[permaculture] A Solution to the GMO Problem
scott at permaculture.org
Wed Apr 14 19:19:12 EDT 2010
The problem is that the answer to your question is a closely guarded secret.
The export of GMO Papaya to Thailand was done on the sly and it was sheer
circumstance that it was caught by Thai authorities whose job is to enforce
their national no GMO laws.
The problem is the abandonment of the "do no harm" principal in science that
has, in the past, given us some assurance us that nothing new would be
released into the general environment until we knew the long term
consequences. To release brand new organisms never seen in evolutionary
history into the general population of the biosphere is ignorance at best
and high crime at next best. None of us should have to prove that GMO
technology is dangerous but rather the corporations introducing it into the
environment and the food chain should have to prove its safety and its value
to our health and well being.
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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:39 PM
Cc: permaculture-119 at meetup.com; PPG
Subject: Re: [permaculture] A Solution to the GMO Problem
On 4/14/2010 9:43 AM, maria morehead wrote:
> > From a dear seed saver friend~
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: jamesdavid Sneed<harvestcircle at hotmail.com>
> To secure safe seed for our needs, we must do some very simple but
> FIRST, be honest with ourselves about how bad the situation is....
It seems critical as well to have a clear idea of what crops might be
contaminated, before calling for the immediate end of the world. I've
never heard of GMO artichokes, broccoli, etc. Where is there good
information about what crops (such as corn, soy and sugar beets), that
have had Frankenclones released into the environment? Where as well can
one find information on cross-pollination, such as between sugar and
regular beets? Having this information would allow one to distinguish
between crops with a theoretical problem from those which should not be
of concern. It would help focus the angst properly.
David William House
"The Complete Biogas Handbook" |www.completebiogas.com|
/Vahid Biogas/, an alternative energy consultancy |www.vahidbiogas.com
"Make no search for water. But find thirst,
And water from the very ground will burst."
(Rumi, a Persian mystic poet, quoted in /Delight of Hearts/, p. 77)
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