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    Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    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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    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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    Assuming they meet safety regulations, yeah they are good. There is nothing inherently dangerous about GMO's. Not to mention, genetically modified e coli, rats, fruit flies, etc. make up a huge bulk of research into modern genetic theory that allows us to develop new treatments.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Assuming they meet safety regulations, yeah they are good. There is nothing inherently dangerous about GMO's
    I believe GMO are good and are necessary in today's world of a growing population and limited resources, but I know many people that think they are made by mad scientist and if you eat them you will mutant yourself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I believe GMO are good and are necessary in today's world of a growing population and limited resources, but I know many people that think they are made by mad scientist and if you eat them you will mutant yourself.
    That's called being crazy people.

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

    I don't believe "bad" is the correct word to use. I think that genetically modified foods are a good SUPPLEMENTAL source of produce, but I don't believe that it is where we need to look solely for the future. In areas where food is scarce, GMO's are a solution to meet basic needs. But in a "developed" country I believe that all able citizens should strive to eat non-genetically altered foods.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    I can't add much to the wise words of the posts above, except to underscore how important it is that people who oppose GMOs be publicly shamed and ridiculed. GMOs are perfectly safe and very important. People who oppose them are dangerous, just like vaccine deniers. Anybody who opposes GMOs is a public health menace.

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

    Everything we eat is a GMO. Cross breading, cross pollination, natural hybrids, and just plain old evolution.

    As for man-made GMO's, it all depends. For many, they haven't been on the market long enough to see what the long term effects would be. For the greatest majority, there isn't anything wrong with GMO's.

    In fact, GMO's are helping to fight hunger around the world; drought resistant crops, stronger and shorter stalks to keep wheat, oats and barley from falling over in the wind, mold and disease resistant rice, and many others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I don't believe "bad" is the correct word to use. I think that genetically modified foods are a good SUPPLEMENTAL source of produce, but I don't believe that it is where we need to look solely for the future. In areas where food is scarce, GMO's are a solution to meet basic needs. But in a "developed" country I believe that all able citizens should strive to eat non-genetically altered foods.
    The Problem with that is that most people I know that think like are all for organic and call for the U.S. to be pure Organic which would mean going back to the Farming Techniques of the Founding Fathers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The Problem with that is that most people I know that think like are all for organic and call for the U.S. to be pure Organic which would mean going back to the Farming Techniques of the Founding Fathers.
    I'm not advocating only organic foods. While I see what you are saying, I don't see how GMO's are a solution of that problem.
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    re: Are GMOs good or bad [W:104]

    I don't have much of an opinion on them, but I haven't done my research. On one hand, if they are demonstrated safe and supply a source of food for those the hungry that otherwise wouldn't be there, I support it. On the other hand, I think all such food should be labeled (a proposal that was shot down here in California) to give consumers as much information as possible, and let them decide.

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