[Marxism] Is Cuba really turning to GM crops?

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+nbsy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 02:26:29 MST 2009


On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 4:13 AM,  <sabocat59 at mac.com> wrote:
> This is somewhat old news but the answer is yes.
>
> Greg McDonald
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> https://prod.biotech.indymedia.org/es/2004/06/2995.shtml
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>  Unlike in the UK where open fields are used, Cuban GM crops are grown in special greenhouses that completely sealed from environment so that no genetically modified material can escape to the outside.

But that's only during testing, as the article clarifies. During
actual production, open fields will *have* to be used, if crops are to
be grown on a large scale.

Many anti-GM people fear (unfoundedly for the most part) unanticipated
side effects, which can only manifest later and will not be caught in
testing to begin with.

So this is sort of a non sequitur.

In any case,Cuba needs to be applauded for not kow-towing to the
Luddite, reflexively anti-GM greenie-green bandwagon.




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