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How sustainble is genetic engineering as a form of food production?

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Asked at 2010.08.31 03:05:24
how sustainable is GM food? I need to know cos I got a project. If possible, state the source and if you are really too free, give me some pros and cons of GM food. Thank you.
answer Bohemian_Garnet_Permaculturali  Answered at 2010.08.31 03:05:24
I'm a small farmer on a permaculture farm (for over 20 years). So your "source" is me....your getting your information strait from the farmers mouth.

GM food pros: It lines the pockets of huge agribusiness companies like Monsanto, Dow, ect. They make titanic profits, in their quest to control the worlds food supply.

GM food cons: It lines the pockets of hugs agribusiness companies like Monsanto, Dow, ConAgra, ect. They make titanic profits, in their quest to control the worlds food supply.

Not a SINGLE GM food is tested before being released to be put in the human food supply. No kidding, not a single one. They are released by the FDA. The general human public of the world are the lab rats of these companies.

So if you are allergic to something, like say fish, you have zero idea if they have snuck fish genes into your tomatoes, or strawberries.

Perhaps you have religious (or moral) reasons why you cannot eat rodents (specifically mice). Do you know which vegtable crops you will find mice genes in? (I do)

These mega agribusiness companies have turned farmers into serfs on their own land, in the quest to do things ever cheaper.

These GM crops are helping to create supper weeds, and supper bugs.
The only thing that kills the weeds is to hack them out by hand, or to have goats graze on them several years in a row.

The only thing that kills the supper bugs (insects) are chickens and ducks if they are the ground dwelling kind of bugs. If they are the flying type farmers are just S.O.L.

GM foods are NOT sustainable. Not at all. They are going to fail, and fail spectacuarly!

The European union has very wisely decided not to allow GM foods. The countries that are setting themselves up for famine where people are actually starving to death in the streets are:

The U.S.A.
Canada
South America
Australia
Africa

Think about what will happen if the corn, wheat, or soy bean crops fail in those five countries all at the same time. Think it cannot happen all at once? Your kidding yourself. Disease in crops can travel the globe as fast as the flu does.

GM crops will NOT deliver the better nutrition, yeild, vitamins, ect that the mega agribusiness companies state they will. They will ONLY provide a way to further enslave (through debt) farmers. They will ONLY produce crops which are quick to line their pockets....not actually be good for the world at large.

~Garnet
Permaculture homesteading/farming over 20 years
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