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Offline Calimachon

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Pet hate - genetic modification
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:20:55 AM »
I quote from the following webpage:

"After a summer of record-high temperatures in the US in 2012, health officials are still dealing with the repercussions of mosquito-borne diseases. Could genetically-modified insects halt their spread?

The year 2012 ended with an ignoble distinction. According to the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), it was the worst year for West Nile virus since 2003."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19091880

One other of my pet hates is Genetic Modification.  They are playing creator/god and I wish they wouldn't.  This whole subject is so frightening.  They just don't know what they are unleashing on an unsuspecting world which has a habit of biting back.  Look at what happened when they started feeding cows to cows!  Mad Cow Disease!

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Offline Mark Forskitt

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Re: Pet hate - genetic modification
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 02:23:46 PM »
With you on that Calimachon.  Frightening to see the comments reported from Oxford Farming Conference that the UK Environment Minister is pushing GM, and Mark Lynas has completely flipped.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jan/06/gm-crops-farming-resources-news-lessons

Given our Environment Minister sanctioned building on Plement despite a slew of contrary comments by the Planning Inspector (his only clearly positive one being it is better visually than what is there now), I am beginning to doubt there is any value in having a Planning Minister.  Just rename it Commercialisation of Nature minister.
 

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Re: Pet hate - genetic modification
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 12:44:20 AM »
Yes its all very worrying.With the level of greed in this island how long will it be before we are growing GM crops,and as for those new breed of cows coming to the island,they look like their bred on steroids.

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Re: Pet hate - genetic modification
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 12:34:54 AM »
They have competely ruined this idland of tourist for the sake of money and the only thing that we have to show the world what is the perfect thing and that is the Jersey Cow.
Now we see black cows so yet again there it goes for good all what this island had just being ruined yet again for money.
Look where it has brought us to. Hanging on a thread to the banks that could walk away at anytime because they do not give a f**k for us and the island. Just their pockets and who is also helping to bring the island down? Our very own government by means of the establishment party and all they stand for. Cover up everything that looks bad to the outside world.
Just read Rico's, Syvret's and Voice for Children to see just how far they will goes to cover up the bad smells  but the smells are coming from the very people who continue to keep thing covered up.

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Re: Pet hate - genetic modification
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 01:39:35 AM »
Genetic Modification: People doing what nature does naturally. A little bit quicker. ( Man was made in Gods Image?).
Tourism: Was never going to survive as a cheap, sunny destination when folk could get on planes cheaper than boats and trains.
Finance Industry:  They play the long game. (Say 25yrs or so?). Offer the locals all sorts of benefits. No or little tax for a relatively short time , get the local politicians on board with promises of financing essential infrastructure etc. Then, once they have become,"The only show in town". Tell the politicians that it is uneconomical for them to continue trading from Jersey if they have to pay tax. They will, however, ensure that they will have plenty of employees paying tax if they are allowed to import more workers.

Like giving ,"Whiskey and Glass beads to Injun Chiefs".

Jersey has been shafted by the , "Big Players", and the much lauded, "We,ve got money coming out of our ears, Cyril Le Marquand", was no wiser than a ,"Drunken Injun Chief", who gave up the whole Island to the really smart folk.

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Re: Pet hate - genetic modification
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 08:07:57 AM »
People should take heed of the following saying.  I think it was Plato who coined this but whoever it is true!

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed
by your inferiors. - Plato

So I have no qualms in rousing people to think carefully and vote with foresight for men/women with foresight to guard our future and to notice what is happening around them on important issues like Reform Jersey.

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