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    I was really hoping to get a discussion revolving around the twin concepts of the safety of GM foods and the unsustainable nature of raising meat for food. I guess not.
    I really don't know what the big deal is about GM foods. Unless there's a chemical in them that would harm us, those cells go into your stomach and get broken down into carbohydrates, fats, and proteins just like everything else. Their structure as cells doesn't matter. Their DNA doesn't matter. Test them for harmful chemicals. If they just have cells that don't appear naturally, so what?

    The real question is taste, price, and nutrition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    There are no health concerns with GM food as far as science goes, no cases of deaths or sickness so that's irrelevant.

    As for sustainability that wouldn't be a problem technically, its only politically where we run into problems.

    For instance, Bush wanted to create giant fish farms off of the west coast to not only supply ample food but reduce the decimation of local fish populations.

    Politically it never got any traction.

    We can do it easily if we have the political will to do it.

    Its the same with human population, we could easily fit 10x the amount of people we have on the planet if we did it efficiently and were motivated to do so.
    There's a whole bunch of really smart people who say that water is starting to be the limiting factor already, and the water used to make a calorie or gram of protein via animals is far higher than via plants. I do think that real meat on the table is not sustainable.

    We have a lot of fish farms on the west coast. It is starting to look like diseases are becoming a problem and entering into the wild. Unfortunately, you may need to check the tint of your rose colored glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    There's a whole bunch of really smart people who say that water is starting to be the limiting factor already, and the water used to make a calorie or gram of protein via animals is far higher than via plants. I do think that real meat on the table is not sustainable.

    We have a lot of fish farms on the west coast. It is starting to look like diseases are becoming a problem and entering into the wild. Unfortunately, you may need to check the tint of your rose colored glasses.
    As I said, what's possible and what is likely are two different things.

    Don't worry though, the Earth will deal with human overpopulation if it needs to just like it does with any other species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    As I said, what's possible and what is likely are two different things.

    Don't worry though, the Earth will deal with human overpopulation if it needs to just like it does with any other species.
    Yes, but the solution the earth is apt to provide for that problem in your scenario involves intense suffering by a very great number of people. I think you are assuming, probably correctly, that due to geography and economics, you will be spared but maybe not.

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    Yes, but the solution the earth is apt to provide for that problem in your scenario involves intense suffering by a very great number of people. I think you are assuming, probably correctly, that due to geography and economics, you will be spared but maybe not.
    Depends on what the Earth comes up with.

    Hell, if we could get the ice off of Antarctica and turned it into nothing but an agricultural wonderland for the world, we could solve the worlds hunger problems easily.

    Its the second largest continent on earth and very rich in minerals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Depends on what the Earth comes up with.

    Hell, if we could get the ice off of Antarctica and turned it into nothing but an agricultural wonderland for the world, we could solve the worlds hunger problems easily.

    Its the second largest continent on earth and very rich in minerals.
    Except if that happened, the area between the two tropics would be a burned wasteland.
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    Except if that happened, the area between the two tropics would be a burned wasteland.
    I don't know what it would take to melt the ice down there.

    I believe they just found a huge hole smack dab in the middle of the continent so maybe only a couple of degrees difference will get rid of it.

    Either way, if we can prevent going to war over that real estate, it could definitely solve many of the worlds problems.

    That would be about the only case I could ever bring up for the usefulness of having the UN.

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    Except if that happened, the area between the two tropics would be a burned wasteland.
    Plus, I'm pretty sure Antarctica is shield land--not particularly arable.

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    Plus, I'm pretty sure Antarctica is shield land--not particularly arable.
    And then we counter that with GMO products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    And then we counter that with GMO products.
    Still won't grow in rock.

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