@ Death to Monsanto! @

Amos Keppler asterdiscaveman at hl.telia.no
Fri Mar 26 13:38:43 EST 1999


Graham Willers wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 25 Mar 1999 19:48:13 -0700, dmyerson at plinet.com (Dean Myerson)
> wrote:
> 
> >In article <QjiK2.2049$O66.2102486 at newsgate.direct.ca>, "Richard Simpson"
> ><richsimp at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> If it wasn't for geneticaly altered crops there would be no western white
> >> pine left in BC as the white pine blister rust wipes them out in entire
> >> stands.  If we didn't geneticaly breed the crops to resist the disease there
> >> would be none left so which is worse letting a species go extinct or
> >> geneticly breeding trees.
> >>
> >> Richard
> >
> >Are we talking about genetic breeding or recombinant techniques?
> Exactly - Seems to be a lot of confusion about this everywhere.
> >
> >In any case, most cases of serious plant disease are due to narrow of a
> >genetic base. Genetically engineered plants are usually more susceptable
> >to most diseases - though maybe not to a single one they may have been
> >designed against.
> >
> >Dean
> Couldn't have put it better old chap!!
> 
> Regards
> Graham

 And lets not forget one, crucial fact:
 Nature has handled nature, without man's influence for  billions of
years. Every time someone come forth and are claiming to "fix and
improve" Nature, I get chills down my spine.
 There are some people who want to "fix" all existence and every
lifeform, to suit them and their sense of what the world should be.

 Amos


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