>Unfortunately, we already have surplus crop and other produce. In order to keep the price up, >surplus is destroyed.
I goggled for that in the US, and it referred to this happening during the Great Depression, when prices were so low during the deflationary era that it wasn't worth the cost of bringing them to market. Since then, farmers have been paid to leave land fallow. Lately, it's been much better. Farmers are paid to plant land with the greatest risk for erosion with grasses that are superior for soil retention. That's one reason why, on US farms, topsoil is increasing. My stepfather in law grew up on his family farm and farmed until he retired....and he's very familiar with how grains are grown. >Monsanto has proven that genetically modified crop is dangerous. I've seen some extraordinary sketchy studies on this, but nothing substantial. With 95% or so of the US eating food that has been genetically modified, then we should see the effects with real science. I've checked the latest study of organic food vs. non-organic, and absolutely no health benefits were found with organic foods. Yes, residue pesticides exist on non-organic food, but the linear hypothesis is required to assume danger. And, I drink to the great fellow who gave a beautiful illustration of the problems with the linear hypothesis. And, a friend of mine points out, India is self sufficient in food with > 2x the population it had when starvation was epidemic. He said that the person who created a the short stalk grain hybrid saved the lives of many of his friends. >Yes, genetic modifications have a long history. Yup, "trial & error breeding". Genes don't care how they are modified. >My problem with Monsanto is that they not only sell the crop, but also poison which kills every living >thing (except their genetically modified crop). The poison you talk about is roundup. And, yes, if I drank a bottle of it, I'd probably be sick. But, I've used it on weeds. Spray it on grass, and the grass dies, but spray it on weeds 3 inches from grass, and the small amount that gets on the grass doesn't hurt it. If Roundup were that bad, wouldn't we see the effects on the laws of folks who use it, on the animal life in the area, etc? Dan M. _______________________________________________ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com