posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 06:59 PM
Local farmers complain that the use of GMO seeds has only been revealed now when it is too late to sow again and the entire year's harvest has
I do not support Monsanto nor am a proponent of GM food, but this is just ridiculous. True, the pollination could travel and breed with heirloom or
pure stock, but destroying it is, in a way, foolish, unless it is A) only to prevent said cross-pollination or B) to eradicate crop grown strictly for
seed, which we do not know.
If a farmer unknowingly plants a GM crop and it is destroyed, he is out money, and even though it might not be pure, or if it is bad," the fact that
crop that could be used to feed is now gone is equally troubling.
If GM is banned, ensure pure seed is available or institute checks on the importation/buying of seed.
The eradication of a crop simply because the seed from which it comes is "oulawed" hurts the farmers and whoever would be potentially buying the
food, ESPECIALLY is the food is needed (and do not quote hungry people refusing GM crop).
Let's burn down the building to kill the bugs.
Reminds me of burning/destroying marijuana fields. Just because it is "illegal" the need to destroy or eradicate seems to be justified.
Just another perspective. Unless, of course, the goal is to eradicate it by all means necessary, seed, crop, etc.