Shun genetically modified seeds
THE EDITOR, Sir: THE FUTURE of agriculture in Jamaica is not in the promotion of genetically altered produce, nor is it in leasing large acreages of our viable developed lands to single entities!
Our ‘research experts’ have already altered a number of our prime crops, which have only made them susceptible to widespread diseases that require extremely poisonous controls in order to bring a crop to completion.
In addition, the eating of this produce leads to the poisoning of human beings, contributing to the scourge of illnesses in our society. Ginger, papaya, banana, and pineapple are just a few of the products altered and in widespread production for years, so consumers need to ask questions!
Beware, all growers! Whether you are a backyard gardener or you are a small, medium or large farmer, ask if the seeds you are being supplied with are organic or genetically altered in any way. We have a right to know!