On Grains, Famine and a little gentic tinkering…

    Now back to an earlier, more serious question:

How do we oppose gene tinkering and other food manipulation in a time of Global crises?

Are proponents of genetically modified food fear-mongerers and opportunists, or practical thinkers?
Foes say the former, but even some scientists say the latter…

All I know is that the idea of eating meat grown in a laboratory vat and designer whole grains is enough to turn me into a carb-free vegan (if such a thing can possibly exist!).
However, I have thankfully never been truly hungry (crazy teenage diet years aside).

Below are some links from today’s New York Times and other papers. There’s a WHOLE lotta info out there as well as opinions. Only time will tell, I guess…

    Ok, LOTS of links today on this one!

Biotech: Problems and Politics
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/business/21crop.html?hp

Franken-Meat (seriously!) and home grown produce?
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/dot-earth-diet-in-vitro-meat-home-grown-greens/

So scary even the hungry don’t want it

http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol16no4/164food2.htm

And More:

http://www.ipcs.org/printArticle.jsp?kValue=518

http://www.naturalnews.com/021641.html

This one’s really creepy; rice modified with HUMAN genes (Nope, not kidding):
http://www.naturalnews.com/021683.html

A few more…

http://www.organicconsumers.org/Corn/spreadofGECorn.cfm

http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/secret062305.cfm

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=3912

Here’s an updated link to NY Times about the rising cost of organic food
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/business/18organic.html?_r=1&ref=health&oref=slogin

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