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Ted Talks: Why You Should Be Worried About Seeds

U.S. Government Loves Monsanto... You, not so much.

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Ted Talks: Why You Should Be Worried About Seeds. U.S. Government Loves Monsanto... You, not so much.
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 36 Posts
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:02:31 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.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 299 Posts
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:47:47 AM
V Certain plants remove CO2 from the air huh? Wow that must be like...photosynthesis or something right?

Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:17:41 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!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2562 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:05:16 AM
This is going to be a big issue when we have to start growing our own food.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:44:52 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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