Genetically engineered crops - List of sites
Alan J Holmes
xxxxajh at loki.brunel.ac.uk
Mon Sep 21 07:08:35 EST 1998
In article <01bde311$977ea310$293e1e9f at gbd011269>,
Attila Borzak <awb64626 at ggr.co.uk> wrote:
>breaking up the surface of the soil leads to wucker erosion from rain and
>wind. As an extreme case just look at what is happening on the southern
>slopes of the Himalayas. Cutting down forests has lead to soil being washed
Yes, but I've never meet an arable farmer yet who doesn't plough
his land, so just what is your point?
>Also look back at the dust bowl in the American mid west.
>Theres loads more examples.
Of arable farmers destroying the land?
>An original Hun
>Alan J Holmes <xxxxajh at loki.brunel.ac.uk> wrote in article
><6tte16$95t$1 at loki.brunel.ac.uk>...
>> In article <360160A5.CAC96192 at uga.cc.uga.edu>,
>> Wayne Parrott <wparrott at uga.cc.uga.edu> wrote:
>> >Martin Collinson wrote:
>> >> Alastair Rae wrote:
>> >> > It might effect you as gardeners but this is definitely off-topic in
>> >> > uk.rec.birdwatching. Please do not cross post into uk.r.b.
>> >> It might strictly be off charter, but it most definitely IS on-topic,
>> >> and potentially a cause of great concern for us all. Herbicide
>> >> resistant crops mean less weeds, and less weeds mean less birds.
>> >Not quite. Herbicides have been used for decades, so there have been
>> >weeds for quite a while. Before herbides were around, weeds were
>> >by plowing, which led to great soil losses. The difference is that now
>> >same amount of weed control is obtained with less herbicide
>> That's funny I was under the impression that ploughing in weeds
>> was good for the ground, adds humus.
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