Thank You Danial for one of the better observations on this discussion.
One of my family members is a food scientist, who does not work for any of the GMO producing corporations, and he told me he is not aware of any studies that show any negative health issues with regard to the ingestion of GMO foods. Note he did not say there are no issues only that there is no evidence yet.
One poster noted that corporate produced food today is less nutritious. This is true. However this is not because of GMO's. Since the 1930's agronomists have been developing plant strains that have a high yield, travel well, last longer, grow better and are easier to farm. This has been done using good old selective breeding. The one thing they seem to have forgotten is nutritional value.
A friend of mine who has a Phd in food science/plant breeding decided to start his own company and develop a better peanut. Using conventional breeding techniques he came up with a peanut in which the oil is more like olive oil in chemical structure and according to nutritionists olive oil is better for you than peanut oil.
What my friend found is nobody cared. It was only when he demonstrated to the big food companies that peanuts with this new oil gave products better shelf life that he started selling seeds.
Which brings us back to Danial's point that it is not so much the technology used but how and why the technology is used that matter. On this point I have little hope as the big corporations have government on their side and out side of avoiding their products there is little we as individuals can actually do.
And a happy merry day to you all
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