One of my great sources of enjoyment on the weekends is perusing the internet in search of the latest, greatest articles on GMO. And I admit that so far what I’ve posted has all been about food safety issues, or in some cases – food equivalency issues. I admit, fired up with my own dogmatic fervor, I tend to gravitate toward points of view that match my own. I do promise, however, that one of these days I’ll post an article written by a biotech scientist – touting the wonders of GMO crops.
For today, however, I have found two articles written by a fellow named Gerhard Adams on a general science website called Science 2.0. The point of view expressed in these articles is nowhere near identicle to my own. It is clear from the first article that the writer believes that when it comes to food safety, GMO practice is acceptable. But in the second article, Adams brings to light a lesser known argument against GMO – that of the long term effects of seed manipulation, which is also widely practiced in the Big Agri business. In the end, he is against GMO, but for less obvious reasons.
My take away? We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of this issue and the implications are so far reaching, we can’t even think of them all yet, if ever.