Posted by: r.m. | October 9, 2010

NO to GM crops

It pays not to cultivate GM crops, survey finds
By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Friday, 8 October 2010

The first economic analysis of growing genetically modified crops on a wide scale has found that the biggest winners were the farmers who decided not to grow them.

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Responses

  1. As Pogo said during the Vietnam War:” We’ve seen the enemy and it is us. Suddenly, we are both the invading barbarians and the only ones around to protect the city. Each one of us is at the center of the civilized world and on its edge.”

  2. As Cherine said , we as humans always tend to create the cure for a disease we create , and than we create a disease for the cure ! Furthermore what about the side effects of the GM corns including health damage like increased blood sugar levels, kidney inflammation, liver and
    kidney lesions, and other changes? the article should also emphasize on the hidden side effects of adding the “BT” gene . what are its effects on the cycle of life including the larvae ? moreover since statistics have found that economically wise the farmers who are not adding “BT” are winning , so why continue to add it?
    DDT insecticide caused pesticide poisoning in birds 40 years ago. Today its still with us along with other toxic pesticides and herbicides that kill birds and fishes and cause damage to humans.Im afraid that GM products could cause the same effects.

  3. As Cherine said , we as humans always tend to create the cure for a disease we create , and than we create a disease for the cure ! Furthermore what about the side effects of the GM corns including health damage like increased blood sugar levels, kidney inflammation, liver and
    kidney lesions, and other changes? the article should also emphasize on the hidden side effects of adding the “BT” gene . what are its effects on the cycle of life including the larvae ? moreover since statistics have found that economically wise the farmers who are not adding “BT” are winning , so why continue to add it?
    DDT insecticide caused pesticide poisoning in birds 40 years ago. Today its still with us along with other toxic pesticides and herbicides that kill birds and fishes and cause damage to humans.Im afraid that GM products could cause the same effects.

  4. As tony said, the GM corns or the use of the BT gene might have many side effects. For example, many insect species will be killed which is a catastrophy, since it is very hard to create a BT toxin that would only kill crop-damaging pests and harmless to the other insects. Besides, those BT genes are risky to humans… that’s why they shloud be regulated and the governments must take action in order to reduce their use since this article shows us that their side-effects are greater than ther advantages.


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