Barbara H. Peterson
Isn’t this type of collusion the very thing we should be fighting against instead of supporting? Just sayin’….
“Jeffrey Smith: I have no problem with the technology per se. I think it’s important to have the technology if we can correct a defective gene in a human being with human gene therapy – that’s great. But that’s a risk that one person will take. Right now we can’t predictably and safely manipulate the genes in the way we are doing to protect health and the environment. So, to release the products of this infant science, which is prone to side-effects into the food supply and moreover into the environment where the self-propagating pollution of the gene-pool trough pollen drift and seed movement makes it irreversible – that’s not responsible at this time. Maybe in 50 to 100 years, maybe at some point in the future when we fully understand the DNA enough to make these manipulations – then it would be responsible to introduce GMOs into the outdoors or food.” http://rt.com/op-edge/monsanto-gmo-ecology-profit-411/
I do have a problem with the technology, and so do many others.
“The new genetics tells us that organisms need to engage in natural genetic modification in order to survive; artificial genetic modification interferes fundamentally with the natural process, and it is well-nigh impossible to avoid doing so.” Dr Mae-Wan Ho
It is the technology itself that poses the greatest risk.
“In order to survive, the organism needs to engage in natural genetic modification in real time, an exquisitely precise molecular dance of life in which RNA and DNA respond to, and participate fully in ‘downstream’ biological functions. That is why organisms and ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the crude, artificial GM RNA and DNA created by human genetic engineers. It is also why genetic modification can probably never be safe.” http://farmwars.info/?p=11112
So, tell me again how you have no problem with the technology, because there is a very big problem with it, and it will only get worse. Tell me again how you are fighting for our “right to know” through labeling while being sponsored by Silk, and not calling for a complete ban of a dangerous technology that stands to re-engineer the planet by artificial means. Tell me again how I should support your efforts. I’d really like to know.
©2013 Barbara H. Peterson