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post #121 of 254
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I don't know much about GM cotton, but I'm a big fan of hemp. I have shorts made of it from Patagonia and t-shirts from Onno (slubby) and Emperor Threads (silky soft). Would love some jeans and a summer sport coat made of hemp.

These look like great sites, thank you for posting them. I'll add them to the list.

Also hear is ware you can get a hemp sport coat:http://www.rawganique.com/Dept-Mens/organic-hemp-dress-jackets.htm and hemp jeans: http://www.rawganique.com/Dept-Mens/rg108-slim-straight-hemp-jeans.htm

post #122 of 254
some of this thread is helpful, some is not. for instance I didn't click on it to read about white's boots or straight razors. overall I think this is an interesting topic. stick to the topic. maybe find out which companies do use GM cotton and find their reasons for doing so; I know things exist, tell me why they exist. also, please do better with your spelling. I originally thought this was spam because of it. just wanted to give feedback.
post #123 of 254
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Thanks for the feedback, Honestly allmost all Upland cotton is GM at this point, the reasons for this are highly political and not appropriate for this thread. I included White's boots, Dr. Bronners soaps, and other sustainable things because I like to show what is good and what we can be happy about and not just consentrade on what is GM. Though It seems useless to me to continue posting anything not related to GM clothing now...

 

For convenience: The GM-free clothing list is the first post and should include prettymuch all usefull GM-free cothing links.

Thank you, your feedback helps.

post #124 of 254
Is it really accurate to say GM is bad? It seems that the actual message is that using harsh chemicals/pesticides, large corporations mistreating farmers/workers etc is bad. GM crops have the potential to do a lot of good and aren't necessarily the devil because they are being utilized by corporations in an unethical way.
post #125 of 254
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Arguably all value judgments are inaccurate, or at least inconsistent...

My advice is to look it up and follow the money trail...

There is money in misinformation.

post #126 of 254
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Arguably all value judgments are inaccurate, or at least inconsistent...
My advice is to look it up and follow the money trail...
There is money in misinformation.

You just typed a lot of words without actually saying anything. It is easy for someone who buys $300 organic cotton jeans to say this is bad and that is bad while immersed in a self-righteous quest, without looking at the big picture. The reality is that GMO crops are not the devil as you portray them. For example, GMO technology presents a viable way to help combat global nutrient deficiencies. Take the golden rice project for example. Have you ever considered these types of issues?
post #127 of 254
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yes

 

also who buys $300 organic jeans?

I wouldn’t mind having $300 Organic jeans, but I actually spent less than $100 on my organic jeans...

Don't lie...


Edited by 4characters - 6/18/13 at 5:46pm
post #128 of 254
Lots of people on here buy jeans that go for double or triple that price (Dior Homme/SLP/Balenciaga/Balmain/etc).

This is becoming much like the ever popular "fish farms are bad!" arguments.
post #129 of 254
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I can't find ware I said ALL GMOs are bad(or "the Devil")..... Seems like a big strawman crusade in the case of imhotemp. Anyway, I am trying to use positives hear, not negatives...

post #130 of 254
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Here are a couple of other things to think about since we are on the issue of GM rice...

 

 

"A scientist from the biotech company Syngenta said: "All the genes are present in rice. One could make a non-GM vitamin-A rice simply by studying those genes in a more focused way."(organicconsumers.org)"

 

"If Golden Rice really was a panacea, the greatest humanitarian wonder ever to combat vitamin A deficiencies among the world’s poor and malnourished, then why is it patented(foodrenegade.com)?"

post #131 of 254
You are basically a religious fundamentalist. Except your religion is anti-GMO.

You are not interested in unbiased critique. You will search the fringes of the internet to find statements that you want to hear and will feel good because they have said what it is that you were looking for. Tell me, did you really go Google searching for the golden rice information with the mind of learning about both the pros and cons? Or were you searching for anti-GMO statements made in an echo chamber that you could cherry pick?

You are the same as the parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. The same as the people suggesting the Boston bombings were an inside job. The same as the people who believe AIDS is not caused by HIV, but caused by the AIDS drugs.

The GMO debate is your opportunity for you to show that you know something that the mainstream does not. Evidence be damned.
post #132 of 254
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Strawman/Ad Hominem......    Anything else?

post #133 of 254
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Unbiased critique is essential to understanding perspectives and issues.

 

“You are basically a religious fundamentalist. Except your religion is anti-GMO.” ------Strawman/Poisoning the Well

“You are not interested in unbiased critique.” ----Hasty Generalization/Ad Hominem

 

“ You will search the fringes of the internet to find statements that you want to hear and will feel good because they have said what it is that you were looking for.“ ----Hasty Generalization/Ad Hominem

 

“Tell me, did you really go Google searching for the golden rice information with the mind of learning about both the pros and cons? Or were you searching for anti-GMO statements made in an echo chamber that you could cherry pick?” -----Oversimplification/Loaded Question

“You are the same as the parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.” -----False Analogy

“The same as the people suggesting the Boston bombings were an inside job.” -----False Analogy

“The same as the people who believe AIDS is not caused by HIV, but caused by the AIDS drugs.” -----False Analogy

“The GMO debate is your opportunity for you to show that you know something that the mainstream does not. Evidence be damned.” -----Non-Sequitur

 

I really enjoy unbiased critique.


Edited by 4characters - 6/18/13 at 6:08pm
post #134 of 254
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Diversity is the spice of life. Diversity offers resilience.

 

"Biodiversity in cotton is an important indicator of sustainability due to many factors, not least geographical suitability and climate change. There are about 500 known varieties of cotton which have evolved to suit geographical conditions etc; and include many intriguing characteristics and traits such as ‘colored’ cotton, extremely long and fine stapled cotton, and native indigenous or ‘wild’ cotton(Far mhub.org)."

 

Diversity is exciting and fun!

For resources: See post #1.

 

 

Soon I will go shopping for cotton to beat the world record for heaviest hand-spun hand-woven jeans in the world. I am thinking about using green color grown cotton for the weft and Pima cotton that I will dye with natural indigo for the warp.

 

Color grown cotton: super soft colorful cotton

Pima cotton: durable long fiber cotton that takes dyes really well and lasts up to 40% longer than Upland cotton

Front: Warp

Back: Weft

 

Picture from:

http://www.primermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Selvege/Selvedge_WarpWeft.jpg

 

 

 

Color grown cotton, this is before it develops its dark colors:

Pictures from: http://www.vreseis.com/sliver.html

 

 

 

 


Edited by 4characters - 6/18/13 at 5:51pm
post #135 of 254
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