Posted by D W on October 04, 2001 at 15:08:24:
In Reply to: Geneticly altered foods posted by Don Dube on July 09, 2000 at 15:35:01:
Extremely well said! And quite accurate. I can picture half the peple on this message board thinking about Dr. Frankenstien with his purple tomatoes. Truth is, farmers have been doing this for centuries and noone cared until the news made an issue out of it. How do you think half the roses in everyone's gardens were created? And that lovely corn-on-the-cob with white AND gold kernels? (That their great-great grandmother probably ate). I say anyone who's ever grafted a plant in their garden or cross-pollintated their orchids shouldn't see a problem with doing it to their foodstuffs. It's just helping to find the best plant for next year.
: Does everybody have their head up their ass?. Planting different species together and cross polinating is altering
: food geneticly. Until there is a scale to determine what is acceptable and what is not, most of these arguements are invalid.
: Just mentioning geneticly altered is playing to the simple minded. People love to spout off about something that they know nothing about
: but became instant experts about. Lay down the facts and then have an inteligent discussion about it.
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