I have received a number of responses to my blog about GMOs. Below are 2 excerpts that reflect different perspectives.
Here is an excerpt from a letter:
"Besides the heinous thought that a corporation believes they can copyright a naturally occurring element, the implementation of their policies is economically disastrous for small farmers and environmentally troublesome as biodiversity is reduced. And this isn't even mentioning the quite possible links between Monsanto's use of pesticides and the dramatically diminishing bee populations.
This aggression to silence their opponents, create monopolies and resist labeling really raises a red flag for me as to how 'industry independent' a lot of the GMO research actually is.
Finally, I once spoke to a scientist at a party who was working on genetically modifying some plants. She said that while evidence
was pointing to the safety of GMOs for human consumption, a big caveat was the unknown effects on ecosystems when GMOs are introduced. She seemed genuinely concerned about it actually. "
The following response sent to me is from an article with a very different perspective: