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Enthusiast

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8. No.
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:46 PM
Nov 2015
There is a qualitative and quantitative differences between what humans have been doing since the birth of agriculture and genetic modification. There is a huge difference in the time required and the changes available to the breeder vs the geneticist.

Yes, selective breeding is genetic modification but farmers could never insert the genes from a completely different species. And doing anything like this in one generation? No fucking way.

Farmers were the original geneticists. They had no genomes available to them. It is not the same. The scale is off the charts different.

What early 20th Century crop geneticist could imagine making corn super herbicide resistant?
Monsanto sign... [View all] Playinghardball Nov 2015 OP
Monsanto asks California to pull plan to list herbicide as cancer cause tecelote Nov 2015 #1
Hear, hear! nt Mnemosyne Nov 2015 #2
Slow sickening deadly poisoning. It's kinda like they're doing it on purpose. Dont call me Shirley Nov 2015 #3
Population control. in_cog_ni_to Nov 2015 #5
It's a tight grouping... gregcrawford Nov 2015 #4
+1,000,000,000 Dont call me Shirley Nov 2015 #6
Monsanto may be an evil corporation, but genetic modification is not. longship Nov 2015 #7
No. Enthusiast Nov 2015 #8
Yes! longship Nov 2015 #9
My argument is neither foolish nor ignorant. Enthusiast Nov 2015 #17
I defend genetic modification... longship Nov 2015 #19
You keep saying the same thing even though it remains untrue. Enthusiast Nov 2015 #20
It is the same damned thing! longship Nov 2015 #21
Just like lovemaking is exactly like going to the doctor. appal_jack Nov 2015 #23
They sell seed that's been modified to withstand the chemicals they sell. delrem Nov 2015 #11
Exactly! tecelote Nov 2015 #24
Not true. roody Nov 2015 #12
Is not! Is! Is not! Is! longship Nov 2015 #14
You can rest your case. You have changed no minds here. Enthusiast Nov 2015 #16
Cemented minds are the problem. longship Nov 2015 #18
I took Biology and learned that roody Nov 2015 #29
Then you should have also learned that tomato and fish have a common origin. longship Nov 2015 #30
Goodbye! roody Nov 2015 #31
This message was self-deleted by its author longship Nov 2015 #32
When people speak badly of GMO they are referring to the exploitation by corps like Monsanto. rhett o rick Nov 2015 #25
I would agree with that. longship Nov 2015 #28
I am dependent on human insulin made with genetically modified organisms eridani Nov 2015 #33
And Hillary gets more stock options. n/t Admiral Loinpresser Nov 2015 #10
They are on the defensive now pretty much everywhere, except here in the US. sabrina 1 Nov 2015 #13
It's former P.R. hack is Bloomie's go-to for gun bans. Eleanors38 Nov 2015 #22
Even before Monsanto ZombieHorde Nov 2015 #15
Mostly psychological washing the poisons off the outside and consuming the poisons on the inside. nm rhett o rick Nov 2015 #27
Know Thy Enemy - Oligarchs, Corporations, Banks And Their Media Minions And MIC Henchmen cantbeserious Nov 2015 #26
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