DailyDirt: Frankenfoods Are Going To Kill Us All! Or End World Hunger. Whichevers.

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As the human population grows, we'll need to produce more food in the next 40 years than has ever been produced by agriculture over the last 8,000 years. Advances in biotechnology will enable us to do this, but genetically modified organisms (GMOs) aren't always beneficial. We'll need to look more closely at the safety of GMOs and the unintended consequences of genetic engineering, but some time in the future, the world will need to accept some amount of frankenfood to maintain our food supply. Here are just a few informative links on the topic of genetically modified foods. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: agriculture, biotech, breeding, farming, food, frankenfood, genetic engineering, gmo


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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Jul 2013 @ 10:14pm

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    It is worse than sad. It is an economic rape of any sort of useful, traditional, natural farming.

    The companies involved (Monsanto leads, but there are others that have bribed congress critters), seem to be run by venal sociopaths.

    In a sane world, all Monsanto executives would be on the list of criminals responsible for egregious crimes against humanity.

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