• Posted by u/MAC-n-CHZ The more biotech science you know, the
less you fear GMO crops, study finds I
Genetic Literacy Project
Psychology
The more you understand science, the less you're afraid of
the products of science. Who knew.
With computer software it's the other way around.
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    • My microbio professor made a great point about organic food in that it has no clear definition and is mostly a scam. If any animal ate grass they can slap on the label grass-fed. Similarly with GMOs and that they are modified for positive traits that make them > non GMO but biG wOrD ScaRy
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    • weird how the more i learn about gender studies the less i agree with it
      _Oppy 3 jul
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    • Golden Rice has fed millions of starving people around the world. GMOs are one the greatest invention of the modern era
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    • the more i understand politics the more i hate old people
      konjop 3 jul
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    • For real, why TF do people care so much about "organic" or "preservatives" or all of these dumb buzzwords. People act like "chemicals" means acid or something. Like bitch, everything is made of chemicals, we're made of chemicals
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    • funny how the more i understand economics the more i hate GMOs
      JHKV 30 jun
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    • Reddit is gay
      djdhdhhoo 30 jun
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    • Humans fear what they don’t understand
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    • What's really stupid is that a GMO can be as simple as, this tree grew more apples and faster than the others, let breed and plant the seeds of this one. And people will still be against it because GMO.
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    • There is absolutely nothing wrong with GMO foods. In fact, its healthier because the alternative is applying more chemicals. The only problem with GMOs is how they've been used (terminator genes, genetic rights, etc.)
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    • “Free-range” beef would require 20 times more land and produce 300% more emissions
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    • People against gmo are anti-vaxxers of the plant world
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    • This study has been funded by Monsanto
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    • Oh no, people aren't starving, how horrible GMOs must be
      TNTNuke 3 jul
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    • Every food which has been cultivated by humans for over a century is a GMO. If you select your crops based on which plants produced the most. Then after a few harvests the genetics of your crops have changed. Thus, genetically modified organisms or GMO's.
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    • I'm a computer engineering student and that is true for computers. You start to realize how absolutely GARBAGE bank software is and how useless all those "security" features are. Half the shit is just millennial appealing marketing bullshit that doesn't improve your life. Fuck CS, EE is best.
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    • GMOs on their own are not only safe but a good tool to feed the planet. However this does not excuse Monsanto useing GMOs to unethically gain control the entire agricultural industry and food itself.
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    • The more hated thing about GMO is that they have terminator genes and are trademarked
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    • Nice try Monsanto, you slick b1tch
      yZ400 3 jul
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    • bet this from GMO funded group
      tacoSkad 3 jul
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    • Ted Cruz fact #483, I am a Computer science major, but idgaf. All the spyware and shit used to scare me, but Google probably already has a spreadsheet of our dick sizes so I don't care anymore.
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    • The really problem is big pesticide
      Voxxxxxx 3 jul
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    • It’s so easy to make people fear things they shouldn’t be afraid of. Like ridiculously easy.
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    • Dogs are GMOs. We bred dogs from wolves over thousands of years Genetically altering them to our own specifications.
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    • “So uh, we mixed our two best trees to get the best fruit harvest. Completely natural, no mad science.” GMOs, REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    • So I have researched GMOs a fair bit and the only thing that worries me about them is the environmental impact. The amounts of herbicides used and the resistance to pesticides and herbicides. These two thing can destroy biodiversity in areas and that is troubling.
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    • See here's the thing, retards see some products of science being bad, and assume that all are bad, and other retards accuse those who think some certain product of science is bad of thinking all products of science are bad. Once we know what the fuck we're doing, then sure GMOs are fine, as long...
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    • I don’t get how some food is “organic”. Like why am I paying 2 dollars for an organic Avacado that came from the exact same farm as the regular avacados. (I don’t actually pay that, I am just asking)
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    • You know this is what I hate about most science issues. The discussion is such a mess because we don't totally know everything. That's how science works. Not to mention one individual can publish a study with an awful conclusion, be ridiculed and then it's just big Academia trying to suppress (1/2)
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    • The more you know, the less you know you don't know, until you know enough. Then you know that you know nothing at all.
