WorldWatch on GMOs

If you haven't yet encountered The Worldwatch Institute, make it your duty to look them up. For 30 years they have researched and reported on the state of the world, looking towards a environmentally sustainable and socially just society. In their current WorldWatch magazine is a typically easy-to-digest 12 page article on the history of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Lawyer and environmental journalist, Claire Hope Cummings, tells a tale so laden with ominious portent it could scare a strawberry into thinking it was an arctic fish. Mexican farmers have their traditional livelihood at risk due to the invasion of their indigenous corn by the unwanted GM version. Organic industries stand to lose their certification. And no-one has the foggiest of how to put the genie back in the bottle. As a consultant quoted in the article says: "the hope of industry is that ... there's nothing you can do about it. You just short of surrender." Well, don't lay down your sword just yet. Download a free PDF of the article — become informed — become active. ::Worldwatch Magazine Jan-Feb 05 [by WM]