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bejamin wood Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 12:44 PM
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83. I'm really, really torn on this issue.
I like to think of myself as at least part humanatarian and I don't like the idea of suffering for any goup or individual, but I am also more interested in fact based solutions, so -

If we allow GMO crops to dominate food supplies, do we not risk exponential population growth and consumption which bears a great dependance liability? Do we bar GMO crops and work to preserve and improvise holistic farming techniques to help sustain current populations, but leave the hungry to thier own demise?

I grew up farming. I watched my family move away from pesticides and take up the organic cause. I feel better about the foods we supplied to the surrounding communities and I have a fear that we risk much when we allow experimentation in GMO food crops without long term review. I'm not claiming nature to be perfect, but that is the environment from which we came and to change nature, we will change ourselves for good or worse.

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