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Corn? Biological weapons!

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January 25 on the Rosselkhoznadzor website appeared "Appeal to the American side on the issue of compliance with Russian phytosanitary requirements for the supply of corn." The Office expressed its dissatisfaction with the fact of the delivery of corn infected with diplodioz from the USA to Russia. It was noted that the supply of infected maize is “systemic”. Later, the leadership of the Rosselkhoznadzor announced the introduction of a ban on importing corn and soybeans from the USA into the Russian Federation from 15 in February due to non-compliance with phytosanitary requirements.


25th of January 2016 on the Rosselkhoznadzor website The Appeal to the American Side on Compliance with Russian Phytosanitary Requirements for Corn Supplies was published. Quote:

“Rosselkhoznadzor is concerned about the fact of maize contaminated from the United States of America to Russia, which is infected with an absent, quarantine object for Russia with diplodiose maize (Stenocarpella maydis (Berkeley) Sutton (Diplodia maydis (Berkeley) Saccarddo).

Deliveries of contaminated corn from America to Russia are systemic. ”


Further, the text listed cases of detection of "specified object", which is considered the source of infection.

In the 2015 year, the agency reports, the object was identified in the 71 case for shipments from America. In two other cases, Argentina was to blame, and in one case the French overlooked.

The analysis carried out by the Rosselkhoznadzor and the All-Russian Center for Plant Quarantine Federal State Budgetary Institution showed that the maximum risk from import is represented by American corn. Moreover, the potential economic losses from the importation and acclimatization of “objects” in Russia will be from 10 to 15 billion rubles. annually.

Rosselkhoznadzor sent an appeal to the United States about the need to exclude supplies of contaminated maize to the Russian Federation. In case of continued supply of contaminated products, Rosselkhoznadzor has reserved the right to consider the issue of imposing temporary restrictions on supplies.

History with infected American corn got a continuation of February 9.

Rosselkhoznadzor reserves the right to ban the supply of corn and soybeans from the United States, reported RIA News" Assistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexey Alekseenko.

“We asked the US side to provide an official written explanation of the continuing supply of infected corn and soybeans to Russia. We reserve the right to impose temporary restrictions on their importation, ”the agency Alekseenko quotes.

RIA "News»Recalls that on the same day, February 9, representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor met with experts from the United States on the supply of corn and soybeans to the Russian Federation. An assistant to the head of the Russian service said that at the talks the representatives of Rosselkhozdzor expressed their concern.

And it is not surprising: after all, American corn found diplodioz - one of the most dangerous diseases. In addition, in American soybeans, experts have discovered the seeds of other plants.

The point in the corn-bean business was raised by 10 February.

As reported that day Interfax, Russia 15 February introduces a ban on the import of corn and soybeans from the United States due to non-compliance with the phytosanitary requirements of the Russian Federation.

“After the negotiations with American specialists on Tuesday evening, the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Sergey Dankvert, held a meeting on Wednesday morning, which was tasked with preparing documents banning the supply of corn and soybeans from February 15,” Alexei Alekseenko, the Rosselkhoznadzor representative, told the agency.

“Since the products supplied from the United States represent a real danger to the Russian Federation, and the US guarantees are invalid, we reserve the right to impose temporary restrictions on the import of American corn and soybeans,” Alekseenko said earlier to Interfax.

According to him, experts from the United States informed the agency that they (the Americans) are conducting organoleptic evaluation of corn without checking its phytosanitary condition.

“This caused bewilderment to us, as a phytosanitary certificate is issued for each batch of products supplied, which guarantees its safety,” Alekseenko noted.

It is also reported that in batches of soybeans from the US, the Rosselkhoznadzor in 2015 in the 64 cases found beans infected with seven types of objects quarantine for Russia. In January, 2016, in four cases - four types. Claims to corn, as mentioned above, were associated with the supply of products infected with diplodiozom.

