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TinFoiledHat2 karma

Sorry for what you experienced, but I feel like you came out of it a better, more knowledgeable person than most of us will be. Also, as an immigrant from a Muslim country, I'm glad that those events did not completely taint your perspective of the whole people.

Two questions:

  1. Have you been climbing much since you escaped to Asia? If not, have you considered restarting?

  2. Before your trip, did you guys do any research that suggested something like this could be possible? If so, did you take any precautions?

TinFoiledHat1 karma

I would say that they have no agendas outside of their innate pursuit of profits at all costs. If you have a problem with large conglomerates, don't take it out on research that's trying to help the world.

TinFoiledHat1 karma

Not really. They fund some of the basic research on agricultural GMOs, but have little to do with the groundbreaking research that deals with, for example, modifying goat genes to produce milk with antimicrobial properties.

And again, they are for-profit companies whose product is being discriminated against without scientific reasoning. They are involved in business practices that I disagree with, but that does not mean that there is a problem with GMOs.