Darth Macho: So how do the worms taste? If they are at least as nutritious as corn an elegant solution may present itself.
khyberkitsune: meat0918: Post your peer reviewed science, please.Thanks in advance.BBC already proved it for us.Any other questions, or do you have a budget that can top the BBC and was spent on disproving my article?
MemeSlave: Another pop-sci evolution article.The worm did not evolve to eat the corn, some of the worms stopped dying when they tried. It's different.
Any Pie Left: What I take away from the story is that farmers are greedy and thrifty; the proper management technique, alternating fields of Bt and non-Bt corn, would have reduced their profit per acre by some fraction, while adding some cost for buying more than one kind of seed, and perhaps having to buy and apply some conventional pesticides. They're mostly cash-renters, not owners, on the land they farm, so they don't have the same tie to the land as a farmer that's had that property in the family for generations. They look at the field as just another kind of factory. And Monsanto lobbied the government to keep the refuge percentage guidelines low and unenforced. So, near-term profit overrides long-term common sense and care.Yet again.
Molavian: log_jammin: Deathfrogg: Except that the toxins those GMO plants produce kill as many beneficial insects as harmful ones. Not to mention the fact that engineering plants to produce the same toxins used to clear the forests in Vietnam during the 1960s really doesn't seem like a good idea, considering the health effects that are still being seen more than thirty years after the fact. Children are still being born with massive birth defects, and people are still getting a hundred different types of cancers they weren't getting before the American War there.more fear mongering and zero substance.Also, genetically engineered food causes erectile dysfunction.
Mitch Taylor's Bro: Why do I get the feeling this is only going to lead to larger agricultural subsidies?
Deathfrogg: Peki: We're genetically engineering ourselves into a famine, polluting ourselves into a nasty weather feedback cycle, while simultaneously telling people that only the people who deserve to be poor are the ones starving and coughing in the streets.The next 100 years is going to be very interesting.Read: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. The story takes place after several generations of that.All the super rich have done is earn themselves to be the last to starve when things go to shiat. They cause the problems, then blame the people affected by those problems for suffering the effects the problems they created. They would happily murder 2/3 of the human race rather than admit they're farking the world up.
Peki: The next 100 years is going to be very interesting.
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