Would you eat genetically modified carrots if they gave you a super calcium boost?

Total votes: 4338

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bryan kennedy's picture

Scientists are currently working on a carrot just like this. Check out the full story.

posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 12:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

your body only absorbes so much in one day

posted on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 3:50pm
punki's picture
punki says:

i THink that it would be nice to hav an extra boost.... but i think we should get our boost with milk and vegitables im with the person who stated that comment! : )

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 7:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont agree with messing with food like that. i think it's a bit safer and better for you to get calcium naturally from milk and stuff rather than genetically enhanced carrots. why a carrot anyways? who likes carrots?

posted on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 4:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like carrots! It is ok but I think it is wrong a little bit too. Bye

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 1:06pm
ian is awesome!!!!!!'s picture
ian is awesome!!!!!! says:

im sorry that you dont likr carrots.i have only one problem with tthat statement. I LOVE CARROTS!!!!!

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 2:46pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

I agree with you too. I think that getting a genetically carrots is not going to help you that much by drinking milk, cause milk seem to help you way better and that it is naturally.

posted on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 7:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If we just stick to the basic foods with as little processing as possible, we will get our nutrients. There is too much processed foods and children today think chicken looks like a nugget.

posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

chicken does look like a nugget... doesnt't it? just kidding ; good point.

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 2:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Would the calcium be natural? I'm not in favor of artificial, or synthetic supplements. I don't think we have seen the long term effects of all the artificial things we are placing in our bodies.

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 1:58pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Why would they be messin' with the foods. I like hamburgures.

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 10:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think they will find anything

posted on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 1:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Sorry, but i think that is just wrong!!!
stop messing with carrots...if they were meant to be that way, they would have been designed that way.

posted on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 1:17pm
Anna's picture
Anna says:

Sure, it was not naturally done, but think about our world today, we have changed it TONS conpaired to the first humans. Cars, poluting the air, big houses that use electricity, ect. We have done so much to our earth that changing carrots doesn't seem that big of a deal to me.

posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 10:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yes, because they would give you big and strong bones.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 1:00pm
semaj's picture
semaj says:

well if tthey are coming out with that they need to hurry up because then i i will really start eating carrots lol

posted on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 2:09pm
Samuel Barsness's picture
Samuel Barsness says:

That sounds awesome! It will be an easy way to get calcium!

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 7:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

what

are the side effects?

posted on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 1:14pm
Cerella Carlson's picture
Cerella Carlson says:

i would eat these carrots because i dont like milk but my friend bridgit Bergquist loves milk so maybe she would not eat those carrots i also love carrots!

posted on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 11:35am
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n00b p0wner says:

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posted on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 3:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow thats amazing

posted on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 3:58pm
Jenny!'s picture
Jenny! says:

i rather work hard to get strong then to get a carrot to do it for me.
Although the idea is very creative!

posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 10:20pm
AnonymousJ's picture
AnonymousJ says:

sounds goot!

posted on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 6:23pm
Greg's picture
Greg says:

We should be careful to understand the science before we condemn it. Not all modifications are bad.

posted on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 10:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we need dto be careful of what we eat. but we need to ostop waisting it cause we going to run out of it. like water most people leave it running when they dont use it. so...........

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 3:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is weird

posted on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 1:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I get my calcium from milk, not weirdly grown vegetables.

posted on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 1:25pm
bryan kennedy's picture

One of the reasons that I think this research is being done is because many people can't get their calcium from milk. Whole swaths of the human population are allergic to dairy and it's a pretty fatty food as well. Don't get me wrong, I love me a good hunkachunka cheese. And yes, you can always load up on kale or some of the other leafy green vegetables that are high in calcium. But carrots are popular and yummy. So if this could boost the general population's calcium uptake that might be a better alternative to dairy.

posted on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 1:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love stemed brockli . its very good. and some what milk. its not the best

posted on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 3:26pm
steven's picture
steven says:

I't could hurt u.

posted on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 7:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We as humans hve been modifing genes by selectively retaining seeds from plants with the traits we wish to retain for thousands of years. Any extensive change might be studied for side effects.

posted on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 3:45pm
Sammie Maixner's picture
Sammie Maixner says:

I thingk strong bones are important and then people playing sports would have a better cance of not getting hurt. Also less precautions would have to be taken in places like a school playground or a sporting activity.

