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Everyone needs to stop dicking around and seriously do something about this. This is a wide spread matter. If you think honey bees dying out won’t effect us in any way, you are dead wrongEveryone can do something, ANYTHING, to help. Sign petitions. Boycott. Let government know that this is a serious matter!! If you are a farmer or know someone spread the messages to STOP using insecticides/pesticides and gmos!! Let everyone know!! THERE ARE BETTER ALTERNATIVES. They are bad for us as well causing serious health problems!  NOT ONLY THAT BUT BEES POLLINATE MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS!! MOST OF THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE EAT AND MANY OTHER FOODS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THEM EVER AGAIN THE SAME WAY WITHOUT THE BEES. COCOA = CHOCOLATE. BEES HELP POLLINATE COCOA. THINK ABOUT NEVER HAVING CHOCOLATE AGAIN. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS. So please!! Everyone! Spread this message!! You CAN make a difference!!

Secondly, GMOs will kill you, in very brutal and nasty ways, some of them involving cancer.

Be aware, people.

Might I add that Einstein had quoted that “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, Man would only have four years left to live…”

Think about that guys. Einstein basically said that without bees we are basically fucked. If the bees are gone we will soon follow…

So I really hope that people are taking this shit seriously now

Because this is really serious.

BEES ARE CUTE OKAY IF THESE FUCKERS DIE OFF IM GONNA BE SAD

If that happened I would kill myself.

PLEASE stop bashing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The leading theory for the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder is the use of pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids. GMOs have nothing to do with the decline of bees.

Also, GMOs represent a tremendous class of organisms. Even if a few GMOs cause problems (and a few GMOs do cause problems), judging every single genetically modified organism by the problems of a few is ludicrous and counterproductive. Besides that, if you want to get technical, JUST ABOUT EVERY ORGANISM WE ‘USE’ IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED. It’s just that we modified most of them via selective breeding instead of direct genetic manipulation.

As a previous poster noted, THIS:

was genetically modified from THIS:

Yes, DOGS ARE WOLVES. And they’d still look like wolves were it not for US screwing with their genes.

We just can do it quicker now, that’s all.

Not enough? You know Kirk Cameron’s argument that bananas are “the atheist’s nightmare" because they’re practically seedless and shaped just right for human hands?

They’re like that because WE GENETICALLY MODIFIED THEM FROM THIS:

Yes, that is a wild banana. (And yes, those are giant SEEDS.) And bananas would still look like that were it not for US screwing with their genes.

We can just do it quicker now, that’s all.

So please, STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT with this demonisation of GMOs. I’ve seen it from lots of people on my general side of the political spectrum (I am a die-hard liberal), and it sickens me. This is meaningless anti-scientific fearmongering, and we should know better than it. GMOs could be saving over half a million children’s lives every year, but you Luddites freaking out about “frankenfoods” have prevented this from happening. THERE IS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.

With every advance in human technology, there are people attempting to sabotage it. Remember “COMPUTERS WILL TAKE OUR JOBS!”? No, you’re probably too young to remember that. And long before that— as far back as the 15th century, in fact— the argument was “MACHINES WILL TAKE OUR JOBS!”. That’s one possible etymology of the word “sabotage"— from the action of throwing wooden shoes, or "sabots", into the works of machines.

So please, supposedly liberal and enlightened people of Tumblr, leave the radical anti-progress bullshit to the Republicans. GMOs are simply the latest technological advance of humankind and, like machines, like computers, like nuclear technology, like hammers (which can both create and destroy), they have both GOOD uses and BAD uses, and attempting to oppose the entire technology of genetic engineering is both futile and counterproductive.

Want to fight Colony Collapse Disorder? Great. ADVOCATE FOR THE BANNING OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Don’t sit here ranting uselessly about GMOs.

Are you for real? We modified bananas to what they are today?

Yes. Do your research, please.

There are several different types of bananas in the world, you’re just showing a different type.

Yes, I’m showing one of the wild types, representative of what bananas looked like before we started fucking with them.

It’s like showing a photo of a wolf to show what dogs looked like before we started fucking with them.

Machines taking over, in the 15th century! Are you for fucking real?

It’s just from a claimed etymology of the word ‘sabotage’, possibly a folk etymology. The machines in question were wooden textile looms. Not exactly killer robots.

GMO’s can be really bad when they have been modified to kill insects. No insecticidal sprays needed. Insert viral or bacterial or even other plant DNA into the plants DNA that you want modified, and voila, GMO motherfucker! Dead bees. Cancer causing plants. Disease causing plants. Sterile plants. Wait, what? Sterile plants? Oh yea! Look at a lot of the corn that is GMO. It can’t fertilize itself. No more seeds. Big companies live this. Monsanto eats this up! Or, if it’s not sterile, GMO crops can send pollen down the road to farmer Bills crop who doesn’t want GMO. But now his crop has gotten some of it’s pollen from this plant with DNA that has been changed. What’s he supposed to do? How do you keep an heirloom an heirloom? Some things just don’t need fucked with! If it makes them more drought resistant-ok. Better yield-ok. Insecticidal-no. Fungicidal-probably not. Like I said, some things in nature just don’t need to be fucked with!

And some things do.

Example 1: Engineering rice to add vitamin A, to save millions of lives.

Example 2: Selectively breeding wolves into dogs, because dogs are awesome.

Example 3: Bananas, as noted above. I don’t like getting a mouthful of rock-hard little seeds in my banana— do you?

Example 4: Seedless grapes.

Example 5: Pigs, chickens, cows— all aggressively artificially selected to increase meat yield (and, in the cases of cows, tampered with to dramatically increase milk yield). Without these changes, there would not be enough of these foods to go around.

And that’s just off the top of my head, at 4:57 in the morning.

Can GMOs be bad? Sure.

Are GMOs often used as tools by evil megacorps to advance their nefarious interests at the public’s expense? Yes.

BUT SAID CORPS USE *EVERYTHING* AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO ADVANCE THEIR INTERESTS. Including people, computers, money. Should we ban people, computers, and money because they are often used by bad companies to do bad things?

I’m saying, as Professor Farnsworth once said on Futurama, “Technology isn’t intrinsically good or evil; it’s how it’s used. Like the death ray!”

Selectively breeding wolves into dogs. That’s called breeding. Evolution. Those aren’t GMO’s. Wow! Now you see why no one can have a real debate with ya.

No, evolution is the product of natural selection. Selective breeding is artificial selection— selection by a sentient entity (in this case, humanity) to achieve some specific goal. It is NOT “evolution” at all.

The only difference between selective breeding and genetic engineering is the timeframe it operates on and the precision of the process. They’re two forms of the same action: Altering a species to humanity’s wishes. One’s quicker and somewhat more precise than the other, but they’re the same concept.

It’s much like when anti-scientific buffoons on the right try to draw a line between “macro-evolution” and “micro-evolution”. They’re the same process on different timescales.

No man. GMO is technically splicing two different species DNA into one. What you’re doing is transferring genes with the breeding of the same species. Seedless grapes aren’t GMO, they were done thru selective breeding.

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