Thursday, March 05, 2009

biofood info

just an fyi

"A 2006 USDA study (PDF) concluded that, for genetic engineering to succeed in this country, the department must be able to reassure skeptical consumers. The effort will depend on "our ability to identify and measure its potential benefits and its risks as well as their distribution," the report states. But given how widespread its adoption already is here — and how pervasive GM products are in processed foods — that may not turn out to be necessary."


an average patriot said...

I hate to say it but GM may be necessary for man's survival at least until he screws something else up!
You remind me of this! "Doomsday seed vault's" stores are growing

The stores of seeds in a "doomsday" vault in the Norwegian Arctic are growing as researchers rush to preserve 100,000 crop varieties from potential extinction.

The imperiled seeds are going to be critical for protecting the global food supply against devastating crop losses as a result of climate change, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. "These resources stand between us and catastrophic starvation," Fowler said. "You can't imagine a solution to climate change without crop diversity."

That's because the crops currently being used by farmers will not be able to evolve quickly enough on their own to adjust to predicted drought, rising temperatures and new pests and diseases, he said.

betmo said...

because gm crops are not natural. i won't get started on our fake foods versus the real deal. real is always better than fake. period.

Brother Tim said...

You know how I feel about GM-BS food! ADD, ADHD, Asthma, Diabetes, Autism, Early puberty, and a host of other afflictions. Has no one taken the time to correlate the timeline for the drastic rise of these afflictions and the introduction of mass vaccinations and the introduction of GM foodstuffs? Sheeeeeesh