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Questions about genetically modified food

Postby Scepcop » 30 Apr 2010, 18:33

I have a question.

Some people told me that genetically modified food in the US was damaging to your health and emotions, causing people to become more tense.

How do you avoid genetically modified foods in the US or anywhere? I was told that food in Taiwan is also genetically modified.

But how can you know which foods are and which aren't? I mean food does not say "genetically modified" on its label.

If genetically modified food is unhealthy and makes one tense, then why did the FDA approve it? Aren't there studies measuring its effects?

Thanks.
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Re: Questions about genetically modified food

Postby Nostradamus » 30 Apr 2010, 20:38

Scimitars were not available - beware January 19, 2038 is upon us.
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Re: Questions about genetically modified food

Postby Nostradamus » 30 Apr 2010, 20:54

Scimitars were not available - beware January 19, 2038 is upon us.
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Re: Questions about genetically modified food

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 May 2010, 19:29

I know nothing of genetically modified food. I know a bit about hybridization of plants however. It's why nothing tastes as good as it used to. The old varieties have been thrown to the wayside for the newer hybrids that can make longer shipping times and whatnot. Their taste or flavor no longer matters.
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Re: Questions about genetically modified food

Postby Nostradamus » 04 May 2010, 20:44

I recall an interview on NPR with a peach grower. He was asked about his crop. He said that the reason for his success was his father's insight and chain sawing the orchard one spring and growing all new trees. These were the tasteless ones he ships. The interviewer points to a patch near the farmhouse and asks about the older looking trees. The farmer says that's what the family eats. His father left edible fruit for the family and the rest he says is inedible junk he sells. The interviewer asks the farmer, "Don't you eat your own peaches." After a laugh the farmer responds, "Are you kidding?"
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Re: Questions about genetically modified food

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 May 2010, 23:13

Exactly! If it ships better or grows without problems, this is what we are fed. Don't even get me going on the pesticides, fertilizers, etc. that are used in the process. We basically are sheeple.
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