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|Name: George Finch||Location (optional):||Date: 20 August 2003|
1. The effect of growing GM crops on the environment, in
particular the soil and waterways.
2. Gene flow, by for example pollen distribution, is a serious potential danger in our small island with its rich diversity of crops. It is clear that people want organic food but it is not clear how much, over time genes from GM crops will be passed to organic crops. The organic farmers will have to be compensated but that does not restore the lost organic crop. How much better to spend the money on modern technological developments for organic growing - a developing technique that would be of great advantage to developing countries.
3. Advantage of growing GM crops in this country