According to the official representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Yulia Trofimova, the corn imported from the United States into the Russian Federation is intended for the production of popcorn, and the pathogen of diplodioza does not pose any danger to humans, since heat treatment destroys its carrier. However, the Rosselkhoznadzor fears that in some regions of Russia this grain may be sown, and this already carries the danger of contaminating the fields. Field farmers burn plants with diplodioz, and the land then needs to be deeply plowed. However, the pathogen can be stored in the soil for two or three years, and the land is taken out of crop rotation at this time.

The ban on the import of corn and soybeans - perpetual, explained Reedus representative office. It will be removed only when the USDA performs “work on the mistakes.”

It is also noted that Russia itself exports corn, since the year 2013. That year, Russia harvested its record harvest - 10,7 million tons.

So, we add, the Russian authorities are torturing their own citizens. Indignant human rights activists in the West are probably already preparing to carry out a propaganda campaign in the media devoted to infringement of the rights of popcorn consumers, that is, those citizens who actively attend cinemas (where, by the way, Hollywood film production is often shown).

Undoubtedly, the rights of American farmers, these unfortunate laborers, whose maize and beans have been declared “infected” and forbidden, have been violated. If earlier the Poles with their apples suffered from the oppression of the Russian sanitary departments, now distributors of diplodioz... sorry, suppliers of corn.

However, all this, of course, is pure coincidence. There are no counter-sanctions, as in the well-known case with the Poles, we are not talking. Just "exceptional" faulty.

Here before, it happened, commodity sanctions were indeed introduced. For example, against Turkey.

1th of January 2016 instilled by virtue of the government ban on the import into the Russian Federation of Turkish poultry meat, fruit, as well as cloves (these are flowers) and even onions and salt.

Previously inherited from the Russian government and Ukraine.

21 December 2015 was banned from importing Russian agricultural products, raw materials and food into Russia. The ban found 1 valid on January 2016.

"Since 1 January 2016, a ban has been imposed on the import into Russia of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs, the country of origin of which is Ukraine", - quotes the explanatory note to the document TASS. The government also noted that "the decision was made to spread special economic response measures against Ukraine."

As for the ban for the United States, then there is no sanction or counter-sanction at all. This measure is much more painful: Russia around the world shows that Americans are dishonest suppliers.

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  1. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 15 February 2016 07: 07
    29
    Right, let them eat their own corn ... We have one wise guy seduced by the queen of the fields .... Everyone remembers how then they bought bread over the hill ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 15 February 2016 08: 41
      25
      Quote: Alex_Rarog
      That's right, let them eat their own corn ... We have one wise guy seduced by the queen of the fields ....

