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ShortyRob
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Genetically modified crops



Is there a better example of pyschotic nuts than the anti-GMO crowd?

The demand for food in the world will continue to grow and these nuts, couples with the organic nuts, stand in the way of pretty much every innovation in the area of improving production.

All, basically rooted in fear of the "new".

Even if one can argue that organic is "better" for you, these dumb fricks are making the perfect the enemy of the good.







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BROffshoreTigerFan
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re: Genetically modified crops


Every fanatic is a lunatic. Even those who are against people who are against GMO's.







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cssamerican
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re: Genetically modified crops


This is the future. It lowers our dependency on chemicals to keep food free from disease and pest.

Plus, it is the platform for us to create a Pegasus which is cool as shite.






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a want
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re: Genetically modified crops


I think the anti-GMO crowd is probably over-the-top in their protests...but

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All, basically rooted in fear of the "new".


It's more of a fear of the old. See Irish potato famine:

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a disproportionate share of the potatoes grown in Ireland were a single variety, the Irish Lumper.[24] The expansion of the economy between 1760 and 1815 saw the potato make inroads in the diet of the people and became a staple food all the year round for farmers.[25] The large dependency on this single crop, and the lack of genetic variability between the plants that made up the crop in Ireland, were two of the reasons why the emergence of Phytophthora infestans had such devastating effects in Ireland


Limiting genetic variety isn't a good thing. Period.






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ShortyRob
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re: Genetically modified crops


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Limiting genetic variety isn't a good thing. Period.


Wow. Talk about a limited understanding of what GMO is capable of. Comparning our ability now to the Irish potato famine.

People are f'n hopeless. The anti-GMO crowd and the anti-gay marraige crowd are indistinguishable form each other.

Basically, just afraid of change.






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a want
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People are f'n hopeless.

Yes they are.






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GeauxTigerTM
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Is there a better example of pyschotic nuts than the anti-GMO crowd?


Maybe the anti-vaccine crowd?






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kevv824
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re: Genetically modified crops


So eating corn that is genetically designed to burst the stomach lining of insects thus killing them sounds like a good thing for humans to eat?





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rintintin
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The fact that you defend GMO's as some "feed the world" project is laughable. It's nothing but a money grab, it has nothing to do with feeding the world.





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ShortyRob
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The fact that you defend GMO's as some "feed the world" project is laughable. It's nothing but a money grab, it has nothing to do with feeding the world.


Pathetic.






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ProjectP2294
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re: Genetically modified crops


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So eating corn that is genetically designed to burst the stomach lining of insects thus killing them sounds like a good thing for humans to eat?


Does the corn burst the stomach lining of humans? If not, what's the problem?






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OMLandshark
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Probably not. We've been screwing around with food for thousands upon thousands of years. Just about every type of food you can imagine has gotten bigger over time (corn in particular) due to selective breeding and genetic altercations. Ever seen what a wild banana looks like? Its completely different. Basically there's no real such thing as organic food these days. Your digestive track probably wouldn't be able to handle food from 20,000 years ago.





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kevv824
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It causes organ damage in rats. The problem is we don't really know what it will do in humans.





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a want
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re: Genetically modified crops


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Does the corn burst the stomach lining of humans? If not, what's the problem?

Good Lord.






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rintintin
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Nice rebuttle.





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Springfield XD
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Limiting genetic variety isn't a good thing. Period.


No question. Molecular Breeding allows seed companies to screen varieties dramatically faster and more efficient; allowing them a more diverse lineup.

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The fact that you defend GMO's as some "feed the world" project is laughable. It's nothing but a money grab, it has nothing to do with feeding the world.


You can't just say that and not back it up. Come on.






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kevv824
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All you have to do is google Monsanto bullying small farmers over seeds. You can't save seeds every year without repaying them for their patents. That's even if their non-gmo plants are contaminated with gmo pollens which alter the conventional crops.





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Springfield XD
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You can't save seeds every year without repaying them for their patents.


Can't even do that, actually.

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That's even if their non-gmo plants are contaminated with gmo pollens which alter the conventional crops.


Doesn't happen. ALL crop varieties are protected, biotech or not.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Genetically modified crops


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than the anti-GMO crowd?


Many are just anti corporation. They believe one evil company is plotting to take over the agriculture industry.






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rintintin
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It doesn't take much to deduce that the companies that produce GMO's are only interested in their bottom line, same as every profit driven company, thus "feeding the world" isn't really high on their agenda. Now if "feeding the world" meant more profits, which it very well could, then that would be in their best interest. But we all know they aren't going to ship this food to starving people without a price. And there isn't anything wrong with that IMO, that is the nature of capitalism.

But don't sit here and tell me that GMO's are imperative to feeding the world and ending starvation, because that isn't their goal. Could it eventually lead to that? Yes, but society in general would need to undergo a huge shift in ideals for that to happen.






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