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Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:58 pm
by Feardorcha
And I like watching you banging your head on your desk, though against a stone wall is more traditional.

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:11 pm
by CairoTango
Folks, I got thinking about this last night and decided to collect my thoughts and stick them in a blog which is here
http://sneakygay.blogspot.com/2011/05/t ... art-i.html

I hope most of what I've written is correct but if there are any factual errors, I apologise..

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:36 pm
by Dr Raskolnikov
Tulip1 wrote:
My username should not be taken as an attempt on my part to assert unwarranted authority!
You should put that in your signature as a diclaimer!
Done! 8)

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:18 pm
by Tulip1
LOL :lol: :lol:

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:57 am
by aZerogodist
Dr Raskolnikov wrote:
Feardorcha wrote:The nuclear industry didn't and now we are paying the price.
What price are we paying exactly?
I think the price we're paying is the loss of confidence from the general public by groups making unscientific claims of danger. I could see the same loss of confidence in GM, not because of problems with it, but due to the lack of proper public information and loss of public support. The N-energy always seems to be taking a defense position, rather than educating people. With Japan I was looking forward to news documentries showing the amazing ability of the power station to with stand something which destroyed cities, I was looking forward to proper coverage on N-energy, apart from CNN, we just got headlines of fear. CNN went into a N-station on the fault line in California (spelt wrong) really informative.

With the introduction of revolutionary technology there is a responseability to show and ensure that it is not, incorrectly used, as negative misuse can damage public support.

BTW from now on I like to be called Sir. aZerogodist :lol: only joking.

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:13 am
by Tulip1
Daer sir Zero,

I was indeed very surpriced to hear that the effects of Chernobyl were/are a lot less then people are let to believe.

The thing I don't understand is that coal, gas and oil plants are contributing to the greenhouse effect. This is a problem we cannot easely fix and is much bigger than the nuclear power plants melting down.

I can highly recomend a docu called "What The Green Movement Got Wrong"

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:00 pm
by Mirthomaniac
CairoTango wrote:Folks, I got thinking about this last night and decided to collect my thoughts and stick them in a blog which is here
http://sneakygay.blogspot.com/2011/05/t ... art-i.html

I hope most of what I've written is correct but if there are any factual errors, I apologise..
Good enough read, but seems to indeed be more of a collection of thoughts interspersed with scientific know-how than anything. I do agree with your points, though. A major rebuttal to the environmentalists is that there is no reason to assume 'food', as we know it, is something untainted and undisturbed until we start messing with it. The very nature of 'playing God' is what seems to have alarm bells going off.

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:09 pm
by Tulip1
well done Mirthomaniac for putting the thread back on topic! :wink:

Here is one environmetalist (well I study environmental science) who is very interested in the fact that crops would need less fertilizers or pestacides/fungicides. This would minimise eutrophication and chemicals released into habitats.

I would be very interested to find out if there are any reported problems. We all know what invasive species can do to habitats.

Now I wonder if you GM native species and crops would they behave as invasive species or is the modification so little that this is not the case?

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:52 pm
by aZerogodist
Tulip1 wrote:I would be very interested to find out if there are any reported problems. We all know what invasive species can do to habitats.

Now I wonder if you GM native species and crops would they behave as invasive species or is the modification so little that this is not the case?
I would like to know the same, are the crops subject to an environmental impact study.

I could see one area in the future for GM plants, that would be, use in space, growing food on the ISS and also for the Mars mission.

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:12 am
by Tulip1
aZerogodist wrote:
Tulip1 wrote:I would be very interested to find out if there are any reported problems. We all know what invasive species can do to habitats.

Now I wonder if you GM native species and crops would they behave as invasive species or is the modification so little that this is not the case?
I would like to know the same, are the crops subject to an environmental impact study.

I could see one area in the future for GM plants, that would be, use in space, growing food on the ISS and also for the Mars mission.
I will have a go at researching this after my last exam.

CairoTango do you have any idea where I could find some data on this?