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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  1. identicon
    Ray, 27 Jul 2013 @ 4:13am

    Aqua Culture

    Aqua culture is a process of using fish poop and piss to grow fresh fruit, veggies and fish. The growth medium is gravel.

    You can produce 1 million pounds of food on 5 acres per year. No other food production model even comes close. In fact, many are 1000 times less productive.

    GMO foods have things like enzymes attached to them to slow down your spearm so you can't reproduce. While that is probably a good thing, is that really how we want to solve the problem of over-population?

    I would think a well informed public willingly going along and force for those that don't, would be the solution. If what they are doing presently is viable, we would not have a huge class of welfare recipients with large broken families. You don't make the world better through destruction or dictatorship.

    In the end, it is all about profit for the wealthy. All war is class warfare and GMO foods are just a weapon in that arsenal in spite of how they are being sold to the public.

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