I have been out in the field & off line most of the month, as well as
short on rest and often don't have time to read sanet anyway. I took
some time yesterday and I'm seeing things all of a sudden that would
seem to take part of the lid of the issue; like what China's doing and
the vitamin enriched / disease prevention offerings.
These events complicate things and makes me feel that full disclosure
(freedom of choice) is the main issue, along with the development of
expressly non GMO marketing niches; without giving up on the
possibility of obtaining a legislative moratorium on the basis of
research results or the lack of them.
(I've said this before but) to me, while GMO's are environmentally
more pervasive, they're simply an extension of something else based on
the same mentality that's been going on for a lot longer, using
simpler technology - I'm referring to the grafting of fruit trees,
which has long been standard practice and never the less uses the same
invasive, antagonist non-evolutionary mentality and forms part of the
same genetic dead end.
Fruit from grafted trees is being eaten widely of course, yet the
physiological differences in plants and consumers as related to those
from fruit from seedling tress have never been studied or defined.
Furthermore the issue issue is now moot since no alternatives exist to
fruit from grafted trees in most industrialized countries at present
and most people have never even eaten a real tree fruit.
While grafting tress (like GMOs) has it's own logic and unquestioning
adherents, the net result is that the bits and pieces pasted together
approach doesn't add up. The full answer comes from with what we
ourselves are and are part of. The mentality is quite distinct: Man as
manipulator and exploiter of foreign objects or Man as part of a
Biosystem (a holistic approach). The only proof of one or the other
comes from actually living one or the other, and this makes it harder
to compete because it's easier to destroy (and reconstruct) than
preserve and create (grow), in the present urban, industrial context.
I'm looking into getting a line of select but seedling fruit to market
sometime not far off but there remain a number of details to work out.
Still, it's the only way to go. We need an economic base to support
the development and promotion of competitive, healthy and whole
alternatives out there in the market, while pushing for getting the
costs to the environment calculated into the production costs inherent
to using distinct agricultural production systems, a legislative and
I was at the graduation Saturday of Veracruz's only Federal Ag. Tech.
Institute's latest class and met with a lot of interest in
collaborating on projects from the Institutes administrators. I went
looking mainly for someone to help me coordinate all projects full
time, aside from the cementing together the institutional link. (One
con only cut back so much on eating and sleeping and still be an
active part of an ecosystem).
Dir. Gral. - CeDeCoR, A.C.
Centro para el Desarrollo Comunitario y Rural, Asociacion Civil
(Center for Rural and Community Development,
a Mexican non-profit organization)
Cordoba, Veracruz; Cd. Guzman, Jalisco; Loma Bonita
Oaxaca & Reynosa, Tamaulipas Mexico
Tel: 011 522 713 2888 (Direct at present)
U.S. Fax Mailbox (email linked) 1 630 300 0555
Cuentas arregladas, amistades largas.
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