Editor’s note: Here we go again: another uninformed column by weekly columnist George Boardman drawing an “Other Voices” in The Union. It’s endless. Think of all the ink and paper that is wasted from publishing his column and then having to publish the counterpoint. How utterly unproductive. Where’s the RL Crabb cartoon on “Bored Georgeman”? LOL.
“George Boardman’s portrayal of organic farming as food grown for indulgent yuppies and not worth the extra money is an outstanding example of not understanding the subject of GMOs whatsoever.
“The main reason the public wants food labeled is because of the amount of herbicides and pesticides that are sprayed on GMO crops.
“Many of those chemicals remain on and in the food that goes to kitchen tables all over the world.
“More reasons for ‘no’ to GMOs:
“1. Organic farming practices are safer for the water, air, soil, farm workers, farm families, all animals, bees, adjacent towns and especially children and pregnant women.
“We are all paying extra for the fallout from GMOs.
“2. The weeds that are being sprayed are now superweeds— resistant to the herbicides, requiring heavier use or stronger poisons further affecting the environment.
“3. The GMO companies produce patented seeds that farmers are not legally allowed to save without paying again and they manufacture the herbicides and pesticides that go with them.
“4. There are health risks associated with GMO feeds given to lab rats and farm animals.”
The rest of the column is here.