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What you know about GMO's

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I don't make threads very often but, I have a class debate on genetically modified organisms on Wednesday. I have already done some research and so has my team (it's a group thing) on some of the pros and cons of the use of GMO's. I'm just looking to see if anyone has any info that they would like to share all opinions are cool. Since I know that to have a good debate you need to know the good bad and the ugly of the topic so your opponent can't son you. Oh and if you're wanting to know I happen to be fittingly enough on the side that's against it. Any help is appreciated through propsiz.

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To be honest, I don't really think we should be fucking with nature like that BUT it does have it's upsides.

 

GMO's can make life a lot easier for some of us.

GMO crops ( insect resistant corn ) ensure a somewhat reasonable yield so farmers can get paid enough and a steady supply of food.

That being said, It still doesn't justify playing around with natures balance.

GMO crops can starve the insects that feed off of the non-GM crops and this can / will have massive repercussions on the food chain.

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To be honest, I don't really think we should be fucking with nature like that BUT it does have it's upsides.

 

GMO's can make life a lot easier for some of us.

GMO crops ( insect resistant corn ) ensure a somewhat reasonable yield so farmers can get paid enough and a steady supply of food.

That being said, It still doesn't justify playing around with natures balance.

GMO crops can starve the insects that feed off of the non-GM crops and this can / will have massive repercussions on the food chain.

 

 

yeah all that is true but with certain crops such as corn only a certain percent is consumed by humans. Most of it is fed to live stock. I think that it's good in some ways but bad in most. It's yet to be said but, I think that it's comparable to cloning humans. The more you fuck with the seeds the more the crop suffers in quality such as flavors and nutrients. It's a tricky subject to deal with.

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my dad does this for a living, personally i think its good and all but there will become a point where everything is either a clone or massivly modified. i draw the line at humans though.

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tried finding you some names of some people here: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows

but gave up after a few mins. you may find something helpful in the archives there tho.

 

 

i had todo a debate on this topic in Argumentation class a few semesters ago. must be a popular topic for teachers.

 

all i really have to add is that if we have the technology to feed more people by making fruits and vegetables larger and more resilient to insects and weather we should do it.

 

good luck with the project man

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i had this debate in an upper division plant biology class like 3 years ago.

 

i remember one con was genetic drift....genetically modified foods could potentially cross contaminate crops that havent been genetically modified....so this could cause lots of conflicts between farmers that farm non genetically modified foods and ones that farm gmo's.

 

but one pro i thought was extremely important was the ability to add important nutrients to foods..like the whole vitamin A and golden rice thing.

 

in developing countries, they have vitamin A deficieny, which causes xerophthalmia...which leads to blindness....but consuming the genetically modified golden rice could help prevent that.

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All creatures learn to adapt to it's surroundings right?

So after a couple of decades the insects the insect resistant crop is supposed to repel will eventually adapt and be able to feed on the crop once again.

This means massive problems to non I.R crops because the insects can now feed on these crops even more efficiently and will damage an even greater percentage of the crops than before.

 

If you alter something within nature, everything that depends upon that will be altered inderectly.

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adaptation could take thousands of years.

 

meanwhile, insecticides...no matter how diluted they are, are not good for the environment and are known carcinogens.

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MONSANTO

 

pretty sharp...

 

 

but on the flip side, we've been genetically modifying food crop since Lineas Hoek illuminated the issue...

 

You realize that there's NO fertile corn? DuPont bought ALL the corn. These days if you want corn you plant the seed... if you want corn after that you BUY more seed. Corn hasn't been able to reproduce for better than 50 years. Plus, pot is illegal.

 

*except for 'field corn' or 'indian corn' which is only useful for feeding livestock.

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and dont forget the best part of genetically modifying foods...

 

 

 

....seedless watermelons.

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