I want more GMOs.

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source: geneticliteracyproject.org

Some overly-nervous wuss-bags are afraid of genetically modified organisms, likely because there were too many words in it with more than two syllables, and because someone said it to them with a spooky, mysterious-sounding voice while waving their fingers around. So they shortened it to “GMOs” so that they’d be able to say it, then they pushed to have them banned.

When I say “GMOs”, I’m not talking about mixing broccoli with cauliflower to make some combined vegetable. What were you guys thinking with that? Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. What I’m referring to is food that has been genetically altered, while still retaining its identity as its specie.

Apples are great, but do you know what’s better? Apples that are even better than other apples at being apples. That’s just what genetic modification does. If there’s an apple that’s bigger, supplies more nutrients, and helps drive mosquitoes to extinction, that’s an apple that I want.

Those who are primarily pushing for banning GMOs are the usual suspects: vegetarians, scam dieters, fad theologians, and conspiracy theorists. One thing you notice about them pretty quick: in spite of their efforts, they usually try desparately to not be so fat or so skinny, but it’s obviously not going well for them.

One of the reasons why I outcompete anti-GMO wimps is because my food outcompetes their food. And my food probably outcompetes them, as well.

Anti-GMO wimps lead you to believe that if you eat GMOs, you’ll get sick. But here’s the thing: they never point to a study to prove it (that’s not discredited, in cases when they try). There’s a reason for that: GMOs do just the opposite.

In the year 2007, a team of British scientists genetically modified chickens to produce eggs that can treat skin cancer, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.¹ Eggs that can treat cancer? Alright! It’s too bad that vegans aren’t going to have any.

While humans that are great at being humans are finding treatments for cancer and implementing them into our food, anti-GMO wimps are pulling an anti-vaxxer and trying to ruin things for the rest of us.

We’ve been genetically modifying our food since before we knew what DNA was. This occurs when we reject food sources with unfavorable attributes and instead grow or raise what’s appealing to us. Now that we know what DNA is, we can now be more intricate in making food that better serves us. Because when it comes to food, what humans primarily consider is how that food benefits humans.

And on that note, you can choose between the super apples that make all other apples look laughable in comparison, or you can choose the scrawny, undernourished apples that don’t look like they could last a minute in a cage fight with the other apple. Most people would choose the super apple, then immediately reap the rewards of a choice well-made. But there are a few people who would choose the scrawny apples, then later wonder where their lives went wrong.

But just because they have no idea what’s going on doesn’t mean that anti-GMO wimps aren’t going to attempt to make choices for everyone else. This is one of the reasons why I’d rather see lawmakers that know a few things about science. Otherwise, they might end up banning something that could make life better for everyone.

Citations:
1) http://www.sustainableamerica.org/blog/gmos-that-prevent-cancer/

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