Wrong. This is the typical argument that people use to defend GM crops and the "green revolution" ("it makes more food and saves lives" weehee!)
Well actually, it made millions of lives miserable, as farmers had no more jobs, and had to move to cities, where they still had no job. So they either go live in slums, or commit suicide. In India alone, 17'500 farmers commit suicide every year. Since 1997, that makes more than a quarter million deaths (we're still talking India alone).
This is all without counting the land that becomes useless because of us over-using the soil (and pesticides killing everything): Every year in the world, 10 MILLION HECTARES of good land are transformed to dead sandy deserts. And a gigantic part of this is in the U.S.. That means we're killing our own children, who will die of starvation.
So no, you can't say the "green revolution" (god what a horrible name for it) saved lives.
On the other hand, let's be positive: there is a solution to all this, though Monsanto does NOT like it. It's a farming technique called "permaculture" (search up "Greening the desert")
I think he/she was only being 1/2 sarcastic. And what he/she says is very true actually. The reason we can easily get sicknesses from pigs is that their gene is very similar to ours
Don't listen to this idiot that says "everything causes cancer anyway". That's like defending massive genocide and saying "everybody's gonna die anyway".
Yes GM crops are known to cause cancer, allergies, and many other health problems (and that's just for humans. for many other animals, like bees, they simply cause death.)