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What's your opinion on genetically engineering food?

They can have harmful effects on the human body BUT it can grow faster than the traditional version which would then mean there's more food but also can grow at different seasons and climate's. If it was to become that the majority of food is genetically engineered then there should be a law that it says it on the packet as some religions believe against it and would not want to eat it. Genetically modified foods are said to be high in nutrients, and contain more minerals and vitamins than those found in traditionally grown foods. Other than this, these foods are known to taste better. Another reason for people opting for genetically engineered foods is that they have an increased shelf life and so there is less fear of foods getting rotten quickly. There are more pro's and is a good idea but we cannot out rule the cons.

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    May 21 2012: My problem with the genetically engineered industry is how it effects farmers and agriculture in general. Corporations controlling seed patents and the genetically altered food like corn for example is moving naturally to other farms being spread by wind or birds. The ideas that people cant grow their own food on their own land. Deep down agriculture is built into our ancestry. I would embrace growing my own food, saving money and being healthy. I don't want a corporation that manufactures paraquat and agent orange influencing my food.
    P.S. I am proud of how Europe has took a stand against GMO's America has not been as vocal as the facts have not been totally revealed to the public.
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      Jun 12 2012: Interesting that you reference Europe as a model since over the last several years they have began to relax their GM regulations- at the demand of the farmers. Farmers are realizing that they need GM crops just to be competitive.
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        Jun 12 2012: Its all a matter of trust. Its the European people that are more vocal. I am sure government is more lax. Farmers are being forced into this with control of seed patents. So much for organic farming when someone else decides what you grow.

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