the sad thing is that monsanto is run by a lot of greedy idiots only looking out for the short term.
monsanto has produced a lot of good things, like drought crops that can grow in places with low rainfall, which feeds a lot of poor countries.
no one seems to care about that though, because of the greedy manipulation and ignorance about GMO.
so tell me folks, how does a GMO harm someone eating it? do you guys understand genetics any better than the idiots in hollywood?
the fear and ignorance says no. genetically modifying a plant or animal and eating it won't affect us in anyway, chemicals, and radiation do on the
other hand, and is an issue that should be addressed, roundup and other pesticides are ruining the environment and pests are becoming more resistant
to them, so in the end we are just poisoning ourselves.
also that study the source references? it uses rats that are highly prone to cancer, and scientists reviewing it said that the cause of the tumors was
roundup on the corn not the corn.
genetic modifying food can't cause cancer, cancer only happens when something damages our
DNA, eating a GMO corncob won't do anything because
it doesn't do anything to our DNA.
i will say that mansanto is not innocent of anything, bribing the american government to create a law to protect them is disgusting, bullying farmers
over what plants do is terrible, ruining farmers in india is evil, but lets stick to facts please.
there is no evidence that GMO based food is dangerous, there needs to be a lot more study of it first, if people really are so scared of it. i don't
see much of a point though since everything we create is a GMO, everything,
the only difference is how we do it now, up till now we modified the genetics by what animals we mated or pollinated together.
now we directly manipulate the genes we want, rather than the whole animal or plant. i mean think about this, how do we have bananas? or seed-less
grapes or watermelons? we genetically modified them, by breeding plants with smaller seeds till we had a version that doesn't make seeds anymore.
this is why its a big deal when bananas get a disease, it will wipe the version we have out, the thing has no seeds, we cut pieces from a mature plant
and replant it now.
what is the difference between that and what we do by inserting genes? at most the concern might be over what we insert, like adding genes from a
plant that produces poison to protect itself, but we have been able to over come that issue for ages anyway,
the hoopla over GMO is nothing but fear over the unknown, based on lack of knowledge.
edit on 15-5-2013 by demongoat because: (no reason given)