Are you concerned about GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods)?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    Are you concerned about GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods)?

    Do you care a little, a lot, or not at all?

  2. pagesvoice profile image83
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    I'm appalled at companies like Monsanto that continually engineer our food. Can you remember the last decade you cut a worm out of an ear of corn? I would rather do that and know my food hasn't been pumped with chemicals. It is even difficult to buy seeds that haven't been genetically engineered. I have an organic vegetable garden and am so pleased to have found a seed supplier that only sells heirloom seeds with no chemicals, but it takes work to find these type of suppliers. Sadly, we have become a toxic nation.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree pagesvoice. I can't understand how companies are allowed to sell GMOs as food without stating it on the label.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    I am not only appalled, I am angry, sickened, disgusted, and throw in any other negative adjectives you like.

    The fact that this agribusiness giant has managed to slide a rider onto another bill to do with the budget and that entire "sequester" nonsense is beyond the pale.  It is doubtful that everyone knew it was even there.  I wonder which legislator was paid off this time?

    The worst part of it is, that within the language of that bill is a provision that virtually exempts Monsanto from judicial prosecution in the event of bad results of any kind from their Frankensteinian faux-food.

    It is a very SERIOUS concern, for as someone pointed out at a class I was attending, if labeling is not forced, and the GMO is some other food to which some people have allergies, there is the possibility for grave illness or even death.
    Peanuts and potatoes, for example, can cause anaphylaptic shock in some people. That can be deadly.  What of the poor person who unwittingly eats, say, a tomato, unlabeled that it is, and dies because it was merged with potato or peanut genetics?  Under the rider on this bill, they have NO recourse in court, because Monsanto has exempted itself from the judicial system.

    They don't care if they kill or injure their customers; all they see is their almighty dollars.  It is egregiously criminal, nothing more, nothing less.

    1. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I fully agree. Many people don't know about this because they are too busy doing other things or entertaining themselves rather than informing themselves of what they and their loved ones are actually consuming day in and day out.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I guess I care but am not really worried about it. Why?  Because right now with affordable healthcare issues, the economy, N. Korea acting like a bully with a loaded gun, I just can't worry about one more thing.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that's how they're slipping it in on us.

  5. profile image0
    GavNugentposted 5 years ago

    The whole reason behind GMOs dont add up. "If we increase crop yield we can produce more food etc".

    The fact of the matter is, there is more than enough food in the world to go around, the amount of food wasted by western society is staggering. There is no need for GMOs. It is just another way of profiteering.

    Ill be doing my best to avoid them anyway.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed-- the amount of waste in western nations...but also that the vast amounts of "surplus" food sent to supposedly help starving people that never gets to them, but instead gets waylaid and ends up on the tables of those in power, instead!

  6. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    One of the worst parts to me is how farmer's can't save the seeds from their crop, they have to buy seeds from Monsanto. Not only that, if their non-GMO crop is pollinated by the GMO seeds they can be sued for having Monsanto's property.

    1. cascoly profile image60
      cascolyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes, this is the problem with GMOs - companies should not be able to patent nature, but the bush-appointed supreme court appears about to uphold that case

      GMOs hold the potential for making nutritious food available to everyone at cheap prices

  7. accountingnerd profile image42
    accountingnerdposted 5 years ago

    Is there any scientific proof/studies that show that GMO food is harmful to the general public?

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think the main problem is that there haven't been many good studies done on them. Shouldn't we have good evidence that they are not harmful before assuming that they are fine and unleashing them on the world?

    2. pagesvoice profile image83
      pagesvoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion when you kill weeds you are essentially poisoning the population. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-1 … tance.html

    3. cascoly profile image60
      cascolyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      nope, - that's the problem -- we should look at particular cases, not ban an entire class of science based on fear mongers
      here's a typical example:
      http://cascoly.hubpages.com/hub/Suspect … ses-cancer

    4. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is there any scientific proof/studies that show that GMO's are SAFE?

  8. Louise Lately profile image67
    Louise Latelyposted 5 years ago

    It's unnatural and disgusting - I only buy organic veggies and I stay well clear of any food that looks too 'perfect'. For example peppers are not supposed to look identical in shape and have a shiny surface - they should have bumps and look ugly - the uglier the better! (and tastier!)

  9. Babytech profile image78
    Babytechposted 5 years ago

    Before the birth of my son, I must admit, I was more relaxed in terms of food source. Now, I started to give him solid foods and I'm very attentive to the food source. Fruits, vegetables, meat.

    I am very careful from where I buy and I always fear that the products may be treated with dangerous substances. We live in an age of consumerism. That is obvious. And I want to protect my child as much as possible the negative effects of consumerism.

    So, yes! Know I'm very concerned about GMO's and not only GMO's. But, also, the food source in general.

    Today, even eating is a stress, because we do not know exactly the source of food, if the aliments have been treated with chemicals.

 
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