Ecol. aspects of transgenic crops summary (fwd)
Chris J. Durden
drdn at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Apr 21 07:08:34 EDT 2000
At 12:50 20/04/00 -0700, you wrote:
>SO, does this mean that organic farmers should also label BT-treated
Yes, that would be desirable.
Remember however the organic produce has been treated with bt that can be
The GM/GE produce has grown with the bt-derivative locked into its genes,
where it cannot be washed off.
This seems to me like a very fundamental difference and something we as
consumers are entitled to know.
Given choices -
1. "organic" produce grown without the use of bt.
2. "organic" produce grown usimg bt.
3. "conventional" produce grown without the use of bt or insecticides.
4. "conventional" produce grown using insecticides.
5. GE/GM produce with incorporated bt.
I would choose (ranked in order of choice) -
1, 3, 2.
I would not choose -
But because of inadequate labelling I am not allowed to choose.
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