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I told my environmental sciences professor that him and i were demanding more research on GMOs for very different reasons. He wants the research to prove they are bad, i want the research so that i can have BETTER GMOs. IMO humanity completely changed its path with modern medicine. Our future relies on us engineering a better immune system.

Honestly the media blows the entire GMO thing way out of proportion.

I 100% agree with you, we need to do research on GMO, to benefit humanity.
When I was in a environment studies class I wrote an essay on "organic" foods, specifically bananas.
What i found through my research (can't find my essay for the sources) frown.gif was, organic bananas were (on average) had less known carcinogenics compared to the regular bananas at your local store. The same was also true for Apples, and strawberries. So obviously fertilizer, and other various "nutrients" farmers put into the soil or on the leaves, etc, is affecting the end product.
But don't get too scared yet, my research also found that the carcinogenics that were found in most cases were very small, (think in #'s like x10 -9 in terms of chances).

Truthfully the pharmaceutical industry scares me... Sure there are many scientist trying to do good, and find a cure for things like cancer. But I truly believe there are just as many if not more, that are simply in the industry for the money, not the medical breakthrough, and for benefit of humanity.

I point at antibiotics, the problem with antibiotics are simple, virus' adapt, and if they adapt they can have the potential to become a global plague, and immune to current antibiotics. Influenza aka the common cold is a virus which adapts, rather frequently. Because we take antibiotics to quickly rid our bodies of the flu, that virus when / if it comes into the body again could adapt to the current antibiotics in you're system, thus mutate, and then become immune to those antibiotics. So you go to the Doctor again, he puts you on an even stronger antibiotic, to kill the virus. As this scenario progresses through time, guess what the antibiotics, aren't adapting, sure eventually someone comes out with a more powerful one, but eventually the ceiling will collapse.
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I can tell that the negative comments stem from people who either have childish dispositions or have not seriously studied in the field of engineering or physics or applied mathematics or any science. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and taking Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics this spring semester. Everything that we enjoy today including the keyboard/touch screen used to create such negative comments on the thread were created because someone took an in-depth look into something seemingly mundane and "stupid" during its time---only for later generations to reap the benefits of said mundane and "stupid" things.

An earlier poster mentioned the students who co-op'd at NASA for the sloshing of fluids inside of enclosed environments<---great example. There are countless other examples. I just wish we graduated more people in science, math, and engineering than lawyers in the U.S. rolleyes.gif
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I point at antibiotics, the problem with antibiotics are simple, virus' adapt, and if they adapt they can have the potential to become a global plague, and immune to current antibiotics. Influenza aka the common cold is a virus which adapts, rather frequently. Because we take antibiotics to quickly rid our bodies of the flu, that virus when / if it comes into the body again could adapt to the current antibiotics in you're system, thus mutate, and then become immune to those antibiotics. So you go to the Doctor again, he puts you on an even stronger antibiotic, to kill the virus. As this scenario progresses through time, guess what the antibiotics, aren't adapting, sure eventually someone comes out with a more powerful one, but eventually the ceiling will collapse.

Antibiotics don't work on virus. You should be concerned about staph infections in hospitals becoming resistant to them. If they do, many common surgeries will no longer be possible (hips, organ transplants, even routine cuts and scraps from accidents).
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