LasersHurt: D) All of the Above
Barfmaker: Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.So why isn't it being used? Why are farmers buying seeds from Monsanto? Is it because farmers just really like using methods that are expensive and controversial?Yeah, that must be it. They're certainly can't be any practical reason for it.
serial_crusher: Doesn't Monsanto have hired goons who burn your farm down if you don't use their seeds?
HypnozombieX: Well if concern over GMO's is a "Right wing extremist" then there should be some damn labeling laws in place because most Liberals from far left to mid left are very much against GMO's not being labeled and very concerned about them getting into nature and corrupting existing strains.It is kinda stupid to be changing organisms in key ways, releasing them back into the wild.
Mercutio74: Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference from a practical standpoint between genetically modified food and food that's the result of several hundred generations of selective breeding?
HypnozombieX: ...It is kinda stupid to be changing organisms in key ways, releasing them back into the wild.
kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?
KrispyKritter: kxs401: In what world is Chuck Norris NOT a right-wing extremist?person wishes to consume healthy whole foods = right-wing extremist.holy crap what your family must have to endure.
wingnut396: The only question I have for Chuck is how can I tell if the 1000 years of darkness has begun. It seems there is a good bit of light outside and my solar panels are doing well.
Brian_of_Nazareth: Why? Nature does this all the time, it's called evolution. And if you have an urge to say something that sounds suspiciously like "yeah, but people..." you might want to look into selective breeding.
thurstonxhowell: It seems unlikely that selective breeding would produce a terminator gene
Endive Wombat: serial_crusher: Doesn't Monsanto have hired goons who burn your farm down if you don't use their seeds?A little over the top...but yeah...they sue the shiat out of farmers for "patent infringement" because a few seeds spilled out from a passing truck, or because of cross pollination from a neighboring farmYeah, they are an evil company
Skarekrough: The hardest thing about Chuck is that when he dies we won't be able to call him on being the asshole he has proven himself to be. The obits will be all "Action Film Star" and "Fitness Enthusiast" and "Bruce Lee Disciple." Meanwhile all we'll be able to remember was prophecies delivered next to his bimbo wife and the memes that gave him a platform to make an ass out of himself on.
Because People in power are Stupid: LasersHurt: D) All of the AboveThat. (Sick of "this")
wotthefark: Genetic engineering can help address the urgent problems of food shortage and hunger. It can increase crop yields, offer crop varieties that resist pests and disease, and provide ways to grow crops on land that would otherwise not support farming because of drought conditions, depleted soils, or soils plagued by excess salt or high levels of aluminum and iron.
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