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Audio: GMO Crops so Toxic & "Tough," Farmers now need Kevlar Tires to protect their Tractors from "Spear-like" Stalks!

Yes, you read correctly. Their tires now need Kevlar lining, the same material used for body armor!

Apparently, the GMO farmers' own equipment have the same yield as their single harvest Terminator seeds: once.

Thanks to the GMO crops, the average lifespan of a tractor tire has dwindled from five or six years down to just one or two — if the farmer is lucky.

GMO crops so tough that farmers are turning to Kevlar tractor tires

By Chris Tutor
Aug 2nd 2012

Farming is one of the most difficult ways to earn a living. You'd think that with all the innovations mankind has developed over the centuries, we could make farmers' lives easier. But as it turns out, sometimes miracles of modern science make things tougher. Literally.

Take genetically modified organisms (GMO) for instance. For now, let's ignore the controversy over its safety, usefulness and ethical issues. The main issue for those guys actually growing and harvesting the stuff is much more practical. As it turns out, corn modified to stand tall and tough against pests is also wreaking havoc on tractor tires.

Mark Newhall of Farm Show Magazine tells American Public Media's Marketplace that after the stalks are cut during harvest, the leftover stubs are like "having a field of little spears.

Courtesy of InfoWars:

Kevlar Tires Now Required to Traverse ‘Spear-Like’ GMO Crops

Anthony Gucciardi
Infowars.com
Aug 5, 2012

The news surrounding GMO crops continues to get further and further outlandish as the crops are increasingly mutated and sprayed with a medley of harsh pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides. The latest news comes from an unlikely source — an automotive publication known as AutoBlog. The website reports that farmers who have opted to plant Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds have run into one daunting problem (outside of decreased yields and an extremely higher risk of disease): little ‘spear-like’ stalks from the harvested GMOs are absolutely wreaking havoc on the heavy duty tractor tires.

Described by one farmer as a ‘field of little spears’, farmers are now turning to kevlar tires. In case you’re not aware, kevlar is the same material used in bulletproof vests to protect from gun bullets.

The stalks are so sharp and weapon-like that they can wreck an entire set of wheels, which is a daunting reality when considered that one tractor can have as many as eight heavy duty tires. Furthermore, a single tractor tire can easily cost thousands of dollars. Thanks to the GMO crops, the average lifespan of a tractor tire has dwindled from five or six years down to just one or two — if the farmer is lucky. Add that to the exponentially increased amount of pesticide use required to maintain modified crops thanks to heavily mutated ‘super’ rootworms and other insects, and it’s easy to see how GMO farming is nothing but a monetary pitfall for farmers.

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Now, some tires on the market already use some form of synthetic protective lining, including Kevlar, but never have farming tires needed so much.

As if Monsanto's Terminator seeds that only yield a single harvest aren't bad enough, and bankrupting poor small family farms who have been defrauded into using them in the first place. Now, they have to replace rather expensive ginormous tires to the tune of 100's of THOUSANDS of dollars, PER tractor/combine!

Truly begs the question, if your 'food' is toxic enough to kill bugs, and the newly genetically engineered plant's own lineage dies after only ONE harvest, and weak enough where insects still manage to overcome the GMO's engineered 'defenses,' how 'healthy' could it possibly be for your body?

The likes of Monsatan are committing fraud, as they're literally selling poison as 'food.'

While not requiring GMO labeling via govt legislative directive may be copacetic to free market, as when govt can require GMO labeling, they can and will require, control and police other labels as well via the FDA whom we all love and trust (NOT!), more specific of GMO, the likes of Monsatan are not only selling indisputable poison, which at the least they need to pay for their victims' resultant health issues, their executives and scientists alike must be arrested, as they're systematically knowingly committing RICO crimes. Also, the GMO manufacturers are the ones who need to be sued out of existence, as organic farmers whose neighbors who used Monsatan seeds have no control over wind, when their neighbors' GMO seeds blow over and 'poison their well,' so to speak.

Besides, in all other pollution and poisoning liability lawsuits, WHO is the guilty party, when one person's place of business, or a company, blows over poison into their neighbor's yard??

These lunatics must go, the same way of the feckless, the most useless 'people'/'profession' on earth: paper shuffling banksters who literally have zero useful skills, period, along with their Military Industrial Complex.

For those seeking to truly grow an organic garden, both small and industrial scale, wood chips/mulching/'skin' for your soil, seems to be the way to go!

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While I have not posted in a while (due to the DP getting "weird"), I would like to make this my last post.

