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Should we eat GMO foods?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/9/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jaron914

Con

i want to know the peoples opinion for my science problem is GMO food good for you?
atheist-eo

Pro

GMO technology can develop crops with higher yield.
http://www.sciencedaily.com...

More nutrients.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk...

Less fertilizer.
http://www.gmofoodforthought.com...

Less Pesticides.
http://www.ca.uky.edu...

GMO technology is more predictable than traditional breeding, in which thousands of genes from each parent are transferred randomly to the offspring. Genetic engineering moves discrete genes or blocks of genes at a time.

GMOs may not be natural, but not everything natural is good for us, and not everything unnatural is bad for us. Poisonous mushrooms are natural, but we shouldn't eat them. Washing our food before eating it is not natural, but is healthier for us.
Debate Round No. 1
jaron914

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jaron914 forfeited this round.
atheist-eo

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Still waiting for my opponent to debate.

Posting this to avoid forfeiting.
Debate Round No. 2
jaron914

Con

gmo food is bad because it can potentially kill you a pregnant women died from giving birth so they did some tests wondering why she could not take it and they found a certain chemical a insecticide from gm corn and killed her and her baby
atheist-eo

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http://www.washingtonpost.com...

One of the most compelling studies came out just last month, and it had billions of subjects that eat GMOs almost exclusively: livestock. Researchers from the University of California at Davis looked at health data on more than 100 billion animals and found no ill effects " in fact, no effects at all " attributable to a switch from non-GMO feed to GMO.

There is a consensus on the safety of GM crops. Consensus doesn"t mean every last person on the planet; there are people who still say GMOs are dangerous, and some of those people have advanced degrees. But siding with those people, in the face of the consensus, just makes it easier for others to dismiss you as an anti-science (more on that later) zealot. Arguing that GMOs pose a significant human health risk is unreasonable

If GMOs were dangerous, the FDA wouldn"t label them, it would ban them. The items on our food labels run the gamut and include substances that pose a risk to some people (peanuts), substances that public health authorities recommend we should all limit (salt) and lots of ingredients with no health implications at all. There are indications of how a product is made (orange juice from concentrate) and where it comes from (country of origin). Some vitamins and nutrients are listed, others aren"t. There is no grand unifying theory of what goes on a label.
Debate Round No. 3
jaron914

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atheist-eo

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Debate Round No. 4
jaron914

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atheist-eo

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Debate Round No. 5
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