reply to post by schuyler
So, you believe that selective breeding is NOT different from GMO?????? How far from the truth is that!!!!
Selective breeding DOES NOT inject bacteria with other organisims/chemicals/etc., attached to it, into an organism. Selective breeding is choosing
what genetic traits, that are NATURALLY occuring, to produce more of a specific kind from.
GMO is MANIPULATING thru ARTIFICIAL means to produce something, that is altogether different in it's genetic make up. This is a MAN MADE product.
You state "We're NOT going to feed the world with "organic" plants". We aren't feeding the world NOW. Starvation is POLITICAL. It's that
simple!!!!! Starvation is a way to CONTROL!!!!! Starvation is a 20th century issue.
Another issue that I have failed to address is the mass die off of bees. The pollen that they are collecting from GMO plants contain the exact
chemicals that are injected into them to keep them from being eaten by other insects. This is killing our bees. Without bees, WE DIE. When we
ingest toxic chemicals, WE DIE.
Yes, we are going to starve to death, because we will be getting absolutely no nutritional value from GMO foods, because the bees are being killed,
not because of environmentally sound organic farming. The third world is already starving because of politics. There are people still starving in
countries where GMO foods are grown.
You state regarding organic farming, "that approach only worked when there was one percent of the human population of today". So are we all to
assume from your comment, that the population had a mass explosion in the 20th century??? Organic farming was all there was until the 20th century.
Do you somehow think that for most of history that Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Bayer, etc., have produced chemicals to be used in farming???
I also see further down on your post that you comment that "The genetics revolution opened the door to bolstering the DNA of plants and animals that
provide foodstuffs against harmful conditions and organisms to create nutrient-rich superfoods". I want to draw attention to animals first. So, you
have absolutely no problem eating genetically modified animals??? So do you have a problem with eating cloned animals???
You also state that this creates "nutrient-rich superfoods". That is so far from the truth, unless you consider the toxic/chemical compounds that
you are ingesting by eating GMO's as nutrient-rich.