Comments on: If you don’t want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: zhyl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1071429 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:09:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1071429 This blog seems being based on rumors, not on science.
Via long term observation, scientists have found that GMO food can damage animal health.
NIH has already published many articles indicating serious risks regarding gmo food.
WHO has already announced that glyphosate (tolerated by GMO crops) can cause cancer.
There are many cases/reports/examples.
The writer’s statement, “Science has decisively found that these foods have no negative impact on health”, is misleading.

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1049427 Thu, 28 May 2015 14:47:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1049427 This is the Mark Lynas mentioned in the above article, right?

http://www.alternet.org/food/uncovering- real-story-behind-mark-lynas-conversion- climate-change-journalist-cheerleader

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1049426 Thu, 28 May 2015 14:46:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1049426 Oh and here is an interesting story on the Lynas “conversion”.

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1048994 Wed, 27 May 2015 19:34:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1048994 “So genetic transfers are not a human invention — just a belated human effort to imitate what nature has been doing all along.”

As you then mention later as a counter-argument, this practice is spaced out over millenia, and IN ADDITION is a NATURALLY occurring process theoretically due to some new need/change in our world / environment.

Forcing the entire planet to all adopt these modification techniques only exacerbates the issue of that “Risk” you point out at the end. Sure there was risk for certain groups of humans, and even some may die out due to something negative being taken into the body. However, when ALL human beings are now being exposed to the same unknown effects, the risk is now on a global scale.

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By: Moric http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1048716 Tue, 26 May 2015 19:20:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1048716 Nature doesn’t put fish genes in tomatoes. Very disingenuous title and article. Paid Monsanto shill?

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By: daveyjoe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1047602 Sun, 24 May 2015 18:18:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1047602 How conservatives show their ignorance of science: denying climate change. How liberals show their ignorance of science: freaking out over genetically modified foods.

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By: gdinfrance http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1047600 Sun, 24 May 2015 17:47:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1047600 What this apparently sponsored article seems to ignore is that any “natural” genetic modifications have taken place over generations – errors were corrected (normally by killing the “host”). What Monsanto are doing is forcing modifications over a too short time period without proper checks and balances – and I really fear for my grandchildren. What is happening in Argentina should be a salutary lesson for us all!

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By: PorkCow http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1047369 Sun, 24 May 2015 04:11:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1047369 Looking at the comments, a few things should be pointed out:

Concerning labeling:
Genetically modified foods make up most of the food available to eat in the US. We should not label foods that are genetically modified, we should label foods that are organic (and we are).

Concerning Monsanto:
Being a supporter of genetically modified food does not make one a supporter of monsanto. I support Genetically Modified foods but feel that Monsanto is unethical.

Concerning health:
Saying that because there are forms of genetically modified foods that are known to have negative health consequences we should ban GMO’s is like saying that because there are types of vaccines that have negative health consequences (not referring to autism because that is BS) we should ban all vaccines. Our focus should be how we can improve GMO’s, not how we can regress them. Without GMO’s we would be unable to feed the world’s population and, as a result, billions (no exaggeration) would die.

Furthermore, GMOs are MADE to be more NUTRITIOUS, they DO NOT taste worst than organic food (I refer you to social experiments conducted) and yes, pretty much all food is genetically modified because we’ve been modifying food since the agricultural revolution. The more appropriate term is Genetically Engineered Organisms.

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By: BelleVeritas http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1047360 Sat, 23 May 2015 23:03:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1047360 Search shows the author as a research fellow with CATO INSTITUTE.. Source Watch states: “The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.” The American Legislative Exchange (also Koch-linked) promulgates model state bills to preempt GMO labeling.

Related to this pro-GMO campaign against Chipotles, ECOWATCH article “Chipotle Under Attack for Going GMO Free” by Ronnie Cummins, May 20, 2015.

http://ecowatch.com/2015/05/20/chipotle- under-attack-gmo/

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By: nbtween http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/if-you-dont-want-your-food-genetically-modified-tell-nature-to-stop-it/#comment-1047008 Sat, 23 May 2015 14:10:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40625#comment-1047008 Naturally genetically modified foods (or humans) are controlled (obviously) by nature, not by an individual or corporation that fully understands the consequences of the design but seeks an objective of profitability. Although Darwinian observations are (to a degree) accurate, human actions (and efforts) are in contradiction to his observations, thus potentially weakening the balance of nature.

Thus, controls are necessary. The choice will be made by the populations (i.e., how we spend our money).

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