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Gautama
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
How do you propose we feed 6billion people, with food grown from heritage seed

Your suggestion that everyone on the planet eat food grown from "heritage" seed is complete and utter balderdash. You're the only person I've heard suggest this.

Greengage wrote:
...even in a country as rich as America many have to resort to food stamps to feed themselves.


The USA has had a grain surplus for many years. It may be a cliche but shortage of food has never been the cause of famine.

Mankind has saved seed since the inception of agriculture. To disregard this, to ban it, or to entrust all the world's seeds into the hands of just a few corporations would be a travesty. I (and many other GPI members I'm sure), save our own seeds. I (and many other GPI members I'm sure) also buy seeds. Why suggest the exclusivity of the latter over the former?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Agreed we could GM it to improve it.


Wouldn't need to; just cross-pollinate one variety with another. Simples.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yer gas, im out of this topic people are too easy to provoke and it could get heated.
relax its a new year and planting time is just around the corner.
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Sive
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grengage, it's obviously time to go and pee on some holly berries........don't forget the measuring tape and the sugán rope.....that will make me chuckle for a while yet......
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And obviously, raising the GM topic is simply agitating the sewage!
Enough, now.
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Gautama
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least it got some discussion going; not just on this thread but possibly elsewhere on the forum too.

Reminds me of a guy I used to work with. Very intelligent but very quiet. Had zero social skills. The only way to get him talking was to say something blatantly inaccurate. He'd spring to life and words would gush forth.
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