4 meaningless words: toxin, natural, organic, and GMO

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4 meaningless words: toxin, natural, organic, and GMO

Post by bindeweede » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:09 am

In short, all four of these terms are either ambiguous or arbitrary, and they really don’t give you much in the way of useful information. Everything becomes a toxin at a high enough dose, natural chemicals can be just as dangerous as synthetic chemicals, virtually all of our food has been genetically modified, and organic crops are not inherently healthier or better for the environment than traditional foods. None of these words actually indicate the health or quality of the products that they describe, and you always need to look at additional information like the dose of a chemical contained in the product, the dose at which that chemical becomes toxic, etc. Simply saying that something is “natural” or “organic” or “a GMO” or “contains a toxin” isn’t useful because that doesn’t describe anything meaningful about that product.
https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/08/1 ... c-and-gmo/

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