Close
One second...
  • Love a design? Tip the artist! Introducing our new artist tipping feature at checkout.
  • Love a design? Tip the artist! Introducing our new artist tipping feature at checkout.

GMOS OMG!

Design by Lacey Garcia

GMOS OMG! - small view GMOS OMG! - small view GMOS OMG! - small view
Causes

Say somethin' nice

No account? Join us!
  • Submit ideas for a chance at $$$ and loot
  • Be a part of our creative community
  • Earn points for participation and use them for purchases

lucille7 on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:31:20

@jfn: wtf="what the f*ck"

TerryBeri on Oct 8, 2011 at 08:43:09

Oh boy, the myth 'GMO's can feed the world' certainly does play on heart strings . It's a LIE: GMOs do not increase yields, and work against feeding a hungry world.
Whereas sustainable non-GMO agricultural methods used in developing countries have conclusively resulted in yield increases of 79% and higher, GMOs do not, on average, increase yields at all. This was evident in the Union of Concerned Scientists' 2009 report Failure to Yield―the definitive study to date on GM crops and yield.

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report, authored by more than 400 scientists and backed by 58 governments, stated that GM crop yields were "highly variable" and in some cases, "yields declined." The report noted, "Assessment of the technology lags behind its development, information is anecdotal and contradictory, and uncertainty about possible benefits and damage is unavoidable." They determined that the current GMOs have nothing to offer the goals of reducing hunger and poverty, improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods, and facilitating social and environmental sustainability.
On the contrary, GMOs divert money and resources that would otherwise be spent on more safe, reliable, and appropriate technologies.

And as far as adumba55 commenting GMO's "do not harm the soil or people"? GMOs INCREASE herbicide use. Most GM crops are engineered to be "herbicide tolerant"―their deadly weed killer. Monsanto, for example, sells Roundup Ready crops, designed to survive applications of their Roundup herbicide.

Between 1996 and 2008, US farmers sprayed an extra 383 million pounds of herbicide on GMOs. Overuse of Roundup results in "super weeds," resistant to the herbicide. This is causing farmers to use even more toxic herbicides every year. Not only does this create environmental harm, GM foods contain higher residues of toxic herbicides. Roundup, for example, is linked with sterility, hormone disruption, birth defects, and cancer.

And THIS statement is really the cat's meow! "a GMO can be created with out being genetically modified"! FACT: Genetic engineering creates dangerous side effects.
By mixing genes from totally unrelated species, genetic engineering unleashes a host of unpredictable side effects. Moreover, irrespective of the type of genes that are inserted, the very process of creating a GM plant can result in massive collateral damage that produces new toxins, allergens, carcinogens, and nutritional deficiencies.

GMOs contaminate―forever.
GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste. The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure.

The information i've posted and more comes from this source10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs www.responsibletechnology.org





adumba55 on Oct 7, 2011 at 19:48:12

It is because of GMOs that 3rd world countries are able to grow grains that have higher yield tonnage and higher nutrient values. Also an organic farm operation has a much larger carbon footprint as there is more work that has to be done meaning more people drive to the fields every single day. Plus round up comes form the ground and does not harm the soil or people, unless you drink gallons of it. So the misconception of a GMO is created by these hippies, almost all of boulder Colorado. Maybe you should do your research? I was raised on a farm and sell corn seed and I can tell you from first hand that if everyone were to plant conventional crops they would lose at least %50 of them to insects, diseases, and pests/insects. So the fight is really not about the crops as a GMO can be created with out being genetically modified. You breed it, but breeding takes a really long time. And when you make a GMO you are taking a desired gene out of one family, say one that has a really good drought sustainability. Then you insert that gene into another family that has a really high yield next ting you know you skipped years of breeding and created a GMO that has high drought sustainability and a high yield making it so it can grow in areas such as the eastern plains of Colorado where there is very little water but plenty of open farm ground.

JFN on Oct 7, 2011 at 19:28:42

I understand GMO and OMG but what does WTF stand for?

catgoil on Oct 7, 2011 at 16:59:31

Love this most clever design. Simply wish that the 'girly' one came with the option of being a 'V' neck style .. now THAT would truly be 'girly'!

mainial on Oct 5, 2011 at 05:59:36

i love colleen *_________________*

mrhertz on Oct 3, 2011 at 20:46:32

GMO stands for : GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM

dandingeroz on Oct 3, 2011 at 19:47:38

OMG!!!! congrats

Mr Rocks on Oct 3, 2011 at 17:20:38

Genetically Modified Organism

AaronIsTheBeesKneesHisLegsAndHisArms on Oct 3, 2011 at 15:01:20

whats a GMO?

The Paper Crane on Oct 3, 2011 at 14:03:52

Great job - congrats!

Mountain Gnome on Oct 3, 2011 at 13:09:58

Great Shirt Loving the message and on organic tee WOW!!

spacechicken on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:12:00

wooh! congrats lacers! i'm so excited about this shirt.

spacechicken on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:11:47

wooh! congrats lacers! i'm so excited about this shirt.

norwish on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:59:22

Nice! I know quite a few people (including myself) who need this shirt. :)

GMOS OMG!
GMOS OMG!