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gosh, we really let the thread go dormant, there has been a deluge of reporting on GMOs lately...no way to archive every link I guess, seems like nearly every day I see something new on the subject. Still, let's see if we can't get the thread moving again.
I see Roundup Ready Alfalfa in the news, but you're right, the thread never took.
I don't think there are an awful lot of active members on SI--maybe a hundred? A lot less than ten years ago.
And we have learned that pointing to something interesting isn't the same thing as learning about it. I know that I was just a dumb kid ten years ago--now I'd like to think I'm a little more sober and thoughtful. Not that I study any one thing in any great detail--I just know now to keep most of my thoughts to myself.
I enjoy posting and getting feedback--although I pretty much confine it to the personal computer thread now. As far as the biotech guys, the core group of about half a dozen is still here, I havn't been monitoring those threads--and I don't expect to be speculating in biotech again, but it was a great experience when the market was hot.
Getting back to GMOs, here are fast growing salmon nytimes.com
I don't mind saying that fast growing salmon make me uneasy--but in general GMO crops do not. I'll leave it there--I'm just not informed or educated well enough to say anything one way or the other about GMOs. I certainly do eat plenty of them--I'm not really into the orgainic free range 'sustainable' movement.
<I'm just not informed or educated well enough to say anything one way or the other about GMOs.>
Me neither... AND my concern is that:
1.) It's not an issue of education... NO ONE fully understands how it works. I recommend a general reading on developmental biology... as that is where all the interesting info on evolution is coming out of. Good search words for learning about how little we know about how genes work are "epigentics" & "micro-Rna's" for a starter.
2.) There are many of the "movers and shakers" are in the same position as we are but are either too close to the trees to realize they don't understand the forest, OR won't admit it.