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Would You Buy Genetically Modified Food?

A recent CBS News/New York Times poll shows that 53 percent of Americans won't buy food that has been genetically modified. I can see where folks would be concerned, and wondered what you thought? Would you purchase food that had been genetically modified? Or are you a food purist at heart?


PassingThru PassingThru 8 years
If you think you don't eat GMO, peruse this, you might be surprised. I thought I ate well, I buy a lot of organic, till I read this.
mme_groove mme_groove 9 years
i've gotta admit, i like my seedless watermelons
darlene darlene 9 years
No, I wouldn't
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
I no longer buy my fruits or vegetables at the big chain stores unless it's listed as organic. i go to the local farmers markets and the little stands along the side of the roads in the valley. i rather be in touch with the farmer/grower/picker etc.
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
i think that as a society we're a little stuck-up regarding our food concerns. GMO foods are great in that it allows more of the world to have food, its less expensive and can be distributed easily. I personally am fortunate enough that I can afford to eat non-GMO foods however, millions of people around the world cannot say the same. I dont think I have any right to knock GMO foods when I don't go hungry each night.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I'm sure I do it all the time. I'm sure it's not the healthiest thing in the world, oh well.
mwanamwega mwanamwega 9 years
I think there is a lot of misconception about genetically modified foods mainly driven by people who don't have a lot of information about these foods. People need to be educated about genetically modified foods. As some of you have indicated here, much of the fear about genetically modified foods is borne from from misinformation and propaganda by such organizations as the Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. They have their own agenda, which is to mislead as much as they can to protect their bottom line. It's very interesting a lot of the noise about genetically modified foods doesn't come from scientists but from folks who could not complete a simple laboratory experiment when they were in high school. I have just read an article by a scientist on why we should not throw away genetically modified foods. The article is available here ( article reminds us that genetically modification of plants has been taking place from time immemorial. So, what scientists are doing at the moment is just improvement of what we already know. I don't see any importance of keeping throwing mud at corporation that make genetically modified seeds such as Monsanto and DuPont. They have an important role to play in enhancing food security in the world. I would advise everybody here to try to stick to science when discussing genetically modified foods. This is the only way we will bring sanity to this debate.
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
waffley waffley 9 years
The biggest misconception is that GMOs are treated with chemicals, pesticides, etc. This is not true. Scientists splice genes and insert them into plant cells. The plant cells reproduce and integrate this spliced gene into their DNA. The plants then produce their own NATURAL pesticide because of this gene. The biggest problems with GMOs are reduced quality of taste, development of insect resistance to the natural pesticide, and the impossibility of pollination control.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Natural all the way; I do not want a tomato made from some chemical s***.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
I try to consume organic as much as possible now. My husband was raised on a farm; his parents raised the family food without pesticides and other chemicals. I grew up in the city, consuming supermarket produce. He is much healther, more resistant to illness. My immune system is gradually getting better. The farm is his now, and we are "home-growing" most of our food, and try to buy organic at the store. GM's just don't sound right.
emalove emalove 9 years
Nope. I need natural!
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 9 years
The only food that's not GM is organic and i don't know if I could be 100% that it isn't. (That's just a highly cynical person talking though.)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I try to do my homework and avoid unnatural stuff whenever possible. Sadly, I think a lot of things go into our food that we don't even know about. It's hard to find the info even if you look for it.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I prefer that my food be as natural as possible because I want REAL food, not something un natural that's been messed with but unfortunately, I think I would have to live elsewhere to live somewhere where food is predominately not messed with...or also grow my own food.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll pass!
Just-Oh Just-Oh 9 years
Good point, Angelica. We eat genetically modified foods every day. Every item in the produce section of every store, including Whole Foods, has been genetically modified by humans. So-called "heirloom" varieties of produce are simply the results of genetic modification as of thirty, forty or fifty years ago.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Maybe I'm a skeptic, but I highly doubt 53 percent of people know how to avoid genetically modified food.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I draw the line at eating genetically modified human.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
I'm fine with genetically modified foods. It's true that there are already plenty on the market, and I think that if people were better educated about them then there would be less aversion.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i try to get as much organic fruit/veg as possible and do some research about packaged products before i buy (like for certain kinds of vegetable oil), but there isn't a great deal of information available for most things.
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 9 years
never KNOWINGLY. that said, although i buy organic whenever and wherever possible, i still end up eating a lot of food whose origins i have no idea about.
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