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To: ApplegateRanch
Yes, it is a form of pandering to Luddites, but in the end, we all benefit from the improved seed/grain.

Increased cost.

We all end up paying more for the product.

Ignorance cost money.

9 posted on 11/24/2006 9:48:16 PM PST by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: Pontiac
We all end up paying more for the product.

True, but the choices are pay more; or, have all your products utilizing it boycotted, burned, and dumped by zealots.

Be prevented from exporting to, or otherwise selling in EU.

Having African & ME nations ban it as somehow being an Imperialist/Zionist/Infidel/Capitalist plot to create impotence, disease, or other ill in the populace.

Which is cheaper in the long run?

Hint: Do not neglect to also include the years of "proving the safety" of a GM produced seed in the time to develop said seed.

No, I do not agree with the Luddites, but they are the market, and if they don't buy, then it is a near total loss.

10 posted on 11/24/2006 10:02:48 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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