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Gayle90 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:46 AM
Selective breeding is really no different than GM produced seeds. With GM seeds, scientist accelerate processes that occur naturally to insert genetic material into a genome, then select the plants that display the desired characteristics for continued propagation. People fear what they don't understand unless it predates their birth.
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...