A funny thing about GM
May 28, 2016 8:16pm CST
The other day, waiting for an interminable time, I wound up reading something about some ancient grafting of plants and growing this with that...I really can't recall because I was only trying to avoid absolute boredom. Later on, someone was talking about Genetically Modified foods...and describing something that is happening today which is very similair to what I had read happening a thousand years ago. It makes me ponder if we aren't becoming terrified of something which really isn't all that exciting.
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29 May 16
There is a difference between selecting trees/plants/animals to produce new species, and it might take centuries (for example, searchers think that it took about 600 years to get a "domesticated" olive tree able to produce oil from wild olive trees), and to play the sorcerer's apprentice by introducing genes of a different species in another one, to obtain immediately a result. I cannot believe that a GM corn able to kill bugs is still a safe corn for humans... Nobody would eat a plant killing bugs in nature, they are all toxic. What would make a GM safe ? We need to have more insight and studies on any GMO before eating it... When I see a serious study done in France for 3 millions Euros "retracted" later by the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology" because of various pressures, I think that there is a problem somewhere with information about GMO in your country.
Retraction notice to “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” [Food Chem. T
• Dallas, Texas
29 May 16
@tallawah I do not think Genetically Modified Organisms are all that viable:
Is it true that seeds from GMOs dont reproduce well so the farmer has to continue buying new seeds from the manufacturer?