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GMO's on our Farm

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I’m angry and frustrated about being judged about what we do on our farm and in modern agriculture. Many people lack the basic information about modern farming practices to form an educated view about agriculture; this is often used to make us look like bad people. Agricultural technologies (GMO’s in this instance) have made the world a better place and we will need to use many types of technologies to feed the growing population. As farmers we first and foremost want to keep our animals (sheep in my case) happy and healthy. When our sheep are happy and healthy they make more and healthier lambs more efficiently. The end result a great product for your dinner table. I support technology (GMO’s) because the positive effects far outweigh the negative. Current practices and products are always improving and when new farming technologies are available we utilize them. Neither you not I may not have all the answers ... but for now we will use the best option (think the iphone 4 or gas powered cad as the equivalent of GMO corn) until the technology advances more (maybe an iphone76 or a hydrogen feul cell car).

 

The following are some articles with more indepth information/ education about GMO's, have a read!

 

http://fafdl.org/gmobb?p=37

 

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jul/16/ngos-nonprofits-gmos-genetically-modified-foods-biotech

http:/moderndayfarmchick.com/2014/05/30/why-im-pro-gmo/

 

http:/www.hoosieragtoday.com/what-monsanto-has-done-to-farmers/


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Reply Mike Bechtel
6:59 PM on October 18, 2014 
Hello, I just wanted to say that your article really struck home for me. I am a dairy farmer living down on the cambridge city limits. We use hormones, antibiotics and GMOs as well. We often have people from town visit our farm and I know how frustrating it can be to explain the realities of modern agriculture to "city folk" Really enjoyed reading your website, keep up the good work!
Mike