Dino Watch

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There’s been quite a bit of coverage of GMOs lately. Mother Jones has been doing a great job. Some highlights:

  • Hog farmers have noticed that feeding genetically-modified corn reduces hog growth.
  • Organic farmers near land planted to GMO corn have lost their organic certification, since the wind-blown pollen from the corn contains synthetic nicotinoids, which are picked up by the soil tests.
  • Beekeepers are not amused, since the nicotinoids in the pollen affect the bees’ nervous systems, and their ability to find their way back to the hives.
  • And this just in: http://www.realfarmacy.com/40-tons-of-gmo-crops-torched-in-america-media-blackout/