Biotech companies have good reason to be paranoid

“Scientific studies have found no evidence that GMOs are more harmful than foods without genetic modifications” (The Maui News, Jan. 23). Correction: The list of 230 scientists at this website disagrees:

Biotech companies are afraid that “disclosing pesticide use and GMOs would create a risk for ‘commercial espionage, vandalism and misappropriation of . . . valuable trade secrets'” (The Maui News, Jan. 17). Lapse of Logic: If biotech companies fenced in their test plots to prevent pollen drift and human intrusion, armed with inexpensive, infrared remote surveillance cameras, they might not have to be so paranoid.

“In an effort to promote open dialogue and greater understanding of its farming practices and products, Monsanto Hawaii said that it is increasing its farm tours, holding community meetings and forums and having programs to promote a better understanding of the company” (The Maui News, Jan. 28). Are you kidding? Monsanto hears the chanting in the streets and is fighting for its genetically modified future.

Biotechs say GMOs can feed the world: The real reason hunger lingers in impoverished areas is because world leaders and bottom-feeding politicians lack cooperation and vision. Bigwigs and their bureaucrats would rather invest in technologies they claim will feed the world instead of divesting the world of hunger.

Personally, I am not interested in marginally effective transgenic technologies, which are too expensive and widespread for proper analysis, being introduced into my body without my consent.

James Miner