Anyone worried about Gene splicing and Gene manipulation?

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    We have bio engineered crops, human and plant and animal gene splicing going on. Is anyone worried about the results of these kinds of projects?
     
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    yes...esp in the crop field....gmo's are dangerous ....esp to honey bees....

    we do not plant gmo's at all
     
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    The Today Show is not excited about shallot gene splicing...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    $1 Million Price Tag in Spotlight on Gene Therapy...
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    $1 Million Price Tag in Spotlight as Gene Therapy Becomes Reality
    November 16, 2017 — Battle lines are being drawn as the first gene therapy for an inherited condition nears the U.S. market, offering hope for people with a rare form of blindness and creating a cost dilemma for health care providers.
     
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    Not really.

    We've been using selective breeding for centuries to get the results we want.

    Here's a wild Turkey.

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    And here's a domestic one.

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    Oh, wait, no, HERE is a domestic one.

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    99% of domestic turkeys are white. I believe it has something to do with meat color.
    Those look wild as hek. One is a gobbler strutting. The other is a hen. POSSIBLY a male but i dont see any spurs.
    A small percentage of hen turkeys have beards.
    Bad choice of pics lol
     
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    I think it got my point across that domestic turkeys are nowhere near what evolution intended. Domesticated turkeys in the wild wouldn't live long enough to breed, they'd be picked off by predators because they'd be too fat and too slow.
     
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