From this morning's brainstorming session, reasons why we dislike Genetically Modified Organisms, especially Monsanto. It was at my insistence that 'Evil' was added to the list; no other word describes my perception of companies that strive to be in control of the world's seed supply.
91% of the soybean crop in the US today is GMO
85% of the corn crop is GMO
Have you heard of the 1986 Coordinated Framework Regulation of Biotechnology? Do you know what it means?
These are a few of the points covered this morning. I am having to write this on my lunch break as I will be having dinner with some friends this evening.
While there is a lot of really distressing information around seed companies and the way seeds are purveyed today, there is also a groundswell of really good work going on right now. The sad thing is that it represents such a small portion of the total seed produced. That smallness also keeps us off the radar of regulators and that is good.
Class is getting ready to start again - I'll write again with more soon!