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longship

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19. I defend genetic modification...
Sat Nov 14, 2015, 06:53 AM
Nov 2015

not because it is supported by corporations, but because none of the food we eat would exist without genetic modification. NONE OF IT!!!

Wheat would not be today's wheat. Maize would not be today's corn. Cauliflower? Nope. Tomatoes? Nope. (No marinara sauce for you!)

Every single food we eat has been genetically modified over millenia by agriculture. That is what it does.

Meanwhile idiots who hate a despicable corporation, Monsanto, extend their hatred to what has given humankind the ability to feed some nearly 7 billion people (and counting). The fact that their arguments both ignore the best science and will likely result in lots of people dying seems to be a secondary issue as long as a single corporation (Monsanto) dies.

Well, what happens if Monsanto dies and farmers are still utilizing genetically modified plants? Who will the anti-GMO kooks demonize then?

The science is what the science is. One can put ones fingers in ones ears, close ones eyes and scream at the top of ones lungs " IS NOT! IS NOT!" all one wants. But current science says that genetic modification has not only been happening naturally for billions of years on Earth, human directed modification is responsible for all of modern agriculture.

Anti-GMO kooks have no leg to stand on.

And yes, Monsanto is still fucking evil.

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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