Re: GM

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Posted by john on February 17, 19100 at 12:27:52:

In Reply to: Re: GM posted by Sally Whind on February 16, 19100 at 16:25:46:

who said anything about chemicals?

: Have you ever thought that foods grow in the regions they are supposed to grow? I would love to grow pineapples here in Pennsylvania, but I can't and would hope that no one would ever plant them here. Third world countries definitly do not need U.S. chemicals to further disrupt their health. What they might need is different cultivation techniques.

: : Your sentiments are noble, but how realistic is it to think we can turn back the clock and, say, tell a third world farmer that he/she should abandon farming a GM fruit that grows w/ very little water/resources (that he/she otherwise wouldn't be able to produce)? b : As a chef and a human being living on this vast and resourcefull Earth, my responsibility is to assure myself, my family and my customers the purity and nutrition of the food they eat. GM foods might at this point be safe, but we don't know. Long term testing can not be done for many, many years. I personally belive in not messing with Nature. We all love food and the richness it brings to our lives. Why try to synthetically make it better? Why keep concentrating on large-scale, chemical using farms? As a chef, I know that my love for the food that I cook is felt and tasted by the person who eats it. I also know that smaller, organic farms, for the most part, offer better tasting, more variety and superior quality of the food. This has a large part on the love that is shared between the farmer and his/her food. Sure, consistency and quality of our food is important and vital to chefs. However, Nature is a powerful entity and will hurt any farmer's foods. Please consider the impact that GM foods have on the Earth that we need to survive, the impact that could be felt by our children or even us in 20 years, and just the goodness that Nature already provides for us.

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