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#80 - Same reason people cry non stop about torbjorn instead of just… 23 hours ago on Great Debate +2
#33 - At the time, Asmera was part of Ethiopia. Eritrea became indep…  [+] (1 new reply) 05/22/2016 on Anon has a rare flag 0
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#34 - iamthefirstnigger (05/22/2016) [-]
I know, man. But eritreans has never seen themselves as ethiopian.
#21 - My mom was born on an American Navy base in Asmera, Eritrea. S…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/21/2016 on Anon has a rare flag 0
#32 - anon (05/21/2016) [-]
Isaias Afwerki is the president of Eritrea. He can go choke on a bag of dicks too though.
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#26 - iamthefirstnigger (05/21/2016) [-]
Haile Selassie is ethiopian
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#33 - valyn (05/22/2016) [-]
At the time, Asmera was part of Ethiopia. Eritrea became independent in 1991
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#34 - iamthefirstnigger (05/22/2016) [-]
I know, man. But eritreans has never seen themselves as ethiopian.
#65 - Norman Borlaug, the pioneer of modern GMO technology, has save…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/15/2016 on /pol/ on Evil Corporations +8
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#66 - thatguyontheright (04/15/2016) [-]
I know. People just don't like GMOs because they sound scaaaaaaaary. You know what else sounds scary? Starvation....Famine...death. Shit, Rice with Vitamin C....great for Space Flight or long excursions at sea. Plants that can produce larger Yields? GREAT.
#58 - They're evil, but we need GMO's. Human population has gotten…  [+] (8 new replies) 04/15/2016 on /pol/ on Evil Corporations +9
#109 - swagbot (04/15/2016) [-]
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/genetic-engineering/failure-to-yield.html

One tip of the iceberg.

I used to be staunchly pro-GMO.... i distinctly remember a presentation to my Debate class back in 8th Grade where I argued "I don't understand why everyone is opposed to GMOs - it's the best of both worlds - you have a natural plant, which is merely enhanced by changes in its genetics - you can grow more food, and avoid the use of fertilizers and pesticides!"

Of course, I hadn't yet looked into the issue at all - just parroting what I'd heard from other people.

Many (All) of these GM crops are merely marketing gimmicks to get farmers to use more agri-chemicals. Roundup-Ready = use-Roundup-and-it-will-NOT-kill-the-plant. But.... I thought the whole point of GM crops was so that farmers could stop using agrichemicals? It's a complete fraud.

And then there's this gem - BT corn: bit.ly/1T8vCOP

People, mostly kids, are already getting Crohns'-family diseases at an elevated rate nowadays.... and we are expected to eat more of this crap?

AND, the processes used to manufacture these seeds are not anywhere near as precise / scientific / futuristic as we think: Seeds are essentially either forcibly mutated, or gene-altered using extremely crude techniques. The plants resulting from these half-assed mutations produce bizarre organic-chemicals inside themselves, which contribute to health problems.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81rp%C3%A1d_Pusztai

www.independent.co.uk/environment/gm-food-banned-in-monsanto-canteen-737948.html

Though I think everything should be well-investigated / taken with a grain of salt, here are two YT vids to give you some loose-ends to look into:

youtu.be/a6OxbpLwEjQ
youtu.be/wA2GhOCtmBE?t=533

I dream of a time where research teams will be so well-funded, honest, inquisitive, and organized-in-thinking that they will conduct REAL, quality, Forerunner-From-Halo-Style bad-ass genetics research (and some good labs are doing good research today), but don't make the same mistake as me in falling for the GMO hype - For now, GMOs are about money, not good research.
#212 - anon (04/15/2016) [-]
As someone with a masters in molecular and genetic biology, It still sounds like you're parroting what you've heard from other people...
" I thought the whole point of GM crops was so that farmers could stop using agrichemicals?"
You thought wrong, that's not the point of the vast majority of GM crops, the point is essentially to increase the yield and nutritional value by any means, even if that includes making a plant resilient to one pesticide so you can carpet bomb your crops with it. It's not pretty but it works and saves the agriculture industry billions upon billions of dollars.

In fact the only links in your post containing any facts are the Wikipedia links and the Pusztai affair is the only significant one with any actual scientific merit, however the link between excess lectin and Crohns is not exactly groundbreaking, and Puszatai's study was not exactly rigorous. Furthermore potatoes that produce extra lectin don't account for all GM crops.

"AND, the processes used to manufacture these seeds are not anywhere near as precise / scientific / futuristic as we think: Seeds are essentially either forcibly mutated, or gene-altered using extremely crude techniques. The plants resulting from these half-assed mutations produce bizarre organic-chemicals inside themselves, which contribute to health problems."

Where on earth did you get information like that? It contains a lot of scary buzzwords like "forcibly mutated". As opposed to what? Leaving them on the desk and hoping they do it themselves, of course you need to force the mutations you daft cunt. Gene altered using crude techniques? What the fuck does that even mean? Do you think genetic modification is just ramming a syringe into a seed? A crude gene altering technique is selective breeding. Pretty much all GM crops use either gene insertion or direct genomic modification, neither of which can realistically be called crude and neither of which results in "half-assed" mutations or the production of bizarre chemicals.

