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Re: Gm Foods

I’m in 100% agreement with John. The only thing I’d add — for now — is that I think pro-GM food people are nuts for not emphasizing the fact that GM foods are more likely to save rain forests and the critters who live in them. Much of the world’s rainforests are being cleared for shabby range and farm land. If we could grow all the world’s food — never mind wood — out of a thimble, that would mean the economic incentives for the poor and the rich to clear rainforests would all but disappear. It’s similar to why viagra helps save the rhino (no puns intended, required or solicited). The more Asian cultures don’t need superstitious remedies — e.g. ground rhino horn — to do the voodoo they need done because they have that little blue pill, the better.

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