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This is a discussion on GMO Foods within the Health and Fitness forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by GusWriter Yes, and this type of modification is not what upsets most people. Although, some claim they ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusWriter View Post
    Yes, and this type of modification is not what upsets most people. Although, some claim they went too far with the wheat that contributes to the stomach and gluten issues of people.
    But things like the corn that acts as a pesticide and makes the insect's stomach explode, that's going too far in my book.
    I agree.

    It's gone too far, and it's detrimental to health because unlike drugs GMO foods do not need to be tested for adverse effects.

    In the case where DNA/RNA is edited the same(or similar) protocol as when dealing with new pharmaceuticals should be followed. This is both an ethical and a legal concern.

    I just wanted to point out that the term is frequently misused or not fully understood. Perhaps genetically edited foods would be a better term.
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    GMOs are killing off pollinators in two ways:

    • Self-producing pesticides
    • Unicrop which isn't good for the health of pollinators


    The reason why mass produced strains of tomatoes taste like crap is that they're missing the variant of the gene that drives flavor. This was discovered by scientists a few months ago.

    https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/tomato-flavor

    Ever wonder why those pale-orange tomatoes in the supermarket often taste so bland? A new study shows that 93 percent of modern, domesticated tomatoes are missing a version of a gene that gives tomatoes their signature flavor.

    The culprit isn't genetic modification, but rather breeders who've long selected for desirable traits that yield the most economic return. Over time, flavor-enhancing genes have been lost or negatively selected during the breeding process. The result is that today's supermarket tomatoes lack genetic diversity, and therefore flavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aridela View Post
    I agree.

    It's gone too far, and it's detrimental to health because unlike drugs GMO foods do not need to be tested for adverse effects.

    In the case where DNA/RNA is edited the same(or similar) protocol as when dealing with new pharmaceuticals should be followed. This is both an ethical and a legal concern.

    I just wanted to point out that the term is frequently misused or not fully understood. Perhaps genetically edited foods would be a better term.
    True. Actually for the harsh stuff they do, I think I would prefer they call it industrial altered foods. That way it isn't confused with "selectively bred" foods.
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