“A recent USDA report is attempting to make the case for “organic genetically engineering” is part of a well-funded campaign coordinated by Monsanto and their governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners to legitimize a dangerous and untested technology. This is a campaign to impoverish farmers by making them dependent on expensive genetically modified seeds and the array of chemicals needed to grow them. It is also making guinea pigs of consumers who are being force-fed unlabeled genetically modified foods…”
– Organic Consumer’s Association, read more here
What‘s weird about this is that I had a dream that the gov’t was going to try and get GM crops under the organic label. Its pretty logical when you look at it from a business standpoint and since the gov’t doesn’t care to regulate the labeling of products that contain GM ingredients, this was the obvious next step.
So the real question is, now what?
According to the USDA report thats trying to change the Organic label, organics is really a movement based on ideology, not science. I find that especially ludicrous considering the fact that they’re using the American public as guinea pigs for a sciene experiment that we haven’t even seen the results of.
Did you know that for some GM crops, in order to change their genetic structure they have to weaken the cell wall by infecting it with Ecoli bacteria (and now you’re going to eat this)??
Yeah, what AWESOME science. Thank goddess, for SCIENCE and not our silly ideologies that say its not right to use people as guinea pigs WITHOUT their knowledge.
The government is put in place with a set of ideals (called the constitution). We, as Americans, supposedly put people in power to PROTECT our rights. The Constitution is not based on fact or science. Its based on what people think is right. I know that is a little redundant, but how is it ok for a gov’t entity to decide all of a sudden that now, after being put in place to protect our rights and ideals as a country that its going to base its decisions on science and profit? WTF?
“The scientific community consistently responds that biotechnology has not created new ills for humanity or the environment.”
Actually, the biggest problem with GM crops and the conventional food industry in general is the lack of biodiversity. THAT is a HUGE problem with GM.
The commission reported that the primary difference between conventional plant breeding and biotechnology is the higher precision inherent in the latter. The National Research Council argues that the accuracy with which plant biotechnologists alter a plant’s genes makes the process even safer than conventional breeding.
Not true, in the documentary The Future of Food (if you haven’t watched this you need to!), they had scientists talking about the dangers of how cells can just reorganize and evolve without the control of their creators. It’s evolution people.
How Gene-Splicing is Radically Different fromConventional
Agriculture–Dr. Michael Hansen of the Consumers Union
This is wrong. This is a violation of basic human rights.