Would you eat these GM eggs under a doctor's recommendation

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Some on this board are unsure about the safety of GM foods. Some are convinced they are bad.

This report from the BBC says that through GM, chickens are laying eggs that contain drugs that can treat arthritis and cancer. And that this means of producing them is way cheaper than through industrial chemical methods.

My guess is that they would be purer also. Plus, I like eggs.

The chickens that lay anti-cancer drugs
Yes, I’d eat the eggs. I have no problem with GM foods. A bigger problem is the pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals showing up in our food. GM helps eliminate the need for those chemicals.
 
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Yes, I’d eat the eggs. I have no problem with GM foods. A bigger problem is the pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals showing up in our food. GM helps eliminate the need for those chemicals.
Au contraire......

Some GM crops are designed to tolerate mass application of herbicides, the "Roundup Ready" species. But, Roundup (glyphosate) resistant weeds have emerged, and why wouldn't they???

In the US and worldwide, glyphosate-resistant weeds have emerged. This has resulted in more glyphosate being used, not less, and the application of other herbicides. So, Roundup Ready crops have not decreased the use of glyphosate and other herbicides, just the opposite.

And here's one straight from Conspiracyland: Monsanto's use of "terminator genes." These are genes that result in plants producing sterile seeds. Terminator genes have been engineered into most GM species, which as a sidelight prevents farmers from saving seed to plant next year.

Have you heard of "horizontal gene transfer?"

Genes are passed along not only through sexual, or vertical reproduction, but also horizontally, and this occurs between different species. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have emerged through horizontal gene transfer. Glyphosate resistance has been observed to have spread to other species through horizontal gene transfer.

Imagine terminator genes spreading horizontally into the environment. Please let that sink in.
 
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Au contraire......

Some GM crops are designed to tolerate mass application of herbicides, the "Roundup Ready" species. But, Roundup (glyphosate) resistant weeds have emerged, and why wouldn't they???

In the US and worldwide, glyphosate-resistant weeds have emerged. This has resulted in more glyphosate being used, not less, and the application of other herbicides. So, Roundup Ready crops have not decreased the use of glyphosate and other herbicides, just the opposite.

And here's one straight from Conspiracyland: Monsanto's use of "terminator genes." These are genes that result in plants producing sterile seeds. Terminator genes have been engineered into most GM species, which as a sidelight prevents farmers from saving seed to plant next year.

Have you heard of "horizontal gene transfer?"

Genes are passed along not only through sexual, or vertical reproduction, but also horizontally, and this occurs between different species. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have emerged through horizontal gene transfer. Glyphosate resistance has been observed to have spread to other species through horizontal gene transfer.

Imagine terminator genes spreading horizontally into the environment. Please let that sink in.
All good points. The irony is that mankind evolves until he evolves himself out of existence with GM foods. The book/movie “The Road” could become true.
 
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All good points. The irony is that mankind evolves until he evolves himself out of existence with GM foods. The book/movie “The Road” could become true.
In the interim, folks get all passionate over stuff happening one kinda cloudy afternoon in the vicinity of the Lincoln Memorial, important stuff mind you.
 
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Au contraire......

Some GM crops are designed to tolerate mass application of herbicides, the "Roundup Ready" species. But, Roundup (glyphosate) resistant weeds have emerged, and why wouldn't they???

In the US and worldwide, glyphosate-resistant weeds have emerged. This has resulted in more glyphosate being used, not less, and the application of other herbicides. So, Roundup Ready crops have not decreased the use of glyphosate and other herbicides, just the opposite.

And here's one straight from Conspiracyland: Monsanto's use of "terminator genes." These are genes that result in plants producing sterile seeds. Terminator genes have been engineered into most GM species, which as a sidelight prevents farmers from saving seed to plant next year.

Have you heard of "horizontal gene transfer?"

Genes are passed along not only through sexual, or vertical reproduction, but also horizontally, and this occurs between different species. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have emerged through horizontal gene transfer. Glyphosate resistance has been observed to have spread to other species through horizontal gene transfer.

Imagine terminator genes spreading horizontally into the environment. Please let that sink in.

Man, if only the science nerds could come up w/ a way to plant crops so they could work together symbolically. Then they could create plants that took different nutrients from the soil. If they could do something like planting different crops different years. Man...thats a billion dollar idea. You can have it. ;)
 
Oct 2010
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That's corporate nonsense.

Humans until recently have never accomplished transgenic mutations. Hybrids result from selective breeding. The many breeds of dogs are a good example of selective breeding. At no time was a breed of dog the product of crossing dogs with cats so that the dog would have sharper claws, for instance.

Hybrids don't result from crossing dogs with cats or brazil nut genes with soybeans. The point in that article is deception. Hybrids are not GMOs.
 
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That's corporate nonsense.

Humans until recently have never accomplished transgenic mutations. Hybrids result from selective breeding. The many breeds of dogs are a good example of selective breeding. At no time was a breed of dog the product of crossing dogs with cats so that the dog would have sharper claws, for instance.

Hybrids don't result from crossing dogs with cats or brazil nut genes with soybeans. The point in that article is deception. Hybrids are not GMOs.

The only difference is that the "naturally" occurring mutations are random.
 

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