This OP is garbage and misinformation.
#1 While my tin foil hat is quite large, more like a sombrero really, I can't even bite on this ridiculous nonsense. My father farms GMO seeds and he does NOT run Kevlar tires. In fact, I know a LOT of farmers (probably more than you) and have yet to run into one that does run Kevlar tires. So, who is running these besides probably you if you run the Goodyear Wrangler Armorshield SUV/light truck tire?

#2 Ag equipment tires are expensive but in NO WAY cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The equipment..yes, the tires...lol..no. How would I know that? Oh, I managed a tire store for years, never sold a hundred thousand dollar tire. A more realistic figure for a large tractor or combine tire with a 38" + rim size would be around $4,000 per tire (current price).

#3 During the entire farming season last year we only had to repair one tire from puncture. What was in the tire, you ask? A steel spike. Not a cornstalk. And the GMO corn did not crap this spike onto the ground...the railroad did in the 1800's. Not one other puncture and drove over millions of stalks (GMO).

#4 I don't like Monsanto, so I try not to support them but I will not fight to take away my father's right to do so. That would make me a "non-libertarian". If you don't like them, then don't support them. But I'll bet even the most hard core Monsanto haters still unknowingly support them by buying products that have some sort of GMO in it. (Are you wearing leather shoes/belt/jacket?...Do you have a package or paper that has been printed with soy ink?....Have you ran ethanol fuel at any time?...etc, etc, etc.)

#5 This site has become nothing but nonsense, Gary Johnson crap, Richard Gilbert shenanigans, and misinformation. I've been here a long time, but it's time to go. It's like I've entered the "weird part of youtube", but found it right here on the DP. It used to be exciting, but now it just pisses me off. Take care all, wishing you the best.

Same here.

A number of years ago I went into business with my best friend, we opened a tire and service shop in a little town in North Dakota (we also have a farm service truck so we drive right out onto the fields without getting flats most days but sometimes getting stuck hahaha). We've sold all kinds of tires over the years but like glory said never for hundreds of thousands not even bulk orders. I have herd of kevlar armored AG tires, but I've never had a farmer interested in buying them, they seem fine with just having us come out and swapping out or patching the tubes (of course our guys are also mostly still running with chloride in their tubes rather than switching to steel weights so maybe change is slow lol). I have seen Corn Stalks pierce AG tires but their either worn out tires that a farmer has been trying to get every last cent out of or it was during the dead of winter and that thing was frozen solid. By and large I would say we see more impliment tires with punctures than tractors or combines and the impliment tires are no where near as robust. Anyways thats just my two cents.

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Before you go, since you suggest

a solution of simply not supporting Monsanto, could you just point out how we're supposed to know what's produced with GMO products when the government (that requires all sorts of other labeling, including cumbersome requirements for small food enterprises) will not require GMO labeling for the big (biggest) guys... and when some attempts to label NON-GMO foods have been prohibited by our government? (Why, to brag that you're GMO free implies that there might be something wrong with GMO'S!)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

BYE! Glad you support toxic GMO "food". Wonder why it's banned

in other countries? I know making a profit can sometimes trump morality.
The farmers that support GMO for profit are part of problem. It's not all about Monsanto.

what they are referring to is Corn Stalks

The corn borer is often an issue causing weak corn stalks. Some GMO corn and some non-GMO selected varieties have stronger stalks and are resistant to the action of the borer worm that eats the stalk.

The original composer of the tripe suggests that the stronger stalks are a serious problem. This is nonsense.

AJ and his hype-ing crowd need to be viewed with some skepticism.

That is good to know. I am

That is good to know. I am trying to eliminate corn anyhow. Corn is not good for the health. We get too much of it in our diet. Corn fed animals are deprived of essential nutrients they should get from grass. Thus we become deficient and get the ill effects of grains from corn and grain fed livestock. Everything is so screwed up - I'm just trying to do what little I can do.

or GMO toxic garbage that is banned in other countries

is a REAL threat to the American public and the local governments are too weak and cowardly to confront a multi-billion dollar corporation like Monsanto and the sell-out farmers who just want to make a profit.

I was going to "not buy" the plant they were writing about

but I can't find it anywhere in the article. Some crops are normally spiky...like say....bamboo....so what plant are they talking about already?

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Is there a regulation in place that forces farmers to

buy GMO seeds?

No, but....

But many are looking at fraudulently produced "scientific" results. If the product does not perform according to regulations, the GMO producer should be sued. Except, with the FDA and other government agencies on its side, the GMO can't be sued since Monsanto and the like will point to regulations stating they're allowed to do what they do. The case falls apart regardless of damages incurred--a real and very present form of crony capitalism.

