at 13:30:44

“The industry? Those studies are done by scientific institutions across the planet.

Your blinders are pretty large, aren't they?

Your study has nothing to do with GMO crops. If you don't even understand the difference between GMO crops and pesticides, then there's no use debating with you any further.”
Monsanto's Unapproved GMO Wheat Stored In Colorado For 7 Years, Investigators Say

Monsanto's Unapproved GMO Wheat Stored In Colorado For 7 Years, Investigators Say

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 12:36:29 in Green

“How about you show the long term studies done by unbiased researchers that proves eating gmo's are harmless?
Oh right there are none.”

TwoZeroOZ on Jun 29, 2013 at 15:57:21

“There's also no long term studies on polyester.

THEREFORE, polyester causes cancer.

LOL, no, that's not how science works.

First, YOU must come up with a CONCEIVABLE hypothesis with a POSSIBLE mechanism of action, THEN it can be studied.

To date, not even the natural industry or the anti-GMO groups have been able to come up with such a theory (surprise surprise).

Here, read these:
www.biofortified.org/genera/studies-for-genera/independent-funding/

You might learn something.”
huffingtonpost entry

President Obama Is the Last Person Who Should Joke About Marijuana

Commented May 1, 2013 at 16:36:49 in Politics

“So when someone says to me "Do you want to catch a buzz?" and pull out a joint, they really think they have a beer in their pocket?
The term "buzzed" has been associated with pot smoking for decades.”
Gamechanging News About GMOs

Gamechanging News About GMOs

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 11:29:52 in Home

“Your first paragraph would be true if gmo foods where labeled and we could know and document that many meals being eaten and had real proof there wasn't one problem. All the research you claim exists has been little 90 day studies done by the biotech industry or supported by them.
If your statement was actually true then the biotech industry would be in the forefront of the labeling issue, demanding their products where labeled.
At the least they wouldn't be concerned about labeling as they would have nothing to hide and labeling would vindicate their products”
Gamechanging News About GMOs

Gamechanging News About GMOs

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 11:19:29 in Home

“What about super weeds? Even the USDA and Monsanto admit they are a problem. Monsanto's answer is to come out with a seed that is immune to 2-4-D.
This year farms in Iowa are reporting corn root borers that are immune to Bt corn and find it tasty.
Scientist in Canada have found the toxin CryAb1 from Bt corn in pregnant women and their unborn babies. The USGS has found glyphosate in every body of water in the Mississippi river basin including the ground water.
As a farmer you do understand how synthitic fertilizers and pesticides kill the soil microbes making the plants you grow dependant on the synthitic fertilizers and pesticides to grow. You also understand how over time salts from those fertilizers and pesticides build in the soil.
Just courious how long have you been a gmo farmer?
How long where you a farmer before that?
Current information from the USDA's yearly pesticide and fertilizer reports show farmers growing gmo's use less pesticides for the first 7 years (plus or minus) and after that their pesticide use increases by around 15 fold.
Also their costs go up yearly with having to buy seed every year instead of saving seed and having to use more fertilizers and pesticides.
It's been a few years since I've done any farming, but I've seen the same problems with increased pesticide use and super weeds in the landscape industry. There are long term problems with growing gmo's.”

benwha on Oct 15, 2012 at 19:21:43

“I grew up on our farm that is now solidly past its 100 year anniversary. I took some time away after high school like a lot of kids my age and became a futures trader and a grain merchant buying and selling corn and soy all over the world before moving my family back to the farm in my mid 30s. I suppose I should thank you for listing the Greenpeace approved objections to GMOs and conventional farming. I am surprised you never put in sterile cows and other bs the antigmo sites do a good job with propogating. There is a nuance to every point you make but I doubt you are interested. But look, if you got a better way, I invite to come on out, buy some land and get to it. You folks are good at sitting around and criticizing, not quite so good at doing.”
Ron Paul Won

Ron Paul Won

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 09:39:43 in Politics

“Bob I have done my research on Johnson. I have never heard him say what you are saying. Even RP has nothing but good things to say about him. I've looked at the other minor parties also and though I somewhat like the Green candadate Johnson is the closest to Paul.
I may change my mind by November, but I can state that I will not vote for Romney or Obama.”
Ron Paul Won

Ron Paul Won

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 16:34:44 in Politics

“Bob you have 10 years on me but I want you to know I have also supported RP for a long time. In fact I voted for him in the 88 election. What I took from the old republicans liking Romney was they where old "Republicans".
What I have always liked about RP where his Libertarian values. So with that in mind I will be voting for the only person on the ballot who shares those values, Gary Johnson.”

Bob DD on Aug 30, 2012 at 08:16:35

“TLM,

Please do a little more research on Gary Johnson before you vote for him. Yes he talks the talk to libertarian audiences. But when talking to the teocons he promises them that he will not make any true cuts in American occupation around the world and confine all his cuts to domestic spending. Of course if someone like him gets in he will not even succeed in doing that. Not unlike the W approach in 2000. I would rather see a liberal get in (though I would not vote liberal unless the guy was truely antiwar like Ralph Nader). Just look at the past 10 years. With all the out of control spending, if we had the 4 trillion back (and I think this is a conservative figure when you look at all the second-order effects of our foreign policy) we would not be in the dire mess we are in.

Sorry, there is no other major politician who is sincere other than Ron Paul. To vote in the Presidential election this time, I will have to dig deeper into the bowels of the minor parties.”
The 9 Funniest Signs of the Month (PHOTOS)

The 9 Funniest Signs of the Month (PHOTOS)

Commented Jun 7, 2011 at 14:18:24 in Comedy

“And they know it's different from clean fill.”