Re: question on labelling genetically modified foods

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 12:46:33 MST

Robert Bradbury wrote:

> I'm sitting in Russia and almost every Russian I know
> *has* to grow food at their Dacha (country house) if they
> expect to survive above the poverty level. [...] You show
> the people here a GM-food that has better nutrition
> (improving their health) or can tolerate the application
> of a relatively inexpensive, moderately safe herbicide
> (reducing their labor) and you will have them lined up in
> queues to purchase your product (if it is available
> cheaply enough).

Are any organisations developing GM crops specifically
tailored to grow in harsh climates (extreme cold, drought,
etc)? Wouldn't it make sense to have a non-profit
organisation developing such crops with the explicit purpose
of eradicating hunger in the third world? It would be hard
for the anti-GM fanatics to oppose such an organisation.


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