Re: Grafting vs. GMO's
Steve Groff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 23:19:56 -0400
This grafting discusion is interesting as it raises new questions
regarding the "natural" concept being promoted by organic proponents . I
don't know much about it so I would like some clarification. Apparently,
grafting is an aceptable organic practice, at least according to the
rules.(is this correct?) Doug is suggesting that the "process hasn't
been properly tested and has been universally accepted without
validation. The effects of it have never been documented in depth."
It's also been mentioned that grafting is similar to genetic engineering
and I hear the same concerns from the anti GE folks about GMO'S. I can
see the parrellels with GMO's (although I don't think genetic
engineering should be a part of the organic movement because it goes
against the historical tenants). However, if strong simularities exist
between grafting and GMO's we seem to have a contradiction here in
allowing grafting and not GMO's.
Is grafting "natural"?
Is grafting grandfathered into the organic philosophy?
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