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6 days ago  
Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it
 
6 days ago  
Like the author's fear of GMO, this is still a hypothetical issue.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffre​y​-smith/plu-codes-do-not-indicate_b_473​088.html

And GMO's are safe
 
6 days ago  
I only buy high quality, organic produce grown in the scenic hamlet of Pripyat, so I know I'm safe.
 
6 days ago  
I wonder what percentage of anti-vaxxers are anti-GMO?
 
6 days ago  
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Fish?
 
6 days ago  

Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it


I'd sit and argue how wrong you are, but I'm going to take my castrated wolf out of his cage in my apartment and walk over to the Sea World protest.
 
6 days ago  

Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it


That's knee-jerk ignorant bleating just like the anti-GMO hysterics.

GMO is not selective breeding, and the possibilities from genetic modification are orders of magnitude greater than selective breeding.

You can insert genes from other species into a plant. You can precisely alter the genome within a single generation. Nothing like that is possible with selective breeding.

GMO crops have to be carefully managed, because you can instantly introduce unintended bad consequences, for your yield and the surrounding ecosystem. With selective breeding, it's slower and there is a lot more opportunity to observe the results over time.

I'm not anti-GMO. They're coming to our store shelves. The benefits make it commercially inevitable. But they are not a simple flawless solution. There are trade-offs.
 
6 days ago  
David Friedman, ND, doctor of naturopathy, board certified in alternative medicine and integrative medicine

I know one person who uses the word "naturopathy". She also is a fan of "integrative medicine", homeopathy, and Scientology.

She just about killed her dad after he had a stroke and she took the lead in managing his care. It turns out going gluten free and drinking homeopathic water are not the sufficient treatment.

Thank goodness after a couple of weeks her siblings intervened.
 
6 days ago  

Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it


There is an article from awhile back which showed how small things like peaches and watermelon were.

https://www.businessinsider.com/foods​-​before-genetic-modification-2015-8
 
6 days ago  
I would hardly call the sticker I must remove from my food as "hidden".
 
6 days ago  

CFitzsimmons: I would hardly call the sticker I must remove from my food as "hidden".


That's exactly what they want you to believe!
 
6 days ago  

olrasputin: I only buy high quality, organic produce grown in the scenic hamlet of Pripyat, so I know I'm safe.


Do your food choice theory would be called Pripyat-ism?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
I don't need to know cause I don't care. I'm not paying a dollar more for a green pepper because they "claim" they're organic.
 
6 days ago  

Drunky Smurf: olrasputin: I only buy high quality, organic produce grown in the scenic hamlet of Pripyat, so I know I'm safe.

Do your food choice theory would be called Pripyat-ism?


So, not do.
I'm not really as dumb as I look.
 
6 days ago  
David Friedman, ND, doctor of naturopathy, board certified in alternative medicine and integrative medicinebullshiat.

I'm tired of mincing words with quacks.
 
6 days ago  
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Was partially funded by the Stark family.  Tony Stark not known to be involved.
 
6 days ago  
bullsh*t article.  I worked in a grocery store 30 years ago and we had the four-digit produce lookup codes.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it

That's knee-jerk ignorant bleating just like the anti-GMO hysterics.

GMO is not selective breeding, and the possibilities from genetic modification are orders of magnitude greater than selective breeding.

You can insert genes from other species into a plant. You can precisely alter the genome within a single generation. Nothing like that is possible with selective breeding.

GMO crops have to be carefully managed, because you can instantly introduce unintended bad consequences, for your yield and the surrounding ecosystem. With selective breeding, it's slower and there is a lot more opportunity to observe the results over time.

I'm not anti-GMO. They're coming to our store shelves. The benefits make it commercially inevitable. But they are not a simple flawless solution. There are trade-offs.


Please cite some credible sources, how is adding or replacing specific genes to a genome going to "instantly" add unintended consequences?  You realize chemical or radiation mutagenesis is even worse for scrambling genomes to get results? even line breeding can have unintended consequences when breeding various varieties for traits. Using resistant traits in crops cuts pesticide use drastically and that is good for the environment.
 
6 days ago  

Labrat407: jaytkay: Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it

That's knee-jerk ignorant bleating just like the anti-GMO hysterics.

GMO is not selective breeding, and the possibilities from genetic modification are orders of magnitude greater than selective breeding.

You can insert genes from other species into a plant. You can precisely alter the genome within a single generation. Nothing like that is possible with selective breeding.

