Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prawn of the week

Margaret Fulton.

FOOD guru Margaret Fulton has joined a host of celebrity foodies to condemn genetically-modified (GM) food, likening the big chemical companies pushing its merits to Adolf Hitler.

Food writer Ms Fulton, along with celebrity chefs Alex Herbert and Jared Ingersoll, launched the Greenpeace True Food Guide Canola Edition 2009 in Sydney today.

The booklet coincides with the imminent entry onto the national market of Australia's first GM food crop, GM Canola, which is now being harvested in NSW and Victoria.

Critics say preliminary studies of GM Canola have shown it to be potentially toxic, partly due to higher levels of pesticides used in its farming.

Yeh, farmers like to pay more for their inputs just so they can have the luxury of paying more for their seed. Sheeit....makes Anthony Watts seem lucid.

The greatest failing of the modern Right is the assumption that AGW is a grand conspiracy directed by the Svengalis of the Left. It isn't; it's good science.

Similarly, many of the Left have an unfortunately misguided view of the benefits and risks associated with the genetic modification of food and fibre crops.

In my (reasonably educated) view, genetic modification of food and feed is an essential element of effective adaption to rapid climate change.

More on GMOs to follow in future posts. You enviros (especially the ones who keep sending me Green spam) ain't gonna like it.