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January 11, 2011

01:39

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Genetic modification results in cycloptic humans or a genetically superior race - at least that is what Hollywood would like you to believe.  Like with any advancing technology, everything can be used to do harm or good. 


The genetic modification of food crops might be a gold mine for companies like Monsanto, at least they are betting on it.  It is a gold mine because the foods that will be produced will be more efficient, healthy and possibly even tastier.  Is the anti-GM food movement just some hippie-do-gooders who protest any form of interfering with nature?  (although they drive their car to the organic food store). 

 

Isn't it possible that developing techniques to produce GM foods can actually be used to do good?

 

Host:  Torah Kachur

 

References:http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/genetics_modification/http://www.scq.ubc.ca/genetically-modified-foods/

 

Image Sources: berguis.co.nz, earthfirst.org.uk, iwatchstuff.com, uwrf.edu, bio.davidson.edu, Greenpeace, redgreenandblue.org, grain.org

YOUR COMMENTS

Chris Buzon on January 11, 2011
As usual, well said.

Once in my younger years I was a supporter of greenpeace (I had a hard time saying 'no thanks' to the cute girl holding a clipboard next to the Bio-Sci building)...then, after a few genetics classes, and a few years of learning about the bubble I lived in - I realized exactly how closed minded their point of view is.

Any food is good food when you get 1 sack of rice to last months...for your whole family, run by your 12 year old older brother. It's very easy to be righteous when your belly is full.
Scarlett on January 14, 2013
Well said. Best response on the subject I have heard.

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