Are you worried too that friggin GMO corn is pretty much in every damned thing we eat and drink nowadays? :D

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Are you worried too that friggin GMO corn is pretty much in every damned thing we eat and drink nowadays? :D

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Oh hell, I just CAN'T WAIT for the day when W/we grow everything already with my OnlyMaster, so I won't have to worry about that crap anymore!!! ^^
09/12/2012
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UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
Just an FYI: any corn that you eat has at some point been modified or hybridized. What we call corn on the cob was not originally found in nature. Only through generations of tinkering have we been able to produce strands of sweet corn. Corn actually has a very interesting history if you care to educate yourself. Which might not be a bad thing considering your almost nonsensical post.
09/13/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
No, I'm not worried at all. It's just more anti-science hysteria that people are so scared that we can grow crops in a lab instead of by trial and error. We stopped the progression and possibility of clean nuclear power because of anti-science hysterics (and now we're supposed to give up coal and oil while they claim that science told them it's bad for the planet).

I'm more worried that corn is in every bit of processed food than how it came about. The government should not be that involved in our food intake, and corn subsidies are hurting American agriculture, especially family farms.
09/13/2012
Kissy Kissy
Honestly, I hate thinking about it. Actually, we have stopped eating a lot less corn because of it. It is all so messed up.
09/13/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We have a tendency to ignore serious risk and become fixated on small risks.

More than 35,000 people die every year in autos - but do you think twice about getting in a car? Not at all.

So if GMO has some adverse effect at all, it's likely that a very small portion of people who have the sensitivity may have some reaction - but it's not going to kill you!

So ask yourself, do I eat a yummy ear of corn for dinner or get in the the death trap of a car and drive to work?
09/13/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by UnknownGirl
Just an FYI: any corn that you eat has at some point been modified or hybridized. What we call corn on the cob was not originally found in nature. Only through generations of tinkering have we been able to produce strands of sweet corn. Corn actually ...
I love you, dude. I fucking love you.

(Not actually being sarcastic, for once.)
09/13/2012
neil i. neil i.
The general overproduction and overusage of corn is awful. The economic aftermath of this summer's drought on corn production could also get ugly.
09/13/2012
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
No, I'm not worried at all. It's just more anti-science hysteria that people are so scared that we can grow crops in a lab instead of by trial and error. We stopped the progression and possibility of clean nuclear power because of ...
This is how I feel. I mean, it's still corn. Just because it's not the exact same corn as has always been grown doesn't mean it's suddenly an alien plant that will kill people.
I am open to evidence though, so if anyone can tell me what exactly would be harmful about GMO corn (Is it thought to be metabolized differently? A new allergen concern?) I will gladly take a look!
09/13/2012
Peggi Peggi
Personally, hearing things like that or that eggs if you eat the whole thing are worse on your arteries and heart and more "dangerous" than smoking cigarettes, I think that just about EVERYTHING we eat if we didn't see it butchered or grow it ourselves is going to put us at risk for something or another. I've given up worrying about what is in my food lately, when it comes to things like that.
09/13/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by GONE!
This is how I feel. I mean, it's still corn. Just because it's not the exact same corn as has always been grown doesn't mean it's suddenly an alien plant that will kill people.
I am open to evidence though, so if anyone can tell me ...
The experiments on rodents show that the third generation is sterile, aka can't have babies anymore... (And other health problems caused by it too, dare to do the research! ^^)
09/13/2012
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
The experiments on rodents show that the third generation is sterile, aka can't have babies anymore... (And other health problems caused by it too, dare to do the research! ^^)
Well, that is concerning. I have to wonder how well rats do on the non-GMO versions of the food they were given though.
09/14/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Gold Lion, please do do your own research - beyond looking at alarmist news articles. As you can see here link and here link GM crops are safe, and don't cause infertility (though again I'd like to stress that you should consult actual scientific papers, rather than the alarmist ones).
09/14/2012
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