Are you saying that GMO produce is exactly the same as organic produce?
The union of concerned scientists seem to think that it's '...Amoral and Unsustainable...'.
The EU has stopped new GMO approvals, and there is an effective ban on major GMO products.
My question would be, "Is GMO technology good for both native and managed pollinators?"
I don't have any problems consuming it; but I don't want to end up living underground, with a shaved head, wearing a white jumpsuit, with a barcode 'tat' on my neck either.
I guess tests will have to be run.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet
GMO crops sell for less than they cost to produce. They have a greater environmental impact, and they have some very, very serious social justice issues attached to them.
So, while organic produce currently costs more than GM produce, that's because GM crops are heavily subsidized.
We already know about the impact of pesticides on the environment. So, that's a moot point.
I am aware of many inidigenous people who have been displaced into city slums by the 'Soyeros' of South America. I won't mentioned the countless Indian farmers who have committed suicide by drinking pesticide because of 'false' GM promises.
All technologies have a benefit and a burden. GMOs are no different.
It's bad for someone's well being at the very least.
you obviously dont grow GM crops, otherwise youd realize that entire statement to be a bunch of , ... compost
That's not an argument Ian.
argue against a bunch of made up stuff?
I wish that it wasn't true.
An entire continent recently banned a wide range of neonic coated seed products to 'Save the Bees'.
Did they make that up too?
There's also a growing movement among beekeepers to get off of the 'Treatment Treadmill' in a move towards IPM/Organic beekeeping.
Stop defending a technology that's has alot of serious issues.
Its not nice to fool with Mother Nature! Monsanto has pretty much merged with USDA. We are stuck with it.
it has provided huge advantages to soil health and sustainability, less cultivation, less pesticides, healthier soils
the social issues are a matter of opinion
Last edited by Ian; 06-13-2013 at 05:11 PM.