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  •  Well, I'm not sure that's (0+ / 0-)

    entirely the target, and I'm not sure you're responding to the definition of 'work.'

    If Round-Up Ready crops emitted clouds of mustard gas and lorry-loads of diamonds, I assure you that farmers would plant them.

    I'm increasingly agnostic on the theory of GMO crops, though the industry seems about as trustworthy as big finance or big energy, so I'm not making any specific claims here. I'm just not sure what point your comment made.

    Surely everyone agrees that if one is unthinkingly against a new technology, one is anti-science. (Just as the opposite is obviously true.)

    Surely everyone agrees that if GMO crops didn't work in some way, for something, they would not be in use.

    "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

    by GussieFN on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 09:23:48 AM PDT

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    •  The bottom line is if "GMO" crops disappeared (2+ / 0-)
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      tomorrow, Big Agriculture would be just as fucked up as it is today (wrt massive monoculture, factory farming of sentient animals, use of huge amounts of antibiotics for that (etc etc)).

      •  Ah. That's a different, and interesting, point! (3+ / 0-)
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        You don't think that the creation, distribution, propagation, litigation, environmental/health/business/political consequences of GMO crops in particular adds any additional fucked-upness to the industry. At least not more than it subtracts.

        You might be right about that. I tend to think, based on no information, that you're not, because it strikes me that adding another element to a fucked-up system will almost certainly increase the fuckery. But I've got no real clue.

        "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

        by GussieFN on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 09:41:32 AM PDT

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