30 Bananas a Day!

Bill Nye urges caution with GMF (genetically modified foods)

I've been reading Bill Nye's book Evolution Undeniable. [0] Bill Nye is very pro science, yet he urges caution with genetically modified foods. This is interesting because I've heard many people scold me when I express doubts about GMF, "are you anti-science"?

Yet, the opposite is true, Bill Nye uses science, his understanding of evolution, and ecosystems to explain the potential environmental harm from GMF. Ecosystems are very complex and took hundreds of thousands of years to evolve. That researchers can know what happens to the specific corn or soy plant, but will likely miss a subtle detail in the Eco-system impact.

Nye also gives specific examples of monarch butterflies and allergies to GMF. With the butterflies they are under attack in two ways, first the corn plant is resistant to Roundup herbicide meaning more spraying of herbicide killing the milkweed plant the butterflies need. Second, the GM pollen may blow from the corn plant onto the milkweed plant harming the monarchs directly.

As for allergies, papaya fruit eaters reported an allergy to the GM (genetically modified) version but no such allergy to the non-GM version. [0] page 234 paragraph three.

In conclusion, Bill Nye thinks that GMF are controversial and should be according to his book. [0] Finally, Nye is fine with hybridization, for example crossing two different variations of wheat crop.

Source.

0. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21853626-undeniable

Views: 79

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Bill Nye changed his stance since the publication of his book. Perhaps the truest part of being scientific, basing your opinions upon empirical evidence, is that as the evidence changes so does your point of view.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-robert-t-fraley/bill-nyes-change-...

RSS

About

TheBananaGirl created this Ning Network.

30BaD Search

Latest Activity

Plant Based Senior replied to Teresa Rodriguez's discussion Has anyone been doing this eating plan for 5 years or longer?
yesterday
flori-wan posted a blog post
yesterday
Ben Trovato posted a video

Joe Rogan Jordan Peterson Diet - Carnivore Diet vs Vegan

Joe Rogan Jordan Peterson Diet - Jordan Peterson Joe Rogan Diet, Carnivore Diet vs Vegan, Joe Rogan Jordan Peterson Diet 2018 Jordan Peterson Diet, Jordan Pe...
Tuesday
Profile IconCoconut Boy Shane and Aeve joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Tuesday
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
Monday
Mystic posted a status
"Day one in progress"
Sunday
Profile IconLauren Herrman and Annabel Duru joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Saturday
Ben Trovato posted videos
Saturday
Mystic posted a blog post
Saturday
Cody Stephenson left a comment for Mystic
Saturday
Mystic posted a status
"Hi about to start a raw challenge"
Saturday
Rejean Durette is now friends with Diane L and Sugalena
Jul 14
pradtf and Clifton are now friends
Jul 12
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
Jul 12
Those Crazy Vegans's photo was featured
Jul 11
Ben Trovato posted a video

Berries On Keto

Berries On Keto How many berries can you eat on keto? Fruit on keto diet, Keto diet fruits, how much berries on keto, best fruit on keto, fruit on keto diet,...
Jul 11

© 2018   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service