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6/27/11 9:34 P

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Unfortunately, the way GMOs are heading they will need more roundup to control weeds, it's already happening. I didn't read the article posted, forgive me if that was already mentioned.



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5/30/11 12:47 P

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I really wish you weren't correct, but unfortunately you are, which is totally scary. And that GMO soy is in at least 2/3s of all food. It's also not listed in some products. I can't eat any soy products without have a reaction. Not an allergic reaction so much as a gastrointestinal reaction that's pretty much immediate and lasts until the soy is out of my system.

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5/30/11 12:17 P

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the article posted did a good job covering the issues with gmo soy. last I heard 92% of American soy is gmo now.sigh...
there are other issues, but not to the soil

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5/29/11 12:36 P

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Indirectly yes, definitely. I'm assuming he'll be growing Roundup Ready soybeans which means he'll be much more likely to spray Roundup on his fields. Here's some more info about residual effects: www.organicconsumers.org/articles/ar
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5/29/11 8:05 A

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I'm posting this here and in Hobby farmers:

Does anyone know the impact of raising GMO soy on your soil? For years a neighboring farmer has used our back fields for raising corn for his dairy cows. This year he is switching to soy. I'm guessing that the seed will be GMO, as that is so prevalent in the soy market today.

Will this have a residual effect on the soil if a few years from now we take back the fields and use them ourselves?

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