      Everything must be done with the head, and not think about the place where they sit. And corn is needed and soybeans and other crops, but only planting and sowing must be where it grows, and not where the authorities ordered. Under Nikita, our wheat yield was 6- 9 centners per hectare, because they sowed the order of the Central Committee in the Kuban and Yakutia in March, who sowed earlier, and in the early 2000s, a subsidiary farm of the Moscow Region appeared in our region. And then they saw that soybeans were not 4 but 20 centers per hectare on average grows, and wheat suddenly began to bring yields. Recently I was asked here about a hectare of land in the Far East, and so the fertile lands of the Zeya-Bureya plain are now all occupied by agricultural crops. They grow soybeans and corn and others. culture. The author you wrote a vital article. Correctly "Everyone remembers how they bought bread over the hill ... >> you need to buy not bread, but high-performance equipment and technologies. Because our government imposed such taxes on its industry thatbuying two tractors abroad, bringing and customs clearance will be cheaper than buying one domestic one. I mean that you need to grow your own, and not grow debts and loans, as our government is trying. Everything can be done if we conduct a competent economic policy, and not dream about high oil prices, which is what our government is doing.
      1. Consul-t
        Consul-t 15 February 2016 10: 34
        18
        I agree.
        Our government sees salvation in oil prices and Western investment.
        I already wrote about investments. I am categorically against their investment.
        We must build it ourselves. They, as you correctly wrote, buy technology and equipment at the initial stage and develop their own.
        Under Stalin, after the war they raised industry without Western investment and banks.
        You pump money into the banking system, such as banks will support the industry.
        BANKS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE INDUSTRY. For them, the main profit.
        The Central Bank raises the refinancing rate, banks raise interest rates on loans.
        Enterprises take expensive loans for development, and the state then compensates for the difference in interest from our taxes. WHOM DOES THE MARGE REMAIN? At the banks.
        This is a legal way to squeeze budget money from the country, from the people. Everything is in a bunch there.
        It is necessary to print money for development, but so that this money does not accelerate inflation, it is necessary to print for a specific project, plant, factory. Do not dump the banks, but into production. For currency speculation in Kolyma.
        Close all these Forex and speculators making money in the air.
        You can write a lot, but just the point ...
        Well and have some fun ....
        "I know several people who can run the state, only they all work as taxi drivers."
        1. Severok
          Severok 15 February 2016 15: 14
          +1
          As removed from the tongue.
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    3. HUMAN OWNER 1
      HUMAN OWNER 1 15 February 2016 11: 13
      0
      And this is true Acrains' blood from extremes to extremes. That is corn-queen of the fields, then Crimea-Ukrainian!
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 15 February 2016 18: 03
      +1
      in American corn, diplodiosis was revealed - one of the most dangerous diseases. In addition, experts found seeds of other plants in American soybeans.

      Call the Americans and make them gobble up a few servings of dishes from this corn!
      Everyone must answer according to their deeds!
      Do you make money on drugs? Caught, put him on the same dope himself and stab her on the reservation until you bend!
      And then he sent muck, caught, gobble up himself to vomit!
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 15 February 2016 07: 15
    20
    Russia to the whole world shows that Americans are unscrupulous suppliers.

    This has been demonstrated by them more than once, but it is absolutely equal to the Americans. A question arises of a different plan: why the hell should I buy any food there? It has long been known that there is a peculiar approach to the quality of products exported, and our bureaucrats constantly step on the same rake. Our corn is growing no worse (the yield will be one, not two or three, as in the southern United States, so the area can be increased), compliance with phyto-sanitary standards is easier to achieve, the cost of transportation is less. The organization of processing will give jobs in the countryside, from where people flee to the city to earn money.
    1. asadov
      asadov 15 February 2016 10: 04
      +9
      that's right, I agree with you. Only bureaucrats need money in their pockets today or, as a deadline, tomorrow from the Americans, etc. and not as you suggest in a year from yours. It's easier for him to do buy-sell-get than let-grow-sell-get. Here the Americans are driving everything that is a pity to throw away according to the principle - he took money off his pocket and then grabs everything. The same is the case with China. All the haem China for terrible consumer goods. So our people want to buy there for a penny and sell to us for a ruble. And until the thought of short-term enrichment leaves our minds, everything will be so.
  3. Million
    Million 15 February 2016 07: 24
    11
    You have to grow your own, then you won’t have to ban import either. The country of merchants and lawyers rule, and business executives should
    1. gergi
      gergi 15 February 2016 08: 47
      +8
      We sell our own, good, we buy shitty p. What don’t I understand?
      1. Vladimir 23rus
        Vladimir 23rus 15 February 2016 11: 54
        +3
        Kickbacks most likely.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 February 2016 07: 35
    +5
    Deliveries of contaminated corn from America to Russia are systemic. ”


    Hello, hello.

