I'm not educated on GM crops but I have a couple of concerns that come to mind. Does anyone know about the following possible points?
- reliance on GM companies. If a farmer only plants GM seeds, they will produce no seeds for future crops and therefore need to keep purchasing seeds from manufacturer. Call me pessimistic but it seems that the long term picture is one of rising prices and monopolisation of the market. This may sound relatively harmless but when you're talking about food sources I find it scary
- crop failures. From what I understand, GM seeds are genetically identical within crops. So if there is an out real of a crop disease, or a pest manifestation, would that mean none of the crop will survive? B/c they have the same weaknesses, strengths etc
- I also have concerns over taste & nutritional value being substituted for appearance with GM foods.