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I heard that, where I live, tomatoes in shop franchises (such as Woolworth's) mostly get tomatoes in that are artificially ripened. They're picked when green then they ripen them under some light in a building.

Like are you fooking serious mate? No wonder they don't taste that great. Then there's labels that have "vine ripened tomatoes" and "grass fed beef". So you're telling me anything without those labels are produced a different way?

What other stuff are they going to do to food next... Well I know there's already lots of poisonous pesticides used and all the rest. But I guess no one has tragically died yet, but there are a lot more allergies because of GM food.

But really, you can't ripen fruit on their plants? Honestly... what this world does for money...

Are there any GM food that tastes different for you? Or that you're skeptical of?
 

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It only gets much worse the more you look into it and this is partly the reason why people develop food allergies as well a multitude of other problems including obesity. The gmo crap also reduces fertility and increases cancer risks, the worst offender is Monsanto's gmo corn.
 

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Not to mention round up. Eeesh.
And yeah... monsanto.. I don't want to swear but f*** those people.
GMO reduces fertility in plants also because they have no seeds!
 

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Just because the tomatoes are ripened in a building doesn't mean that they're GMO. There's a method called hydroponic gardening which is a soil-less method of growing crops, and tomatoes are one of the most common things to grow using that method. The crops still receive the same nutrients, but they're just mixed into the water. All that means is that the crops may not qualify as organic.

GMO is something completely different, and has its purposes. The main one being producing a crop that can grow in climates that otherwise be non-arable and home to underfed and malnourished populations. Best if avoided if you can, but they're not meant for well-off populations.
 

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To all the people complaining about GMOs, it's not the GMO that is bad; it's the stuff added after production (like extra sugars and salt) which are unhealthy and pesticides (which in the U.S. can legally be used in "organic" food production if the pesticides are "natural"). Rather or not something is organic or not or non-GMO or not will not protect you have the health problems caused by modern food production.
 

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I heard that, where I live, tomatoes in shop franchises (such as Woolworth's) mostly get tomatoes in that are artificially ripened. They're picked when green then they ripen them under some light in a building
Yeah, truth is that they aren't really ripened, just the color changes. Showed somebody who hated tomatoes what a real natural tomato tastes like and they loved it.
 

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All fruits is GMO just not the way you may think.

We genetically modified fruit and veggies for millenia, much like we 'domesticated' animals; via selective breeding.

Here is a nice links to how some [URL="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-foods-looked-like-before-genetic-modification-]fruits and vegetables[/URL] used to look like in the past, or in their 'wild' variety
 

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All fruits is GMO just not the way you may think.

We genetically modified fruit and veggies for millenia, much like we 'domesticated' animals; via selective breeding.

Here is a nice links to how some fruits and vegetables used to look like in the past, or in their 'wild' variety
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.
 

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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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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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