When this subject was debated on this list last year, I maintained the following basic positions that I still affirm:
First, GM does present significant risks in terms of its potential for corrupting the germ line of genetically related species if heritable traits escaped into the wild;
Second, these risks will not be properly managed if entrusted to profit-seeking -- and, in the case of Monsanto, heavily debt-laden -- entities;
Third, there is no urgent need to develop GM technology now -- world markets are glutted with food; and
Fourth, in light of all this, GM technology should not be developed at all under capitalist auspices.
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