There is a difference between breeding plants to produce traits and inserting genetic material from other species into the DNA of the plant. Generally it's done not to make the food better but to make it more profitably, more dependent on pesticides or so that it has "suicide seeds" or so that it ships or stores better. Things of that nature that don't make the food taste better or more healthful for my body or the environment. GMO doesn't make the food supply safer, more bountiful, more secure from disaster or anything. It simply feeds profits.
Originally Posted by Him
Exactly. And they have not been required to prove that their products are completely safe before releasing them to the environment and to the food supply.
Originally Posted by JoanieL
I don't care if YOU want to eat GMO foods, but I do not and I would like to have the choice to vote with my wallet. All I'm asking for is information. I'm not trying to prevent people who want to eat GMO products from eating them.
I think that Joel Salatin has a lot to offer on this topic. He does everything the opposite of how industrial agriculture does it and he produces more food per acre than any industrial farm. All without GMO, monocrops, pesticides and with a goal toward zero waste. That's the way of the future. His methods are what is going to save us from starvation, not Monsanto's.
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