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Ted Rall

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Less costly in actuality than the regular redo of package designs, to get kids to eat more jumk.

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 2 years ago

    there was more to it than that

  3. Daemon Sophic

    Daemon Sophic said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve never understood the objections to Genetic Modification. Every piece of food we eat has been genetically modified over the centuries. Long before Grego Mendel, farmers have been cross-breeding and selecting crops and food animals to make them bigger, hardier, and tastier.
    Now they can evolve the plants and animals in one generation of growth in ways that would have taken decades via the standard route.
    There is no radiation involved. No mutations in the crops carry over and ‘infect’ the human consumer.
    Now you can add genes to make the apples more resistant to worms and insects. Result: Pesticide use becomes unnecessary. —>. Better organic apples.

  4. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just remember,
    Hemlock is organic, Arsenic is all natural.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Daemon Sophic

    Genetically modified tomatoes are really great. They are nearly tasteless and when refrigerated will remain as hard as baseballs for weeks.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    Curare is all natural, too.
    There is a difference between cross breeding plants to get the best ones, and taking a gene from a bacteria and splicing it into corn DNA so that it kills insect larvae.
    I would, however, like to have a cat that glows in the dark.

  7. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, over 2 years ago

    The GMO has not jumped species to milkweed. The problem is that the pollen from the corn falls on the milkweed and can be eaten by monarch caterpillars.

  8. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Enter Silent Inflammation!

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Knowledge is power. We in the US now have less knowledge about what goes into our bodies then people in 60 other countries do. We are guinea pigs for the food and chemical industries. Soylent green anyone?

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    1.Genetic engineering as used in crop development is not precise or predictable and has not been shown to be safe. The technique can result in the unexpected production of toxins or allergens in food that are unlikely to be spotted in current regulatory checks.
    2.GM crops, including some that are already in our food and animal feed supply, have shown clear signs of toxicity in animal feeding trials – notably disturbances in liver and kidney function and immune responses.
    3.GM proponents have dismissed these statistically significant findings as “not biologically relevant/significant”, based on scientifically indefensible arguments.
    4.Certain EU-commissioned animal feeding trials with GM foods and crops are often claimed by GM proponents to show they are safe. In fact, examination of these studies shows significant differences between the GM-fed and control animals that give cause for concern.
    5.GM foods have not been properly tested in humans, but the few studies that have been carried out in humans give cause for concern.
    6.The US FDA does not require mandatory safety testing of GM crops, and does not even assess the safety of GM crops but only “deregulates” them, based on assurances from biotech companies that they are “substantially equivalent” to their non-GM counterparts. This is like claiming that a cow with BSE is substantially equivalent to a cow that does not have BSE and is thus safe to eat! Claims of substantial equivalence cannot be justified on scientific grounds.
    7.The regulatory regime for GM foods is weakest in the US, where GM foods do not even have to be assessed for safety or labelled in the marketplace, but in most regions of the world regulations are inadequate to protect people’s health from the potential adverse effects of GM foods.
    8.In the EU, where the regulatory system is often claimed to be strict, minimal pre-market testing is required for a GMO and the tests are commissioned by the same companies that stand to profit from the GMO if it is approved – a clear conflict of interest.
    .
    and so on…
    .
    http://earthopensource.org/index.php/news/60-why-genetically-engineered-food-is-dangerous-new-report-by-genetic-engineers

  11. D PB

    D PB said, over 2 years ago

    It’s interesting that Ted Scrall isn’t so up in arms about the purchase of the Prop 32 victory by the unions in California.
    Gotta love his tag line too, “Tomorrow’s conventional wisdom today.” What a presumptuous twit.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Sea gull poop!

  13. badcyclist

    badcyclist said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, Prop 37 would have EXEMPTED organic farmers from having to acknowledge that they used GMO.

  14. fontenelle

    fontenelle said, over 2 years ago

    Some people believe microwave ovens contain nuclear reactors. OTOH Monsanto is an evil entity if there ever was one. Some of us object to genetically modified produce because we dislike their corporate owners and business practices used to intimidate growers.

  15. Jules934

    Jules934 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    You mean there weredead insect larve in the corn on the cob I ate lastsummer??

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