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post #151 of 160

beats has reduced price here in malaysia, does it apply to other places as well?

post #152 of 160
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I lol'ed at this, please don't state things as facts when you don't actually know anything about the topic

Care to enlighten me?

post #153 of 160
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Originally Posted by saintyoo View Post

 

I lol'ed at this, please don't state things as facts when you don't actually know anything about the topic

Care to enlighten me?

 

I did a seminar on bad scientific papers/studies with fellow coworkers and the easiest papers to criticize were those against GMO's. In general anti-GMO proponents can't do science. Really the quality between organic food and GMOs is due to mass production type (commercial) farming versus smaller farms, not the genetic modification. There are certain risks but not from the packaged food itself but cross pollination of organic and wildlife plants/animals. GMO's are highly tested and any with negative side effects are quickly removed.

 

Let me ask you, exactly why are GMO's bad?

post #154 of 160

I just love head-fi, from a discussion about Beats and Souls, we end up with a talk about GMOs!deadhorse.gif

post #155 of 160

lol any thread longer than 5 pages will get off topic or get hijacked

post #156 of 160
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Originally Posted by saintyoo View Post

 

I did a seminar on bad scientific papers/studies with fellow coworkers and the easiest papers to criticize were those against GMO's. In general anti-GMO proponents can't do science. Really the quality between organic food and GMOs is due to mass production type (commercial) farming versus smaller farms, not the genetic modification. There are certain risks but not from the packaged food itself but cross pollination of organic and wildlife plants/animals. GMO's are highly tested and any with negative side effects are quickly removed.

 

Let me ask you, exactly why are GMO's bad?

Well I didn't know what's bad about GMO so I just asked for some explanation lol

But isn't it common sense to say that mass production usually compromises quality?

post #157 of 160

So the thing with GMO's is, about 99% of the genes inserted into the plants is for a pesticide or herbicide resistance. Meaning if you spray these chemicals on normal plants they die while the GMO plants live, allowing production to go up without worrying about insects, fungus, weeds that kill crops.

 

What may be considered bad about these foods, and the focus of antiGMO people is the chemicals that are sprayed on GMO plants, not the GMO itself. But if you actually read these papers the facts that are given are unsupported, not well studied, isolated, or just plain bad. For example one such paper states that a common pesticide used on GMO plants were responsible for killing some children in farming villages. Well it turns out these kids were literally sprayed and covered in the stuff daily (occupational hazard, nonsafe practices in 3rd world countries  and all that).

 

GMO's however can lead to unwanted effects as complete gene transcription and protein signalling pathways are not completely understood. These products are immediately removed during testing before mass production. Cross pollination with wildlife or organic produce can also be very bad and lead to new genetic mutations. This is why organic farms are, by law at minimum XX miles away from GMO farms and still regularly tested for cross pollination.

 

In short GMO's aren't bad, the ones in mass production are well understood. The risk of a bad batch is almost the same as e.coli scares and such and handled accordingly. GMO's just had a bad stigma because the risks are overexaggerated.

 

As for those who are religious, I can't say much. As a catholic biologist hoping to go into medicine I've had to make a lot of compromises

 

 

Alright waay off topic

It's hard to imagine something full size worse than the Solo's, only had mine for a week before I started lurking these forums and returning it. (Although they did sound "fun" the quality was just meh)

post #158 of 160

I had the EXACT same experience as you, I am yet to hear a single SOUL product that is at all good.
 

post #159 of 160
Late to the party... +2 to OP for mentioning The XX and HD558's in first post (completely my taste smily_headphones1.gif btw I do not find them bass lacking just IMO.
post #160 of 160
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Originally Posted by saintyoo View Post

So the thing with GMO's is, about 99% of the genes inserted into the plants is for a pesticide or herbicide resistance. Meaning if you spray these chemicals on normal plants they die while the GMO plants live, allowing production to go up without worrying about insects, fungus, weeds that kill crops.

 

What may be considered bad about these foods, and the focus of antiGMO people is the chemicals that are sprayed on GMO plants, not the GMO itself. But if you actually read these papers the facts that are given are unsupported, not well studied, isolated, or just plain bad. For example one such paper states that a common pesticide used on GMO plants were responsible for killing some children in farming villages. Well it turns out these kids were literally sprayed and covered in the stuff daily (occupational hazard, nonsafe practices in 3rd world countries  and all that).

 

GMO's however can lead to unwanted effects as complete gene transcription and protein signalling pathways are not completely understood. These products are immediately removed during testing before mass production. Cross pollination with wildlife or organic produce can also be very bad and lead to new genetic mutations. This is why organic farms are, by law at minimum XX miles away from GMO farms and still regularly tested for cross pollination.

 

In short GMO's aren't bad, the ones in mass production are well understood. The risk of a bad batch is almost the same as e.coli scares and such and handled accordingly. GMO's just had a bad stigma because the risks are overexaggerated.

 

As for those who are religious, I can't say much. As a catholic biologist hoping to go into medicine I've had to make a lot of compromises

 

 

Alright waay off topic

It's hard to imagine something full size worse than the Solo's, only had mine for a week before I started lurking these forums and returning it. (Although they did sound "fun" the quality was just meh)

Off topic but interesting :D. After I bought my HD598, I can't even stand listening to Beats headphones for more than 5mins.

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