GMO crops have to be carefully managed, because you can instantly introduce unintended bad consequences, for your yield and the surrounding ecosystem. With selective breeding, it's slower and there is a lot more opportunity to observe the results over time.

I'm not anti-GMO. They're coming to our store shelves. The benefits make it commercially inevitable. But they are not a simple flawless solution. There are trade-offs.

Please cite some credible sources, how is adding or replacing specific genes to a genome going to "instantly" add unintended consequences?  You realize chemical or radiation mutagenesis is even worse for scrambling genomes to get results? even line breeding can have unintended consequences when breeding various varieties for traits. Using resistant traits in crops cuts pesticide use drastically and that is good for the environment.


*checks username*
Sure, you've been trained to say that. Which is actually pretty impressive. Okay, I'm in. Go science!
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: David Friedman, ND, doctor of naturopathy, board certified in alternative medicine and integrative medicine

I know one person who uses the word "naturopathy". She also is a fan of "integrative medicine", homeopathy, and Scientology.

She just about killed her dad after he had a stroke and she took the lead in managing his care. It turns out going gluten free and drinking homeopathic water are not the sufficient treatment.

Thank goodness after a couple of weeks her siblings intervened.


Crap.  beat me to the point.  Cheers!
 
6 days ago  

Labrat407: jaytkay: Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it

That's knee-jerk ignorant bleating just like the anti-GMO hysterics.

GMO is not selective breeding, and the possibilities from genetic modification are orders of magnitude greater than selective breeding.

You can insert genes from other species into a plant. You can precisely alter the genome within a single generation. Nothing like that is possible with selective breeding.

GMO crops have to be carefully managed, because you can instantly introduce unintended bad consequences, for your yield and the surrounding ecosystem. With selective breeding, it's slower and there is a lot more opportunity to observe the results over time.

I'm not anti-GMO. They're coming to our store shelves. The benefits make it commercially inevitable. But they are not a simple flawless solution. There are trade-offs.

Please cite some credible sources, how is adding or replacing specific genes to a genome going to "instantly" add unintended consequences?  You realize chemical or radiation mutagenesis is even worse for scrambling genomes to get results? even line breeding can have unintended consequences when breeding various varieties for traits. Using resistant traits in crops cuts pesticide use drastically and that is good for the environment.


It's not that hard to imagine a hypothetical where GMO can have drastic consequences. For example, say you develop a generous that leads to exceptional insect resistance, that horizontally transfers to milk weed, and now all the Monarch butterflies are dead.

I agree that GMO seems like an arbitrary line to draw on human actions given everything else we do, but let's not pretend that it has zero chance of externalities.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: Klivian: Any crop that is produced for mass consumption is genetically modified. We have been selectively breeding crops for eons. Get over it

That's knee-jerk ignorant bleating just like the anti-GMO hysterics.

GMO is not selective breeding, and the possibilities from genetic modification are orders of magnitude greater than selective breeding.

You can insert genes from other species into a plant. You can precisely alter the genome within a single generation. Nothing like that is possible with selective breeding.

GMO crops have to be carefully managed, because you can instantly introduce unintended bad consequences, for your yield and the surrounding ecosystem. With selective breeding, it's slower and there is a lot more opportunity to observe the results over time.

I'm not anti-GMO. They're coming to our store shelves. The benefits make it commercially inevitable. But they are not a simple flawless solution. There are trade-offs.


Then they should come up with a better term for it, selective breeding is genetic modification. This shiat is just scare mongering
 
6 days ago  

Labrat407: Please cite some credible sources, how is adding or replacing specific genes to a genome going to "instantly" add unintended consequences?


If you're asking how genes are replaced, here you go: Gene Splicing Overview & Techniques
 
6 days ago  

chitownmike: Then they should come up with a better term for it, selective breeding is genetic modification.


GMO does not mean traditional selective breeding. To pretend you don't know that is being deliberately obtuse.
 
6 days ago  

Cervetus: I agree that GMO seems like an arbitrary line to draw on human actions


It's not arbitary at all. Inserting genes into a generation is a huge step beyond selective breeding over generations. The genes don't have to be related. You can put animal genes in a plant and vice versa.

It's like publishing over the internet compared to monks having to copy books by hand.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: chitownmike: Then they should come up with a better term for it, selective breeding is genetic modification.

GMO does not mean traditional selective breeding. To pretend you don't know that is being deliberately obtuse.


No it's using words for what they mean
 
6 days ago  

chitownmike: jaytkay: chitownmike: Then they should come up with a better term for it, selective breeding is genetic modification.

