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Mike Colera

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Why are "genetically modified foods" getting all kinds of push back from many sides including the EU?

Genetically modified foods are becoming more and more available. Most of the modern foods are modified provide more and better product such as rice, corn, wheat and now even salmon have been modified to achieve market size faster that before. The published complaints seem to suggest that these foods are somehow tainted and there is no knowledge of future problems. Besides, the modifiers are large multinational corporations that have evil intent.
But hasn't mankind always been modifying something. We took a wary wolf some 10000 years ago and now we have toy poodles. Wheat, corn, rice are not like today from what it was just a few hundred years ago.
In the past, breeders/botanists would make multiple generations to get the desired results. Today, technology can make changes is one or two replications.
Could these GMF cause hair to fall out or some serious medical crisis and how do we know that? Or is it just the fear of change?.

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  • Mar 30 2013: With something as significant to life as food, we need to do much more rigorous scientific investigation before providing modified organisms for public consumption. Unfortunately and frighteningly, the corporations pushing these foods, naturally, have no concern for the well-being of humans.
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      Mar 30 2013: Unless I'm mistaken, the staff, leadership, and investors (and the families) are made up entirely of humans.
      • Mar 30 2013: So the only other question is are they consuming the same modified foods they're pushing?
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          Mar 30 2013: They're releasing them into the same biosphere, and since they have no way of telling, for instance, whether there GM corn shows up in the products they buy of the store shelves, then yes, they're consuming the same products.
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        Mar 30 2013: And they are making a lot of money out of it which the consumers are not.
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          Mar 30 2013: And they are feeding a lot of people and you are not. Please leave your misplaced class envy at the door.
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        Mar 30 2013: Of course they are. They are also feeding people with lies, deception, monopoly apart from destroying the ecological balance and not nutritious food. I an not doing those either. Please get informed.

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