Important GMO news

I just learned of this:

As they say in

“An unapproved strain of genetically engineered (GE) wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon. The finding now threatens US wheat exports as many countries do not permit the importation of GE wheat

“Japan has canceled orders for US wheat in response to the findings. Other major wheat importers are monitoring the situation, and the EU has ordered member states to test imported wheat for contamination

“The House Agricultural Committee will soon vote on an amendment that would lend support to a potential nullification of states’ rights to label GMOs. Your urgent action is needed!”

It seems very hard to me to imagine that more people cannot see the possible dangers of this technology. I am by no means saying that it should not be pursued. It may be unimaginably valuable in the very near future.

However, as far as I know, it is obvious that you can get cross-pollination or other methods of spreading GMO products in unintentional ways. To me that seems like a company needs to take heroic measures to make sure that that does not happen.

It is popular to discredit people who worry about such things as Chicken Little, “the sky is falling!” But, I think the sky really IS falling.


>EU has ordered member states to test imported wheat for contamination

Exactly how do you do that? You obviously cannot afford to test every grain of wheat. There would be nothing left to eat. If you do not test every grain of wheat, how do you know if there is a little bit of whatever you’re trying to avoid, mixed in? It seems to me a very difficult question.


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