GM angst

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 22:45:05 MDT

Doug Jones observes:

< Plowing up grassland (or burning down a forest) to put in crops is by
far the largest monkey wrench humans throw into the environment- and
you're worried about new breeds of corn? >

As deft a summary retort as I've seen.

Still doesn't address the particular (and to my mind reasonable)
trepidation about remixing genes in ways not pre-tested by millennia of
natural (or indeed human) selection and broadcasting them everywhere in
industrial quantities.

Damien Broderick

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