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27 Responses to Young Girl Takes Down Kevin O`Leary on GMO

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Link: Young Girl Takes Down Kevin O`Leary on GMO -
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    June 25, 2014 at 6:40 am
    I suppose this is one of the areas where I diverge from the Liberals. We`ve been altering food for years. Heck, corn is a crazy, mutated grass. I think this is simply a case of the general population being afraid of new technology. GMOs are set up to do a TON of good. It is the future of our food and the best way to end a lot of suffering.

    And for the record, I think the girl got buried here. She either didn`t want to discuss the merits or hadn`t really given it much thought. Either way, she kept staggering and returning to the labelling issue as a way to deal with her lack of focus on the questions she was getting.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 6:47 am
    Probably people in others countries less lucky than Murica are starving right because of Monsanto or others greedies companies like that. Those anchormen are annoyng.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 6:53 am
    Anyway,we are 7 bilions procreating in exponential way, overpopulation is the real problem of the earth and one of the cause of this situation are the companies like Monsanto and GMO products. Our planet have never saw such a larger number of humans, we passed from barely one billions to 7 bilions in less than a century, and what a single person consume nowaday is like what an entire village was used to consume. Go on with GMO and we will destroy ourselves and our planet by overpopulation.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 7:17 am
    The World According to Monsanto documentary.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2014 at 7:30 am
    I`m with patch here, we are either going to have to artifically stop procreating or increase the food supply. That`s going to have to be done through modifying foods. I don`t see another way of doing it.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 7:31 am

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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2014 at 7:35 am
    I don`t get why people are starving because of Monsanto. The part I disagree with is their ability to copyright nature.
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    SMRD Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 7:47 am
    Did everyone miss the part about GMOs NOT having higher yields? This, among other reasons, is why more testing needs to be done: neither the positive or negative benefits have been recorded at all, we are all just assuming that these foods are better or the only choice because they say so.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    June 25, 2014 at 8:13 am
    I`m also with Mr. Chouly.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 8:25 am
    While I may not agree with all of Monsanto`s business practices, the science behind GMOs is sound, and there is no harm from eating them. Study after study has shown this, take a look at this meta analysis of many studies encompassing a variety of different GMOs, a variety of test animal species, and a variety of lengths, ranging from 90 days to long term multigenerational studies. No harm found.

    Labeling them is pointless as well. It would be easier to label the ones that aren`t, and besides there is already organic anyway. The differences in each GMO make labeling a nightmare, which is part of why in Europe they decided to mostly stop selling GMOs.

    For example, take Arctic apples. This is a new apple that doesn`t brown. They accomplished this by adding an extra copy of the gene responsible for browning, which makes the ap
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 8:28 am
    ...apple shut down the production of that molecule. How would you go about labeling such an apple?

    "Is GMO." Not particularly useful.

    "Contains extra copy of gene already present." Also useless.

    And all this for something which has repeatedly been shown to be harmless. Yet, you don`t see people screaming bloody murder to have them label which pesticides were used on their food, and those HAVE been shown to be harmful. Yet just because it has the word "genetic" in it people start witch hunting because they are ignorant of all the good research behind the sound science.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 8:44 am
    The girl didn`t take down anyone. All she did was avoid answering the questions posed just like a politician or lobbyist would. At least Kevin addressed her points, and said, "Yes, more transparency is always good." She just ignored his.

    Regarding labeling, "GMO vs. non-GMO" is retarded and doesn`t convey anything meaningful. Some GMOs are great, others not so great. Nutrition information and long-term study information is much more important
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2014 at 9:17 am
    "Regarding labeling, "GMO vs. non-GMO" is retarded and doesn`t convey anything meaningful. Some GMOs are great, others not so great."

