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Talk:Genetically modified food

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Excellent sources to mine[edit]

I've been wanting to mine these two Skeptoid podcasts/articles for ages now, but haven't gotten around to it. Float onward, brave flask post! To whomever it may concern! Mine, mine, for Goatness' sake, mine! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:50, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

The moon is a space ship! WAKE UP![edit]

No scientific consensus: http://www.ensser.org/media/0115/. This article is vastly flawed. Like the Penn & Tiller show it cites at the beginning, it uses vast amounts of disinfo couched in valid information to pummel the reader into accepting its conclusions via Trojan disinfo horse. It is too big and too obviously partial. For anyone who wants another perspective here is a link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/02/an-essential-citizens-guide-to-the-truth-about-gm-crops-and-food/. This book is equally partial but is very well-sourced and will allow a more balanced view than that gleaned from specious corporate PR.-- (talk) 16:32, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Colin Todhunter is the author behind the article you link. He's written troves of anti-GMO screeching. Fun facts include:
Aah, the best type of radical leftist — so deep in the fringe that you don't even notice that you've begun merging with the Alt-right. That's wonderful of you, to have to done so. Congratulations. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 18:12, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Also, just regarding counterpunch.org generally, don't miss their excellent editorial content on the vaccine conspiracy, the New World Order, the Illuminati and their fine selection of articles on literal holocaust denial.
I'm sure you think you're a genius for sidestepping the corporate media brainwashing and getting just "the truth" from your alternative media outlet. I wonder why so few people seem to have figured that clever anti-disinformation strategy out by now.
Here's my prognosis: you're an idiot for reading counterpunch — and if you're not, you'll demonstrate that by unbookmarking that hippie InfoWars knockoff this very moment. I'd pray for your soul, but I'm an Atheist, so... here's a good old College "Good luck!" instead. You'll need it. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 18:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Organic food comparatively sucks[edit]

https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/01/23/organic-yields-lag-conventional-20-developed-countries-43-africa-meta-analyses-finds/ 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 23:25, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

In other words[edit]

I have a fever. Let me enjoy the little things. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:42, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Not surprising. Organic foods typically have lower yields. I find it ironic that organic is hailed as "eco-friendly" but at the same time, its yields are worse and therefore require more developed land to be comparable to conventional. I do know there are good components and conventional farming isn't perfect, but reality ain't anything like the image the organic tryhard industry likes to conjure up. LEFTYGREENMARIO 03:25, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Kurzgesagt finally releases long-awaited video on GMOs[edit]

Guess if our GMO article is right and NaturalNews is wrong? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:08, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Percy Schmeiser[edit]

I do not find anything wrong with what Percy Schmeiser did; if an useful trait improves some of my plants, I shall select for the improved trait. ¿Why should Percy Schmeiser have to pay? The trait showed up in a small percentage of his crops and he selected it. He signed no contract with Monsanto If Monsanto did not want all rational farmers to select for RoundUp™-resistance, it should have made the crops sterile; by leaving the crops fertile, it guaranteed that all rational farmers would select their crops for RoundUp™-resistance. Those farmers did not steal from Monsanto; Monsanto gave them free pollen and they just selected the best offspring. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. (You can indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line.) Thank you. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:33, 9 April 2017 (UTC)