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Lukas8
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DonutPieFace
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Genetically engineered food isn't completely bad

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Lukas8
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/21/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lukas8

Pro

The first round is only to accept the debate. The debate can go a bit of topic, if needed. After the debate we continue on comments.
I think that genetically engineered food isn't really bad, except if:
-Its being owned by large corporations
-Its not Labeled
-Its massively planted in sensitive environment (hurts the continuing selection)
CON should mainly say why she/he thinks that GE-food is very bad or why He's agreeing under these 3 exceptions.
DonutPieFace

Con

GE- Food is very very bad because it isn't natural! First of all, humanity isn't supposed to work like that! It is really expensive to make! One GE- Hamburger would take two hundred thousand dollars! Seriously we could nover afford that! Also, genetically engineered foods is really bad.
Debate Round No. 1
Lukas8

Pro

G"day and much luck to CON.
Well, lets begin. Genetically Engineered food, can be bad because its already very disused. But a very proper use of it would make it great. This is where I slightly disagree with the Green Party.
The man can live with GE-products, why? Because e.g. the wheat that runs all our history and bread, didn't exist before the rise of agriculture. The man used selection to gain the biggest and most qualitative seeds to slowly turn it into that what we know today as wheat. Its basic evolution, it took many aba many generations but every generation had small changes. The wheat isn't the only example, the dog,cow, the apples... Many species that run today's agriculture didn't exist before the rise of agriculture.
In conclusion: We"re genetically changing already changed species.

But what are the good sides of the GE anyway? Well, you make more food that can be more safe, more nutritious, more immune against nature (pests and dryness) and because of these causes you acctualy can feed more man more qualitative.
Medically, it can be dangerous, if not tested. That's why we have to test it. Because if science is used correctly, you'll get it great. My biggest worry once was that our digestion would get too used on it. But the today's food (even the organic ones, but not all) are already changed and we are getting used to it. Also the biggest problem of today is the food industry.

But GE-Food is very bad if:
- Its being own by corporations. You may check my debate over regulating the Food industry. Capitalism searches for the max. efficiency for max. profit. So corporations mainly disuse the GE, and cant be trusted.

-Also GE is bad, if not labeled. Labeling of GE is a basic human right of information. We all should know what our food is made of. We need more freedom, not the business. But corporations usually don't want labeling, because people wont buy anything then. Many people automatically think that fat is bad, so they do about GE. And they wont buy it until a famous person will say that its safe or that the government will use propaganda. But never mind all that, it has to be labeled seriously.

-The last the GE has to do, is to stay away from nature. As these GE plants/animals are usually more immune against natural dangers (dryness, diseases, pests), they may hurt the environment. They can be highly invasive and can seriously hurt the jet continuing evolution and selection.

There is also something else. GE is great because you can fuse apple properties. But as I found out, many people just think that its bad, but they don't know why, like my grandmother, she said that its bad and when I asked her why, she didn't know. GE-food is in opposition to traditional foods,culture and religion. But still GE-food isn't totally bad, and it isnt perfect.

But I support the small and organic farms, and seasonal food. Plus we need to make the food to be localised. And to tell the people the truth about GE-food, don't trust your religion or McDonald, simply trust the scientists.
Good luck for your argument
DonutPieFace

Con

DonutPieFace forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Lukas8

Pro

Oops, you forfeited the round. Never mind. So I wont state any arguments now, since I cant deny anything. Good luck.
DonutPieFace

Con

DonutPieFace forfeited this round.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con gave literally the worst arguments known to mankind.