    Bliznik you are retarded. Playing God with food will only end in disaster.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 10:23 am
    The deed is done, no point crying over spilt spelt.
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    TwitchyPengu Female 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 10:30 am
    I know nothing about GMOs, nor am I political at all, but it feels like this little girl is basically just regurgitating stuff she`s read from a one-sided source. She refuses to listen to his side of the story, and she refuses to address many of the scenarios he shows her. I`m surprised at how quiet that the host was being with her, because I know if I had a kid spouting stuff at me like that I`d get aggravated.

    I agree with him in one line he said, about her being flexible. I think she just seems to immature to handle this sort of debate, or that she needs to do more research.

    Other than that, I think that the post is a bit misleading. I don`t think she buries the host or the buries her. It`s basically subjective, whomever you want to have won, "won."
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am
    >>Bliznik you are retarded. Playing God with food will only end in disaster.<<

    Laughable on its face. What do you think the human race has been doing for the last 10,000 years? We stopped scavenging from the land thousands of years ago, and have been modifying the food we grow ever since.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    June 25, 2014 at 11:16 am
    I wouldn`t say she "took him down." I would say it was a draw. Labeling will hurt small companies much more than large ones, but, I guess that`s maybe a necessary evil. If these activists would quit demonizing large companies, and start their own independent research organizations that would analyze GMO products and then publish their works and actively make all their findings public, through use of websites and advertisements, I think they would be much more effective.
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    asterix2mf Male 50-59
    191 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Many Country`s have banned GMOs, For a good reason, only the Country`s that put money before health and well being allow them to exist.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm
    I suppose I have another beef with the whole GMO thing. I don`t like it being "beta tested" on people without their consent. It should have been studied at length first before going out on the market. Us being the guinea pigs doesn`t strike me as ethical.
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    ArgusTuft Male 50-59
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    June 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    It all exists for one reason. So one or two companies can claim IP on DNA in food and therefore monpolise / control it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm
    Freak: "I don`t like it being "beta tested" on people without their consent."

    First off, no one is being "beta tested" with GMO foods. If anything, cattle and poultry were the second layer of testing outside labs.

    "It should have been studied at length first before going out on the market."

    They have been and there are no ill effects.

    Argus "one or two companies can claim IP on DNA in food and therefore monpolise / control it."

    No lawsuit so far has given any company the right to patent DNA. They can protect their research data, but not the DNA itself.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 12:37 am
    So the connection between ADHD and insecticide use has been tied together after 4 decades even though it was "Studied at length" at the time and now look.
    And GMO`s have NOT been studied anywhere near as much as insecticides were so what do you think that will lead to?

    I am not opposed to GMO`s. Goodness knows that quite a few medicines are produced by GMO bacteria.
    I just have issues believing that a plant that is designed to cause the stomachs of insects to rupture is safe for long term human consumption.
    Monsanto and Union Carbide and the rest do NOT have the best public safety records.
    Nor do I trust the fact that ALL testing has been internal and they have sued EVERY outside facility that tried to conduct independent testing on their products.

    If you are proud of your product, you typically plaster it all over the packaging.
    There is just too much to indicate that they are trying to hide something.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2014 at 2:58 am
    OMG. IAB delivers content! *slow clap*
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    PARSBAYLUK Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2014 at 8:18 am
    You know, I don`t care if GMOs are harmful to me. Sure, it sucks, but it`s better than the alternative. I`m just simply too poor to buy non-GMO food. Lets face it, without GMOs, there would be a lot less food, and a lot of people would starve. If I develop cancer because of it, fine, I made it further than I would have without the GMOs.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 30, 2014 at 12:21 am
    "It all exists for one reason. So one or two companies can claim IP on DNA in food and therefore monpolise / control it."

    Yes, that`s Monsanto.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 25, 2015 at 7:19 am
    They`ve recently discovered that many living things contain "other DNA" that somehow got transferred in the distant past.

    They suspect it`s how viruses "jump species" for example Bird Flu suddenly affecting humans.

    Monsanto is still a criminally evil company, but GMO food is nothing to worry about, at least yet. It does indeed happen in nature...

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