At the very least, farmers using GMO crops should be sued by their neighbors for poisoning the farmlands and water table. They should also be sued by their buyers for producing toxic foodstuffs. As consumers, we should be suing our grocers and the companies producing the food sold at the grocers for using GMO foodstuffs in the first place. Except, once again, multiple businesses will clean their hands of the problem because government agency regulations say it's OK and thus they're not liable for the very real damages incurred.

And further, most GMO foodstuffs are infertile: the crops themselves cannot reproduce. However, with a fertile crop next door, the GMO crops can fertilize them and thus GMO traits are passed on in yet another hybrid plant. Except, with IP laws as they are now, GMOs can sue if a wild plant's offspring result in GMO traits being passed onto the next generation of crops. And there's nothing protecting the farmers from such litigation.

Alright, thanks for the info

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This is absolute utter nonsense.

B.S.

No one should believe it.

The solution is easy and free market

Get a concerned, knowledgeable group together and create an organization. Rate foods on a 'GMO or non-GMO' basis. Create a copyrighted logo for safe foods and offer it to the safe food manufacturers. (Kind of like a UL Listing of foods) Then advertise the heck out of it.

Could even have a 1-10 rating for direct to really minimal indirect GMO content.

Free market in action.

How is this related to Dr. Paul?

This has nothing to do with Dr. Paul or the freedom movement. Farmers are not forced to buy one company's product over another, they choose to do so.

No, you havn't read up on the evil Monopolistic Monsanto...

Monsanto is not playing in a free market... they are rigging the market... and buying their piece of the government in USDA and the $$$ payed for lobbying congress. We need TRUE free market as advocated by RP.

There are Many Bobs...I'm the Maine Bob!

this is right. everyone hates

this is right.

everyone hates monsanto.

I'd like to hear Ron Paul explain what he'd do to stop Monsanto.

Almost everything Monsanto does is completely unacceptable.

Is someone has some ideologically pure test, I might not get a 100.

There are Fed Gov regulations preventing the NO GMO label.

Big Government helps Monsanto.

I want to hear the perfect anti Monsanto argument from Ron Paul.

Kevlar Tires?

That's the original use for Kevlar.

"Developed at DuPont in 1965,[1][2][3] this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevlar

O.K., it might be "new" in tractor tires?

This is utter nonsense, stop

This is utter nonsense, stop believing everything Mr. 911-was-an-inside-job Jones says...

For Liberty!

what IS "utter nonsense," is someone replying without

ever actually reading the story to find out that the original article was from AutoBlog.com, a known entity among moto-industry enthusiasts, and NOT Infowars (also it's laughable to any sane person that ANYONE would actually hold MSM 'news' or other "alternative" 'news source' in higher regard than InfoWars when 90% of all Alex Jones does is aggregate news links FROM them! LOLOLOL!!!), and the audio is from Minnesota NPR show, "MarketPlace."

got presumptuous a-priori much?

I seriously cannot believe that I actually even have to address reading comprehension, and kneejerk reactions, not to mention rudimentary econ, to some, of all places, here at DailyPaul.

lawd have mercy.

Predictions in due Time...
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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

GMO's now ruining tractor tires? Okay, fellow Christians...

What is it going to take for people to wake up to the fact that there is something terribly wrong here! - with our new FOOD SYSTEM. We've unleashed a monster, and we better do something about it before it's too late - if it isn't already. I'll go a step further. I think GM farming practices are evil. Thanks for posting this, and I love the link to Back To Eden - with a reminder of Genesis.

Genesis 1:11-12 - "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

God created plants that would self-generate. That's what GOD considered GOOD. What do you think God would say about man-engineered, patented plants that yield only ONE harvest? Add a religious reason to all the others against GMO's.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Mineral deficiencies cause

Mineral deficiencies cause illnesses. There are no minerals in the soil anymore. Food isn't even food. New! Now With Bug Poison! Monsanto and ADM aren't complaining. Big Pharma isn't complaining. They'd rather poison you than cure the underlying condition. The more you study it, the more it appears as the same thing over and over again.

You might be interested in " One Man, One Cow,

One Planet" - an amazing and heartwarming story of some farmers in India who have taken a stand against GMO's, able to restore their soil, their farms, and their livelihoods. It's been with the help of a bio-dynamic farmer from New Zealand who "doesn't battle the problem but lives the solution."

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

GMO Tomatoes from the garden tough as nails...

I'm afraid to eat them. Neighbors planted some "NEWER" improved tomato plants that the skin is like thin streatched hard plastic.

Ramblin Randy

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heirloom organic from Bakers Seeds
the owners are a young couple
very anti monsanti and gmos--and very open about being against them

Also NO GMO "Johnny's Selected Seeds" here in Maine

Here's the link: http://www.johnnyseeds.com/

There are Many Bobs...I'm the Maine Bob!