    As we see G. Onishchenko good students and followers. And she promised to plant corn ... Argentina. And they say as much as necessary, we will give as much. Thanks to them.
    It would also be nice to mix this corn on Coca with Cola (by the way coca, from the beginning of the word cocaine and on slang derived from the drug - cocaine), and add here all sorts of MK Donalds and their ilk. I think that he will live without poison poison and rolls with rotten meat.
  5. Korsar4
    Korsar4 15 February 2016 07: 41
    +6
    No need to crack popcorn. Since childhood, he was brought up on the proverb: "Sow a habit - you reap a character ..".
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 15 February 2016 10: 10
      +3
      You need to return the corn back to the usa
      Let them stick in ....
      And let it become their bad habit good
  6. guzik007
    guzik007 15 February 2016 07: 50
    +3
    Yeah. One potato with colorada has been regularly providing work for the entire chemical industry of the "partners"
    1. 0255
      0255 15 February 2016 13: 49
      +2
      Quote: guzik007
      Yeah. One potato with colorada has been regularly providing work for the entire chemical industry of the "partners"

      And what, are Americans to blame for the fact that Colorado beetles exist in nature? laughing
  7. oldzek
    oldzek 15 February 2016 08: 04
    0
    nothing new. they always fought like that. beat those who can’t answer, that is. for civilians. and the fact that the war has been going on for a long time IMHO.
  8. andrey-ivanov
    andrey-ivanov 15 February 2016 08: 07
    +7
    Almost all corn and soybeans grown in the USA are genetically modified. In addition, American law allows the supply of food products that are not approved for use in the United States to the markets of third countries. Then, in products made in Russia with the use of corn and soy, they write that it does not contain GMOs. And go see what kind of soybean was there, domestic or bourgeois.
  9. Averias
    Averias 15 February 2016 08: 13
    0
    Here, also, American milk, with growth hormone, is prohibited throughout Europe. And yet, in the United States, almost every year there are meat scandals. Death or serious harm to health from the fact that the so-called "pink mucus" was used. They have everything for people, for health, whole committees and departments follow this type.
    1. Alf
      Alf 15 February 2016 18: 48
      +1
      Quote: Averias
      They have everything for people, for health, whole committees and departments follow this type.

      Maybe stop telling these tales and believe for yourself? Check out documentary footage about the American population. Fat men go through one. With normal nutrition, you will not be fat. Coca-Cola is whipped in buckets, and this is a harmful product. In the states, the consumption of products grown without any chemicals, exclusively on natural fertilizers, is now in fashion. Yes, the hitch is that these products are very expensive and are available to the class above average. And the rest of the Americans are eating what is cheaper. Yes, and Nonsarto is not going to close. The whole state drank water in half with shale gas, so what? They made noise and calmed down. And committees and departments with a serious look go-We follow and watch, be sure ...
  10. Balagan
    Balagan 15 February 2016 08: 29
    0
    Well, now sanctions and mattresses have been touched, otherwise all the heat is being raked with the wrong hands.
  11. Tra-ta-ta
    Tra-ta-ta 15 February 2016 08: 35
    0
    Yes, it's almost Pop \ Corn ..!
    (corn & diplodiosis)
  12. ImPerts
    ImPerts 15 February 2016 08: 37
    +4
    I always knew that Rospotrebnadzor is a good club in the hands of the state in working with ungrateful partners. And I see nothing wrong with that. The whole world does this, but we are shy and apologize for Onishchenko and his students.
  13. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 15 February 2016 08: 37
    +6
    If Russia supplies more than half of the harvested grain to 72 countries of the world, then really we can’t grow sour corn at home? Buying all this in the United States is like death, they have all the food with GMOs, the efforts of the agricultural lobby in Congress. They even have their own gardens - a criminal offense. All in order for companies not to lose their loot on products, plus to poison the population with every go ... well.
  14. evil partisan
    evil partisan 15 February 2016 09: 11
    +7
    In response to some GMO beetle, they need to throw them to eat everything indiscriminately: grain, corn, and chickens with cows. Well, something like a locust with the genes of the Svidomo-Ragul hahl ...
    1. atalef
      atalef 15 February 2016 09: 13
      +3
      Quote: wicked partisan
      In response to some GMO beetle, they need to throw them to eat everything indiscriminately: grain, corn, and chickens with cows. Well, something like a locust with the genes of the Svidomo-Ragul hahl ...

