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#1    spartan max2

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Im still undecided about GMO's safety but I ran across this article and figured I would post it to see peoples thoughts.

http://reason.com/ar...y-modified-food

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"Given all the fear from media and activists, you might be surprised to learn that most serious scientists agree with him. "There have been about 2,000 studies," says Entine, and "there is no evidence of human harm in a major peer-reviewed journal."


Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project responds: "We've eaten about 7 trillion meals in the 18 years since GMOs first came on the market. There's not one documented instance of someone getting so much as a sniffle."

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

That's absolutely true.  Not only are they safe, but they increase food production, are better for the environment in general, and dramatically lower pesticide use.

But unfortunately nothing will convince the GMO conspiracy crowd.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

Good article. I was weeping with laughter by the time I was done reading the comments.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

Here's another interesting take on the debate and frankly one I agree with 100%:

http://reason.com/ar...y-modified-food

Why Do These Well-Fed Anti-Science Activists Oppose Safe, Cheap Food For Poor People?

Nearly 2,000 studies about GMOs all say the food is safe

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

View PostRafterman, on 29 May 2014 - 01:33 PM, said:

Here's another interesting take on the debate and frankly one I agree with 100%:

http://reason.com/ar...y-modified-food

Why Do These Well-Fed Anti-Science Activists Oppose Safe, Cheap Food For Poor People?

Nearly 2,000 studies about GMOs all say the food is safe
Did you mean to put up the OP article again? Or was that an oops and you meant to put up another interesting article?

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

We don't have a food shortage problem, we have a distribution problem.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

GMO’s are modified foods that are also known as Monsanto in other terms of name that is given. It’s not good when people do genetic engineering food even introduced food as well eating type of food that is modified with any type DNA methods for greater control over foods structures etc.  Reading that article there is many things are not told to us and it can possibility effect us in big way down the road like for an example how it effect our bodies.    Many people  has  food allergies though out the  world that can have an major  effect or problem  in many cases like  for example as  major chemical to adding  DNA to food that dose  say what is  exactly in it in details.  As I said once  again  that article is  too good to be true  there  is other links  that  talks  about the dangers  of foods  that are modified  with the   difference then  standard food.

Heres few links

http://www.naturalne...gmos_lies.html#

http://www.organicco...gs-monsanto.pdf

http://www.responsib...th-risks/1notes

http://www.forbes.co...-modified-corn/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 29 May 2014 - 01:58 PM, said:

We don't have a food shortage problem, we have a distribution problem.
That is one of the facts. Another fact is that 50% of the global produced food gets wasted year by year, means
we are producing the double amount of food thats required. Of course, the 50% waste value cannot be reduced
to zero but a big part of the food gets wasted at the time of harvesting already caused by stupid norms (the EU
is a master in this discipline) those define e.g. the diameter of a potato, if 3mm below the norm, it`s not allowed
to bring this potato into the market. It`s a shame in general. And that the GMO industry is using the argument
that GMO technology is required to produce the needed amount of food in future, is a shame as well.

Edited by toast, 31 May 2014 - 12:14 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

View PostAndromedan StarSeed, on 31 May 2014 - 10:34 AM, said:

GMO’s are modified foods that are also known as Monsanto in other terms of name that is given. It’s not good when people do genetic engineering food even introduced food as well eating type of food that is modified with any type DNA methods for greater control over foods structures etc.  Reading that article there is many things are not told to us and it can possibility effect us in big way down the road like for an example how it effect our bodies. Many people  has  food allergies though out the  world that can have an major  effect or problem  in many cases like  for example as  major chemical to adding  DNA to food that dose  say what is  exactly in it in details.  As I said once  again  that article is  too good to be true  there  is other links  that  talks  about the dangers  of foods  that are modified  with the   difference then  standard food.

Heres few links

http://www.naturalne...gmos_lies.html#

http://www.organicco...gs-monsanto.pdf

http://www.responsib...th-risks/1notes

http://www.forbes.co...-modified-corn/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
Sorry, but that just shows we didn't got that far from "potatoes cause leprosy".
Using conventional breeding you may end up with more poisonous products by far.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:43 PM

View Posttoast, on 31 May 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

That is one of the facts. Another fact is that 50% of the global produced food gets wasted year by year, means
we are producing the double amount of food thats required.
Of course, the 50% waste value cannot be reduced
to zero but a big part of the food gets wasted at the time of harvesting already caused by stupid norms (the EU
is a master in this discipline) those define e.g. the diameter of a potato, if 3mm below the norm, it`s not allowed
to bring this potato into the market. It`s a shame in general. And that the GMO industry is using the argument
that GMO technology is required to produce the needed amount of food in future, is a shame as well.
Thanks to that you can always buy your favorite bred, butter, etc.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

i try to avoid eating any modified food. this is mainly done by only eating fresh food - nothing processed or packaged.
my beef with it ( pardon the pun) is largely due to the fact that animal dna is used in vegetation to produced desired traits.
i have a problem with  mixing rats, moths, silkworms and the like with my veggies, thanks.
as for the meat that i consume...it's a very small part of my diet and i'm very choosy about where it comes from.
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

View PostJGirl, on 31 May 2014 - 12:50 PM, said:

i try to avoid eating any modified food. this is mainly done by only eating fresh food - nothing processed or packaged.
my beef with it ( pardon the pun) is largely due to the fact that animal dna is used in vegetation to produced desired traits.
i have a problem with  mixing rats, moths, silkworms and the like with my veggies, thanks.
as for the meat that i consume...it's a very small part of my diet and i'm very choosy about where it comes from.
http://science.natio...ow-altered.html
It happen very rarely but when I find a worm in the salad I say that the salad is good for me (without worm then) as it
was good and comfortable for the worm, so no toxic contents/pesticides. :yes:

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

lol
but i'm just talking about the dna, so you would never even know the worm was in there in the first place


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

View Postbmk1245, on 31 May 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

Thanks to that you can always buy your favorite bred, butter, etc.
Yeah this and that you have the choice to select a yoghurt out of 150 different ones in the super market.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

View PostJGirl, on 31 May 2014 - 01:14 PM, said:

lol
but i'm just talking about the dna, so you would never even know the worm was in there in the first place
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