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Sustainable Alternatives: Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?

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greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8733759

Interesting article, especially considering that it's from a mainstream source like AOL Healthy Living:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robbins/gmo-food_b_914968.html

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8733820

NO! GMO's will not save the world's hungry

As informed home gardeners, we should do our best to save our own seeds and share them with like-minded individuals. That is, until the day we are told "backyard vegetable gardening is illegal" - it's already illegal in front yards in some communities!

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8734121

Honeybee, of course they won't. That was the name of the article and it made interesting reading. I wasn't sure where it was headed and was pleased to see that they mentioned a lot of the issues that are raised on other sites.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8734830

I found this one line to be a particularly succinct explanation of the whole GM industry:

"With rare exceptions, genetically engineered crops are being created not because they're productive or because they address real human needs, but because they're patentable."

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8734838

I know; kinda grabs you, doesn't it?
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8734849

It really did. When I read that line I stopped reading. I went back and read it again. And then again.

It really gets to the "heart" of the matter . . . unfortunately, it reveals that there is no heart as far as these companies (Monsanto especially) are concerned.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 4, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8736543

I find the whole idea of a handful of companies holding patents on the seeds we grow for food: scary as heck!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8736564

Maybe life forms shouldn't be patentable.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 4, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8736591

AYankeeCat - I think sane people put forth that argument, but our insane Government allowed it anyway!

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