What Are The Benefits Of GM Crops?

Posted on Thursday, February 16 at 10:11 by Anonymous
The plant breeder develops cultivars to meet both sets of needs and, what is not well recognised is that, the final consumer benefits from improvements in both agronomic and quality characteristics. Meeting the needs of the farmer results in a stable supply of consistently high quality product –stability in production for citizens in the developed world means a stable and affordable price. In lesser developed countries, meeting the agronomic needs may mean the difference between a harvest and no harvest at all. It is evident that meeting farmers’ agronomic needs benefits all humankind. Stable production also benefits food processors, and it is here that the second type of need is met. Processors and users demand all sorts of quality characteristics from crop plants, dependent on their end product. Healthier oils, increased levels of vitamins, proteins and amino acids are examples. While these primarily benefit consumers in the developed world, some, such as increased levels of essential vitamins and other nutrients, also benefit those in the developing world. http://www.europabio.org/documents/140404/ne_140404_benefits.htm

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  1. by Rural
    Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:26 pm
    If we were to spread this self serving horseshit from the GM industry on the fields it would probably give greater gain!

    When you are up to your ass in alligators it is difficult to remember that the initial objective was to drain the swamp

  2. Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:09 pm
    hehehe. Yea, the only reason I approved this story from Mr. Anon 'GM food is your friend' Shill was totally for the laugh factor.

    Perhaps GM crops are benign and won't hurt us. Perhaps they'll mutate the cane toad to be the dominant species on the planet. But I know one thing - don't F with Ma Nature, cause she always wins.

    "I think it's important to always carry enough technology to restart civilization, should it be necessary." Mark Tilden

  3. Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:44 pm
    >>What are the benefits of GM crops and what can they do?<<

    Increase profits and monoplies. Farmers in our wheat producing provinces, substain heavy fines, if monopolized Granola is blow onto their fields and they don't remove all of it.

  4. Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:08 am
    This is like the masked bandit trying to convince me that home robbery is in my best interest. If you believe in this technology so much Anon why the Anon? It's rather like GMs are so good for you but don't force us to label them so you can decide what is good for you or not! What a farce! What a perfect WMD and crime against humanity.

    "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche

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