Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO ingredients...

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#1 Edited by angeldeb82 (1105 posts) -

...and supports GMO labeling. Now that's what I call a sweet success!

http://higherperspective.com/2014/06/ben-jerrys-switches-non-gmo-ingredients-supports-gmo-labeling.html

#2 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Good for them.

#3 Posted by ferrari2001 (17316 posts) -

Now their ice cream can get even more ridiculously expensive.

#4 Posted by lostrib (42852 posts) -

Success at what?

#5 Edited by GoogleAndroid (153 posts) -

Their ice cream is amazing.

#6 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

Not a surprise. They're kinda hippies.

#7 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8601 posts) -

@ferrari2001: more than like 4 bucks for a single serving? I can get local "homemade" ice cream for less for the little shops around.

#8 Posted by 35cent (932 posts) -

Meh. I was never bothered about GMO food in the first place. If it's more expensive now then I'd want them to switch back to it.

#9 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58230 posts) -

Ah yes, the icecream I buy when the supermarket offers it at half price.

#10 Posted by jasean79 (2398 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Success at what?

Success at charging $5 a pint because it's "healthier" for you! (even though their ice cream is still unhealthy overall)

#11 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

Meh, nothing to see here. A new marketing strategy, that's all. As a whole there is NOTHING wrong with GMO, and it is impossible for anyone to avoid GMO in any commercially available product today.

#12 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

Bananas are GMO.

#13 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20915 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Success at what?

Being overpriced.

#14 Edited by br0kenrabbit (13493 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Bananas are GMO.

Most consumer food is genetically modified through selective breeding. Look at corn: natural on left result of selected breeding middle and right.

#15 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@foxhound_fox said:

Bananas are GMO.

Most consumer food is genetically modified through selective breeding. Look at corn: natural on left result of selected breeding middle and right.

The interesting thing about corn is that there is no, and as far as researchers can tell there never has been, non-GMO corn. Corn, according to the latest scientific research, was developed by American farmers thousands of years ago by hybridizing various other grasses and grains. That's pretty fucking cool.

#16 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I know what ice cream brand I am supporting in the future when I buy ice cream.

#17 Edited by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

I know what ice cream brand I am supporting in the future when I buy ice cream.

Which one and why?

#18 Posted by angeldeb82 (1105 posts) -

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

#19 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

Will they still be using cow's milk? We know all dairy cows are, after all, genetically modified organisms.

#20 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

As can non-GMO foods. Are you someone who tries to avoid GMO foods?

#21 Edited by br0kenrabbit (13493 posts) -

@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

The vast majority of those studies don't stand up to peer review. Example.

Just because you read it on the internets...

#22 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

The vast majority of those studies don't stand up to peer review. Example.

Just because you read it on the internets...

B...bu...b...but Monsanto....GMO bad...

#23 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13493 posts) -

@thegerg said:

B...bu...b...but Monsanto....GMO bad...

Starve then. :p

#24 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26733 posts) -

Still sticking with Edy's.

#25 Posted by lostrib (42852 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

The vast majority of those studies don't stand up to peer review. Example.

Just because you read it on the internets...

dat Seralini retraction

mmmmm, so good

#26 Edited by Riverwolf007 (24189 posts) -

yeah... worry about the gmo angle as you stuff your fat face with 1200 calories worth of ice cream.

that's quality risk assessment right there.

you can be the healthiest footless diabetic on the block.

#27 Posted by lostrib (42852 posts) -

@Riverwolf007 said:

yeah... worry about the gmo products as you stuff your fat face with 1200 calories worth of ice cream.

that's quality risk assessment right there.

but now they wont get GMO cancer, just regular natural diabetes, heart failure...and cancer

#28 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

I know what ice cream brand I am supporting in the future when I buy ice cream.

Which one and why?

If you can't figure it out, then it wasn't meant for you to know.

#29 Posted by thehig1 (3338 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

Now their ice cream can get even more ridiculously expensive.

YAY, just when I was thinking Ben & Jerries is not expensive enough ;)

#30 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@thegerg said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

I know what ice cream brand I am supporting in the future when I buy ice cream.

Which one and why?

If you can't figure it out, then it wasn't meant for you to know.

I have a feeling that it's Ben and Jerry's because you fall for the non-GMO marketing BS.

#31 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@thegerg said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

I know what ice cream brand I am supporting in the future when I buy ice cream.

Which one and why?

If you can't figure it out, then it wasn't meant for you to know.

I have a feeling that it's Ben and Jerry's because you fall for the non-GMO marketing BS.

I just eat Ben and Jerry's because I like their product.

Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream... mmm...

#32 Posted by magicalclick (23962 posts) -

If you genetically modify an existing genetically modified plant back to un-genetically plant, is it still called genetically modified?

#33 Posted by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -

I like GMO food. It means I can have any type of food year round and it always comes in the right shape :)

#34 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Well, I bet this thread didn't went as OP intended.

#35 Edited by jasean79 (2398 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Well, I bet this thread didn't went as OP intended.