Finally you posted two youtube links.
One entitled Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's - Full Movie, by Gary Null. Null is an anti-scientist who is strongly anti-vaccine and does not believe that HIV causes AIDS.
The other was GMO Food — It's Worse Than We Thought - Dr. Russell Blaylock.
Blaylock is a more reputable source because he was at one time a respected scientist in the field of neurosurgery. However, he also believes that the swine flu vaccine
carries more risk that swine flue itself and that MSG is toxic in small amounts based on no evidence, even though there are multiple thousands of reputable studies showing it to be safe even when you exceed 2x+ what is considered to be a daily intake.

ALL science is about money, it's about how much profit you can make and it will always be so, that doesn't mean that they aren't about good research. Good research makes money. The biggest moral issue with GMO's is the legal rights associated with the patenting and ownership of modified plants and genomic information, not that they're poisoning us.

For some GM foods that aren't evil even by a real stretch of logic check out golden rice, distributed for free and used to supplement Vitamin A in places where deficiency commonly cause blindness in children. The worst thing that Greenpeace could say about it was that it might open the door for other GM crops to be used.
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#91 - rainbowtacos (04/15/2016) [-]
Exactly. All these people are fighting Monsanto for all the wrong reasons. And because GMOs are so closesly associated with Monsanto and they've been doing evil shit with them, people consider all GMOs bad when they are really needed.
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#71 - elreydenada (04/15/2016) [-]
Oh, yeah, definitely. My main gripe with them is their fucking nasty pesticides and how they keep pushing their monopoly in the country (as mentioned above in the post) so as to avoid the ban of their pesticides.
I've never seen people in my country be as pissed of at a company as they are with Monsanto.
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#64 - thatguyontheright (04/15/2016) [-]
I've said this for YEARS. Thomas Malthus was correct all along. Human populations will eventually grow faster than their food supply will support. The only way we can fix this is with GMOs/Manufacturing foods (aside from O'Neil cylinders).
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#77 - reloadedhamster (04/15/2016) [-]
I wouldnt say its the only way. Just the cheapest.
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#65 - valyn (04/15/2016) [-]
Norman Borlaug, the pioneer of modern GMO technology, has saved more lives than anyone else in human history except maybe Louis Pasteur
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#66 - thatguyontheright (04/15/2016) [-]
I know. People just don't like GMOs because they sound scaaaaaaaary. You know what else sounds scary? Starvation....Famine...death. Shit, Rice with Vitamin C....great for Space Flight or long excursions at sea. Plants that can produce larger Yields? GREAT.
#201 - You guys? Lol I'm American thankfully  [+] (1 new reply) 04/11/2016 on Islam comp: the fire has to... 0
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#240 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Oh sorry, I guess you just know a lot more about this than I do.
#169 - There may be some truth to that. Maybe I had cause and effect …  [+] (3 new replies) 04/11/2016 on Islam comp: the fire has to... 0
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#189 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Well I hope you guys can figure something out soon. I thought SJWs in America were bad, but it seems like you guys have it much worst
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#201 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
You guys? Lol I'm American thankfully
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#240 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Oh sorry, I guess you just know a lot more about this than I do.
#165 - Because these people come from an area where they fight and st…  [+] (6 new replies) 04/11/2016 on Islam comp: the fire has to... 0
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#167 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
That's a pretty lame excuse. If this was happening in America and we didn't have the gun rights that we have today, I guarantee you would see Americans out on the streets beating rapists to death with fists, bats, crow bars, etc.
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#179 - Weirdozzy (04/11/2016) [-]
To be fair..as an American, I can admit most people I know are super hostile to most things, not in a bigoted way, but we all seem to respond with a more violent approach to situations that we are met with if the other person is being violent, even whitest of Americans will chimp the fuck out
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#169 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
There may be some truth to that. Maybe I had cause and effect mixed up- the problem in Europe is the cowardice and apathy that lead to weapons bans, not the bans themselves. Europeans seem to have forgotten how to rage against the dying of the light
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#189 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Well I hope you guys can figure something out soon. I thought SJWs in America were bad, but it seems like you guys have it much worst
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#201 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
You guys? Lol I'm American thankfully
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#240 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Oh sorry, I guess you just know a lot more about this than I do.
#133 - Because they banned the tools to do that (or so heavily restri…  [+] (8 new replies) 04/10/2016 on Islam comp: the fire has to... +9
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#163 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
They don't have guns so why do you need them? There may be a large number of migrants, but there's also a large number of Europeans.
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#165 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
Because these people come from an area where they fight and struggle just to stay alive every day. They would destroy the average soft, civilized city dweller in a straight up fight.
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#167 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
That's a pretty lame excuse. If this was happening in America and we didn't have the gun rights that we have today, I guarantee you would see Americans out on the streets beating rapists to death with fists, bats, crow bars, etc.
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#179 - Weirdozzy (04/11/2016) [-]
To be fair..as an American, I can admit most people I know are super hostile to most things, not in a bigoted way, but we all seem to respond with a more violent approach to situations that we are met with if the other person is being violent, even whitest of Americans will chimp the fuck out
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#169 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
There may be some truth to that. Maybe I had cause and effect mixed up- the problem in Europe is the cowardice and apathy that lead to weapons bans, not the bans themselves. Europeans seem to have forgotten how to rage against the dying of the light
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#189 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Well I hope you guys can figure something out soon. I thought SJWs in America were bad, but it seems like you guys have it much worst
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#201 - valyn (04/11/2016) [-]
You guys? Lol I'm American thankfully
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#240 - shazmo (04/11/2016) [-]
Oh sorry, I guess you just know a lot more about this than I do.
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