To be clear, someone said this about bees, but there’s no evidence it was Einstein. Snopes has an easily-found discussion.
From the standpoint of chemistry, what distinguishes genes from species to species are the nucleotide sequences constituting these genes.
Some of the public’s aversion to GMOs, specifically transgenic GMOs, may lie in the perception that transgenic species are the result of some sort of process analogous to grafting tissues from one animal to another.
Whatever the risks of transgenic species, they are not based on some freakish breach of “naturalness”.
Monocropping has presumably-unintended consequences beyond supporting Big Ag and Big Pharma. While they appear less fraught, mutagenic changes too can have unanticipated results. I see an article of faith that Monsanto-like companies must control our food supply. If we accept the syllogism based on this, we have to take the chance that we will discover such consequences. once the modified crops are out there perhaps contaminating other plantings. I wish i could believe there was the will and the skill to fully eliminate such risks in the laboratory.
when your theory is wrong, nothing will go right. these steps are proposed to limit populations, other than human, which is the source. Until human population is controlled and reduced, all these other efforts made to accommodate increasing numbers of humans are doomed to fail. No organism can live and prosper in a world constituted mainly of its own waste, but humans will try.
whether you like or not, every time you eat you are consuming some kind of GMO produced food….
Yes. Better and safer techniques are being developed.
The US alone produces enough food to feed the world. If we would stop wasting so much and get back to traditional methods of food preservation and preparation, we would be healthier and well fed.
About time we hear some reason in gmo discussion. Not all are created equal, save what is good, pitch what isn’t.
Einstein said 4 years after all the bees are gone mankind will be gone as well.In Germany (with Ireland the only other country to be bothered to count) they observed a 75% reduction in all winged insects also given the horrific mess we have created with gmo salmon is it wise we continue as guinea pigs with these frankenfoods?
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