RE: GM angst

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 19:32:12 MDT

> > > I think micronutrient rice is probably a good idea.
> > >
> > > I think RoundUp *.* is a bad idea, I want to know if a product
> > > contains it because there is zero chance of me using any product
> > > that contains it.
> I somehow missed the original post about Roundup, else I probably would have
> commented before this. I'm curious. Who made the original post about not
> using Roundup? Even though it's made by a company I'd rather not do businss
> with, to the best of my understanding, Roundup is one of the least harmful
> of all pesticides. (I believe that the product can now be made and marketed
> by companies other than Monsanto)

He's not talking about RoundUp itself, but rather crops that normally
can't take RoundUp which are genetically modified to tolerate it. I'm
not so sure that's a good thing either, and I /am/ sure that "terminator"
genes are very bad. Yes, GM is a good thing, but there really /are/
evil uses of it (as there are with any technology) and it does no good
for our cause to ignore them or minimize them.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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