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Ron Paul would be the first

to say that *our* rights can't jeopardize the rights of others. IF there was no effect on me and my children by your eating GMO crops sprayed with dangerous neonicotinoid pesticides, then I might inform you of the dangers I perceived but... leave it up to you. It's a free country, right? Unfortunately, that's not the case. Those chemicals end up in the air (plants are dusted from above) and, eventually, the water supply - water supplied not just to you but me and my children, too. There are two ways pesticides [also antibiotics and hormones used in meat and dairy products] get into the water supply: the percolation of water down through the soil at the site; and via human waste from the millions who ingest those pesticides. (Given that almost all corn is now Genetically Engineered, those who *are* ingesting & eliminating these pesticides are virtually anyone who eats or drinks anything with a corn-related ingredient such as corn, corn oil, or high fructose corn syrup (such as, for one, virtually all sodas and energy drinks). And that's the good news.

The bad news is that neonicitinoids are killing off the honeybee and other pollinators - a crucial part of the FOOD CHAIN. When you "choose" to buy GMO's, you are contributing to a rather dismal future for me and my children. Basically only GRAINS are "wind pollinated." While there are some self-pollinating plants, the majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are plants that require pollination by honeybees, other insects, and birds. Currently, honeybees are dying off. Here's the connection:

In other words, it's not as black & white an issue as you'd like to make it appear.

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