genetically engineered crops
jwright at agt.net
Sat Sep 19 00:45:37 EST 1998
>Biotechnology in crop production has proven to be safe.
Balderdash. Nothing of the sort has been proven. In fact, biotechnology,
including genetic engineering has the capacity for infinite harm. Only
the ethics of the proponents and the regulators stand in the way, for
what that's worth.
That being said, I think GE also has the capacity so help solve many of
the problems of agriculture. What determines it's uses in the future will
depend on a vigilant population.
For example, insect
>resistance in food crops allows less use of pesticides and therefore less
>residues in food.
Are insecticides produced in plant tissues inherently safer than
Let's remember "genetic engineering" occurs in nature(i.e.
"Engineering" implies intent. Are you suggesting natural evolution is
Increasing food production on limited land and natural
>resources has and will continue to be a major concern throughout the world.
>A save and reliable food supply is crucial to the need for a constantly
>growing world population.
No one has any reason to be concerned with
No fool, perhaps.
The science has proven GE food to be save for human
I'm willing to accept that nothing produced so far is dangerous, but I
respect others who aren't so sure.
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