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Chip. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:03 AM
The incomplete and rather spurious arguments in this column, apparently trying to dismiss all concerns about GMO foods as imaginary and irrational, only validates those who are suspicious of them. This isn't reason. It's hot air.
Illbay Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:33 AM
The argument are complete, and only "spurious" because they disagree with you preconceived notions none of which have any evidence to support them whatsoever.

There is no one so convinced of his rightness than a Luddite with no evidence but a whole boatload of suspicion to back him up.
Dean197 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:00 AM
Claims that GMO foods aren't safe are hot air until evidence is provided to demonstrate that they are harmful. Right now we don' know of a mechanism that would even make it possible for GMO foods to be harmful to the people that eat them just because they are GMO.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:30 AM
Chip: We have been genetically modifying food for about 10,000 years now. The first corn was about the size of your pinky. We took the largest seed off that cob and planted it. Chickens were originally the size of squabs. Every dog you see from a chi hua hau to an alsatian was bred from a wolf. We are just breeding better and faster now. The chemical compostions that make up life haven't change from carbon based to silicone based. Educate yourself before you rant.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:51 AM
Your corrected comment:

"This isn't reason. It's hot air:

The incomplete and rather spurious arguments in this column [as opposed to the entirely ad hominem and fact free response], apparently [to you but not to anyone who can read] trying to dismiss all concerns about GMO foods as imaginary and irrational [when the vast majority - though not all 0 are precisely that], only validates those who are suspicious of them [HAHAHAHAHA!!!]."

Say hello to Mr. Rourke and Tattoo while you're there on the island.
We in the media rarely lie to you.

But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context.

That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests.

Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods.

The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of tennis...