• Yes

  • No

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50% 10 votes
  • Triggers allergies. There is a huge amount of evidence about most health claims like cancer, though there's also a lot of evidence against, so I won't comment. However, I'd argue that environmental damage is also 'bad for you' in the long run. GMOs are not the solution to world hunger - I recall reading that they no longer raise yields any more anyway.


    Posted by: Dhruva
  • We're messing with nature.

  • Stop f*cking with nature. Just stop.

  • It depends

  • This is... All wrong. ONE type of modification may be "bad". I know what you are asking, and the reason for the "no" answer is, this is sticking our heads in the sand. By itself, it is nether good or bad.

    Posted by: TBR
  • Some gmo strains are bad because they aren't approved in other countries in the world. Other strains have been shown to be safe. The issue is if an individual who has confirmed celiac disease eats a product that may contain gmos they can get flare ups.

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Kreakin says2015-04-09T09:25:50.2478340-05:00
Depends how it's been modified. Some changes increase vitamin content etc so are good. Some make the plant produce unknown compounds so are bad.
Midnight1131 says2015-04-09T11:13:01.8716832-05:00
Cunmin, do you care to link any of that evidence here?
tcutshaw2 says2015-04-09T11:58:08.0794489-05:00
They can be. It depends.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-09T12:19:04.6449322-05:00
@Midnight: I just did some searching. Turns out there's a lot more written on the matter than I expected and I can't find the original article I read. All of the sites on the first page, both for and against GMOs, have clearly biased names, but this article I did find interesting: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/29/do-gmos-yield-more-food-the-a.html If it doesn't increase intrinsic yields and simply wards off pests, then I don't see why GMOs are any better than more environmentally sustainable and less expensive methods of pest control.

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