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  1. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

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    The first report into the extent to which genetically engineered organisms have 'leaked' into the environment - released today - reveals a disturbing picture of widespread contamination, illegal planting and negative agricultural side effects.

    The report is a summary of incidents uncovered by the on-line Contamination Register (1) set up by Greenpeace and GeneWatch UK. It reveals a catalogue of highly disturbing incidents right across the world, including:

    - Pork meat from genetically engineered pigs being sold to consumers
    - Ordinary crops being contaminated with GE crops containing pharmaceuticals
    - Growing and international distribution of illegal antibiotic resistant Maize seeds
    - Planting of outlawed GE crops which have been smuggled into countries
    - Mixing of unapproved GE crops in food, including shipments of food aid
    - Inadvertent mixing of different GE strains even in high profile scientific field trials

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    #75 Jersey

    The mad doctors have always managed to let a few of their little beasties into the wild. New Englanders will remember the gypsy-moth catepillar infestation of the early 80's. Killed a lot of trees off (the buggers ate more than Ted Washington at a buffet). Lucky thing was that they were engineered so that every other generation was highly sensitive to heat, and we had a heat wave that killed most of them off.
     
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    The thing about the spreading of GE food, is, that you really cannot go back to plant the organic way. It promotes a monopoly on the starchy food group.

    The GE seed is only good for 1 harvest...meaning you cannot re-seed your crops with the new crop seed. 1 and done.

    That is one of the bad things about it.
     

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