posted on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 1:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well i dont know if anything bad could happpen to me so i cant answer yet

posted on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 4:44pm
llolypop900's picture
llolypop900 says:

i pickid maybe because we still dont know anything about theses carotts and they could be good and i would wate a few years just to see what happens

posted on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 6:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because you shouldn't be messin round with food you dont know about

posted on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 12:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

if we mess with the food the earth gives us, it could be bad for us and other animals

posted on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 4:30pm
spartan boy5's picture
spartan boy5 says:

Carrots rock!!!!

posted on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 7:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love carrots in the whole

posted on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 8:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I want stong bones because it will be easier to lift things and the chance that you will get bone cancer is slighter

posted on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 1:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Hey i like carrots and calcium keeps me from falling into a pile on the floor. Lets do it and give everyone a free coupon from the government to keep us healthy and strong. Hillary and Barack care about us and what we eat why Hillary even cried for us what more can we ask than that?

posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 3:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Carrots are GROSS

posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 11:49am
lolua's picture
lolua says:

not .they are good with rannch dressing

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 1:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think that we should be messing with genes of food

posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 12:52pm
Lissette Hernandez's picture
Lissette Hernandez says:

We should take advantage of our scientific discoveries if they help us, and it'd be a great healthy way for us women to get the calcium we need. Besides, its not like we're hurting anyone, if the tests prove its safe then we should go for it.

posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 8:13pm
jose hernandez's picture
jose hernandez says:

i dont think they should put chemicals in something that is naturally grown even if its boosted up because theres already enough chemicals in what we eat so why have more speacially in our body system.

posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 8:17pm
anonymous's picture
anonymous says:

GMO's could cause so many problems such as unknown allergies and illnesses. But i do think that they can help the world as well. Golden rice has helped people in 3rd world countries gain vitamin A (beta carotine) that helps eyesight and prevents blindness.

posted on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 1:55pm
Collin Knopp-Schwyn's picture
Collin Knopp-Schwyn says:

Sure, why not? We already eat hot dogs, burgers, etc...

posted on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 5:59pm
Phil's picture
Phil says:

Carrots have been genetically modified for centuries by selective cross-breeding. Same with corn, pigs, sheep, etc. This is just the next chapter in manipulating food resources for human consumption. If you want to feed over 6 billion people with limited resources, this is one of the ways to accomplish this.

posted on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 12:39pm
Darian's picture
Darian says:

Our food is the one thing we shouldn't mess with. Science is great, and it's good to find new things, but we shouldn't mess around with food. It's naturally and should be naturally eaten.

posted on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 1:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Carrots are good the way they are. we modify them, we'll just have another reason not to drink milk or eat dairy products. It's just about finding ways around it. The more we change foods, the more Americans are going to continue to change. Changing food isn't our business!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 1:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i would love strong bones, crazy people!

posted on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 2:46pm
CParker's picture
CParker says:

How is this any different from taking a supplement? Probably good for those that can't get their calcium through "natural" ways, but not the ideal way for those that can tolerate dairy products and other sources of calcium.

posted on Mon, 02/04/2008 - 3:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I don't think that'd be very good for us. Watev

posted on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 10:46am
Braden's picture
Braden says:

yeah i agree people would have a bad time if this happened

posted on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 12:39pm
Chan's picture
Chan says:

Why mess with something that's already good for us? There are plenty of other ways to get calcium... why carrots? What's healthy and natural shouldn't be messed around with.

posted on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 12:50pm
Kendra's picture
Kendra says:

This was anaweesome poll!!!! I think we should all have strong bones so we can live longer!

posted on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 12:42pm
aleeza's picture
aleeza says:

i think it would help a lot becuase if you didn't you proboly woudn't move. And if you didn't have calcium your back would be bent over, so thats why i chose to do that topic.

posted on Fri, 02/08/2008 - 12:24pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yeh! If you eat healthy food you will grow stronger!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 02/08/2008 - 5:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love cheese! Go healthy bonens!!!!

posted on Fri, 02/08/2008 - 5:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Some healthy food is good such as:
raspberries
blackberries
cheese
But some are nasty like:
prunes
salad
the top of broccoli

posted on Sat, 02/09/2008 - 10:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love apples and bananas. They are so delicious. The one thingI love most is carrots they give me better eye sight
so I can see good in the mourning and at night.

posted on Sat, 02/09/2008 - 9:05pm
lauren/heather's picture
lauren/heather says:

Are the carrots going to turn green? I'm not sure about green carrots.

