December 6, 2019

Most Animals Know to Avoid GMO Corn

Yesterday I received an email that was shared by friends. The email originated from a rancher supposedly with a large herd of cattle. He was explaining some of the things he had discovered about GMO (genetically modified organism) and “conventional” corn, as well as some stories told to him by friends and business associates. Here’s a few highlights of that email.

1. the Amish farmer was in disbelief when he switched to GMO corn after the second day the goats would not go into the milk parlor if the GMO corn was present.

2. recorded a 5 Lbs loss per cow a couple different times. Twice he used the same hybrid corn only one was Roundup. When he switched silage bags to the roundup corn, he lost milk.

3. said their herd was healthier with conventional corn.

4. Squirrels have been known to eat all the kernels off the conventional ears before they touch any of GMO corn. The squirrels have not read anyone’s research and have no reason to lie to us.

5. planted GMO corn on the borders of his fields to avoid neighbors drifting roundup on him. He found that the beavers went through the roundup headlands to harvest the conventional corn.

6. switch to conventional corn in their operation. After making the switch their sows went from a 23 to 28 piglets per year.

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Ethanol takes policy blow from the Environmental Protection Agency

By Editorial Board, Published: November 17 – Washington Post

ONCE TOUTED as a climate-friendly renewable alternative to foreign oil, the corn-based liquid ethanol has been exposed as an environmental and economic mistake. Lured by federal subsidies, Midwestern farmers have devoted millions of acres to corn that might otherwise have been devoted to soil conservation or feed-grain production.

Meanwhile, a “dead zone” fed by fertilizer runoff spreads at the mouth of the Mississippi and production costs throughout the grain-dependent U.S. food industry rise. At the end of 2011, the ethanol industry lost a $6 billion per year tax-credit subsidy. And on Friday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered yet another policy defeat for ethanol – which is to say, a victory for common sense.<<<Read More>>>

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Communism Growing of Ethanol Destroys Wildlife Habitat the Result of Communism

The Portland [Maine] Press Herald has a pity-party sort of article bemoaning the loss of wildlife habitat due to the increase in those looking to cash in on George Bush’s communal plan of growing food for ethanol to add to our gasoline supplies.

There have been many repercussions due to the increase growing of corn and soy for ethanol, as Bush’s idea is about as dumb as it gets (by design I would suspect) to grow food for fuel. But before hunters and others bemoan the loss of wildlife habitat because farmers are tilling up grasslands, consider why there are these vacant, unused grasslands providing the habitat to begin with.

The U.S. Conservation Reserve Program, which pays landowners not to farm their property, has been a boon to wildlife. Since its creation in 1985, it has boosted populations of ducks, ring-necked pheasants, prairie chickens, Columbian sharp-tailed grouse and other wildlife by providing areas where they can feed and reproduce.(emphasis added)

And as can always be expected, some readers will take my comments in the wrong way thinking I do not like habitat for these specific wildlife. Of course that’s not true. For those seeking to look and see beyond the obvious, spoon-fed information, isn’t there wonder in what would be in these grasslands had the U.S. Government NOT established the communistic practices of paying farmers and ranchers to not grow crops or other things?

Government giveth and government taketh away! It’s only a guess as to what might have happened without government intervention…..both times.

It is sad to see, not only the loss of wildlife due to Bush’s ethanol insanity, but the economic losses for local economies due to the loss of hunting opportunities, the result of destroyed habitat. Of course the new corn and soy crops will create a different habitat for different species. Things are always changing. Hopefully, without more government control and interference, the creative local people will figure out a way to take advantage of a newly dealt hand.

But don’t count out government stepping in to ruin everything. It’s what they do best.

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