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Originally posted by ARandomAfflictionOfSense
I'm aware aquaponics can grow GMO crops.GMO proponents claim we need them to feed the world I argued we don't. I'm sorry that wasn't clear.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
Its simple really. Reduce the crop yields, reduce the amount of food and you increase the prices. The rest follows in a logical order. People who in many cases live on less than $2 a day would be harmed badly. Imagine what even a 25% rise in food prices would do to the significant part of the world that lives on that much.
That we have finite amount of arable land is a given. That the population is growing is a given.
As to how many would suffer should GM crops disappear right now? It's a certainty that the poorest of the poor would fare the worst of all. I don't think you need anything but critical thinking to know that is true.
I'm more fearful of monopolies in food production and too few people controlling the food supply than I will ever be of GMO's.
Originally posted by Superhans
reply to post by covertpanther
I really wish people could come up with coherent arguments as to why GMOs are "the evils". Instead all that seems to happen is ridiculous appeals to nature, jumping from topic to topic, ignoring valid scientific data and of course just calling people shills.
Guy, its your opinion vs anyone elses. That is the circle oyu keep finding yourself in. But I get the feeling you enjoy arguments and bothering people.. Maybe its your creepy avatar?
The above link is a thread about Monsanto's LASSO aka alachlor (herbicide); which poisoned a farmer upon inhalation. The farmer suffered from neurological damage, headaches/migrains, memory loss and other health issues that ended the man from furthering his duties as a farmer.
Is that 'coherent' enough for your argumentive ways?
Originally posted by luciddream
Anti-GMO people's view = Monsanto, Plants, Food, anti god.
People that known Biotechnology = Medicine, Treatment, Life extension, Transplant, Less waste, Efficient.
The problem is soon as you hear GMO, these people jump to conclusion GMO = Monsanto or GMO = food.
Monsanto is a business not science or speaker for genetic modification.
The future is GMO, Gene therapy.
To the OP, you clearly have a biased opinion when you started this poll, that shows, not only that, it takes two to tango, blaming one side for argument is nonsense.edit on 8/9/2013 by luciddream because: (no reason given)