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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by El Diablo View Post
^^ reminds me of the people who complain about irradiated food but use a microwave at home (most irradiation of food is done in the microwave wavelength range). Truth be told, the sorts of genetic modifications being done in the food industry seem unlikely to produce changes that are harmful. Genetically modifying cattle for example to produce fewer fat cells sounds like a good thing, and there isn't evidence of harm. Moreover, those who moan ab out genetic modification would be asked to remember on this Thanksgiving day that the primary goal of food industry genetics is to produce more and less costly food for a world in which a great deal of hunger still exists. Tissue culture has progressed to the point where it will soon be commercially feasible to grow hamburger meat in a lab; scoff at this only if you have made sure hunger has been fully resolved.
Sure. That is not the issue though. The issue is how much the industry is resisting to label GMO food as such. They spent a huge amount of money to defeat Prop 37 in California. If their goal is to solve the world's hunger, why not just tell us if the food is GMO or not? A lot of underhand tactics were used.

Just let us know and we will decide whether to eat it or not. Fair?
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