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    • As a dev, this is true.
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    • The biggest problem with GMO’s is that they can make plants impervious to chemicals, like roundup and insecticide, meaning farmers can douse their fields in chemicals without damaging the crops, but the runoff is extremely damaging to the environment
      Ertyert 3 jul
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    • I’m a plant biotech, gmos aren’t bad to consume, it’s that they create monocultures and often get out into the environment.
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    • Really? All I ever noticed was that the more science I learned the more often I found myself getting upset about someone getting something wrong
      DrZwicky 3 jul
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    • GMOs are usually pretty great
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    • My wife worked at the health food store, absolutely amazing employers and she worked really hard, but they had some workers who where incredibly anti-vaccine and anti-GMO w/out really doing any research. She would come home with some bat shit crazy story about how GMO causes cancer and I would pt. 1
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    • Read "biotech" as be-yotch
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    • I’ve never been scared of gmo’s there’s nothing to be scared of
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    • GMO seeds and the plants grown from them r the property of whoever sold the seeds. If a stray seed gets on ur property Monsanto owns it and will sue u for the profit of what those plants make or require u to only use their seeds
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    • So I guess the rats that were fed a steady diet of GMOS in a lab and developed multiple tumors just didn't understand the science.....
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    • Oh no! We made this apple look nicer, have a longer shelf life, and more nutritious 😳
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    • Science is the measure of what it naturally exists. computer programming is manufacturing of a concept that is not anchored to anything physical.
      Heron 5 jul
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    • Its not that i fear the crop, its that by increasing production of food youre only temporarily putting off the need for more food because it will lead to a population growth
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    • I only eat GMOs in Hope's I get the good genes
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    • I've been around for years and never seem ifunny so wrong in a comment section
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    • I agree with GMOs but GMO tomatoes fucking suck
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    • The law was bastardized by lobbyists. Gene splicing is not cross breeding or cross polinizacion it's not traditional plant splice hybridization. The idea was label what's in the food. So they fucked with the categories. Informed consent
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    • Mmmmmmm no. The more you understand science the more you dislike GMOs because you actually know the history behind them. Which is that they're mostly for figuring out how to mess with our own genomes secretly
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    • Humans have been genetically modifying food since the invention of cultivation.
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    • GMO is fine, Monsanto is bad.
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    • Is no-one going to talk about suicide seeds and what a shitty and manipulative practice they are?
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    • You see, the problem starts when companies make some bullshit patent up and don't let farmers grow plants that yield seed. In Colombia, you cannot grow and sell natural crops, you need to have the special seeds companies sell that can't reproduce, so farmers are forced to keep buying seeds.
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    • Funny how the more I understand GMOs I hate africans
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    • This is how I look at it- if a plant is modified to point that it can’t reproduce from its own seed- then it has no life to it. Our bodies require life to live.
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    • Since the invention of agriculture, we’ve been genetically modifying our food. Almost all of our crops have been modified over the ages.
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    • Or you pop early and burn out.
      Guiltyyy 3 jul
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    • just saying that fruits and veggies and most food today in general is super bland because of these things I went to haiti a while back and had their fruits and veggies while there and the flavor was leagues different like i never ate fruits and veggies but while there i ate a lot because of the tast
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    • Some people in this comment section are comparable to anti-vaxxers with how they demonize GMOs. Look up Norman Borlaug, this dude created GMO wheat and saved over a billion lives because of it; then won a Nobel peace prize for it
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    • GMO’s are still concerning
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    • I am a proud American. I reject science. Bring on the dark ages!
      CybrDuke 3 jul
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    • I had a nutrition class in high school where the teacher talked about how bad GMO was for 10 straight classes and then we had to write an essay about it
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    • The more I see of other platforms the better i feel about ifunny
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    • Wheat with originally 4 chromosomes now have 42 definitely not bad.
