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Amorous Badger says: "I once humorously suggested that someone had been internet-stalking a Big Brother contestant. They concluded that I was threatening them. What's the oddest misunderstanding you've been involved in?"

(, Thu 12 Dec 2013, 13:48)
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I was just at this moment reading the comments board of an article on the use of GM "terminator" seeds in brazil that wasn't at all hysterical or illogical
Where can i start?

"Read this and tremble. What it means is that sterility could contaminate the crops of other farmers who have not bought into this crazy idea and whose crops would also then become sterile. This is a catastrophe being announced. STOP IT. STOP IT NOW."

A chilling warning of the environmental armageddon that awaits as sterility spreads over the globe. at least, spreads for one generation only as they're fucking sterile.

I could go on, but you can read them for youself. www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/12/brazil-gm-terminator-seed-technology-farmers?commentpage=3
(, Thu 12 Dec 2013, 21:44, 6 replies)
How dare big businesses try to monopolise the very building blocks of our food chain, next thing you know, companies will be charging us for access to the world's water supply!

(, Thu 12 Dec 2013, 22:31, closed)
I think this was my favourite:
I'll grow whatever seeds I like and if any corporation says otherwise they will get an axe around the head.

Yeah, take that corporation!
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 10:58, closed)
That is fucking gold right there.
Proper internet buffoonery of the highest order. I can only hope it was a failed attempt at a troll rather than the sad mess it implies.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 16:11, closed)
the argument is more that the practice of large land-owners forcing their tenant farmers to use the seeds - and thereby become economically dependent on them for fresh seeds each year, as well as for the tenancy of the land itself - is what could spread. Not that the seeds would spread by themselves, which is exactly what the technology is (nominally, at least) designed to prevent.

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 16:36, closed)
if you read the comments you're giving them far too much credit

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 23:02, closed)
Realistically we wouldn't be thinking about the crops wiping themselves out in one go, just dwindling seed yields as the years went by.
If seed stocks became too low the famer may then be forced to buy these 'terminator' seeds due to economic pressures.
Your logic seems to be that they'd have to buy seeds every other year, which is exactly half as bad as buying them every year.
(, Sat 14 Dec 2013, 6:45, closed)

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