As a horticulture graduate, nothing angers me more than ignorant people using the term “GMO”. Why, you ask? Because our very planet depends on it.
People act like modifying genetics is new or somehow bad. WE HAVE LITERALLY BEEN DOING IT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS YOU IDIOTS. Anytime you breed together two different types of organism—two plants of the same species, subspecies, or even interspecies, IT IS GENETICALLY MODIFYING THAT ORGANISM. RESULTS ARE NOT DEPENDABLE. JUST BECAUSE WE DO IT IN A LAB WITH MORE CONCENTRATED FOCUSES DOES NOT MAKE IT A BAD THING.
Do you know how we are able to feed the planet? Because over the years, through continued breeding for desirable traits, we came across a way to dwarf certain species of corn, wheat, and rice. These species, despite being higher in calories, lower in nutrition, and more susceptible to insects and fungi, reacted to fertilizer in such a way that it produced huge crops in comparison to previous yields. INDIA WOULD HAVE DIED IN THE SIXTIES. The Green Revolution turned that around. NO ONE HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROVEN THAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS, WHICH ARE IN FACT ALL CROPS, ARE SOMEHOW MORE THREATENING FOR YOU.
If all farms were to switch to basically any organic standard this minute, there would simply not be enough food. Organic farming, a very loose term with its own problems, would take over our lives and reduce our world to a grinding halt. Check your facts. Know your history. That is all.