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Response to HuckleB (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:45 PM

17. Cross-breeding is natural, and occurs naturally as well. Genetic modification is NOT natural.

 

The GMO industry is inserting genes from unrelated organisms into the food supply to not only attempt to solve problems but also to render them incapable of reproduction. When those cross pollinate with heirloom crops, it leaves the entire crop contaminated. Monsanto is obviously the elephant in the room here, but they aren't the only ones doing it.

Cross-breeding, intentional or otherwise, is how plants evolve. It's how we get new varieties of roses. It's why you need to keep some distance between your sweet peppers and hot peppers. It doesn't involve a laboratory, just the plants and their pollinators, be it human, insect, or bird.

And no, it isn't a logical fallacy. GMOs absolutely CAN NOT be created by natural processes. They're inserting genes from fish and who knows whatever else into food crops. That's not natural. But cross-breeding has been going on since the beginning of time, with humans helping the process only recently in the general scheme of things.

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