The answer to the world's food problem is not about GMO vs. Organic. We live in a world where part of America's food production could feed the entire world, but so much gets wasted, thrown away, left behind, etc. They won't even sell an apple at the grocery store if it isn't round enough. Think of how much food gets thrown away at the dinner table, restaurants, even grocery stores. When I was younger I worked in one, and the amount of food that we'd toss that was perfectly fine was disgusting.
The reason I dislike GMO's is because the current system pertaining to the "ownership" of the seeds and genetic material they contain. Super corporations should not have the power of the world's food supply in their hands, nor the legal rights to the only types of seeds that can grow in certain areas. Plants are typically genetically modified to provide better pest protection, better drought protection, and stronger immunity to disease. The problem is, microevolution can change what a bacterium can live in that it would normally die from. Therefore we get superbacteria. Bugs can evolve to better survive while eating certain pesticides, and we get superbugs. And to our water issue, the bandaid of drought resistant crops will only help us for so long. The bigger issue is overuse of water and the effects of climate change.
Personally, I do not mind spending the extra 10% on organic foods. Will I refuse to eat GMOs? No. A majority of the food I eat is not USDA certified organic. But I'd rather eat something grown with cowshit and bone meal and compounds that have been studied longer than something sprayed with chemicals that have no longterm human studies, fertilizers that are sucked into the leaves, etc. I also would rather financially support a local farmer which can help my community grow.
You need to remember that Monsanto, the corporation that is involved with most GMOs had funded studies to skew the results to protect their profits in the past with regards to RoundUp and it's effect on humans. They actually have many falsified studies. We saw the same thing happen with the tobacco industry. I am a man of science, but you must remember, not all people have their hands in our favor. Profit margins make people do bad things.
I'm a tad under the influence of a plant right now, and I highly doubt it was grown organically. Probably hydroponic.
My apologies if this is incoherent.
I'm a little upset that nobody replied to my post on the first page!
Anyways, Summerlander, Lucide, how are you doing? I haven't been very active on here as of late. I'm moving to a new state and that has kept me busy.
I'm not surprised by the amount of pseudoscience on here. It seems to be par for the course on this forum. Hell, it would seem we are in the era of misinformation and pseudoscience. We are really in quite a dystopic point in our society it may seem. We have small devices on us that can access probably 99% of the information in the world, with answers to nearly every question we have. Yet we seem to be the dumbest we've been in years. Makes me wonder, how did the product of billions of years of evolution make us?