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 Just out of curiosity what do you guys think of it? Good, Bad, indifferent? Any particular reasons?

 

If you don't know much about it here is a very nice beginer's guide on the subject

http://www.ifgene.org/beginner.htm

Here is a introduction to transgenic crops, also quite good

http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/TransgenicCrops/

 

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It could be good or

It could be good or bad.

 

Genetically altering wheat, so you can grow more on less land with less resources is good.

 

 

Creating a super army of giant crabs for world domination is bad.

 

 

 

 


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Cpt_pineapple wrote:Creating

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Creating a super army of giant crabs for world domination is bad.
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DON'T JUDGE ME!

 

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JillSwift wrote:

Cpt_pineapple wrote:
Creating a super army of giant crabs for world domination is bad.
*shakes fist*

DON'T JUDGE ME!

 

Exactly, besides who ever said world domination by a gian army of super crabs would be a bad things?

 

On the topic of genetic modification, I am all for research. Food, I'm not so sure. Its almost impossible to find reliable information since there always seems to be someone who gives a health concern against it and not many knowledgeable people are taking the time to refute them.


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Stosis wrote:JillSwift

Stosis wrote:

JillSwift wrote:

Cpt_pineapple wrote:
Creating a super army of giant crabs for world domination is bad.
*shakes fist*

DON'T JUDGE ME!

 

Exactly, besides who ever said world domination by a gian army of super crabs would be a bad things?

 

On the topic of genetic modification, I am all for research. Food, I'm not so sure. Its almost impossible to find reliable information since there always seems to be someone who gives a health concern against it and not many knowledgeable people are taking the time to refute them.

Take a look at the links I posted, particularly the beginners guide, it is extremely unbiased. There is a table on all the pros and cons witch is very helpfull. To me all the cons can be worked around. 

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Tapey wrote: Just out of

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 Just out of curiosity what do you guys think of it? Good, Bad, indifferent? Any particular reasons?

Only one word pops to mind: Inevitable.

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I'd like to have a son with

I'd like to have a son with the IQ of Einstein and the physique of the Incredible Hulk only with purple instead of green skin.  Of course such a person would need a lot of food...

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Tapey wrote: Just out of

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 Just out of curiosity what do you guys think of it? Good, Bad, indifferent? Any particular reasons?

I would say "not particularly helpful". Note that most seed companies are now owned by Monsanto or a subsidiary, and Monsanto is the only corporation I've ever called "evil", categorically. Terminator technology is easily the worst and most malicious idea ever to be devised by a human mind, and monoculture is both unstable and unsustainable. Nuclear weapons would be #2 on that list, seeing as they were simply an extension of attempting to build a bigger fire. That, I can rationalize. Interrupting the life cycle of an already ecologically-challenged monoculture is pure insanity.

Furthermore, genetic modification of plants hasn't produced the kinds of yields it was supposed to, and in certain cases, has actually decreased the viability of certain plants. The whole "we're making more food to feed the hungry" line is total crap. They have intellectual property that does stuff, and they make money off of it.

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Quote:Furthermore, genetic

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Furthermore, genetic modification of plants hasn't produced the kinds of yields it was supposed to, and in certain cases, has actually decreased the viability of certain plants. The whole "we're making more food to feed the hungry" line is total crap. They have intellectual property that does stuff, and they make money off of it.

well, in fairness, Bt Corn is slightly ahead of regular corn.

But, yeah. I agree on most other points.

 

Monoculture agriculture is the underlying culprit, though. It was a bad idea to begin with. Any future problems are just thegoober cherries atop the shit sunday, as it were.

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