GMO does not mean traditional selective breeding. To pretend you don't know that is being deliberately obtuse.

No it's using words for what they mean


I see. It's the condition where a person can't understand social cues and is flummoxed by the normal nuances of human language. Anything not rigidly and precisely defined is frustrating.

There's a lot of you on Fark.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: chitownmike: jaytkay: chitownmike: Then they should come up with a better term for it, selective breeding is genetic modification.

GMO does not mean traditional selective breeding. To pretend you don't know that is being deliberately obtuse.

No it's using words for what they mean

I see. It's the condition where a person can't understand social cues and is flummoxed by the normal nuances of human language. Anything not rigidly and precisely defined is frustrating.

There's a lot of you on Fark.


The fact that you don't understand that people have been genetically modified everything for ever has nothing to do with my grasp of the English language
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: Cervetus: I agree that GMO seems like an arbitrary line to draw on human actions

It's not arbitary at all. Inserting genes into a generation is a huge step beyond selective breeding over generations. The genes don't have to be related. You can put animal genes in a plant and vice versa.

It's like publishing over the internet compared to monks having to copy books by hand.


What I mean is, humans are obliterating the environment left and right with deforestation, pollution, and a million other things, so all the hand-wringing over GMO's potential damage seems arbitrary.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: chitownmike: The fact that you don't understand that people have been genetically modified everything for ever has nothing to do with my grasp of the English language

I understand genetics just fine. And I understand the language.

Here you go. You're welcome.

"Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination."

In recent times, it has become possible to modify the genetic make-up of living cells and organisms using techniques of modern biotechnology called gene technology. The genetic material is modified artificially to give it a new property (e.g. a plant's resistance to a disease, insect or drought, a plant's tolerance to a herbicide, improving a food's quality or nutritional value, increased yield).
Such organisms are called "genetically modified organisms" (GMOs).

"A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology."

"Genetically modified (GM) organisms are organisms that have had their genomes changed in a way that does not happen naturally."


Post all the links you want, the description is wrong, it's not your fault obviously there are a
 
6 days ago  
Lot of other people who are wrong about it. Words have meaning and definition
 
6 days ago  

chitownmike: Lot of other people who are wrong about it. Words have meaning and definition


Stamp your little feet and hold your breath until the botanists and all the world see how wrong they are. Enjoy.
 
6 days ago  

jaytkay: chitownmike: Lot of other people who are wrong about it. Words have meaning and definition

Stamp your little feet and hold your breath until the botanists and all the world see how wrong they are. Enjoy.


You probably buy organic salt
 
6 days ago  

ShonenBat: [technovelgy.com image 400x201]
Fish?


Noo...Snake scale....
 
5 days ago  

Timmy the Tumor: bullsh*t article.  I worked in a grocery store 30 years ago and we had the four-digit produce lookup codes.


Yeah and damn near can't forget those codes. I worked at a grocer 20 years ago and still remember some of the codes. I love it when I tell the cashiers at my local store the codes to items I'm buying.
 
5 days ago  
Two thirds of the maize (corn) crop and soya bean (soya byproduct crop, not be confused with tofu, which is a fermented product and good for you) is genetically modified in the US and Canada.

If you are eating highly processed food, you are eating lots of GMO. Fortunately, the ersatz food will kill you long before any genetic anomaly will. Add that this food is also too full of lard, vegetable oils, simple carbs, sugars, salt and chemicals that are not tested singly or in groups, and you can be pretty sure it will not be the GMO that will get you. It's the toxic crap you already eat too much of, you poor obese swine-man.
 
5 days ago  
The average American was found to contain over 93 man-made industrial chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc).

Congratulations, you are more toxic than a Super Fund Site!

I am sure you have heard the old expression "digging your graves with your teeth". Lots of luck with that.

By the way, don't eat the wheat or the corn if you keep Kosher. They probably have pig genes in them.
 
5 days ago  

brantgoose: The average American was found to contain over 93 man-made industrial chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc).

Congratulations, you are more toxic than a Super Fund Site!


The average human (not just Americans) contains uranium, radium, thorium, and lots of other stuff. Luckily, these are "all natural"!
 
5 days ago  

chitownmike: You probably buy organic salt


I've always been irritated by the idea that "sea salt" has some healthy aura. "Regular" salt is from ancient oceans before humans screwed up the environment, and is refined to be pure. So called "sea salt" is from modern polluted oceans, and especially when it's some funny color, obviously has additional chemicals in it besides the salt itself.
 
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