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Spring rains bring life to Midwest, but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

The most serious ongoing water pollution problem in the Gulf of Mexico originates not from oil rigs, as many people believe, but rainstorms and fields of corn and soybeans a thousand miles away in the Midwest. An expert on that problem—the infamous Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone"—today called for greater awareness of the connections between rainfall and agriculture in the Midwest and the increasingly severe water quality problems in the gulf.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-life-midwest-granaries-foster-g...

The Libertarian Community say that Monsanto and other Agri companies should be aloud to keep operations going. Let the Market place decide whether to have GMO.s or not.

I ask how much more devastation is aloud to other industries before people in the liberty movement would ever speak out against GMO's?

So far the Beekeeping industry is being threatened by GMO's which also threatens the pollination of the foods we eat.

The fishing community in the Gulf Of Mexico is being threatened by GMO crops grown in the Midwest.

If these two events is not enough to prove GMO's are a real health risk I don't know what to say that could help your selective ignorance.




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It's a tragedy

and in a Libertarian world, the people would be allowed to influence the poison regulations or at least sue the farmers for toxic waste. I'd bet that if one farmer lost a million-plus lawsuit, the others would stop using this crap.

Also, maybe the farmers could sue Monsanto to stop them extorting people to use it.

(FYI: Aloud != allowed)

BMWJIM's picture

I can see the same happening on

the bayou on which I live. The run off from the cane fields has done enough damage that I would never eat anything caught here. It was not like this 30 years ago.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.