Last year Rothamsted began a trial of an aphid-resistant GM wheat which would need no pesticides to combat this serious pest. Because they thought it was safer and healthier, and they were more scared of entirely trivial risks from highly-regulated chemical pesticides and fertilisers.
Land conversion is a large source of greenhouse gases, and perhaps the greatest source of biodiversity loss. You are entitled to your views.
This year, as well as repeating the wheat trial, Rothamsted is working on an omega 3 oilseed that could replace wild fish in food for farmed salmon.
They were against it because it was GM and unnatural. Around the whole world the regulatory delay has increased to more than 5 and a half years now, from 3. The plant scientists I know hold their heads in their hands when I talk about this with them because governments and so many people have got their sense of risk so utterly wrong, and are foreclosing a vitally necessary technology.
More to the point, people have died from choosing organic, but no-one has died from eating GM. If you think about it, the organic movement is at its heart a rejectionist one. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked.
So I did some reading. If you look at the situation without prejudice, much of the debate, both in terms of anti-biotech and organic, is simply based on the naturalistic fallacy — the belief that natural is good, and artificial is bad. It is not enough to sit back and hope that technological innovation will solve our problems.
And unfortunately the antis now have the bureaucrats on their side. If we continue to get this wrong, the life prospects of billions of people will be harmed. Farmers who understand the pressures of a growing population and a warming world.
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A reliable source of health articles, optimal wellness products, medical news, and free natural newsletter from natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola. 07 Mark Lynas from Oxford Farming Conference on Vimeo. I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops.Download