opinion piece on seed vendors

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:51:14 PST
I have seen a great deal of emotion and spleen vented on both sides of the GM 
issue.  My question is: if GM vegetables require less insecticide; can produce 
equal nutrition at lower cost, why are they a bad thing?  I can understand that 
if the GM variety crosses with a wild plant, the altered gene(s) can escape into 
the wild.  That raises two questions: if the GM plant were sterile, what would 
be wrong with it?  And if an altered gene were to escape, would that necessarily 
be a bad thing – evolution is constantly altering, sequestering and 
incorporating new genetic material in species’ gene pools.
David E
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