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 12:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

with the depletion of our soils we will need to find a way to fortify our food.

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 1:45pm
boz's picture
boz says:

Well, don't we want to be able to stay healthy?

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 2:43pm
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Mike Haubrich, FCD says:

I am happy to be living in an age in which scientists are able to be able to develop GMO foods to help alleviate world hunger, clean the evnvironment and make better tasting products. Also GMO may be able to help fight disease.

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 3:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

clean the environment?

what is your opinion regarding the spread of GM genes into wild populations of plants? I don't know of any examples, but i think it's a risky business overall for the viability of native populations. But then again, GMOs do prevent human disease and malnutrition in many parts of the world. So, where should the line be drawn?

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 4:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think you should mess with carrots they are healthy enough already

posted on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 4:07pm
DH's picture
DH says:

Why stop with calcium? They should add other minerals & vitamins so all we have to eat is carrots. You could make Powerbar carrots too for athletes...

posted on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 4:19am
meg's picture
meg says:

I personally think God made carrots so that they're already good for us!! In this case, why mess with their DNA?! Leave things the way they should be and are.

posted on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 10:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i agree!!!

posted on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 1:19pm
SEU&amp;AJG's picture
SEU&AJG says:

Well, we prefer not eating carrots AT ALL.
but if we had to, me and AJG would rather have
NATURAL ONES!
CLONING IS A NO NO!
DOWN WITH [email protected]

posted on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 11:15am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we have been fine for centuries why try and improve on something that will improve it self in a millenia od two

posted on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 11:30am
Joey Johnson's picture
Joey Johnson says:

It could be dangerous messing with this kind of stuff.

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 1:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It would concern me a little but I would eat a few and the rest would not be enhanced.

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 2:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i would only eat them if they gave me super powers but if their DNA mixed with mine much like in the case with spider man turning me partially in to a carrot, then no

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 5:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

carrots give you more help on your eyesight then nything else. if you want strong bones drink milk!

posted on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 12:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we should leave the food alone and find other ways to get all of our nutrients.

posted on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 2:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because I think that even if you want strong bones you can get them without specialy engeneired carrots for golls sake!

posted on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 3:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because i am a runner

posted on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 2:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Nothing wrong with genetically enginered food

posted on Sat, 02/16/2008 - 1:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it would be best for the world if everybody had stronger bones

posted on Sun, 02/17/2008 - 2:46pm
candy's picture
candy says:

maybe

posted on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If you do that you will mutate your genes.

posted on Sun, 02/17/2008 - 5:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i voted because I would not like to eat that stuff

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 1:05pm
Lori and Stephanie Li's picture
Lori and Stephanie Li says:

I don't think genetically modified food is dangerous.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 1:10pm
Alexander The Great's picture
Alexander The Great says:

I luv carrots... and i like big muscles, too... i once had to take steroids for asthma. but i didnt get big muscles from that...

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 1:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i am allergic to carrots so maybe make more than one food that gives you calcium boosts.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 2:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We have been adjusting hybrids for decades!

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 5:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Only if it gives me super powers...

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 5:54pm
mediamom's picture
mediamom says:

i would consider this if there were no other health consequences.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 5:59pm
Annika Sakura's picture
Annika Sakura says:

why would scientist want such a thing? doesn't milk do that for you? And if not milk, why not vitamins??

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 6:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because we shouldnt mess with nature

posted on Tue, 02/19/2008 - 1:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that organically grown foods are the healthie and bessst way to live

posted on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 11:06am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I chose this because I enjoy having strong bones!

posted on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 10:28am
Mikaila's picture
Mikaila says:

we shouldnt change our carrots they are perfectly fine :D

posted on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 1:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that healthy bones are really important

posted on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 2:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Putting artificial food enhancing chemicals could damage the food and be bad for us.

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 12:13pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think people shouldn't be messing with my bones unless there are problems with them.

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 1:25pm
Trevor Norton's picture
Trevor Norton says:

Calcium keeps your bones strong and healthy and that's good enough for me!

