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Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

Soho1950 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 1:31 AM
I think it's telling that the Nobel Laureate cited in the article offers no definitive examples of any harm coming from these foods. All we get out of this is basically, "We don't know what might happen." If someone - anyone - can offer up a peer-reviewed scientific study that demonstrates any harmful effects from GM foods, I might take this business seriously. Until that happens, I think we ought to look at the actual benefits of these foods, such as increased yield disease-resistant crops for the benefit of a number of third world countries desperately in need of local food supplies.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 6:00 AM
We trusted the food industry to keep us healthy when we allowed them to introduce trans-fats into our diets. Will we be stupid enough to make the same mistake again? Probably, if you are any example of how consumers think.
Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 6:52 AM
Why did the food industry introduce transfat? The answer to that might lead you to a very very familiar place....
Joseph64 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 7:13 AM
They originally introduced those products as substitutes for tropical oils because supplies were cut off during the world wars but when the wars ended, they didn't want the tropical oils to come back and destroy their profits. Now they even recruited the Greenpeace idiots to do their dirty work for them and sending them after the tropical oil producers.
John2038 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 7:45 AM
Just how would those tropical oils "destroy their profits" after the end of the war? Were they more expensive and/or more "unhealthy" as claimed by our oh so protective government? Just wondering.
Soho1950 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 2:34 PM
My proposition still stands. Trans-fats are a food additive, not genetic modification. However, I gather that your overall point is, do I trust the food industry one hundred percent? Of course not. Nor do I trust the organic food industry, which has a considerable financial stake in this argument, nor the government, which is constantly looking for more ways to insert itself into my daily life. My point was simply, show me something reliable by which I can make an informed decision, not a load of hype based on supposition, ignorance, and fear.
I often wonder, is it possible for a liberal to discuss anything without resorting to name-calling and insults in attempting to make their point?