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Frontline - Vaccine Wars (video)

Great Video

The problem with GM food isn't that "evil science" is meddling with our "natural food," which is a silly notion since our "natural food" has already undergone thousands of years genetic modification by artificial selection- what we call corn, rice, beef, milk, and almost everything else we eat is already artificial in the sense that it wouldn't exist without human interference. Truly natural foods are practically inedible by modern standards. The issue is the motives driving the modifications, which is something few people consider.

If you use science to change our food to maximize profits, you generally wind up with food that is worse for people; if you modify food to maximize health and societal wellbeing, you get good results. Nobody makes this case because socialism is such a dirty word. People would rather attack science than capitalism, which is evidence of how very out of touch with reality our cultures are.

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"If you use science to change our food to maximize profits, you generally wind up with food that is worse for people; if you modify food to maximize health and societal wellbeing, you get good results."

That seems like a non sequitar. How is it that "modifying food to maximize health and societal wellbeing" is also not a means for maximizing wealth? A lot of the natural/organic foods that are supposed to maximize our health are also expensive foods that maximize profits for those selling them. Yes, the claims may be specious, but it's consistent with the assertions made here.

What I don't understand is how maximizing profits, socialism, GMOs, and the nutritional content of our food are connected.

What about a third scenario, in which you use science to increase yields, thus both maximizing profit, and societal well-being.

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