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Myths and facts about health, corruption, and saving the world
Tags: food, agriculture, agribusiness, locavore, unit 5 agriculture.
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I love the hard facts that this article presents, in a very unbiased way. I've heard many claims from 'both sides of the aisle' about GE crops, but have never in one article seen such a clear and concise representation on the actual truths (or myths) surrounding the GMO debate.
I mentioned this through an allusion in another article, but GMOs and the movements against them perplex me. I don't think that fossil-fuel burning engines are natural, but many anti GMO people that claim they are bad for the environment leave me completely stunned as to their intolerance for what could possibly benefit other people. I feel very much an outsider when I examine many topics of controversy related to GMOs, and I am quite sure that I have consumed them before -- and loved them? as for the FDA... I don't approve of the FDA. They like more money coming into their pocket more than bettered well-being of citizens. When I mentioned to my doctor that I wanted to apply for medical marijuana for a series of conditions that I have following a severe accident, I was told that they refused because it was not fully endorsed, approved, or even allowed by the FDA. That really pissed me off because I suffer from excruciating pain every day and night of my life. Could you imagine being a poor person in need of food, and the only viable way of getting food was through the production of GMOs...? and then some pseudo-hippie activists that didn't live through the 1960s trying to be all like, "We don't want anyone to have GMOs!"... I pose that abstractly, because I view most everything with a level of abstraction and distance from the situation, sampling perspectives with which I may empathize or consider. I keep thinking that this world around us all came from a big bang, with other possible universes before that, and something before that... and I really can't see Capitalism ever becoming as bad as it is, with such disregard for other people's wellbeing, until I look at today's world.