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Date: 04/22/13 04:51 PM

13 Responses to Ted Talks: Why You Should Be Worried About Seeds

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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Link: Ted Talks: Why You Should Be Worried About Seeds - U.S. Government Loves Monsanto... You, not so much.
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    mocrules Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    I am all about TED Talks and the spreading of ideas but, I was having a hard time listening to this one. It wasn`t the facts or the message. Reducing the plant diversity does seem counter productive to a large ecosystem. However, her delivery of the message was awful. She came across very pompous. "Over tiiiimmmeee." "75%! *wrinkle face* Okay."
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

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    chalket Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Okay Kaagan, we get it. You have a short attention span. I assume you`ll grow up eventually.

    And mocrules, I completely disagree with your "pompous" assessment. She`s a good speaker, trying to make a rather dry message entertaining.

    Yeah, it may not be a `sexy` problem, but it IS a problem nonetheless.
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    techstorm Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    It lagged a little but the topic is important and worth paying attention to. Plus she`s pretty cute!
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    mocrules Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2013 at 4:20 am
    Trying being the key word. Failing... the outcome. There was nothing "entertaining" about that talk. There are 1,000 other problems that require our attention and she did a poor job at obtaining mine. Look at TED`s most popular talks. The speakers vary on topic but, the delivery of the message is very similar. Enthusiasm, humor, an a positive message to series problems underlies all of those talks. All elements lacking in this TED talk.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2013 at 5:18 am
    I didn`t make it through. Anyone got a precis?
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2013 at 8:44 am
    "i got these seeds and got impatient waiting for them to grow, and when i was about to give up, like a miracle they started sprouting!"

    i dont think you know what the word "miracle" means lady
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2013 at 10:05 am
    This is going to be a big issue when we have to start growing our own food.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    April 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Also related to farming, Bill Maher interviewed a guy recently who said certain farming methods can help us remove the cause of climate change by growing crops that literally remove CO2 from the air. Not talking algae farms, btw. Besides that benefit, the rotation of those crops makes the soil better for growing food crops. Very interesting!
    study
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am
    V Certain plants remove CO2 from the air huh? Wow that must be like...photosynthesis or something right?
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    _Cenya_ Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    I`m from STL - Monsanto`s HQ. Never knew much about the business until I went to college. I don`t know everything they do, but I assume they try to do more good then bad.
    Reducing the plant diversity does seem very bad for our large ecosystem and global population, but maybe Monsanto is shooting for large initial profits so down the road they can support a successful seed conservatory?
    Then again, maybe lowering plant diversity is ok. Monsanto is taking the natural process of evolution and speeding it up by removing the "luck" factor involved. In 200 years maybe we will all be eating G.M. foods, but of a diverse nature: avocados/tomatoes/beans/peas/ that grow faster + better for cheaper, instead of relying on potatoes and corn. Again, I know nothing of the actual business or the issues involved, but from the outside it seems clean.

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