What had kept me from discovering the beauty of organic horticultural practices for forty-three years is a sullied reputation on it's part.
Due to faithful organic practices, I have only had to water my bermuda, watermelon, and okra twice, maybe three times this year. I give credit where credit is due, to Howard, and my becoming a newer parent and therefore poison-free for five years.
The problem with painting gmo's with such a broad brush, is what happens when we prevent funding toward a new crop that doesn't need pesticides or herbicides anymore, via genetic manipulation?
I have the same problem with global warming people. You want to get rid of carbon, stop throwing away your leaves and grass clippings, mulch them into the ground. We can "grow" our way out of this problem. Grow bamboo
Speaking of which, one can go online, like you had me do, and read about "the horrors of bamboo". An easily controllable plant has gotten a bad name by "advocates". Advocates are everywhere, the problem with any focus group is myopia. That's why I quit politics for the most part.
Man only became civilized when he first learned to manipulate the genes of previously wild animals and plants. It's the story of our success. Why not embrace it, especially now, biology is our destiny. Hunger, the climate, fuel, it's all possible through the promises of genetics.. Just something to think about.
Mackel in DFW