Your remarks are, as always, completely invalid because GM products to not increase the amount of food available to starving children in underdeveloped countries or anywhere else.
Thanks for that. Anyways, Bill Gates has pledged and donated more than 120 million to GM foods and their research. So yes, his donation alone will increase the production of GM foods.
Even if you don't believe that GM foods offer increased output at a lower cost, (Which is just nonsense, by the way) you will appreciate that his donations to third world countries will continue to make GM the most viable solution to saving the lives of MILLIONS in the next decade or so.
Honestly, how can you people sacrifice everything to further your agenda, even the lives of children.... makes me sick.
Bill Gates: a man with some common sense
“I think the right way to think about GMOs is the same way we think about drugs,” Gates told the AP. “Whenever someone creates a new drug, you have to have very smart people looking at lots of trial-based data to make sure the benefits far outweigh any of the dangers.”
HEY!! Its not drugs!!! its the worlds food supply. Genetically modified crops are invasive to neighboring organic gardens. The pollen itself is a pollen that would absolutely never occur in nature, the genes are forced together with a gun using viruses and bacteria to invade the organisms natural barrier against foreign genes. When the farmers seed gets contaminated by GM pollen, they are forced to buy seed over again to stay organic. This type of breeding is NOTHING like what humans have been doing for ages. YES people should not be hungry, so feed the hungry. take it to the starving. Its extravagantly irresponsible to let this go unchecked, to force all consumers in america to eat food that isn't even real; to treat us like straight up lab rats for practically the biggest scientific experiment in human history.
The theory behind GMOs is sound. Computers and cell phones are completely unnatural and yet I bet dollars to doughnuts you own and greatly utilize both of those "unnatural" creations. You wouldn't be able to interact with us if you didn't.
Are useless and potentially harmful GMO variants being used in terrible ways to monopolize the agricultural industry? The answer to that is an obvious yes.
Can the theory behind GMOs be utilized to engineer foods that have enormous benefits for humankind. The answer to that is also yes.
Will it happen? In the near future, probably not. But GMOs themselves are not the evil here. It's the corporations who care less for the properties of the plant, than they do of the ability to patent it's genome and monopolize it for profit.
CAN people please stop comparing life giving food to things that we don't even need and have the choice not to buy. Yeah cell phones are obviously not natural. Yes i use technology, But you cannot compare food to cellphones and modern gadgets because they are not vital to life in the way food is. The food that has gotten us to where we are now is threatened because of genetic engineering. I am surprised you would call this technology sound, modern science as we know it does not fully understand DNA. In no way is it sound to tinker with something so vital like DNA and possibly contaminate the worlds food supply, and make millions sick, and poor. If this was really about doing good, being "sound", and feeding the starving then these gardens and animals would only be found where they are needed, there would be areas where GM crops can be grown and cannot because the genes take over organic crops and become monsanto's patent. The new seed that becomes GM such as a tomato, is not just a tomato because it has animal genes. The genes are not connected more precisely like they want you to think, the gene combination is brought together by viruses, bacteria and other agents because of how invasive they are to the cell. People have the right to know that there food has these things in it and really should know all about it because of how potentially damaging these foods can be to the body.
"Can the theory behind GMOs be utilized to engineer foods that have enormous benefits for humankind. The answer to that is also yes."
You may be talking about adding more nutrition to the food using genetic engineering? This doesn't help settle anything for me, the way the genetic info is combined is what makes it dangerous. Adding more nutrition just sort of covers things up, I just don't buy it.
Edited by linnn, 01 October 2013 - 03:50 PM.