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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    I'm sure most of them are proud to. That's a good point, if I cared enough to shop for non-GMO food I could probably look for that on the packaging.
    It makes a lot of sense from a business stand point but it would also be far easier for the government to enforce and monitor.

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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    People like you make GMO's look bad. Just label it and move on.
    Anybody who oppose GMOs in even the slightest way does so based on irrational fears and ignorance. But as I said earlier, the pro-labelling crowd is not merely ignorant, but dangerous. It is a disgusting thing to allow irrational prejudices and fears take hold to the extent that they actively do harm to an emerging scientific field that can do so much good for so many people who are in need.

    It is far beyond mere ignorance, it is despicable, monstrous, horrible to support a labeling requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    It makes a lot of sense from a business stand point but it would also be far easier for the government to enforce and monitor.
    Exactly. If there's a market for irrational fools who want to eat non-GMO food, so be it. Let them pay extra for a special label to assuage their ignorant fears. This way, the honest producers of safe GMOs can go about their life-saving business without being hindered pointless regulation, and the stupid hippies can continue to live in la la land. Everybody wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Anybody who oppose GMOs in even the slightest way does so based on irrational fears and ignorance. But as I said earlier, the pro-labelling crowd is not merely ignorant, but dangerous. It is a disgusting thing to allow irrational prejudices and fears take hold to the extent that they actively do harm to an emerging scientific field that can do so much good for so many people who are in need.

    It is far beyond mere ignorance, it is despicable, monstrous, horrible to support a labeling requirement.
    The anti labeling crowd is making GMO's look awful. They don't even realize labeling do nothing except increase consumer knowledge.

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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

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    Yeah. This notion of GMO isn't new. We've been doing it for thousands of years.

    The Evolution of Corn

    Heck, look at dogs.

    That said, we should control and regulate the usage of genes that may be potentially dangerous, aka from bacteria and viruses known to cause disease.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Anybody who oppose GMOs in even the slightest way does so based on irrational fears and ignorance.
    Why do you say that?

    We're never quite sure just how genes will interact with a new set of genes. We avoided the worst of this via artificial selection by rejecting the outcomes we didn't like. And it was a much slower process. GMO in the lab has the capacity to test far more things much faster. There's always a risk that the introduction of a gene along with mutations could produce very bad outcomes. It's not irrational fear or ignorance. It's merely understanding of how the process works.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Why do you say that?

    We're never quite sure just how genes will interact with a new set of genes. We avoided the worst of this via artificial selection by rejecting the outcomes we didn't like. And it was a much slower process. GMO in the lab has the capacity to test far more things much faster. There's always a risk that the introduction of a gene along with mutations could produce very bad outcomes. It's not irrational fear or ignorance. It's merely understanding of how the process works.
    It's entirely irrational to fear the GM process. There's nothing about genetic modified per se that is dangerous, whether in a lab or in nature.

    Genetic modification so much potential to do good, and no more potential to do harm than conventional foods. Hence, it is irrational and dangerous to treat it any differently. Opposing GMOs is harmful to society.

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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's entirely irrational to fear the GM process. There's nothing about genetic modified per se that is dangerous, whether in a lab or in nature.
    Per se, no, but there are clear potentials for danger. To say that GMO is entirely safe is flat out wrong.

    Genetic modification so much potential to do good, and no more potential to do harm than conventional foods.
    How do you know this? Do you have a PHd in Genetics and know what will happen in every single instance of gene interaction of every gene that could possibly be introduced to any existing set of genes?

    We don't know the true danger potential. I don't disagree that it can do much good, it can. And it has. But, the argument that there isn't potentially a huge threat is wrong. There might be, there might be not, We don't know.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Per se, no, but there are clear potentials for danger. To say that GMO is entirely safe is flat out wrong.
    No. You are wrong. The results of genetic modification may be safe or unsafe in the same way as conventional food may be safe or unsafe. There is no difference, hence when you say "per se, no," then you are actually agreeing with me. GMOs being safe per se is all that matters.

    How do you know this? Do you have a PHd in Genetics and know what will happen in every single instance of gene interaction of every gene that could possibly be introduced to any existing set of genes?

    We don't know the true danger potential. I don't disagree that it can do much good, it can. And it has. But, the argument that there isn't potentially a huge threat is wrong. There might be, there might be not, We don't know.
    Common sense is all you need. The scientific issues are well-settled. This is merely a matter of using common sense to cut through the bull****. There is no more potential for harm from GMOs than from conventional foods, they shouldn't be treated any different. You even admitted this yourself, yet you are too burdened by the bull**** to understand the logical conclusion. You need to separate out the emotional reaction and just look at this logically.

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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    No. You are wrong. The results of genetic modification may be safe or unsafe in the same way as conventional food may be safe or unsafe. There is no difference, hence when you say "per se, no," then you are actually agreeing with me. GMOs being safe per se is all that matters.

    Common sense is all you need. The scientific issues are well-settled. This is merely a matter of using common sense to cut through the bull****. There is no more potential for harm from GMOs than from conventional foods, they shouldn't be treated any different. You even admitted this yourself, yet you are too burdened by the bull**** to understand the logical conclusion. You need to separate out the emotional reaction and just look at this logically.
    Haha. I get it. You're trolling. Any reason you're being abnormally obtuse and combative?
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