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Do you think we should continue genetic engineering?

Hi, Genetic engineering is basically altering/modifying the genes of humans or other species like plants.
Of course there are benefits that come with it for example humans can correct defective genes of their fetus or mayble plants can be more yielding and resistant to pests.
However there are also other concerns like humans exploiting it to alter genes of fetus to make them more beautiful , formation of superweeds, maybe poor farmers cannot benefit from the HYVs and are at a disadvantage, and more importantly a question that lingers in my head is, is it wrong to modify the genes that we have innately maybe due to religious or moral reasons.
Lets debate on this questions-should we continue genetic engineering? if yes why, if no why.


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    Jul 3 2013: "alter genes of fetus to make them more beautiful"

    and this is bad ... how?

    "formation of superweeds"

    and this is bad ... how?

    "poor farmers cannot benefit"

    poor people can't get the newest technology, whatever it is, gene modification or machinery. we can't oppose progress based on that.

    "maybe due to religious or moral reasons"

    if you have moral or religious reasons, don't modify your genes, or your cattle's genes, or your child's genes. you don't have to.
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      Jul 29 2013: Are you saying superweeds aren't bad? Superweeds are unwanted plants that have become resistant to herbicides meaning more and stronger herbicides have to be used to kill the super weeds, which means more herbicides get into our system through air, water, and soil. The environment gets polluted, the farmer has to be spend more money on herbicides for constantly stronger superweeds, the consumer has to pay more to offset these costs, and the only ones making money are the ones selling herbicide who are often the ones selling the GMO's.

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