the longer term, it looks like many types of GE could
be useful. Quite apart from food, it
might mean new ways to cure diseases or to prevent them
in the first place. But and this is a very big BUT
indeed! people need to know what's happening and
why. You need to get involved in thinking about whether
GE (and other new human technologies) are good
or if bits of them are good and other bits bad and dangerous.
You also need to have a choice, to have a say in
what is done or not done. You need to have proper labelling
on the stuff you eat and drink so you know how it's made.
and companies tend to keep rather quiet about GE.
After all, people can't object to things they don't know
worries people and as they come to realise just what's
been going on, they want more openness. Don't you want
to be involved in deciding the future of life on our
planet? GE could affect natural life in all kinds
of ways nobody yet knows. If companies release lots
of GMOs and something goes terribly wrong, who pays
for the damage?
Can the damage be repaired? Please think carefully about what kind of
a future you