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 4:01pm
Trevor Norton's picture
Trevor Norton says:

If it gave your body more calcium and made you stronger it's not like it would hurt u! Would it?

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 4:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hi i like carrots they are delicious! yes i really like to eat carrots and cheese but not milk, i hate cows they are angry lazy animals. They are all extemely fat and they smell really bad if they fart or poo!!!!!

posted on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 2:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

just drink your milk and excirsize an it will happen.

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 4:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is a terrible idea.
why should we mess up thigs that are already doing fine???
its not a smart plan.

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 8:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it would be a good idea, only if we _fully_ understand everything about that which we're doing; that is, I think after we fully analyze and understand our genome (such that we can know the plant modification's effect on us), all there is to know about the carrot, as well as the modifications therein, then we can properly come to a conclusion as to whether or not it's really "good" for us. Thus, my vote was maybe.

posted on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 12:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

idk

posted on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 5:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think we should eat natural calcium rather than messing with nature, and taking genetic risks.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 11:32am
laura613's picture
laura613 says:

i wouldent bcuz i wouldent want 2 mutilat e my genetics.

posted on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 12:18pm
Kari's picture
Kari says:

I answered "maybe" because I have no problem with genetically modifying food, especially to help those is areas where getting a balanced diet is difficult or growing food is a challenge due to enivronmental reasons. However, I live here and frankly have no excuse for not eating a well-balanced diet. What I need is better habits, not genetically modified food!

posted on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 4:46pm
gerhardt's picture
gerhardt says:

something might happen to us if we ate genetically modified food but it still might be good for us.

posted on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:36am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Science can help improve human welfare. For decades, our life expectancy has been increasing so we want science to advance so I can live until I am 120 years old.

posted on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 12:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yes i want strong bones

posted on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 7:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

'cuz i don't know what will happen

posted on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 5:05pm
Candice Trusty's picture
Candice Trusty says:

All Natural all the way! I'll drink more organic milk if i need a calcium boost!!!!

posted on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 1:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

eat healthy and eat good foods love you

posted on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 4:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that in some ways this could defitnetly help the human body grow..but at the same time scientists does not know what future problems it may cause in our system and it can get dangerous...people could get sick easily and sscientists or doctors wouldnt know how to fight the viruse because of this NEW experiment...

we should just stick with what mother nature has given us and stop polluting the world so that we all can live healthier without goin through such expensive expeeriments.

posted on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 4:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

only if the food modifiction was good for us and didn't have other hazerdus this in it so just getting strong bones would be nice

posted on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 4:55pm
crazy twin # 2's picture
crazy twin # 2 says:

durr I want strong bones . bones will help me live for ever.... LOL!!!!
I was hea 3.05.08 livin with strong bones...
otta heaz

posted on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 2:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hello well if they made a carrot that could do that iwe would all be able to see in the dark as everyone would eat them

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 7:08am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

jeff4truth

apparently the bees all across the usa have died gorged with gmf ,
they died first being very small.
the next bigger goes next, then next, and so on.

ps (this is a secret, don't tell)

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:29am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

jeff4truth

p.s. if you want stongbones, DON'T drinkmlk, and DON'T drink nor brush w/fl.... (someone tricked most people into thinking those things helped, when they were/are both posin circa 1939 to the present)

I think most of the readrs here have enough knowhow to gooooooogle and find the real story behind the posining of america and the world.

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:32am
ALK's picture
ALK says:

it could be a big benefit but it could also be dangerous. you dont know until data and statistics of the experiment.

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:47am
joe to the e's picture
joe to the e says:

why wouldn't we make our food more healthy? If it helps us why not eat it? I think they souldstart making some foods that help fight obesity, that way children could eat food that they liked with less of a chance of becoming obesity.

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 8:37pm
Sk8tergirl's picture
Sk8tergirl says:

I'd want strong bones 2!!!

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 8:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

jeff4truth

I just noticed the spin on the question at the very start:
supposedly if you say yes, then you agree that the perverted food makes stronger bones,
which is most likely NOT TRUE. (remember the bees have died from modified food ingestion - no nutrition in it for THEM, they've been found gorged! (and bees don't gorge)...

p.s. the industry of the last 100 years / longer too / has made food to CAUSE OBESITY - NOT HEALTHY...

see shirleys wellness cafe

and (can you?) goooooogle elaine hollingsworth

first site is usuallyl , well, you'll see....

