Re: Genetically modified junk

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Posted by Duffy W. on October 04, 2001 at 15:01:13:

In Reply to: Genetically modified junk posted by Sam on March 27, 2001 at 15:19:29:

: I am totaly against geneticaly modified foods.
: I know that it will help fight fight world
: hunger and all that, but still, i would rather
: eat normal foods. besides, who knows what sort
: of stuff(Virus, poisons ect) will come up.

: Send your opinions
: Sam

I dunno- By "genetically modified" one could conceivably mean something as simple as crossing two breeds of rice by cross pollination - one that tastes good and is frail, and one that tastes awful but is hardy. With luck, you can get a strong rice that tastes good. Heck, I'd rather eat genetically modified grains and foods than half the stuff that comes out of factories that I toss in the microwave.
Farmers have been doing this for centuries by selecting their best seeds and plants and crossing them with hardy varieties. I think it's just an issue these days because it can be done in a lab, rather than out in a field.

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