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hammodi

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genetically modified food
Oct 24, 2006

GM food (genetically modified) is to manipulate the genes of the plants to get better crops, more resistant to insects, more food, better quality so it's just a wonderful thing. the problem is many people don't like it mostly in the western world, and the fashion these days is "organic food". in the 3rd world, namely in sub saharan africa, people there like GM food coz it's the answer to their starvation.

after 15 years of research no one ever managed to prove scientifically a bad effect for GM food and all the anti-GM campaign is based on nothing as far as i'm concerned.

almost all scientists are pro GM, farmers like GM. a farmer said GM is much better and easier to work with but if people won't buy my crops then i'll have to switch to organic.

i think what's happening is that people don't like the idea of playing with genes (don't know why).

what do u think?

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Re: genetically modified food
Oct 27, 2006

A genetically modified food is a food product developed from a different genetically modified organism (GMO) such as a crop plant, animal or microorganisms, such as yeast. Genetically modified foods produced by genetic engineering have been available since the 1990s. The principal ingredients of GM foods derived from plants are soybean, maize, canola and cottonseed oil.

Some governments, such as those in the European Union and Japan, have emphasised risks over benefits from GM foods and require mandatory labelling and traceability, while others, such as the United States, have regulatory agencies that have no such requirements. This has led to the United States claiming that bans on the sale of GM products violate free trade agreements and has resulted in trade wars over the requirements for GM food products.[1] Many scientific institutions, even in the European Union and Japan, however, do not judge the risk of unintended changes in composition of GM foods to exceed the risk currently exhibited by conventional crops.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food

It is reported that in the 1,000 page ruling, the WTO also criticises Austria, Belgium, France, Germany Italy and Luxembourg for banning several genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already cleared by the European Commission.

However, the verdict is not thought to address the issue of whether GMOs are safe or if they can be compared to naturally occurring products.

Anti-GMO protesters said that this meant the report would have no impact on EU policy .

"It is clear that the US, Canada and Argentina will not be able to use this ruling to bully other countries to accept GMOs," said Eric Gall, political advisor to environmentalist group Greenpeace in Brussels.

Two years ago the moratorium was lifted and a modified strain of sweet corn, grown mainly in the US, was allowed onto the market.

But Washington continued with the WTO case because it wanted to be sure approvals for GMO sales were being decided on scientific rather than political grounds.

Biotech crops, including corn and soybeans that have been genetically modified to resist insects or disease, have been widely grown in the US for years.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4761121.stm

It seems that Europeans are denying the usage of GMO mainly because of the traditional approach to have a pure food.


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Re: genetically modified food
Oct 27, 2006

If you liked what mnopq had to say, you will find this useful too.

A lot of the current shouting about GMOs is the result of ignorance. Suppose you splice gene X for herbicide resistance from weed A to peach tree B. There is no guarantee that gene X will do only what it did in A. Genes interact in complex webs that behave more like computer code than a simple list of instructions. When one gene can be turned on either by environment or signals from another gene, it is called an inducible gene. For example, gene X's anti-herbicide compound might be read as a sign to uncoil for gene Y. If gene Y makes cyanide (actually found in peaches, but usually only inside the pit), you have a problem! If you wish to learn about cutting edge genetics from a source other than a bored college student, try here.

Its like English: you've all seen the spelling jokes "He could lead, if he could get the lead out" or "The captain gave a bow at the bow of the boat, while holding his bow and arrows." Context matters, and companies like Monsanto are playing Russian roulette with the safety of the American food supply each time they put something on the market without rigorous testing.


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Re: genetically modified food
Oct 29, 2006

um... Anything Genetically modified spells"Not Good" whats wrong with the world we want everything to go so fast that we are starting to grow "fake" plants, when we start altering what we as humans use as fuel its going to have bad results in the end


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Re: genetically modified food
Jan 25, 2007

Genetically modified organisms pose many environmetal hazards. Including increased pesticide use as pests develop resistance, spread of herbicide resistance to weeds, death of nontarget insects, interbreeding with wild relatives spreading novel genes into wild populations, GMO’s out competing wild species, and genetically modified plants may alter soil bacteria. For example the development of Bt crops has led to pest resistance to Bt one of the few pesticides approved for use by organic sustainable farmers. Bt crops have led to the massive killing of beneficial insects including bees and butterflies. Because large corporations will virtually control the world food supply genetic engineering has the potential to drive small farmers of the land and into poverty making hunger problems worse.


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Re: genetically modified food
Feb 12, 2007

It may be true that GM foods have no detrimental effects on us biologically but there are implications of GM that are grave. I have no objections to genetic engineering for meds and such but if we are genetically engineering foods to feed the worlds population because natural growth can't support it there is a problem. If we are to keep artificially sustaining the world maybe we are denying the natural limit put forth by the earth. This would only serve to worsen overpopulation in Africa and India.


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Re: genetically modified food
Dec 7, 2011

Sure GMO could feed people that in starvation but at what cause some effects of GMOs are still unknown maybe in the long term it could have deadly consequences.


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Re: genetically modified food
Jan 22, 2012

While the practice of GMO does has its own benefit to produce crops that retain or having certain characteristics, ie drought resistant, it might be missing on other aspects that we might not be aware of. For example, having an upper hand in trait A might not represent and means better genetic quality in trait B.
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Re: genetically modified food
Nov 19, 2012

Genetically modified food does not sound good....
I don't think traditional people will go with it...
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Re: genetically modified food
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Re: genetically modified food
Jul 21, 2016

Sure GMO could feed people that in starvation but at what cause some effects of GMOs are still unknown maybe in the long term it could have deadly consequences.


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Re: genetically modified food
Mar 16, 2017

While the act of GMO does has its own particular advantage to create crops that hold or having certain attributes, ie dry season safe, it may miss on different perspectives that we won't not know about


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Re: genetically modified food
Mar 22, 2017

Much as I don't want to consumer GMO food, I think that my daily meals do contain them at some level. You never know if labels tell the truth.
But with the population rising, the ability to serve organic produce for everything is almost 0. GMO food does relieve starvation.
(Still wondeing why people don't educate themselves on how to save this Earth by not having children though. Instead they beat around the bush and blame everything else)


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