posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 04:12 AM
reply to post by omass
Define "progress" for us?
We genetically modify because our method of food production is not sustainable! It's the method that's at fault. Producing one crop (monoculture) in
straight lines on aches upon aches of land, season after season, year after year goes completely against nature, so you might find a certain pest
What can I say, our version of modern agriculture goes against the grain! They are constantly battling against nature!
You've likely always been told that our current method of food production is the only way to feed the masses, the reality is that is simply not the
case! The not the most efficient and as I say, it's certainly not sustainable!
Have you heard of "desertification", well that's what we are doing to our land, stripping it bare of it's nutrients, destroying the
bacterial/fungal life in the soil and ruining the soil structure and texture! The lands are becoming less and less fertile, requiring more and more
You also realise that seen as the current model of food production is dependent on oil based fertilisers, when the price of oil goes up, the price of
food goes up! Do you think our children will be able to afford to buy food from these unsustainable farms?
That's not even to mention the damage to the land that pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides do... that's a whole other kettle of fish
really as they are not just affecting the "health" of our planet (nature) but are also directly affecting us as we now consume them also!
There's too much to say in one post and likely won't even reply anyway so I'll leave it there!