      Hello, Jura, means a cow with cows? And for some reason I squeezed pigs laughing
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 15 February 2016 09: 41
        0
        Quote: atalef
        And for some reason I squeezed pigs

        The very needles ... repeat
        Hi Sasha! drinks
      2. aleks_29296
        aleks_29296 15 February 2016 11: 19
        +1
        Quote: atalef
        And for some reason I squeezed pigs



        For pigs Tkachev needs to be sent, no one is worse for a pig. Kuban is an example.
    2. Amurets
      Amurets 15 February 2016 10: 06
      +2
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      It is necessary for them in response to some GMO beetle or toss that they would eat everything indiscriminately

      So there is no need to deduce them: the Russian government and the Ukrainian government, unite and make the US government. Everything will be destroyed at the root, worse than the Colorado potato beetle and locusts.
      1. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 15 February 2016 22: 53
        0
        Quote: Amurets
        Destroy everything under the root

        Exactly! Our administrations are to be exported, in order to "work")) An official, he is more terrible than Ebola, a nuclear bomb, and the whole of ISIS combined! what
  15. alexej123
    alexej123 15 February 2016 09: 43
    +2
    Conventional countermeasures. Diseases and seeds of quarantine plants are possible, if desired, in our grain. They beat and do the right thing. But you can walk over the seeds. TNK "Syngenta" is the world leader in the production of seeds and plant protection products. Its founder, Steve Taylor, is in my opinion a permanent member of the Bidelberg Club.
    1. Vladimir 23rus
      Vladimir 23rus 15 February 2016 11: 57
      +3
      But you can walk through the seeds
      It’s possible to go through, but they killed their seed production and such problems arise.
      1. alexej123
        alexej123 16 February 2016 09: 34
        0
        Colleague, not quite right. The import of seeds is sugar beet and sunflower, the rest is practically native. Not everyone managed to kill. I myself work in a large agricultural company, so I can confirm. The main currency expenditures are plant protection products and spare parts for agricultural machinery. Here, in technology, their production was almost killed. Now hooked on a needle and reaping the benefits. Including in connection with the growth of exchange rates. When will we fix it? That is the question.
  16. Vega
    Vega 15 February 2016 11: 02
    +2
    Need accounting and control, and not chatter and transfusion from empty to empty.
  17. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 15 February 2016 12: 34
    +1
    The ban on the import of corn and soybeans is unlimited, the representative of the agency explained to Reedus. It will be removed only when the US Department of Agriculture performs "work on mistakes."

    It is also noted that Russia itself exports corn, since the year 2013. That year, Russia harvested its record harvest - 10,7 million tons.

    This is not clear! Why should our officials import corn if we produce it ourselves so much that some are exported! Moreover, it’s clear that we are DELIVERED DELIVERED systematically by the infected corn to infect our fields (there is always a wise guy who uses this corn for planting, it seems to be more productive) and take them out of circulation, forcing us to import them more shitty corn!
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 15 February 2016 14: 32
      +2
      Quote: Goldmitro
      This is not clear! Why should our officials import corn if we produce it ourselves so much that some are exported!

