GMO, Gene editing (CRISPR)


  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, definitely time to take inventory of our heirloom seeds, replenish our supplies, adding any we want but haven't gotten yet and learn how to save the seeds.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I struggle to find things in the stores that aren't gmo. It is really frustrating. I need to get better about saving seeds from the things that I grow.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,585 admin

    Ugh, yes, it just keeps coming on.

    My understanding is the latest tech "gene editing" is actually only "gene cutting". I think they literlly burn off bits? Hence the name CRISPR. I'm not sure that makes me feel any better... But it's not like they can completely mix things up and patch them together.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,378 admin
    edited October 30

    If you catch the wording in the second article, the one guy interviewed says, "it just depends on how you view it." Well, imagine that. Its that simple!

    I've known CRISPR isn't good for a while, but that statement really sent up additional red flags for me because its clearly rhetoric for the purpose of marketing and skirting past the truth. Unfortunately, many people will accept that statement as innocent and will parrot the same to others.

    His intention is trying to show that his belief/opinion is the best & only opinion... just think "differently" rather than critically examine the available balanced information and voilà(!) everything is hunky-dory. Easy-peasy. No pushback. No harm done (ya, right).

    This skirting of issues & redefining of terms is the way garbage ideas have been implemented on many of the world's citizens over these recent days. We are always wise to ask many questions, demand answers and not just blindly follow.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are messing with God's creation because they cannot create anything themselves. Whatever they're snipping genes in doesn't need to be improved upon. I doubt it will end well. There are always unintended consequences.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,378 admin

    ...And just because they can doesn't mean they should. We all know that phrase well.

    Over history, we have repeatedly seen the unintended consequences of messing with things that shouldn't be messed with. These folks are obediently & happily just following their god of greed (money and power) & the master of deception.

    We will do well to be & stay aware & informed and proceed with wisdom as this progresses.

    My hope is that we all keep growing in knowledge and the wisdom to know how to use that knowledge, alongside continuing to grow our own food & medicine. Haha... we are part of The Grow Network, after all!

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,920 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "I struggle to find things in the stores that aren't gmo."

    Especially since they may not be labeled.

    Your best bet is to buy stuff grown locally directly from farmers, but that only works in-season. Those of us in short-season climates have fewer options.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,098 ✭✭✭✭

    WOW This makes me think! I need to start getting heirloom seeds and learning how to save/store seeds!

    I've been waiting until I move---but, should get ahead of myself!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,378 admin

    @water2world that sounds like a good idea. As long as your seeds can grow wherever you are moving to, it should work, and seeds are easy to move with.