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Building7 13 points ago +13 / -0

There is a difference between selectively breeding the best crop, and genetically engineering a crop so that it is resistant to chemicals and can have two or three times as many pesticides put on it.

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Just_dumping_fuel 1 point ago +1 / -0

they did that... they found out the current crop appears brighter in color and larger. root structure is crap. either defective next generation or sterile. lower health benefits (vitamins and minerals)

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Stolen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Let's talk about feeding off of tits

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -2 points ago +1 / -3

No, there isnt.

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Isolated_Patriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

Gonna stick your fingers in your ears and say "nananananana" too?

Genetically engineering a potato that doesn't appear to bruise, even though it does but now you don't know to cut the toxic bruise out, is just as bad.

GMOs are filled with stupid mistakes like that and we have no idea the long term effects of dropping a new mutation into the food supply every few days, vs the generations it used to take to get new variations into the supply the old way.

And just so you know, the old way wasn't always safe either. But that extra time scale meant the unsafe stuff didn't end up on your table.

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Building7 6 points ago +6 / -0

If you do not think there is a difference between a heavily treated crop and a pesticide free crop, well then… Bon appétit

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

There is no such thing as pesticide free crop - even organic produce uses a list of approved "organic" pesticides