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Re: “Mark Lynas: "The Whole Natural Food Movement is a Fraud"

And there's another issue, that is that much of the genetic engineering is not to necessarily make more beneficial crops (yields, etc.) but to make them respond to only "certain" fertilizers and pesticides, and in the process patenting the seed, requiring farmers to repurchase their own seed every year (and of course all of the consumables like fertilizer and pesticides that are co-designed to work specifically with that GMO plant.

Farmers have been sued for violating patent for volunteer plants that have encroached on their farmland from neighboring farms. Because now there is reduced competition (because you've captured the entire market on a given plant because the pesticide and fertilization products are designed specifically for the seed Monsanto sells.

This will limit competition, drive up consumer costs and make a ton of profit for Monsanto... and for some reason we're not permitted to know which foods we're considering buying/eating are GMO products.

I get how GMO *could* be beneficial. I just don't trust Monsanto and their ilk to do anything truly beneficial to the growing world, but only to pad their bottom line and secure that padding with locks and chains.

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Posted by godivademaus on 05/19/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Clothing Skinny Dipper

"Fischer said the legal reason for closing the springs is because it's unauthorized use of public lands—using them is considered trespass."

So apparently folks enjoying the geothermals is trespassing, but some guy in Nevada who hasn't paid any grazing fees, well that's derned government overreach (need I add that he's become quite wealthy raising cattle on BLM lands).

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Posted by godivademaus on 05/08/2015 at 1:53 AM

Re: “Sticker Shock Update: CWI Trustees Order Appraisal on Controversial Land Parcel

Ada County needs to tag this property as undevelopable due to it's location on sensitive flood-plain lands and given the high probability that this area will eventually be subjected to the occasional flooding that the Boise river will (not if) do.

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Posted by godivademaus on 05/06/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Southeast Boise Fire Claims Life of Artist Well Known to Boise Weekly Readers

Condolences for the incredible loss to her loved ones, her admirers and to the larger community who lost an artistic voice.

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Posted by godivademaus on 04/24/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “The Written Red

I simply gave up trying to read whatever the heck that was about two paragraphs into Red's supposed op-ed piece. Looking forward to actually reading Bill Cope's next article.

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Posted by godivademaus on 11/12/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Idaho Hospital to Employees: Get a Flu Shot Or You're Out

How is this even a "thing?" I moved away from Idaho years ago and I live in a region where this sort of requirement on health care workers is considered common sense and a health imperative. How is it that "health care workers" can seriously still be debating this issue?

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Posted by godivademaus on 11/01/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Historical Perspective

The part that's maddening is the State legislature refusing to return education funding -- essentially purposefully and critically damaging public education in Idaho. Rifka and the work her co-horts are doing is astounding. Unfortunately, no one can say the same about the State legislators.

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Posted by godivademaus on 10/07/2014 at 3:01 PM

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