Monday, July 23, 2012

Genetically Modified

In recent months I have noticed a trend from reasonable-sounding GM scientists to suggest that GM is just a continuation of what breeders have always done, namely to select for desired features or to exclude others.
Reasonable they may have sounded, but I haven't believed them. Gregor Mendel, did not introduce alien genes into the sweet peas he was studying; a fact I am sure GM scientists will know well. Therefore their assertions appear at best disingenuous.
Don't just take my word for this: people at King's College, involved in GM, have published research about GM and some of the benefits and safety claims made for it. You can find a summary and link to full report here. You may find that everything is not what it seems!

Peat-free compost

Our chance to join the debate, reported on a very interesting blog