First of all, the basic research was never done. In the early 70's an article
of mine was published and later circulated, maintaining that a biochemical /
metabolic imbalances exists in budded/grafted trees and their fruit, and asking
that more attention be directed to the issue by the research institutions that
had the necessary instrumentation on hand (I myself had been working w/ UC
Riverside on this issue but the project had been held back by interdepartmental
differences of opinion regarding how to procede. Shortly afterwards I left the
U.S. and although we agreed to pick it up again 20 years later, I had to remain
too far from CA to participate - meaning organize it, in conjunction with a
botanist there is was by then about to retire ).
I can email you the original article and a letter from a plant scientist at the
USDA's Beltsville MD Experimental Station in which the basic thesis (the
biochemical / metabolic imbalance) is accepted, but that it wasnīt particularly
significant. My point was (and remains), that the reseach required to quantify
and qualify itīs significance has not been performed, to date.
Basically, the issue is that surrounding the integrity of the organism and is
being played out these days within the framework of GMO's - which are created
using nothing more than microsurgery at the cellular level, as distinct from
"normal" (i.e. sexual and even asexual - as in nucellar) genetic reproduction /
Andy Richker wrote:
> I am very interested in hearing this arguement on the grafting issue from
> anyone. I just took a grafting class and was all excited about using it and
> having a bunch of different apples on one tree. Please enlighten me to the
> foes of the grafting issue or point me to a previous digest if this has
> already been beat to death. I don't always get to read all the mail here.
> Post started here:
> Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 12:39:39 -0600
> From: "Douglas M. Hinds" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [PANUPS: Children's Exposure]
> Noah Ranells wrote:
> > dh
> In fact, I
> myself am even opposed to grafting trees - and the fact that so many people
> connected with agriculture think that "you have to" simply shows the sorry -
> and ridiculous - state that things have arrived at).
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