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Anheuser-Busch Threatens Missouri Rice Boycott

Discussion in 'News' started by Dick Quickwood, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    WASHINGTON - Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation's No. 1 buyer of rice as well as its largest brewer, says it won't buy rice from Missouri if genetically modified, drug-making crops are allowed to be grown in the state.

    The St. Louis-based beer giant, which says it is concerned about possible contamination, is the latest company to express concern over plans by Ventria Biosciences to grow 200 acres of rice engineered to produce human proteins that can make drugs...


    i doubt this is the real reason. but what the hell might the real reason be? also, this contrasts with their new commercials that try toget the viewer to identify the budweiser brand with supporting the american economy.
  2. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    That's cool.
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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  4. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    this has nothing to do with them not supporting the american economy. actually, if anything, it's supporting all the people who would oppose having biogenetically engineered rice in their beer.

    i'd suprised if their motives were thsi simple and altruistic, but it's a nice idea.
  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

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    The UK is way ahead of the US in terms of recognizing
    and boycotting genetically modified (GM) foods and products.
    It's gotten to the point where entire 'Gardener Societies' made
    up of 'Mums, Grans and Nannys' will go and destroy GM crops.
    Brittan is a nation of gardeners and they just wont take it.

    The interesting things.... most Brits are blaming american influence
    as the reason why the government hasn't outright banned all GM crops,
    which is clearly what the was majority of the population wants.

    * typos in that last paragraph were contradictory to what I meant.
  6. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  7. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    is there some new free trade agreement with china that we're not aware of?
  8. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    i know that our GMO policy fucks the third world.

    any grain they are giving for planting can't be sold in most of the world, because it's GMO, and we won't buy it in the U.S. because we don't buy thrid world grain.

    who knows what busch's motives are.

    some powerful guy is friends with some other powerful guy and they wanna do each other a favor would be my guess.
  9. bobthebuilder

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    My guess is they don't want to get sued. Would you want to be putting GMG in you? i sure as hell wouldn't , that shit has the capability to be unhealthy. If we don't buy it from 3rd world countries why the fuck would we buy it from the US its obviously cheaper to import it...

    Go beer.
  10. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Well I'm glad this is happening, but I'm afraid it's a small point of light in vast, dark sky.
    There are already tons of "pharms" on our land and GMO crops in our grocery stores.
    Here's the campaign to at least LABEL GMO foods in the U.S.: The Campaign.
  11. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    so what's up with genetically modified crops? i don't know anything about it. how come nobody wants them?
  12. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    I need to be schooled on this as well.

    The one thing I do know about is when seed companies use genetically modified seeds that don't allow the crop to produce seeds of its own. This way seeds are only good for one season and the farmers have to buy every year. In most cases they don't even have the option to get seeds that aren't 'genetically enhanced.'

    edit: I know symbols will be the one to break it down for the class. help us symbols
  13. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

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    The way it sounds from the first post...What the fuck do they care as long as it doesn't find it's way into their beer? or the American publics "shrimp and fried rice etc..."?
    The impression that I got from the first post was that someone is using certain space in that state to grow this mutant rice for making medicine--->Anheuser Busche happens to get rice that is made in the same state (from someone else?)---> they are threatening not to buy their normal rice from their normal supliers because someone else in that state is making abnormal rice to be used as medicine?--->????????
    From what I read in the first post (if it's true)---> I say we boycott Anheuser Busch! Fuck Budweiser!
    As long as this mutant rice dosn't find it's way into beer or the dinner plate, then what the fuck!?!? Let them make some medicine dammit!!!
  14. dojafx

    dojafx Member

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    eh, genetically modified rice cant be worse than the mcdonalds i eat all the fucking time.
  15. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    AE degree thingie: GM crops have been shown to have a variety of negative effects.... so much so we aren't even sure what will happen... Some studies have shown some GM foods to alter peoples DNA... so this shit can mutate you.

    SF1: I think it's about using the same land used for GM crops. Growing pharms on farms one season, then regular crops the next, the regular crops will be affected because the soil is contaminated. That's what this is about I think.