      That's about the same with soy. From the Amur Region and Primorsky Krai, almost all soy is exported. Is it really cheaper to get from Argentina than from the Far East?
      1. alexej123
        alexej123 16 February 2016 09: 37
        0
        There are practically no factories for deep processing of soybeans in Russia. Therefore, we are driving to China. We mainly receive cake and oil - primary processing. Asians, with deep processing, get a lot of useful products. Here is a topic for "import substitution".
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  18. iouris
    iouris 15 February 2016 13: 39
    +2
    These are flowers. When Ukraine is turned into a territory for the production of GMOs, agricultural production in the Old World will be irreversibly destroyed.
  19. 0255
    0255 15 February 2016 13: 50
    +1
    How will bulldozers crush American corn?
  20. Pre-cat
    Pre-cat 15 February 2016 14: 33
    +3
    By the way, farmers just will not suffer from bans on the import of products into Russia. For a long time, the bulk of cereals, vegetables, and fruits in the United States has been grown on the fields of large agro-industrial companies (AIC). They also lobby the cultivation of GMO-modified plants. At the origins of the creation of the agro-industrial complex are banks that began to collect in large quantities, in the late 20s and early 30s, farmers from the land for debt on loans (this, by the way, can happen with us). Everything happened very democratically - the court issued a ruling, the bank hired equipment and people and farm buildings were simply demolished by bulldozers and court bailiffs took all the valuable equipment and everything. According to various estimates, from 2 to 8 million farming families were ousted from the lands of their ancestors swept. Against the background of the Great Depression that had begun, they simply were doomed to extinction. And they died out. That's just about american famine no liberal bastard mentions. As if this was not the case against the background of abundant harvests. By the way, it is the American agro-industrial complex that is actively buying land in Ukraine. So, there are few lovers of the trident ahead - either from the consumption of GMO products without exception turn into ninja turtles (mutants), or they will be prescribed such a democratic diet in a non-fallow state that hunger due to crop failure in Soviet times, about which they write as a genocide of the people, Ukrainians will seem at times of paradise abundance. laughing
  21. 4ekist
    4ekist 15 February 2016 15: 02
    +1
    Quote: Alex_Rarog
    Right, let them eat their own corn ... We have one wise guy seduced by the queen of the fields .... Everyone remembers how then they bought bread over the hill ...

    I am for. You should not buy their corn, why just now made this decision?
  22. saper2463
    saper2463 15 February 2016 15: 56
    0
    It is high time. Another important step in ensuring food security of the country
  23. Belousov
    Belousov 15 February 2016 16: 19
    +1
    The question is different - why this was not done 2 years ago? Oh yes, our officials can only receive kickbacks and wait for the increase in oil prices.
  24. Calter
    Calter 15 February 2016 22: 07
    +1
    So people. Enough of the snowstorm to drive on GMOs! Honestly, start to finally think with your own head.
    Gene modification - the introduction of a gene into the genome with the necessary biotechnology-breeder function, taken from another organism. Why from another? Because the chemical synthesis of even a short DNA sequence (RNA) is an EXTREMELY costly and complex process, moreover, with a very high error rate. Why is it difficult to do, if it can be done simply ?! Simply isolate DNA from the desired organism, carry out PCR (polymerase chain reaction - the process of enzymatic synthesis of DNA on a matrix of another DNA) with specially selected primers (to synthesize only the gene we need) - and that's it, the sequence is ready!
    In fact, the production of GMOs is the same selection, only truncated in time every 100 and not having the restrictions on crossbreeding characteristic of selection. For example, it is problematic (or rather, impossible) to cross wheat with one of the types of jellyfish (for example) that carry the desired gene. And genetic engineering can!
    The second point is comparing genetic engineering (GI) and selection. Genes in the genome are located on chromosomes - large "pieces" of DNA containing tens and hundreds of genes. Suppose you are a breeder and you have successfully crossed a snake and a hedgehog. What does it mean? This means that you now have a snake (or a hedgehog), in the genome of which there is one hedgehog chromosome with the gene of interest to us. And on a chromosome there can be thousands of different genes that are either unnecessary or even harmful. What to do? To cross snakes with snakes, and hedgehogs with hedgehogs, selecting only those who have not lost the gene we need, but have lost at least one "unnecessary" one. To achieve the desired effect, we need to raise about a THOUSAND generations of snakes / hedgehogs. But that's in theory. In practice, we still will not achieve the desired result, because there will be a part of foreign genes that are physically located close on the chromosome to the desired gene, and therefore categorically do not want to "wash out" during crosses (more precisely, in order to remove them, theoretically it would be necessary to carry out more more crosses: tens or hundreds of thousands). The second problem is that the breeder cannot influence the structure of this gene in any way: his promoter - the regulatory region - may not work at all in the new organism, which means that all the work was done in vain; and the wrong GC-composition can lead to the fact that the body recognizes this DNA as foreign and forcibly silence it. But in any case, hundreds of years must pass before the desired result.
    But what about GI? The genetic engineer simply selects the gene he needs, sews a suitable promoter on it and introduces it into the body. All! The first generation is ready to use! Is this not progress?
  25. Calter
    Calter 15 February 2016 22: 10
    +1
    So why then does everyone fan such a blizzard around GMOs? Let's figure it out!
    GI of agricultural plants is carried out in several directions:
    - resistance to adverse environmental conditions (e.g. temperature);
    - resistance to pests and diseases;
    - increase productivity.
    The last 2 points are especially interesting. Indeed, in the event of the massive introduction of such GMOs into agriculture, neither pesticides, nor herbicides, nor fertilizers will be needed. That is, chemical production (the most environmentally "dirty" production, including even nuclear power and thermal power plants on coal) is reduced by about 70-80 percent (and this is not counting the fact that nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides / insecticides / herbicides are themselves poison poisoning soil and water). Whisper? Whisper. Only chemists (or rather, the heads of chemical corporations of the highest order) do not share our point of view with you, because such a reduction turns the shares of their companies into meaningless pieces of paper. And it deprives millions of people of jobs. Therefore, at the moment, GMO declared an information war. Don't believe me? Let's turn to Google (so as not to get up from the couch).
    The first site from the series “against GMOs” broadcasts with these phrases:
    For more than seven years this variety of directionally mutated potatoes can be freely produced and consumed in Russia. What is its feature? He is absolutely not afraid of the Colorado potato beetle and other insect pests. Russian scientists, using the results of the American corporation Monsanto (Monsanto), introduced a protein into the structure of potato DNA, which is harmful to insects, but has no effect on animals and humans. That's what official scholars say. But in the scientific community there is another opinion that the genes of the insects themselves are planted with potatoes and that is why they do not eat foods that take for themselves like.