(if you look, don't stop looking)

posted on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 6:34am
soccerplayer#13's picture
soccerplayer#13 says:

who doesn't want strong bones? it makes u look good and it might inspire kids to eat their vegetables 4 once

posted on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 11:25am
dragon kid's picture
dragon kid says:

I think we should that way if people eat a lot of carrots they will get stronger bones than they normaly would.

posted on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 4:51pm
Laurel's picture
Laurel says:

From Michael Pollen's book: "Eat food [real food, that is], not too much, mostly plants." Important words to live by! Our grocery stores are full of 'food-like' substances.

posted on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 4:42pm
ryan's picture
ryan says:

still it is bad to mess with our food

posted on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 10:40am
nico's picture
nico says:

yo i like carrots but not like this

posted on Wed, 03/12/2008 - 1:36pm
Stephanie's picture
Stephanie says:

I probably would eat them, but the taste would be a huge factor. Keeping the same taste is very important.

posted on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 5:03pm
Peter Fischbach's picture
Peter Fischbach says:

Food with genetical modifications might modify our bodies 2

posted on Sun, 03/16/2008 - 11:43am
Roxanne Trusty's picture
Roxanne Trusty says:

I think genetically modified food is a great idea, especially when we are talking about providing beneficial foods for countries with malnutrition problems. If we have a way for the foods that they are being supplied to give them even more nutrients then using these new technologies are helping in ways that many people probably don't understand. The key to this is researching what goes into genetically modified foods and understanding what the pros and cons are before you make a decision. Knowledge is the key to life, use it!

posted on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 3:16pm
Carol Turner's picture
Carol Turner says:

History has shown time and time again that there can be unintended (read:negative) consequences to humans and other living organisms when we tinker with nature, particularly on a genetic level. Yes, there are also success stories, but I believe, particularly as it relates to genetic modifications, we cannot always be sure of all the effects.

Some of the genetically modified corn that was deemed "safe" is now harming pigs.

Who decides when, and more importantly, what criteria are used to deems a GMO product safe?
Who is funding the research? Do they have a financial incentive in the product being developed and tested?
How can you guarantee no cross-pollination with non-gmo plants and crops?

We have seen an explosion in childhood ailments and disorders. Perhaps all this genetic tinkering with soy, wheat and corn is contributing.

Perhaps we First Worlders could learn something from the Native Cultures that take into account the Seventh Generation Effect.

How are the decisions we're making now going to effect our beloved children's children's children?

It is my opinion, we should error on the side of safety not only for ourselves, but for the generations who follow

posted on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 10:42am
Secret's picture
Secret says:

You should just drink more milk or eat some food that is naturaly high in calcium.

posted on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 2:45pm
nikki's picture
nikki says:

yea i mean u need strong bones to survive duh!

posted on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 3:31pm
EZ's picture
EZ says:

Why wouldn't we?!!

posted on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 10:22am
caitlyn's picture
caitlyn says:

I think weshouldall eat genetically modified foods because then we will all get bigand strong like the hulk and becaome invincible superheros!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 6:20pm
JS's picture
JS says:

GMO's are the way to go

posted on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 1:27pm
Karl's picture
Karl says:

Food should be artificially modified if it will help the general public. The fact that it is modified does not affect its safety. We are already eating genetically modified beef and other foods. The FDA has approved them and has found "no siginificand evidence that these foods are unsafe". Frankly, I am happy to eat them!

posted on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 2:20pm
Austin's picture
Austin says:

Just because there is no evidence otherwise doesn't mean it is safe. This is a case of the ends justifying the means. Who knows what side effects might happen if these foods get mutated? What if a disease occured that affected only modified foods? If we become dependent on the modified food, what will happen if a disease was carried by it? Also, modifying these foods may make them "safer" reducing the number of necessary germs and organisms on them, therefore weakening our immune system. This could be a path to perdition. I feel an old saying deserves a place here: The road to hell is paved with good intentions!

posted on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 4:51pm
anonymus's picture
anonymus says:

do inteligent questions next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 11:10am
tabitha's picture
tabitha says:

i might if they were good for me. but i dont know if i would want to be messing with that stuff. so its a maybe!!

posted on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 1:58pm
Shelly's picture
Shelly says:

because i want to be strong!!!

posted on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 4:37pm
Vicky's picture
Vicky says:

Carrots are good but not modified
i would have to get paid to do that.

