The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm a little more concerned about the long-term ingestion of Round-Up by the entire population of the US.
YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR, MONSANTO!
MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?
FloydA: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You didn't think those things grew naturally, did you?You can't fool me. I know that somewhere, there are vast orchards of Froot trees.[i105.photobucket.com image 271x360]
Mantour: He seems happy.
xria: Lets break it down by the elements:C: Carbon, needed for humans to live.H: Hydrogen, needed for humans to liveN: Nitrogen, needed for humans to liveNa: Sodium, needed for humans to liveO: Oxygen, needed for humans to liveS: Sulfur, needed for humans to liveOr lets go the chemical formulas are scary:C12H17ClN4OS: Thiamine, needed for humans to liveC19H19N7O6: Folic Acid, needed for humans to liveC63H88CoN14O14P: Cyanocobalamin, needed for humans to liveEverything you eat is "scary chemicals that have a chemical formula".Moron.
phaseolus: Repo Man: GMOs turned me into a newt!<looks at Repo Man>
Repo Man: GMOs turned me into a newt!
rewind2846: HK-MP5-SD: Every cross breeding failure on the way to the desired mutations of these plants had a chance of disaster. They could have created invasive species, or plants that were toxic.There's a difference between cross breeding plants or animals, where the non-viable ones die or are sterile) and shoehorning foreign genetic material into organisms that would never normally combine, like the glowing cells from shellfish implanted in mice.The other issue is that simply cross-breeding organisms more often than not breeds useful and benign results, while manipulation on a purely genetic chemical level is still just an educated guess. We don't have thousands of years worth of experimentation and data for proof like we do with corn, potatoes, horses, dogs, and cows.The first one still produces near-natural organisms, as natural selection still controls the outcome. The second does not. The second is also patentable, which is why Monsanto and other agricorps decided that the other way was not good for their business model.Not the same thing.
dforkus: Is it possible to hate on Monsanto for being an evil, bullying, monopolistic competition, but also believe that a lot of the fears about GMOs are hysterical?
Benevolent Misanthrope: So, where does selective breeding for desirable characteristics fall on the Scale of Evil? Just wondering.
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