Why is it farmers are bribed to grow GMO?

GMO food is not safe and has never been, yet some farmers are willfully ignorant of the damage to their fellow humans this does.

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Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I grow gmo canola and soybeans. Could you tell me where I can apply for my bribe. Been growing gmo for 20 years and as of yet I’ve received not a penny. But I have received new technology from improved genetics and chemical groups resistant traits that would have made these crops more chemical dependant if they hadn’t been modified. like it or not you’ve probably been eating food made with it for a considerable time. This is a big can of worms you might want to avoid opening.
 

Nearly

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Location
North of York
I grow gmo canola and soybeans. Could you tell me where I can apply for my bribe. Been growing gmo for 20 years and as of yet I’ve received not a penny. But I have received new technology from improved genetics and chemical groups resistant traits that would have made these crops more chemical dependant if they hadn’t been modified. like it or not you’ve probably been eating food made with it for a considerable time. This is a big can of worms you might want to avoid opening.
have you seen Kevin Bacon in Tremors?
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
have you seen Kevin Bacon in Tremors
exactly. About time the public stop flushing unused meds down the toilet If it makes earth worms grow into those.
on a serious note what I spray on gmo crop I think is safer than the alternative, most of the modifications are for pest of herbicides tolerance Can’t see what the fuss is about
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Nothing wrong with GMOs ..........

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Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
GMO food is not safe and has never been, yet some farmers are willfully ignorant of the damage to their fellow humans this does.

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Do you realize that a major portion of the world go to sleep hungry every night, if it wasn’t for gmo crop even more would. id be more concerned about the chemicals you personally use than the one used on crops you eat. The gmo crops are designed to reduce chemical dependance to produce high quality product. It’s the way forward even if you don’t like it. Biggest issue I have is the seed companies hold patents on the traits in any given plant. Thus making the use of our own seed a patent infringement. So jadedhills what would you do to feed the world and what damage are we doing to you.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I wonder what proportion of the planets food is gm. I suspect it’s more than I would think.

The op post is in the bbc manner of asking a simple question and only accepting a simple answer when there isn’t one. I guess most of the British public if they were questioned would say it’s not good and they are against gm as a whole.

However by explaining that by making plants pest resistant and therefore reducing the need to spray non selective chemical everywhere. Or the ability to make a plant drought and salt tolerant so that food can be grown where people are hungry or the holy grail of making wheat a legume. Perhaps the public may understand it’s a good thing.

In reality the British middle classes won’t as they have a full stomach and when they are in Tesco there’s more for them to buy.

Times are changing though @jadedhills food supply is definitely an issue now whether you think it is or not and perhaps I will be allowed to grow suitable gm crops soon. Certainly the idea of spraying maize once instead of 2 or 3 times is appealing

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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