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 1:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I need to have more infprmation before I could say yes or no.

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 3:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i have never broken a bone bfore and i would liketo keep it that way so if these special carrots will prevent that than so be it.

posted on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 4:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I don't think that we know how those changes in food will affect the human body. Ideally we should eat enough of the right foods to meet our nutritional needs. I'd rather spend money on educating the public about good nutritional habits rather that engineering "super foods".

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 7:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

now why on earth would u mess with the best food in the universe???? I mean come on. thats just wack. I wwould only do it if it gave me super powers. which it won't sodon't toch my carrots

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 7:37pm
Katchen's picture
Katchen says:

hi`! Ithink it is important to have strong bones because it makes you more healthier. If you want to play and do more activites you need to have strong bones.

katchen

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 1:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

carrots are good the way they are and they are healthy why are scientists messing with their genes

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 1:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

carrots are good any way you put it

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 2:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Carrots are really cool. they shouldn't be messed with! LEAVE OUR CARROTS ALONE!

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 6:15pm
fudgemuffins's picture
fudgemuffins says:

i voted this way because i believe we should do all we can to help our bodies. keep develping technology =]

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 7:28pm
nativegirl8733's picture
nativegirl8733 says:

I would NEVER knowingly eat such foods. I realize that science is interested in such manipulations and that there are some foods already covertly floating around in our grocery stores, BUT you may THINK that such manipulations are inocuous. THEY ARE NOT! You have no idea how, over time, the interaction of that contrived, manipulated, tricked gene or chromosome is going to react and affect human health. Things are the way they are for a NATURAL reason. Carrots do not have calcium because they are NOT SUPPOSED to have calcium. It is as simple as that. Ever taste the orange juice that has calcium added,.,, very slimy and very yucky! You cannot get children (if this is your target market) to drink it. As some have stated above, the more "natural" (let's not go to the other extreme) the better. In fact, though I am not an organic-food person, I would begin to deliberately look for foods that were not TAMPERED with (yes, TAMPERED) and buy REAL foods that have not been altered. What you should be researching is how to shut-up the Food Police and their evil cousins, the Life Police!!!

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 9:47am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

your body cant?

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 10:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

That's gross

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 1:46pm
robin p.'s picture
robin p. says:

when scientists use genetic information to enhance food, they consider many scenrios. every scientist in the field knows the risks, but the final product is always thouroughly checked for "bad genes." genetically modified food is better in the long run because it is only expensive to create the first generation, everything afterwards is cheaper allowing people inunderdeveloped nations to enjoy the benefits of many foods in one, cutting expences on the food bill.

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 11:13am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it would go either way. we shouldn't mess with our genes it would be better with further stuy--like the human body!!!

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 2:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We seem to rely too much on just a few foods -- I think we should broaden the list of what we will eat and get the nutrients we need from that variety. Genetically engineer our foods, and more and more people will rely on their "super carrots" instead of the variety.

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 3:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

People need stronger bones, especially the people who don't usually get that much calcium in their diet.

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 3:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because calcium is good moooooo

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 3:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

milk is icky

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 10:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i meen i am already strongg but i am not so sure about my bones

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 11:33am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no... im a meatatarian

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 12:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

They might taste weird

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 1:47pm
STARS1's picture
STARS1 says:

I would eat genetically modified carrots with calcium unless they cost a lot more than regular carrots. I drink OJ that has been fortified with calcium occasionally. I don't see why this would be any different. In fact I think we've all been eating genetically modified foods for many years without realizing it.

posted on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 3:02pm
Mikinaak's picture
Mikinaak says:

We have natural plants why not eat them! the natural shall never go bad! it is rediculious!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 4:20pm
lmoran's picture
lmoran says:

sure, why not - as long as they were proven safe to eat.

posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 7:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

what are the side effects?

posted on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 8:49pm
SHINee003's picture
SHINee003 says:

I think that it would help a lot food is food don't let it go to waste :O)

posted on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 4:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

No I think that chemically altering food will cause long term health issues. People should get the nutrition they need from eating a good balance of healthy foods.

posted on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 9:40am

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