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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOfRound View Post
    Yeah, but it's "genetically modified" in that one generation after another picked the biggest, brightest, tastiest fruit/vegetable/cattle specimen and bred it preferentially. It's not modified in a "let's inject this pineapple with an elephant gene" kind of way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOfRound View Post
    It's not modified in a "let's inject this pineapple with an elephant gene" kind of way.
    Different process, same effect. Sexual reproduction is the walking talking definition of "genetically modified".

    You and I and that pineapple have a lot more in common than one might think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDub View Post
    Different process, same effect. Sexual reproduction is the walking talking definition of "genetically modified".

    You and I and that pineapple have a lot more in common than one might think...
    Ok, I'll leave all the Monsanto GMO corn for you then, since you're ok with it.

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    Robert Heinlein wrote a book, I think it was Time Enough for Love which story included a database where anyone who had four grandparents who lived to X years old could register. Anyone in the database who mated with someone else in the database got a financial incentive. The more children, the more money. That's selective breeding, in this instance for longevity.

    Splicing shark DNA onto a human so a country can win swimming events in the Olympics would be genetically modifying.

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