Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Transgenic Food? Technology Beyond The Near Horizon
SEE HERE So exactly when did the geneticists get their "god" credentials? I must have missed it. I don't have too much problem with plant breeders developing improved strains by a process of selection. That looks purely natural, just speeded up a lot. But when they imagine that they know what they're doing when they take genes from one source and inject them into something else I think it's more of a crap shoot than knowledge based manipulation. That fact that the resulting plants sometimes prove harmful is evidence enough that they don't really know the downside of these experiments. Welcome to guinea pig status! You get to be the alpha test population of the genetically modified foods and Monsanto and the rest don't want to be held liable when everything goes South.