Fortunately, on my island, there are hundreds of small organic family farms so that natural foods are available year round if one eats seasonal produce.
Experts in what field I would ask right away. Who pays their salaries?
The panel, in discussing the role of GM in 21st Century Farming at last week’s Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum, suggested that if GM could overcome issues relating to its public image and the vandalism of trials, it could make real progression in replacing fertilizers, which continue to increase in cost and tackling food security.
How can ANYTHING that is genetically modified pass as NATURAL? It is to avoid such manipulation that the natural food movement has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years.
“In the US they are way ahead of the game on organic genetically modified foods and then there was a whole load of opposition.
“That was the last opportunity we had on that front before trench warfare set in. It is my concern that you can have a few organizations that scaremonger and make the governments back off.”
“Drought tolerance will definitely be important. Climate change means there will be insect problems in the UK that we have not had to deal with before.
“There were trials into blight tolerance in potatoes in the UK which were trashed twice, but if we could find a potato that gave true blight tolerance then organic growers would have a real option to continue in a difficult climate.”
An annual southern Vancouver Island ritual. Eager consumers are filling bags with cobs of fresh corn, usually brought in from the field within minutes of being purchased. Also available are a variety of seasonal vegetables, equally natural and delicious, as well as delicacies from the farm kitchen.
“We looked at the option of GM with interest when it was first debated, but the more we looked at it the more concern grew. The GM debate is a distraction and it is a dangerous issue with the possibility of some of the larger developing companies having a vice-like grip over agriculture. I see no future for GM in the future of UK agriculture and the answers lie in things like plant breeding tactics.”
Perhaps they should look at the health impacts of GMO products. According to Russian studies, since its introduction into the US, over 2000 000 have died from resultant illnesses and weaknesses. That is more important then anything else. Perhaps look into phasing out both GM and nano foods before the toll on humanity is too great.
"Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type.Dyer added: “A lot of what the Soil Association says is about lifestyles and we are not going to stop people eating meat and creating food shortages tomorrow, so we need to use the world’s resources well. We need to get realistic about the problems we face.”
In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others.
We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity. These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown." ~ the International Journal of Biological Sciences
A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health
Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked to Organ Failure
GM Crop Failure Petition 2009
Séralini Speaks: Organ Damage Linked to GM Maize
Whistleblower: Monsanto ‘faked’ data for approvals
Failure to Yield
Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use: The First Thirteen Years