Bryce Johnsonover 1 year ago
While I agree that we don't know nearly enough about some of the effects of some modifications, I also think that it's ridiculous to add a sticker of a Skull to a bottle of ketchup because it doesn't bare the letters GMO.
It's possible some nutritional value is lost in some situations but modifying other crops such as golden rice allow people to absorb an incredible amount more nutrients while they are unable to produce much else given their environments. And remember that if the world weren't so overpopulated and congested in major areas and wasteful farming practices such as overfeeding cattle for slaughter, the need for overproducing fields wouldn't exist; so it seems for right now that this may be a necessary evil.
People fear what they do not understand, so what we really need now is more understanding. Since we have little-to-no alternatives, we should not be so quick to denounce it (but also not so quick to embrace it without question)