Re: genetic engineering

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Posted by IndyMark on July 31, 2000 at 03:58:13:

In Reply to: Re: genetic engineering posted by renaissance_girl on June 27, 2000 at 17:27:07:

: : this is not a new issue. Years ago horticulturists started tinkering with cross breeding to create a better vegetable. This can be a way to use less pesticides on the food we use. I feel the pesticide use is the bigger health hazzard.

I agree with you, enough is not known about the long term effects of this kind of tampering. The only reason these foods are being developed and put on to the market so fast is for the almighty dollar. I admit that some scientists might have some higher intentions, but in corporations such as Monsanto and others I guarentee you it is the buck. The thing that scares the crap out of me is how both the government and the corperations don't want us to know which products have these "altered" foods inside. In europe it is on the label. Everyone has a choice. Here in the USA they hide information from you.
If they are so safe, why not let consumers decide? Let some private groups track consumtion. That would be the true Democratic way.
I want to have a choice, I am not a sheep to be led.
Remember that DDT was approved by the government. Good call guys, but if you don't mind I will make my own decisions, thanks.
It is easy, give me the information, I will decide.
Enough of the rant.........Hey where is Dennis Miller..............

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