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#1 Dec 30, 2019 10:12 pm

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Creator of GMO potato

>>The first GMO potatoes hit the market in 2014, after genetic scientist Caius Rommens used RNAi technology to create potatoes that didn’t brown or show bruising as much as natural potatoes. Sold by J.R. Simplot under names like “Innate” and “White Russet,” the potatoes quietly appeared beside normal potatoes in produce aisles across America.

In 2018, Rommens boldly came forward with disturbing information about his creation… information that everyone should know about. In fact, he wrote a book about it: Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst GMOs.

Rommens began his career with Monsanto, before moving to J.R. Simplot. In his book, he shares that he had begun to have reservations about the potatoes he’d been creating, but that the wheels were already in motion and his concerns were ignored as business leaders started making money off the project.

Today, he wants to see his product pulled from grocery shelves. Rommens says that not only have the benefits of the engineered potato been grossly exaggerated (misleading statistics, he claims, cover the fact that the potatoes’ yield and quality are significantly compromised), but the safety of the product is also in question.

The modified potatoes may look unbruised, but in reality, they simply don’t brown the way that natural potatoes do when they are damaged. This is misleading because consumers are unable to identify the quality of the potatoes they are buying.

More concerning is Rommen’s statement that the GMO potatoes “are likely to accumulate at least two toxins that are absent in normal potatoes.”  As the scientist who created the product, his expert opinion should carry a great deal of weight and ought to raise alarms for those who still believe that genetic modification is safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, the potatoes are still being sold. You can avoid them by buying organic potatoes, and avoiding anything labeled White Russet, Innate, or Hibernate.

Caius Rommens should be highly commended for his willingness to come forward and share the truth about GMOs. Today, he has publically renounced his previous work… stating that he believes that the potatoes should be withdrawn from the market. When a former team leader at Monsanto comes forward with information like this, the public needs to listen.

Sincerely,

The GMOs Revealed Team<<

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#2 Dec 30, 2019 10:46 pm

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That is good information, Expat. Thanks!

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#3 Dec 30, 2019 11:41 pm

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Indeed, in terms of sources it doesn't get much better than that! I'm waiting to see what RD comes back with.

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#4 Dec 31, 2019 3:36 am

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gripe wrote:

That is good information, Expat. Thanks!

https://www.organicconsumers.org/catego … gLdF_D_BwE


Not all scientific breakthroughs are wonderful. In a situation like this we could develop more illnesses. When we tamper with nature, it really mess up.

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#5 Dec 31, 2019 4:33 pm

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What? Do you mean to tell me that product development sometimes has failures?

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#6 Dec 31, 2019 5:50 pm

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Yeah, and who pays the price? The same rich people who failed, or us the mugs who buy their shit? Oh I forget, that's just capitalism's collateral damage.

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#7 Dec 31, 2019 5:56 pm

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New Historian wrote:

Yeah, and who pays the price? The same rich people who failed, or us the mugs who buy their shit? Oh I forget, that's just capitalism's collateral damage.


We should not tamper with nature. Autoimmune Diseases? Do you know that important research points to the fact that we get such illnesses because we wash or eliminate too much bacteria that we need for our bodies. We need a little dirt to keep us healthy.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please eat a little dirt.

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#8 Dec 31, 2019 6:26 pm

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If we could see the real motivation in GMO, is there any possibility that we'd be seriously shocked?

If we could realise that we do not yet understand the sense of life, and until then, it's best to leave the main lead to It. And while, yes, we are meant to co-create, but not in coercing life with crass ignorance ... if we could find the sense of sanctity of Life, of integrity of Life, and find ways of working in cooperation with It, then yes, we would do good and only good.

Besides, or additionally, in my understanding the only path toward a global and lasting improvement of Life happens at a level which most would consider as unrealistic. So some of us silently are working in some unspectacular, silent and humble ways, which we understand, are implementing the so urgently needed and longed for changes for the better.

Because none of us who are feeling ill at ease toward GMO technology are feeling comfortable to know of so much suffering on this planet.

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#9 Dec 31, 2019 6:59 pm

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I think we have it pretty good these days.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinio … -year-ever

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#10 Jan 01, 2020 8:47 am

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houston wrote:

I think we have it pretty good these days.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinio … -year-ever


>>>>>>>>>>>.

Good post , Houston . We need more of that,
' looking on the bright side'

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