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Did you read the Sep 24th article?
By:Verna
Date: Thursday, 26 September 2002, 11:27 am

My first thoughts were similar to those I've included below - there was a side article disagreeing with the findings of this one - how do you expect people to avoid foods that are part of their everyday diet?

"Besides the fact that they do not have sufficient knowledge of issues relating to GM food - like nutrition, social costs to farmers, monopoly, protection of the environment and biodiversity - it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that uninformed Asians have little or no choice but to accept the food on offer, especially so if it is part of their staple diet.

Your report also mentioned that 'Western counterparts ... tend to be sceptical about GM foods'. I hope this does not imply that scepticism is a bad idea for Asians. A little scepticism is healthy. It shows that we care - deeply.

To be fair, what sceptical Europeans reject is the attempt by some food industries and their lobbyists to make them guinea pigs without having a thorough debate on the impact of GM food on the well-being of the people and the environment.

Unfortunately, Asians without access to reliable information cannot make an informed decision on GM food.

DANIEL KOH KAH SOON"

Messages In This Thread

MSNBC article about organic foods...
Verna -- Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 12:15 am
Thanks for the article...
Lynne -- Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 9:22 am
I didn't see the Today show...
Verna -- Wednesday, 25 September 2002, 9:30 am
interesting article: Organic vs Commercial crops
Lynne -- Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 9:51 am
Thanks Lynne, isn't it interesting...
Verna -- Wednesday, 25 September 2002, 9:38 am
Asians prefer organic too, in a strange twist
Cheryl -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 11:16 am
Did you read the Sep 24th article?
Verna -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 11:27 am
No, I didn't. Thanks Verna. But I'm more concerned with
Cheryl -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 12:03 pm
Cheryl, we're moving 1500 miles...
Verna -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 12:29 pm
I used to grow everything
Cheryl -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 12:42 pm
I'm hoping to find a beekeeper...
Verna -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 12:05 am
Heritage seeds
Karen . B.C. -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 12:41 am
Now that I had my bath, Ill post the sight!!!
Karen . B.C. -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 1:17 am
Thanks for the URL Karen!
Cheryl -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 11:17 am
Always use your given, they are there for,
Karen . B.C. -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 1:44 am
Know what on the soil?
Cheryl -- Sunday, 29 September 2002, 12:43 am
Cheryl, Brandywine tomatoes...
Verna -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 10:31 am
heirloom seeds
Emmi -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 11:50 am
I can't get the link to work
Cheryl -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 4:10 pm
I have it like that,
Karen . B.C. -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 2:06 am
Ok, I found it, thanks to your tip on the book. Image in Post
Cheryl -- Sunday, 29 September 2002, 12:26 am
Hey Karen! We got Organic grass&willow-fed Mule
Bill -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 8:52 pm
We can mix that with,
Karen . B.C. -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 2:16 am
Bill, thanks but I've got horse
Verna -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 10:34 am
Yes Verna, I have a beautiful crop of Chickweed
Bill -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 3:15 pm
That's why you need to wait...
Verna -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, 6:09 pm
quick question for all you passionate gardeners
Lynne -- Thursday, 3 October 2002, 12:17 pm
Big plastic owls on poles in the air,
Cheryl -- Thursday, 3 October 2002, 4:48 pm
Cheryl, you have the best...
Verna -- Friday, 4 October 2002, 12:42 am
And yet, My Squirrels....
Betsy Ann -- Wednesday, 9 October 2002, 1:19 pm
Damn nibblers
Elena -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:47 am
Squirrels & street suicide...
Betsy Ann -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 6:02 pm
Yes, Cheryl ....I too have used the
Bill -- Friday, 11 October 2002, 3:58 pm
P.S............I should point out that
Bill -- Friday, 11 October 2002, 4:24 pm
I'm laughing so hard right now Image in Post
Cheryl -- Friday, 11 October 2002, 8:52 pm
laughing
Lynne -- Friday, 11 October 2002, 8:57 pm
If he has a towel, he has all the necessary
Bill -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 12:26 am
hey, Bill... I have a lot of squirrels, too...
Lynne -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 12:45 am
Other things you can distract them with.... Image in Post
Cheryl -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:18 am
They also like BBQs Image in Post
Cheryl -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:34 am
for several years we had a wild Mallard
Bill -- Sunday, 13 October 2002, 3:46 am
They aren't afraid of cats! Image in Post
Cheryl -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:37 am
HAHAHA laughing these pictures are very funny!
Lynne -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 9:04 pm
Ladies at a definite disadvantage
Elena -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 12:05 pm
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Bill -- Sunday, 13 October 2002, 3:22 am
Even though I am pleased at my own cleverness
Bill -- Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 3:31 pm
Where do skwerls come from? Image in Post
Cheryl -- Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:29 am
Passionate yes......but not about gardens!?!
Bill -- Monday, 7 October 2002, 4:23 am
"Capt. Midnight," could you elaborateon THAT? nmi
Karen . B.C. -- Monday, 7 October 2002, 3:51 pm
Hi Karen ! I wouldn't really expect
Bill -- Monday, 7 October 2002, 5:04 pm
Comic Strips
Dick S. -- Monday, 7 October 2002, 11:38 pm
Yes, Dick; I agree!! That has been one
Bill -- Friday, 11 October 2002, 4:12 pm
Johnny's Seeds...
Verna -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 1:14 am
Good company
Karen . B.C. -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 1:31 am
Thank you, thank you! It's better to
Cheryl -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 11:28 am
GM/Organic food
Dick S. -- Thursday, 26 September 2002, 11:48 pm
GM is not considered organic. But.
Cheryl -- Friday, 27 September 2002, 1:10 am