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Want some human breast milk w/ your rice?!

Well, if you like human breast milk and spit mixed in with your rice...you'll love this stuff! It's being produced in the good ol' USA.....makes me proud to be an American! Maybe I'll stay here in Europe when the tour is done (I'll just need to send for my dogs)...ugh! >:(
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=440302&in_page_id=1770&ico=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=NEWS&ct=5

OMG!  I think I'm going to be ill.

Note to self: make sure to ONLY purchase certified organic rice.

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What is up with these people? I can't see how ANYone would think this is a good idea.  >:(

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Yeah, well don't believe everything you read in the Daily Mail, perhaps especially online...it is notoriously "lunatic fringe"...don't be surprised if there is no real basis to this story at all...

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Personally, I think this is a great idea.  Less dying third world people.  That's always a good thing.

What the hell is so wrong with putting different genes into different things?  They're genes for goodness sake!  It's like, "normal" rice and everyother plant/thing vegans eat already contain genes that can be found in all sorts of animals.  Oh no, im eating a broccoli that shares a gene common with catfish!  Ahh!

Genes are just the building blocks for organisms.  One freaking gene does not define "breast milk"  or "salivia".  I'm sure millions do.  We should embrace this change and look at all the good it will do for the world, not fret over some little tiny string of DNA.

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One thing I noticed is that they plan to grow this Frankenrice in Kansas!  Doesn't rice require water filled paddies to grow?  Kansas is high and dry prairie land.  They grow wheat there because it doesn't need so much water.  Huge waste of available water resources. 

Another thing I'd like to comment on is that Budweiser stopped it from being grown in Missouri.  It's nice to see a monster corporation stepping up even if it is in it's own interest to stop something like that.  A lot of people would definitely never drink another Bud if it had Frankenrice in it and Budweiser knows that.  I'm going to hunt around and see if there's an email address I can use to send them a thank you and keep it the good work message.  8)

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I am not comfortable with the idea that we know enough yet about life at the cellular level to fool around with Mother Nature in such drastic ways. Humans, being humans, are fallible and have made some major mistakes before trying to outwit her. Biological systems are so interdependent in such subtle ways I don't think we can always predict an outcome that seems to be cut and dried.

I also find it ironic that so much time, energy, money, and manpower are being used trying to alter rice to "fix" a problem that could be alleviated greatly by the elimination or drastic reduction of using meat for food. It seems that people will do almost anything rather than stop eating meat.

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Personally, I think this is a great idea.  Less dying third world people.  That's always a good thing.

I would have to agree.  If there's the technology to make it happen and it will help people, then go for it.  Although, yes Bookmama, it would be nice to alleviate the problem by reducing the production of animals for food and using the resources to grow grains and veggies.  But I unfortunately don't have faith that our country will realize this anytime soon.

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AshleyKimball...you said:

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What the hell is so wrong with putting different genes into different things?

Well...there have been no long term studies to show the harm that may happen by people eating GMO food products. I myself think the results over the next 20-30 years will show what the effects are. Let me put it this way...since we have added all this "junk" to the food supply over the past 50 years in the USA...the rate of disease, and cancer has skyrocketed.....why is that? Less people got cancer 50 years ago than today. I myself think there are much better ways to deal with diarrhea and malnutrition than to add human genes into our rice supply. These bio "Franken Foods" have not been tested to see what long term digesting will do to a human....If you are willing to take the chance and digest these products...get back to me in 20 or 30 years and let me know what happens...I'll stick with my organic diet....I'm not willing to take the chance. I might as well eat plastic. Hey....everything in plastic is made on this earth...it does not mean it's acceptable to eat. You are still young and fearless....it's a great way to be!

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I agree with you Dave...we do make things complicated as well as justify behaviors that go against mother nature usually because of greed, profit and unwillingly to change outdated behaviors and attachments.

And because accountability and a respect for others well being/health over a quick fix  or something ridiciously complicated when the answers are simple and profound sees very low on the todem pole these days, I am not surprsied what we do here in America.

You should see how complicated they make teaching these days. I live in a place that likes more and more and "change is good."

Bet your glad your out of long island heh? I'm helping Bellmore by living here with my good energy!  ;D ;D ;D

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Bet your glad your out of long island heh? I'm helping Bellmore by living here with my good energy!  ;D ;D ;D

Yeah...well someone has to watch over that place! I have to go back to LI at some point in the next few months to visit my Brother and his family (including my new born niece). Last time I was there....I was so happy I left....and never looked back. I'm glad I grew up there and became who I am.....but I'll never go back....well, maybe I'll just "peek in " every few years to see how it has turned into Queens..... :D

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Personally, I think this is a great idea.  Less dying third world people.  That's always a good thing.

Not every time we have introduced a new crop into a foreign ecosystem has it ended up 'good'. We have caused nearly as many famines as we have stopped by introducing inappropriate plants and farming systems in the wrong places.

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Not every time we have introduced a new crop into a foreign ecosystem has it ended up 'good'. We have caused nearly as many famines as we have stopped by introducing inappropriate plants and farming systems in the wrong places.

I have personal experience of living with the results of this. If they hadn't planted eucalyptus trees and umbrella pines in S. Spain (neither of which are natives), we wouldn't have all the drought problems we have now. They suck the groundwater right out of the land, and create other problems as well, but they were planted because they grow fast and can be harvested for commercial purposes--when they don't burn like tinderboxes in our hot climate (made worse by progressive desertification in part due to the introduction of these and other non-native species).
And if the goat hadn't been introduced to Spain around the 1300's, a great deal of our forests would still be with us...

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