Daily Show Debunks Baseless Fears About GMO Potatoes

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)4/25/2015 5:21:50 am PDT

re: #6 calochortus

I don’t think GMO food is dangerous in and of itself. What concerns me is things like “Round Up Ready” crops. It results in crops being doused repeatedly in glyphosate, which was not intended to be used in that sort of quantity-especially not on food plants. And, of course, in time evolution will bring us “Round Up Ready” weeds and a reasonably safe herbicide will become useless.

By putting it in the crops, it actually lowers the amount used, not raises it. So in this case, the GMO is addressing a problem that you see: weeds will evolve slower to combat round-up if it’s used in lower quantities.