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This is a discussion on vegetables within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; you know how many plants have to DIE just for a simple SALAD!?!?!??! It's an outrage! hehehe....i just thought I ...

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    you know how many plants have to DIE just for a simple SALAD!?!?!??! It's an outrage!

    hehehe....i just thought I would say that as kind of something to stump the vegetarians who are against killing animals.

    i dont really mean it...its a joke....so dont start debating over it....

    hehehe....its funny...
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    Somewhat funny but highly offensive bumper sticker...

    Save a cow, eat a vegetarian.
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    Sticker on my wall: Vegetarian: Indian word for bad hunter.

    >>something to stump the vegetarians who are against killing animals.

    For the record (again), I dont have a problem with killing animals. Its natural. I have issues with the incredibly disgusting methods used to do so, and the even more abhorant conditions in which many of them are grown. There are lots of reasons for not eating meat; Feeling sorry for a cow isnt one of mine. Animals eat animals to survive. I just dont agree with the way we do it and I dont like the waste of resources to grown them while so many starve.
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    Another incidious trend is the genetic fiddling with vegetables. I have a friend in England who tells me that fish genes have been added to certain tomatoes to stop them going soft. She will not eat them any more, (she is a vegan), because they are not "vegetables".

    I do not believe we know enough about the effects of genetic manipulation to be blindly planting fields full of GM crops.
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    I saw a cool shirt once that said "How Many tomoatoes died for your salad"
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    >>I do not believe we know enough about the effects of genetic manipulation to be blindly planting fields full of GM crops.

    I agree. Most are geneticly programmed for their offspring to be non viable, the termination gene as it was known. What if that gets out into the native crops? Read the book 'Death of Grass'?

    Recent trials here failed to check for regrowth, spreading and the area of contamination was grossly underestimated. The pollen contaminated crops over ten km away. One farmer who was certified organic and GM free is now suing because he lost his GM free status due to these pollens carried from a test site. The test sites here in Aust, are not disclosed after the protestors in the UK destroyed some fields.

    Monsanto is trying to get its GM soya bean (and other products) into Aust. Needs to increase the allowable pesticide resididue by 300%. (As the pollen of the plant contains a pesticide) In the states there is no divide as to GM or non GM soya.

    Flounder genes are added to vegies and fruit (strawberries are one I know of) to stop them freezing.
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    >> Sticker on my wall: Vegetarian: Indian word for bad hunter.

    Well thats a big misconception in every ones mind that Indians and Hindus dont eat meet.. I am a Hindu and my cast allows me to eat meet... The religion Hindu has many castes around 600 and odd and each one is completely different from each other in terms of habbits etc etc.. So it is just a portion of these who do not eat meet.. but almost all Hindus dont eat cow because it is considered as a holy animal....

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    vasanth - I thought the caste system was done away with in India. At least that is what we were told when I was taking my Cultural Anthroplogy class last year.

    Was it "officially" done away with (i.e. gov't says no more caste system, but does not interfere w/those who are still participating/practicing/etc. in a caste system.)
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    Originally posted by vasanth
    >> Sticker on my wall: Vegetarian: Indian word for bad hunter.

    Well thats a big misconception in every ones mind that Indians and Hindus dont eat meet.. I am a Hindu and my cast allows me to eat meet... The religion Hindu has many castes around 600 and odd and each one is completely different from each other in terms of habbits etc etc.. So it is just a portion of these who do not eat meet.. but almost all Hindus dont eat cow because it is considered as a holy animal....
    Errrr..... I think he was talking "Native American".
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    It has nothing to do with Indians, really. Does nobody get it?
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    Originally posted by lightatdawn
    It has nothing to do with Indians, really. Does nobody get it?
    Chill out! I was just explaining that there was a misconception.
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    >>vasanth - I thought the caste system was done away with in >>India. At least that is what we were told when I was taking my >>Cultural Anthroplogy class last year.
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    >>Was it "officially" done away with (i.e. gov't says no more >>caste system, but does not interfere w/those who are still >>participating/practicing/etc. in a caste system.)
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    Well the government does not have anything to do witht his... India and Hindus are made up of different communities which have their own sect god, temple etc etc... No one makes fun of other communities or castes etc etc.. But people of different sect or caste have their own tradition and habbits....

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    people, he was talking about Native Americans when he said Indians....not Indians that are from India...
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    Originally posted by DavidP
    people, he was talking about Native Americans when he said Indians....not Indians that are from India...
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    I understand. The quote actually implies that Indians are meat eaters, and the only ones who don't eat meat are the ones who can't kill animals.
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