Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Food is food that has had specific changes introduced into its DNA by genetic engineering techniques.


My (Wayne Eddy's) Thoughts

  • I don't believe that GM food intrinsically bad, even if some companies are giving it a bad name.
  • GM food has the potential to be tasty, nutritious and available & easy for anyone to grow, and that kind of GM food is/will be a great boon for the entire world.
  • I think we should be working towards personalised GM food. Food specifically designed to ensure that the taste, texture and nutritional properties of the food are ideal for a given individual. I can envision a future where those who care about this sort of thing have their own strains of designer food growing in a nearby vertical farm. The cost of biotech is coming screaming down, and its capabilities are growing each year, so this is not some unreachable utopia, and I believe it is a very good reason for standing up to the anti-GMO lobby.

Related Pages

Google+ Posts

  1. No Monsanto (Michael Q Todd)
  2. Food Security (Andrew Carpenter)
  3. Golden Rice/Prop 37 (Yonatan Zunger)

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. News
  3. A Golden Rice Opportunity (Bjørn Lomborg)
  4. GMO Feed is NOT Hurting Our Livestock, Say Researchers
  5. GMO potatoes-have-arrived-but-will-anyone-buy-them?
  6. The Case for Engineering our Food
  7. Future Party Environment Policy
  8. The Hypoallergenic Peanut Has Arrived Thanks to Genetic Modification - Inverse (September 2015)

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