PapaDragon wrote:medo wrote:higurashihougi wrote:Monsanto won't like it, heh heh.
Govt decides to ban GMO food production in Russia – deputy PM
A senior Russian government member told reporters the cabinet decided that any food production in the country will completely exclude any genetically-modified organisms or parts thereof.
“As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions,” Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich said at an international conference on biotechnology in the Russian city of Kirov.
At the same time the official emphasized that there was a very clear line between this decision and the development of science, medicine and some other branches.
“This is not a simple issue, we must do very thorough work on division on these spheres and form a legal base on this foundation,” he said.
This is excellent decision. Russia will be able to sell their food for higher prices, because it is not GMO, but natural. Russia have a lot of space to produce more food and sell it around the World. Even US and EU will buy it to have healthy and natural food.
Here is the funny thing:
Idea behind GMO crops is to create plants that have high yield are resistant to disease and are capable of surviving and thriving in poor quality soil and with low amount of water.
These GMO crops have not been invented at all!!! They simply do not exist.
What Monsanto and other vultures and snake-oil salesmen have done is that they tried to create real functional GMO crops and have failed miserably.
Instead they created frankensteinian abominations which have slightly higher yield but whose immune system has been completely compromised as a side effect of genetic manipulation.
These plants require enormous amount of pesticides and other chemicals just to keep them alive. They have created botanical equivalent of human in terminal stage of AIDS.
And guess who sells these chemicals and pesticides? That is right, Monsanto. They make their money of chemicals not GMO seeds.
And once farmers start using these chemicals they render farmland toxic for normal plants, only GMOs can survive afterwards.
Basically it is the ultimate extortion racket. They claim to sell things that do not exists and are making a killing by selling poison and turning farmers into an equivalent of drug addicts!!!
I personally look forward to the day when Real GMO crops are invented. They will create agricultural revolution in places like Mexico, Africa, Australia and other desolate regions. One day these Real GMO crops will enable mankind to grow food on Mars and other planets. It will be amazing scientific accomplishment when it happens.
Russia has plenty of quality soil and would not need GMO crops even when Real GMO crops are invented one day. They have hit the jackpot when it comes to agriculture.
Sounds like some conspiracy theory.
Like all conspiracy theories it falls apart under closer inspection.
Question - why would farmers plant such crops, if they calculate that the extra expense in chemicals/pesticides will outweigh any extra yield that they might get?
Because they are ignorant? I think that farmers know their trade well enough.