posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:53 PM
I am not against GMO science on principle. I question the wisdom of becoming addicted to any herbicide or pesticide though. It is an unwise goal in
the long term. A gene scientist should think ecologically, and not simply to maximise short-term returns or to create monopolies.
Antibiotics saved many lives over the decades. Yet overuse of them has proven to bear some bad fruits decades after their overuse.
If innocent and wise scientists would modify genes of plants as little as they could, to bring about better variants which could have evolved by
Nature, so be it. However, I mistrust Monsanto and their profit motive and their world-wide bullying tactics. Quite simply, an ecological long-term
consideration would be necessary for creating any GMO plants. How the new variant fits into the food chain etc. I am not a dogmatic nature-firster,
but obviously there is a larger system we are part of.
Garlic has a natural fungicide. Tobacco has nicotine in it partly to kill competing plants. Basil is repellent to c ertain insects. I can imagine a
crop developed using genes of already existing plants - it is a much-much larger step to mix bacterial genes or animal genes into any plant though.
The Terminator Gene is another unwise thing. It is not a side-effect, it was a goal to addict people so that traditional agricultural practices of
sowing back seeds from your crop are terminated and a monopoly is created thereby. That is not only unwise, it is downright evil.
Electricity is a technology - you can light houses with it and computers, or you can torture people. I don't think electricity should be banned - but
we learn ealy on that the more power a technology has, the more cotrol of wise, responsible people it should be under and generally the more careful
one should be with it.
I cannot judge the laboratory procedures cirticised by teh industry in the OP experiment, all I can say is that their debunking web site does not say
much and sputs a lot of pro-industry ideology. As if industry would coincide with true science.
True science is simply free of interests.