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

    I don't see anything wrong with GMO foods at all. The only people I ever see complaining about them are pothead hippies trying to push overpriced "organic" foods, and the same conspiracy theorists who think reptiloid Jews from space toppled the World Trade Center with lasers. It's a stupid controversy over nothing, and the more our populations grow, the more we'll come to rely on things like GMOs for sustainence.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    GMO's aren't inherently "good" or "bad". Genetic modification of crops is a technique. It can be used wisely and in a good way and it can be used stupidly and in a bad way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Since this is an issue in my state right now. I would like to see what the good people of the forums think about this. Do you think GMO foods are good or bad for the human population?

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    I honestly don't know. I do feel that food companies should be required to put that their food is GMO on their labels so that consumers can choose whether or not they want to eat GMO foods.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I honestly don't know. I do feel that food companies should be required to put that their food is GMO on their labels so that consumers can choose whether or not they want to eat GMO foods.
    No, that's ludicrous. There is no reason to require labeling because there is no rational reason to prefer non-GMO food over GMO food. The only reason anybody would want to know is out of sheer ignorance.

    The government should not step in an require labeling of GMOs simply to coddle ignorant paranoiacs who are suspicious of GMOs for no rational reason.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    No, that's ludicrous. There is no reason to require labeling because there is no rational reason to prefer non-GMO food over GMO food. The only reason anybody would want to know is out of sheer ignorance.

    The government should not step in an require labeling of GMOs simply to coddle ignorant paranoiacs who are suspicious of GMOs for no rational reason.
    If GMO foods are so safe then you should have no problem with those foods being labeled GMO.People should have the right to know if the food they buy is GMO or not.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If GMO foods are so safe then you should have no problem with those foods being labeled GMO.People should have the right to know if the food they buy is GMO or not.
    No, people don't have a right to be informed of something that makes absolutely no difference. Since they are perfectly safe, there is no obligation to inform people about them.

    You are 180 degrees away from correct. It is Government that DOES NOT have the right to force a business to label a perfectly safe product. That would only have the effect of hurting the GMO business, and the label only serves to scare ignorant people into not buying a safe product.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    No, people don't have a right to be informed of something that makes absolutely no difference. Since they are perfectly safe, there is no obligation to inform people about them.
    The people do have the right to be informed. They have a right to know whats in that food they are buying, where it came from and what nutrition it has.
    You are 180 degrees away from correct. It is Government that DOES NOT have the right to force a business to label a perfectly safe product.
    The government does have the right.

    That would only have the effect of hurting the GMO business,
    If GMO food is harmless then the makers should have no problems labeling their food as GMO. So what if concerned citizens choose not to buy GMO foods.


    and the label only serves to scare ignorant people into not buying a safe product.
    Just because you belief GMO foods are harmlless doesn't make them so.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The people do have the right to be informed. They have a right to know whats in that food they are buying, where it came from and what nutrition it has.
    You have a right to be informed of things that make a difference. You don't have a right to be informed of irrelevant information to satisfy an irrational prejudice.

    The government does have the right.
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    If GMO food is harmless then the makers should have no problems labeling their food as GMO. So what if concerned citizens choose not to buy GMO foods.
    GMOs are harmless, but people are stupid and ignorant.

    Just because you belief GMO foods are harmlless doesn't make them so.
    It's not merely my belief, it is an undeniable scientific fact.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You have a right to be informed of things that make a difference. You don't have a right to be informed of irrelevant information to satisfy an irrational prejudice.



    Wrong.




    GMOs are harmless, but people are stupid and ignorant.



    It's not merely my belief, it is an undeniable scientific fact.
    Again the government does have the right to put information on your products. Consumers have the right to know about any potential product that may harm them. Just because you believe GMO foods are harmless doesn't mean they aren't. You may want to be a lab rat or Guinea pig, most people however do not.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Again the government does have the right to put information on your products. Consumers have the right to know about any potential product that may harm them. Just because you believe GMO foods are harmless doesn't mean they aren't. You may want to be a lab rat or Guinea pig, most people however do not.
    That fact that you even think that harm is a possibility proves your ignorance. GMOs are not untested, their effects are well understood. Artificial genetic modification has existed as long as agriculture; natural genetic modification has existed since the dawn of life!

    The danger from GMOs only exists in the deluded, paranoid minds of hippies and conspiracy nuts.

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