posted on Nov, 24 2003 @ 12:04 PM
The MUSt be outlawed! Genetics and genetic engineering are such frighteningly new parts of science, that we owe it to ourselves to do all the
research that can be done before letting innocent people ingest genetically modified food products.
Genetically modified foods provide no real advantage over normal food, and provide multiple risks that include, biogenetic changing of the ingestors
DNA, birth defects, cancer, not to mention the possible detriment to the original plants that are being modified. What woudl happen if we genetically
engineered some corn, that turned out to be poisonous, but it cross pollenated with normal corn, and the entire corn world was poinsoned , never to be
safely grown again? This is of course an extreme example, but a possible one. The Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of
Science and Technology are against use of genetically modified foods.
Doctors and scientists certainly know more abou this than I do.
The bottom line: At this point, we do not know enough about them to deem them safe, but we DO know enough about them to know they can be hazordous,
and provide no real imporvement over standard foods. This huge potential hazard, and the high level of unknowns involoved mean these MUST be
[Edited on 24-11-2003 by John bull 1]