Prevor and oxymoronic 'modest' proposal; GMO comments roll in - The Packer

Prevor and oxymoronic 'modest' proposal; GMO comments roll in

07/25/2012 01:57:00 PM
Tom Karst

Please, no more genetically engineered crops. There has to be a reason these have been banned in many other countries.

 

TK: Gee, not a lot of science in these comments. There is palpable emotion, though.

As to the last point about GM food "banned in many other countries," producers in Italy are pleading with their leaders to say yes to GMOs.

From the USDA FAS report:

200 Italian scientists and farmers have written an appeal to President Napolitano and Prime Minister Monti. The letter specifically asks that Italy be given the possibility to compete in agriculture ― both scientifically and economically ― by putting a stop to the anti-GMO policy in Italy.


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Jack Bricker    
Kansas City, Missouri  |  July, 27, 2012 at 01:43 PM

Tom, Hilarious headline regarding The Pundificator's "modest" proposal. Have been in this business for 40 years and have never seen a writer refer to their self as "a highly respected journalist", followed by a listing of their awards. Wow. Jack Bricker President The Produce News

veronia    
james  |  July, 29, 2012 at 01:27 AM

I like that you both were interested but not surprised

Jeff Jones    
Vermont  |  July, 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM

OK folks, here we go with the GMO debate and of "throwing the baby out with the bath water" approach. Genetically Modified Organisms are absolutely essential for this planet and for its projected 10Billion with a B human beings populating it in the next 15 years. Climate Change and its repercussions on our growing regions are already wreaking havoc with strong drought/flood cycles and are projected to get much worse in the coming years. Having a Drought resistant high vitamin A strain of rice or a Flood tolerant high omega-3 wheat crop is essential to the very survival of millions of souls on this planet. For a bunch of over-educated "foodies" who jump on every bandwagon that comes along to proclaim the entire process of engineering food crops to be tolerable to our rapidly changing climate (partly because of their giant SUV's they drive to their Co-ops) do not do us any good. There are bad ideas when it comes to GMO and there are very good ones. Do not make the mistake of lumping everything together in one bad word... GMO. IT is essential for our future going forward.

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