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Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:53 AM
Generally speaking, GM does deliberately and quickly what nature does by accident over long periods of time. However, GM also does things that would not occur in nature. And unintended consequences, and mistakes, happen much faster, more frequently, and to the financial detriment of consumers, not the manufacturers. All it takes is a modification that gives spectacular results that everyone switches to growing it, but has a multi-generational side effect of terminating propagation after 10 to 20 generations to totally wipe out that food, rending that species extinct. You see GM is rarely a single targetted change. While a splice inserts the desired part, it also displaces the coding on the chromosome, which can result in activating
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...