[Homeroast] GMO Coffee
Ryan M. Ward
silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 21 00:29:00 CDT 2010
I did some google searching for fun trying to find information on genetically modified coffee.
I do not have a lot of confidence that any of these articles have all of there facts strait(technically speaking) but they all seem interesting.
Ryan M. Ward
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> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:49:09 -0700
> From: theotherjo at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] GMO Coffee
> With all do respect, while you watch very carefully what "they" are doing. I
> will opt the a morphed version of your third option / or choice. Instead of
> doing it myself I am going out of my way to support and hopefully bring back
> the small farmers and food co-ops.
> Food Co-ops are in and affordable. These small local co-ops are popping up
> all over and I'm doing what I can to see this continues.
> It is, has been and really always will be up to us as individuals to make
> these changes that begin on a community level. I tend to agree with Lynne
> that Big business is about and for big business. Not so with the small
> As far as this discussion on this list. The politics of Coffee and food are
> very close indeed. I know Tom has all these concerns and issues on his mind
> when he sources some of the wonderful small lots for us.
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> > So, the possible choices are these, corporate control of the food supply,
> > government control of the food supply, or do it yourself and control your
> > own food supply. The corporation has to make money for the stockholders by
> > being profitable and selling/making unsafe products does not long produce an
> > income. Government can fix nothing and its too much bother to do it
> > yourself. There is way to much junk pseudo science out in the wild now.
> > With the swarm of ever present lawyers ready to sue at the drop of a seed I
> > will trust agribusiness to be very careful and responsible. While very
> > carefully watching what they are doing.
> > Sheila Quinn wrote:
> >> I could go on and on about this subject, but I'm restraining myself. I
> >> will say, though, that I highly recommend the film "The Future of Food" for
> >> an honest look at some of the problems with GMO and with corporations
> >> controlling our food supply. It's a real eye opener, to say the least. You
> >> can watch it for free on Hulu:
> >> http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food
> >> There's another good one you can rent on DVD called "Food Inc." It deals
> >> with some of the same issues, as well as other problems with the food
> >> industry.
> >> Sheila
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