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Do you think Genetically Modified food (GM) is morally justifiable? How about the "Industrialisation" of food production?

We covered artificial selection today in Biology, and it got me thinking about the ethics of production. Animals like the Belgian blue cow are bred solely for their consumption as beef.

Expanding the topic, is it right to manufacture animals for food as we do in, say, battery farms?

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    Mar 8 2012: I read not so long ago that the food being shipped to third world countries as part of relief efforts was not meeting basic nutritional standards, and the children were fed but starving...it was a letter written to Hillary Clinton by a government official asking that food aid be that with appropriate nutritional ingredients for the sake of providing what it was meant for. I wish I remembered where I read it.

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