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    • I am 100% ok with the products of GMO, the companies and process behind them I am not so keen on. The worst of capitalism can be found there.
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    • I never understood the fear of GMOs
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    • When you realize if a guy breeds a good apple tree with his best instead of a shitty one it's GMO, been doing this shit since farming started, now it's just more advanced
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    • People who refuse to maintain a crop of their own, making GMOs the only viable solution for feeding the ever-expanding population: "GMOs are bad!"
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    • I studied biotech 20 years ago love gm crops, been telling people for years how great they are
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    • Uh oh ifunny is featuring posts with 5 comments again
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    • GMO crops don’t work sorry reddit
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    • GMO corn contains compounds that make you sterile and this was even reported on as a good thing a long time ago.
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    • GMOs are not natural and are not healthy. This is not some “unscientific” belief. It is largely backed and accepted. Don’t fall into this trap.
      Jesum 3 jul
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    • the more you study GMO crops the more you learn how evil they can be to farmers
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    • The more of a superiority complex you have, the more naive you are towards your own epistemic limitations. Complexity of nature is not computable, and autistic scientists with very narrow domains can’t change that
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    • Biochemistry ❤
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    • You act as if the food an drinks we consume aren't hurting us detrimentally. We have the lowest testosterone levels ever recorded in history, and some of the highest rates of cancer and gays.
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    • The bananas we eat are all GMOs. And “organic” literally translates to something that is composed mostly of carbon which is almost everything on earth
      QuillMii 6 jul
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    • if you buy non GMO fruit you are paying more for the same fruit cause there’s no such thing as a GMO fruit
      blarrf 6 jul
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    • If you disagree with the use of GMOs, you’re pretty fuckin dumb.
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    • The problem with GMOs in the us at least is that the us doesn’t have proper screening for GMOs, and therefore many allowed GMO’s haven’t been tested thoroughly and can have unexpected effects
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    • Kinda disagree about computer science. In terms of cyber security, computer literacy has you feel secure knowing that you’re fine as long as you don’t click suspicious links, and learning programming and machine learning algorithms has me no longer afraid of artificial intelligence.
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    • From what i understand GMOs are more of an ethical issue than a health issue
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    • People don’t realize that pretty much everything we eat is GMO. Ever seen what carrots and corn look like before we domesticated them?
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    • While the term "organic" is just slapped on whatever now, you can easily taste the difference between well raised and factory farm animals.
      Maloce 6 jul
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    • Dude the computer shit is true, I want mechanical locks, a mercury bulb thermostat, and a 56k modem.
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    • Well, supposedly GMOs slowly but surely alter your hormone balance. Whether it makes you think slower or the fact that young teens are hitting puberty early, physically maturing at an accelerated rate.
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    • The more I learn about politics the more I hate Jews
      Gwydion 6 jul
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    • I'm not afraid of GMOs I'm just afraid of the fact that it enables companies (Monsanto) to use herbicides all they want and give us cancer without any negative consequences.
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    • I just dont want five rounds of pesticide on my food. Not all organic or GMO are equal. Do yoyr research on both. It's not cut and dried.
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    • We should be focusing a lot of resources into lab grown meat
      Jguy2698 5 jul
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    • The problem with GMO crops isn’t health or safety. It’s that corporations have the legal backing to own a type of food. That’s pretty dystopian if you ask me.
      Starkogi 5 jul
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    • For a moment I accidentally read biotech as biatch for some reason
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    • Bitch, that’s propaganda
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    • Gmo has little to do with chemicals right? Its more like selective breeding? Not saying im genuinely asking
      SH1NO 5 jul
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    • The reason people are scared of GMO is because there is not that much study into generations long effects. It’s a genetically altered food so there is the slight chance it can alter human dna over generations
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    • Gmo is good. it's what companies are doing with gmo crops that are bad.
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