    Let's figure it out.
    Russian scientists ... introduced protein into the structure of potato DNA

    At this point, all biologists do belay What? Incorporated protein into the DNA structure? Yes, it's nya complete!
  26. Calter
    Calter 15 February 2016 22: 11
    +1
    Well, non-biologists read on:
    But in the scientific community there is another opinion that the genes of the insects themselves are planted with potatoes and that is why they do not eat foods that take for themselves like.

    B ****** b, for what stupid idiots they hold the target audience!
    The Polynesian cannibal Indians now have a stingy tear, looking at this opus. And in England, cows were fed meat and bone meal made from dead cows, apparently by forcibly stuffing it into the throat of an unfortunate animal. And these are just some cannibalisms in wildlife. In fact, it is rather difficult to find a more or less large group of living creatures that would have completely lacked cannibalism. By the way, eating your own kind is the most balanced diet, because it contains all the nutrients necessary for the body in optimal proportions. wink
    Since the Chinese discovered rice microRNAs in human blood a couple of years ago, the scientific world has been a bit strained. Too much of this fact diverged from conventional wisdom. Not that it is absolutely impossible, but from the point of view of classical molecular biology, it is unlikely.
    Unsurprisingly, these results began to be rechecked, but confirmation suddenly came from the other side. One research team was engaged in the study of the representation of microRNAs in the blood plasma of people with various pathologies. Using high-throughput sequencing techniques, they have sequenced everything that floats in our bloodstream. And with great surprise, they discovered that a significant part of this "everything" by no means corresponds to the human genome. Careful rechecking and analysis of the unexpected discovery made it possible to establish that our blood is filled not only with the RNA of bacteria and fungi (which is quite possible, given their presence in the body), but also with the RNA of wheat, rice, tomatoes, grapes and even insects.

