Looking beyond fear and disinformation on pesticides and GMO’s

You might be interested in the articles at these three links. There is a huge amount of misinformation out there on GMO’s and pesticides. This first article is the UK government’s very large, long term study on pesticides, mortality and cancer. The results of this study were stunning and unexpected.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr958.pdf                                

Then there is this from a US government handbook on pesticdes on the NIH website.                   http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cpdb/pdfs/handbook.pesticide.toxicology.pdf

This third article discusses the precautionary principle as applied to GMO crops. http://goklany.org/library/Goklany%20BLR.pdf

Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, the local government voted recently to ban outright all new GMO foods from being grown here.  There were no discussions with scientists or even knowledgeable farmers.  Each Hawaiian island is a separate county.  Towns, villages, etc are not organized parts of government.  Local county officials in Kauai and Hawaii acted in haste and presumably with cautious intent, but without listening to opposing positions.  

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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