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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 04:22 PM
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72. Okay GM Apologists, Please Show Us Where Mankind Has Planted
fields of corn where EVERY PLANT HAD THE SAME EXACT genetic make up with NO variation whatsoever.

Previously, our crops had minute genetic differences so that if some insect or disease struck at least SOME of the crop would survive.

Raising crops of Master Race plants is endangering our food supply. One disease mutation could wipe out an entire years crop with no survivors left with a gene to withstand the new disease.

And this nonsense about feeding starving people is a load of PUBLIC RELATIONS CRAP.

Some farmer in Africa who has been planting the same yams for many generations and now has some disease attacking his yams can try:

planting a different staple crop entirely
crop rotation
looking for a workable organic disease control

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