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Leftist Hysteria Over Monsanto

Jim3013 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:29 AM
We've been genetically modifying foods for years. It was called selective hybridization of mutations. Now, however, science allows us to get ahead of waiting for naturally occurring mutations by splicing desired genes directly into the species we want to modify. This has allowed us to grow much more food per acre in some cases or greatly decrease the loss per acre of food to various insect and other pests. This has gone a great way to reducing hunger in the world. But it's like almost anything, there are risks and benefits. But before we decide that the small risks outweigh the benefits to the companies like Monsanto who profit from these man-made modifications (so many, especially the usual suspects on the far left, seem to think only in terms of the profits of this or that corporation) we ought not forget the benefits to the millions of people who are far better fed because of the increase in food that we are able to produce.
Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 1:02 PM
It is a pesticide silly, not food any longer. The liberals/progressives are in favor of this not in opposition.
dkelly Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 10:03 AM
Everyone is entitled to a profit, Jim, but that is not really the issue here, regardless of the rhetoric to the contrary. The real issue is whether GMO's cause the grains and produce (and meats) that we consume to make us sick. That issue has not yet been sufficiently examined much less studied or, more importantly, resolved. We cannot, any longer, simply rely on a producers "study" to be rubber-stamped by the FDA or some other acronym and assume it is safe. Especially when that same acronym is raiding the Mom and Pop farm or kitchen with impunity and shutting down a Fudge Making Industry producing fudge containing nothing but butter, sugar, vanilla and cocoa. We have to face it, the whole thing is out of control and must be revisited. I have a nasty little neurological disease that has no "Known Source or Cure." My Neurologist tells me, "This is what your mother meant when she called you a 'special child!' I have trouble just accepting that premise.
Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:53 AM
Maybe that's why liberals are against the GMOs. They want the world's population reduced, not growing, and people starving to death reduces the population.
TS8 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 10:59 AM
Bob--you've identified the real motive. Genetic engineering reduces starvation in 3rd world countries, especially Africa. The left wants a smaller population, especially in 3rd world countries. More available food interferes with their plan.
Thus, their crusade against it.
DDT saves lives in 3rd world countries, especially Africa. That's why the left got it banned. About 1,000,000 people per year die of malaria. Mostly 3rd world, mostly African. See a pattern here?
The kkk didn't disappear, it became the/lib/dem/progressive establishment.