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Frankenfoods? Debunking 13 Myths Behind GMOs


Business  (tags: Anti-GMO, genetically modified organisms, hysteria, anti-science, disinformation, media campaign )

Brian
- 21 days ago - buzzfeed.com
"Opponents of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) continue to spook the public with false claims about the GMO industry. "



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Brian M. (160)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:01 pm
From the article: "Opponents of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) continue to wage their war on science, resorting to fear mongering and baseless accusations. Despite their well-funded and sophisticated operation, GMOs are not only safe, but are thriving due to technological innovation and widespread acceptance."
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:03 pm
I shall share this Brian TY
 

Elena Bussolino (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:32 pm
Please define "wide spread acceptance". A few years ago, there were sixteen countries that had total or partial bans on GMOs. Now there are at least twenty-six, including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Russia. Also since you claim GMO are so safe, then what is the problem with labeling food made with GMO components?
 

Brian M. (160)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:43 pm
Mutagenic food items, altered by chemicals or by irradiation, have been the dominant foods since the 50's; they are completely unregulated and unlabeled. Unlike the "shotgun" approach of mutagenesis, genetic engineering only changes a few genes. Why should GMO face a regulatory hurdle that other forms of genetic alteration never have? 27 countries commonly grow GM crops and more are realizing the benefits of this technology every day. Also, since you claim to speak for the anti-GMO fanatics, how do you plan on feeding a growing population confronted by a rapidly changing climate? You can't. Perhaps that's part of your agenda to see a mass die-off of the human population. Some people aren't interested in your brand of extremist ideology. The great thing about science is that it works, even if people like you don't believe in it.
 

Stephen D. (8)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:07 pm
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Richard S. (197)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:19 pm
The GMOs are designed for pesticides that are lethal and carcinogenic.
 

Brian M. (160)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:02 pm
The anti-science crowd will say just about anything to block the introduction of any new technology. Remember when they were against in vitro fertilization? So, where are all the monster children?
 

Stephen D. (8)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:51 pm
Ask the bees & butterflies if you can find one who the monster is. Science is one thing, altering mother nature with a patent and refusing to label it as such is another.There is much more at stake here than we are deceived to believe. noted ty Brian
 

Brian M. (160)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:59 pm
Humans have been altering mother nature for the last ten thousand years. The deception lies with the believers who insist that the natural world is still natural because the reality is we altered the world some time ago. Mutagenic crops aren't labeled and, by way of irradiation or chemical means, their genes are altered to create new crops...those have been around since the 50's and with no regulation. It's a shotgun approach, whereas at least with genetic modification, only a few genes are altered. The monster is ignorance. The monster is fear. The monster is people who cling to conspiracy theories and paranoia of technology.
 

Victoria Oakey (115)
Monday September 1, 2014, 12:40 pm
Give it up, you are ignoring the facts about GMO again, you obviously have not been reading the last reports and scientific studies about GMOs and the toxic chemicals that are used with them, and you are now flooding Care2 with spurious claims about GMOs. Please find another site more suited to your anti-environmental stance as your ignorance and hatred of those who want a natural life-affirming food supply and healthy biodiversity on this planet is quite frankly disturbing.
 

Brian M. (160)
Monday September 1, 2014, 12:57 pm
Say what you will, but clearly you are a Climate Denialist. You are ignoring not just the science, but the reality of just how quickly our environment is changing. Maybe you don't really care about the environment, much less the billions of people who may starve if ideological extremists such as you get your way, but, believe it or not, most people don't just want to go gently into extinction. Anyone that cares about the science and the truth of both climate change and of GE foods has quit listening to your tired luddite fear mongering and is ready to see new crops that can adapt to extreme climate conditions that are rapidly approaching.
 

Victoria Oakey (115)
Monday September 1, 2014, 2:38 pm
Climate change is real. I am not ignoring the science, I follow it closely and read both sides of the argument, do you? Of course I care about the environment, that's why I don't think GMOs are safe for the environment which has been conclusively proven. It's not me that's in denial, you made me laugh again. More ranting from you, more insults, more assumptions that are wrong about me. How many more times, I am not against science but it has to be sustainable. Stick to the point please.
 

Brian M. (160)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:15 pm
You read both sides of the "argument"...and then promptly reject the side which doesn't agree with your dogma. Truly, hilarious. What argument? There's no argument. There's science: "The National Academies of Science of almost every country, World Health Organization, American Medical Association and nearly every other medical and food oversight organization in the world along with a host of scientific and scholarly societies have all concluded that GM crops are as safe as any other and pose no special risks to humans or the environment. There is not one proven or suspected case of “acute or chronic” effects from GMO consumption."(http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/08/22/genetic-literacy-project-infographic-is-labeling-really-about-our-right-to-know/) And then there are all the people, like you, against in vitro fertilization, vaccines, evolution, GMO's, and a heliocentric model of the solar system...you know, the Flat Earth people. But, go ahead, keep preaching the tin foil helmet ideology, perhaps if you keep preaching it enough people really will believe the sky is falling. Keep using the same talking points. I used to be brainwashed; I am quite familiar with what you're selling. I'm just not buying it anymore. You talk about sustainability and you claim to believe climate change is real, but if you did...you'd realize that at the rate the climate is changing, the GMO crops are the only crops that will be able to adapt to a world of increasingly unstable weather.. Oh, but you actually said you are not against science so long as it's sustainable i.e. agrees with your ideology This tickles me to no end. Please keep posting. I need a good laugh.
 

Elena Bussolino (0)
Friday September 5, 2014, 11:13 am
Bottom line i should have the right to choose what to eat, if i choose to believe that GMO products are bad for me and do not want to ingest a food that self produce pesticide, no scientist should force me to do otherwise, hence the product should be labeled as such. if i choose to keep a garden to feed myself and my family i should be able to plant seeds that actually germinate and not seed that are rendered barren in order to force me to buy patented genetically modified seeds.
 

Brian M. (160)
Friday September 5, 2014, 11:56 am
People have been buying altered seeds for sixty years now with no special labeling and no regulation: look up mutagenic seeds. We have all been consuming mutagenic crops for all of our lives. GMO crops are no different in essence than mutagenic crops so it is ridiculous to label them...because, even if GMO labeling legislation gets passed, the mutagenic crops will continue to be unlabeled.
 

Brian M. (160)
Friday September 5, 2014, 11:57 am
As for pesticides, organic crops are routinely sprayed with pesticides. They are called "natural" pesticides, but that doesn't actually make them any less toxic.
 
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