    This is all from the same site. They strained, then. Scientists ... But what if I say that most of the mitochondria and plastid genes that once were free-living bacteria, like E. coli, are now located in the nucleus? Diapers to change? And if I say that about 30% of the human genome consists of the so-called mobile genetic elements, which differ from viruses only in that they do not know how to pack their DNA into a protein coat, and break out of a cell in search of new targets for infection ... That won't do without calling 03! They will determine half in intensive care, half in the fool, I tell you exactly. lol
    By the way, this process is called "horizontal gene transfer". It belongs to normal natural phenomena and continues to this day. But the truth is that this phenomenon has nothing to do with the delirium written above. from blood plasma to genes in the cell nucleus oh, how far! Yes, not anyhow, but the sex cells responsible for reproduction. Only in this case they have a chance to pass to the offspring. In the case of penetration into the first cell that comes across (which, I repeat, is VERY unlikely), the worst result in this case is the transformation of the cell into a cancerous one. True, this will happen due to the very fact of the introduction of DNA into a random place in the genome, not as a result of the fact that this is "a mosquito gene that was obtained as a result of eating GMO potatoes."
  27. Calter
    Calter 15 February 2016 22: 12
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    Speaking of potatoes. Resistance to the Colorado potato beetle gives it an extremely elegant biotechnological solution.
    It is based on one interesting feature common to all insects. The fact is that alkaloids, from which a very important molting hormone - ecdysone, is synthesized - cannot be synthesized by insects, and therefore the only way to get it is to eat plants in which there are many of these precursors. So in GMO potatoes, the alkaloids gene is "turned off". A person does not care, we do not need an alkaloid, neither do potatoes, but insects that decide to eat these potatoes cannot go through the normal life cycle and die. Moreover (important!), ONLY pests perish. This I mean that there is another opus on the same site:
    In Azerbaijan and the USA, in some areas, the sowing of transgenic corn and potatoes resulted in massive death of bees. Varieties with an introduced pest resistance gene can be dangerous not only for the pests themselves, but also for other living creatures.

    Well, we now understand that this is all a lie. After all, bees do not eat potato tops. And this lie has the goal of discrediting GMO products and preserving profits, spitting on ecology and scientific progress.
    So, a BRIEF SUMMARY FOR THOSE WHO ARE MULTIBOOK.
    The hype surrounding GMO products is a struggle between fertilizer and chemical producers and seed producers. Taking a position "against GMOs", you are pouring water on the mill of the heads of those very TNCs, towards which the visitors of this site love to spit in the comments, and are also being led on rather cheap propaganda based on deceit, manipulation and distortion of facts.
  28. Calter
    Calter 15 February 2016 22: 13
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    Of course, GMOs can be used as weapons. To do this, you can introduce, for example, the cholera toxin gene (however, like any other). And if it is sewn with a promoter that will work only in an adult plant, and not in seeds, then not a single sanitary inspection will reject such seed material. The only option is PCR analysis, but it will work only if you know exactly which gene to look for. Well, or grow a whole plant. So, having put a batch of such killer seeds, you can cause an outbreak of cholera in the enemy country. And then another announcement that this is the punishment of the Lord for the “wrong” foreign policy of the country's leadership. By the way, even a third-year student of a biological faculty can cope with the task this methodologically.
    And you can do it even more elegantly: instead of a toxin, insert an intercalating agent that will quietly accumulate in consumers' bodies, causing an increase in the incidence of cancer and congenital malformations. A kind of demographic time bomb. In this case, no one will even stutter about genocide. The prospects are huge. But is the problem in GMOs per se? The problem in this case is only one: dependence on seed supplies from potentially hostile countries, but not in the consumption of GMOs.
    To argue about the benefits or harms of GMOs is like arguing about the benefits or harms of fire. One and the same technology can be aimed at both creation and destruction.
    Thank you for attention!
    PS Nekhilo bombed me!
  29. alexej123
    alexej123 16 February 2016 09: 40
    +1
    Yes, you can be seen "in the subject". One question - the production of GI products also involves the use of special plant protection products, which are produced only by the same companies. And they are "not sour".