Re: [Re: Suicide Seeds on the Fast Track]

From Lizzi <>
Date Sun, 2 Apr 2000 10:48:52 -0700 (PDT)

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more things that seem to be overlooked in your
arguments 1)many of the sites and what not stress
that there is no benifit for farmers or
consumers...then why would a farmer or consumer
bother to buy the seeds?
2)the reproduction thing Ben brought up as well
as adding in what someone said about the what if
of it cross-polunating w/ grass and other like
plants in order to kill them off...very
unlikely-if the corn as is doesn't cross polunate
w/ the shoulder scrub or prarie grass..why would
a slightly modified version?
3)the benefits that do seem apparent (such as
less chemicals) should be at least taken notice
of.  Less chemical usage would probably help the
family farmers (and their families) much more
than a slightly higher investment would (since
most of them buy the majority of their seeds
annually as it is)...anything to reduce the
drinking water problems and cancer rate around
farming communities ought to be held in high esteem.

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