It's not that i am against GM food, what i worry about is once that particular genie is out the bottle, and if science discovers GM food is not as healthy as we are told it is, it will be impossible to put it back in again.
For that reason i am hoping that Australian farmer local farmer Steve Marsh wins his case against Michael Baxter for negligence over the alleged contamination of the land that Marsh used for growing organic crops.
The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighbouring territories in the world’s first trial over GM contamination.
Non-GM farmers fear losing their organic certification because of contamination as GM crops production increases.
Marsh claims that 2010, Baxter’s GM seeds were blown by the wind onto his farm, causing him to lose his guaranteed organic certification on 70 percent of his land, costing him an estimated $85,000.
Baxter's case is being backed by GM seed firm Monsanto while Marsh is relying on donations from the public to cover his legal costs.
I hope Marsh, and common sense, win the case as GM food has yet to be proven as safe for human consumption and tests on rats have shown those given GM feed have developed tumours and suffered severe liver and kidney damage leading to a suspension of GM crops in the EU.