Just wondering what people here think of the introduction of genetically modified food.
I understand that breeding crops and livestock for certain attributes is also genetic modification, but I'm talking about the scientific intervention in the reproduction and growth of plants and animals. That means [i:120ba92c4d]"Genetic modification is quite misleading terminology as "modification" means change and conventional breeding is constantly changing to produce new varieties.
"Genetic modification" only refers to the recombinant DNA plant breeding technique. This is where genes are transferred from one organism to another and the most common application is with cross kingdom breeding. For example, bacteria and virus genes are used in GM canola to produce chemical resistance. The GM problems occur because consumers reject this type of plant breeding technique."[/i:120ba92c4d]**
I'm wondering what The Zone might have to say about this issue.
Interesting link from Network of Concerned Farmers:
Greenpeace's True Food Site:
** Quoted from Network of Concerned Farmers, above linked website