being anti-msg, or anti-gmo, is the same as being pro-bernie sanders if someone suggests that as their opinion, it is safe to end the discussion right there on the spot because they will have nothing valid or substantial to contribute to it
>>7297296 This is probably more /sci/ related, but the closest logical argument you could make against GMOs and non-organic food in general is that it promotes over consumption of phosphorus. Phosphorus is a key component of fertilizers and is also an important food additive (phosphoric acid is what gives soda it's tart flavor). Running out of phosphorus would be like running out of oil, except instead of the end of cheap gas it would be the end of cheap food.
tl;dr non-organic foods use fertilizer, which we will eventually run out of within the next 50 years
>>7297526 I interpret that as a reason GMOs are a necessity. if our ability to cultivate things will be compromised, we will need to create crops that can be more easily grown under those compromised circumstances.
People don't understand the science behind GMOs and get scared by simple genetics. There is no difference in genetically modifying and selective breeding only the former can be done 1000x faster and for specific genes you want. The real problem comes from introducing those genes back into wild populations which could basically fuck up raw genetic diversity needed to identify traits for say disease resistance. However, in heavily modified crops like corn you don't really need to worry about that since they don't have any close wild relatives.
>>7297591 and it's important to note, this is where the liberal double talk starts happening >but wild genetic diversity could be compromised ok, so we'll just make the crop unable to reproduce naturally >oh, typical capitalists trying to force farmers to keep buying your seeds year after year!
>>7297386 It's not the only way. It's just that most of the world doesn't care enough or is too much of a shit hole to feed itself, so agricultural businesses have taken to farming as much as they can out of as small of an area as they can. It's a pretty smart move on their part for the short term, but long term it's fucking stupid. All it does is enable populations that can't feed themselves to keep growing.
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