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TBR says2015-07-22T23:01:02.7907091-05:00
Sugar is fine. I see no reason to use an artificial, but in "normal" consumption, this is not going to cause any real harm.
triangle.128k says2015-07-22T23:43:23.6644853-05:00
We really do need strict regulation on the food industry in the US. Obesity rates are insane. We could learn from Japan seeing as they have like a 4% obesity rate.
Haroush says2015-07-23T06:41:02.2106520-05:00
If you knew anything about aspartame it is dangerous. If it wasn't dangerous, then why doesn't natural born creatures here on earth not consume it?
Haroush says2015-07-23T06:42:24.5619962-05:00
*then why doesn't natural born creatures here on earth consume it?
Haroush says2015-07-23T06:43:12.8207083-05:00
Just like little critters here on earth will not consume fruits grown from GMO seeds..
Thegreatdebate98 says2015-07-23T07:46:32.4936730-05:00
Aspartame is so many foods that children eat, increasing the number of those with ADHD. In large quantities it has been linked with brain damage. We already have enough issues with food in the U.S., this just adds to the picture tremendously.
triangle.128k says2015-07-23T08:47:34.3703434-05:00
@Haroush There's nothing wrong with GMOs, we've been selective breeding for ages to get a desirable food.
TBR says2015-07-23T08:56:25.1405643-05:00
Agree with triangle.128k. There are other good reasons to buy organic, but GMOs are not dangerous. As for obesity banning one sugar substitute is not the solution. Everyone eating better is. Elimination of food deserts. A large switch in eating habits, and GETTING OUT OF OUR CARS!
Haroush says2015-07-23T12:14:11.7384859-05:00
If you think GMO's are good you must be a government shill...
TBR says2015-07-23T12:20:50.4774111-05:00
GMO foods do what they say they will. They reduce chemical pesticide use, increased crop yields, and yes - increase profit for farmers. Discussing the negatives is all fine, but the propaganda is way out of wack with the reality.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-23T12:27:21.0522711-05:00
@TBR "GMOs are not dangerous" This is simply not true. I thought you supported the Green Party of the United States? Well, I can tell you one thing. They hate GMOs!
mystery_man43 says2015-07-23T12:31:53.2733082-05:00
The government is wrong on GMOs. They are lobbied by Monsanto.
triangle.128k says2015-07-23T12:34:05.7679955-05:00
If GMOs are bad, then so is selective breeding. That pasta sauce you had last time would have tasted pretty bad if we didn't use selective breeding on tomatos.
TBR says2015-07-23T12:35:50.8645622-05:00
@mystery_man43 - I am very liberal, but not part of the Green Party. That this issue I am not in-line with every other liberal is not odd. Regardless, GMOs scares have been mostly hype, with no actual science. Look, my wife buys all organic. I like it, it is MUCH better... Taste. We, however, like typical Americans can get just about anything we want to eat, and can afford it. A great deal of the world cant, and they are starving. GMOs have many benefits. This is not some conspiracy modeled after a Captain Planet villain. GMOs do what they say they are doing, and health risks are simply unproven. One of the oddities of this argument is, it mixes some Christians (who think it is anti-god or something) with liberals (who want to buy from local farms etc) and makes a monster of misunderstanding and propaganda.
triangle.128k says2015-07-23T12:43:57.1274572-05:00
It's funny how people might say GMOs are bad due to them being unnatural. Computers are unnatural, so should people not use computers in any way?
TBR says2015-07-23T13:08:50.9363618-05:00
Feeding the couple billion extra people the planet will have over the next couple decades will not be possible without doing this.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-23T13:15:47.4771341-05:00
Triangle, we don't eat computers. LOL!
TBR says2015-07-23T19:40:04.8573418-05:00
No, but technology is nothing new in ag.

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