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Started by Selkie, December 22, 2010, 10:28:47 PM
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Quote from: Mobius135 on April 20, 2012, 12:31:37 AMI think this could lead to a great decrease in the percent of hungry people there are in the world. Artificial food growth. Almost like farmers have been doing for years and "genetically" altering plants to yield greater results. The difference being that this would theoretically be like obtaining root access to that plant, modifying it at the smallest layer. A tree the size of a small pine that yeilds watermelon-sized apples. More efficient farming. No more worrying about harsh winters.In the long term: Two artificial cells, living, join. Begin replicating. Evolution is slightly, accelerated. Would this creature learn to understand us, how would it act, what would it look like? Could you even call it a "creature"?
Quote from: N o t S i d on April 20, 2012, 05:03:52 PMI would argue against genetically modifying plants. I don't believe that the modified plants are really healthy. Sure we may have a lot of food, but we might as well be eating garbage. There was a documentary called Food Inc that had a lot of information regarding the negatives of GM foods. I ate strictly organic for a little bit, and I honestly felt a whole lot better. My sister told me that many GM foods are linked to things such as depression and other psychological disorders. I also had a roommate who swears there was this guy who cured cancer by having his patients follow an intense organic vegetarian diet. I never saw any evidence of that but whatever.
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Quote from: Clucky on April 22, 2012, 03:02:45 AMi never understood anti gmo besides what lawlz said (patents)i mean, plants naturally go through evolution and humans have been manipulating that since thousands of years ago through selective breeding
Quote from: Socks on April 22, 2012, 08:52:22 AMThousands of years is the point, not overnight in a lab. In co-evolution you can't radically change one aspect while expecting the other not to be dramatically affected. Go eat your plastic corn and see what happens to you.
Quote from: Clucky on April 22, 2012, 01:24:53 PMi'm pretty sure 'plastic corn' is used in ~80% of all edible products that everyone consumes on the daily basisand medicines were created in labs because they were more efficient than herbal rememdies