*didn't go

#36 Edited by sSubZerOo (44198 posts) -
@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

Ah yes a top 10 list filled with non peer reviewed studies and junk science research... There has been absolutely no conclusive evidence of yet that has been widely accepted by the science community as proof that GMO's are in fact harmful.. Hell even the name "GMO" is fvcking stupid ass name because it shows a clear lack of understanding in agriculture, every domesticated animal and crop has been genetically modified through thousands of years of breeding.. And before you say "buh buh that was natural it means that it's ok!".. No it doesn't, take dogs for instance, many of the breeds we have created have through "natural" breeding have serious health problems due to it.. And finally the FDA test GMO crops far more strictly then any other produce product on the market..

Furthermore I find the anti-GMO movement fvcking disgusting because they have used scare tactics to persuade certain African countries to refusing GMO food when their people are starving.. The fact of the matter is the world's population can not sustain on non-GMO crops and organic farming practices at this time..

#37 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@Master_Live said:

Well, I bet this thread didn't went as OP intended.

*didn't go

Cuff me baby, cuff me.

#38 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@sSubZerOo said:
@angeldeb82 said:

Well, here's a list of the 10 scientific studies proving that GMOs can be harmful to human health.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

Furthermore I find the anti-GMO movement fvcking disgusting because they have used scare tactics to persuade certain African countries to refusing GMO food when their people are starving.. The fact of the matter is the world's population can not sustain on non-GMO crops and organic farming practices at this time..

Hey, as long as white westerners have access to their non-GMO organic kale at the farmer's market it's all good.

#39 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7889 posts) -

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

#40 Edited by IronBeaver (1986 posts) -

There is a difference between selective breeding and GMO. *flies away*

#41 Posted by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@IronBeaver said:

There is a difference between selective breeding and GMO. *flies away*

Of course there is. GMOs are a type of organism, and selective breeding is a method of genetic modification.

#42 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

#43 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Link to the articles. Please.

#44 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13493 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing?

This man saved a billion lives (that B is no typo) with genetically modified wheat.

#45 Posted by lostrib (42852 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

pretty sure none of that is scientifically proven

#46 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29757 posts) -

Oh look now it'll be like organic food, more expensive for no reason.

#47 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

pretty sure none of that is scientifically proven

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9180/20140625/scientists-issue-global-action-call-stem-bee-decline.htm

http://www.healthguideinfo.com/causes-of-autism/p114616/

@Master_Live said:

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Link to the articles. Please.

@br0kenrabbit said:

@k2theswiss said:

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing?

This man saved a billion lives (that B is no typo) with genetically modified wheat.

sounds like lazy farming

#48 Edited by hoosier7 (3979 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

Wow wait a second, you do realise the vast majority of non GMO food produced uses pesticides too? Pesticides aren't exclusive to GMOs. If anything you should be pro GMO given you can make modifications for resistance against pests and diseases giving higher crop yields and less of a need to use pesticides. The ingredients Ben & Jerry's are switching to aren't going to be organic, they'll be plants coated in more pesticides than the previous GMO plants. By all means buy your fresh fruit and veg organic but you're just not going to see it in any pre-processed or package foods and GMO is the next best alternative.

Also don't believe the nonsense about cover ups and axed individuals and stuff, it's all the same as the farce around vaccinations, individuals make bogus claims against GMOs to gain funding grants and it gets spun into a stupid conspiracy, look into the case and you're guaranteed they were sacked with good reason. Try to find a legitimate paper that is canned, you won't be able to, it's impossible to unify the scientific community in some sort of cover up as it's too diverse. I find it infuriating that people keep insinuating this sort of stuff and ignore the fact there's thousands of honest individuals working for a fraction of the money they could do elsewhere purely in the interest of scientific advancement and the hope of solving a world food crisis so you or your children can have the same lifestyle you do now.

#49 Posted by lostrib (42852 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

@lostrib said:

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

pretty sure none of that is scientifically proven

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9180/20140625/scientists-issue-global-action-call-stem-bee-decline.htm

http://www.healthguideinfo.com/causes-of-autism/p114616/

"With time, however, additional research will map out whether there truly is a connection between autism and pesticides"--thus, not scientifically proven

#50 Edited by thegerg (16060 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

KUDOS to you Ben and Jerry

there

@HoolaHoopMan said:

This anti-GMO nonsense needs to stop. Its a straight up MYTH that buying non-GMO and organic is better for you. Studies simply don't support it.

There is also articles on scientist getting blacklisted and getting canned from their job for saying anything to

Either way wouldn't you rather have the legit thing? On top of that every farm that use GMO seeds use pesticides on the plants, which soaks up in the food that ends up in your system which results to higher risk of autism for your children and also linked to the extermination of bee population. Just alone for the bees, pesticides should be banned.

Farms use pesticides regardless of whether or not they grow GMO foods.

"pesticides should be banned."

Do you have any idea how devastating that would be to the world's food supply? You may be privileged enough that a dramatic reduction in supply and increase in cost of food wouldn't impact you, but countless millions of others would starve. Such a disregard for other people is fucking disgusting. You're either pathetically ignorant of the reality of the world, or you're simply a horrible person.