Here’s an idea for the anti-GM “food terrorists”

David Davis

If the “government” is planning “secret locations” for GM food crop trials, they had then better not fence them off so transparently as to scream as though with a loud-hailer where they are. “Activists”, then not knowing what is GM and what is not, will then have to go about the nation destroying and burning all food crops regardless.

This will be good in the end, as we will all then know what they really think – not about what sort of food we all eat, but about humanity in general. Let them come into the open: let’s make sure these trials are not labelled or fenced.

If there has to be a proper war between civilisation and those inside it who would destroy it, then let it be brought on now.


  1. Erm… not everyone opposed to corporate control of the food chain via the mass introduction of terminator seeds are loopy greenies, David. At least, I don’t think that’s a sobriquet that anyone would give me?

  2. Because the legend or Vulgate about “Terminator Seeds” is spread largely by the anti-progress collectivist left, I have always distrusted it.

    Let us pretend for a moment that the variety boulght by the farmer for sowing, in the knowledge that the offspring may not be self-fertile, is so good and so useful that the disadvantage of not holding back a percentage of the crop for resowing is negligible compared with the advantage of the higher yield and better protection from total year-1-failure.

    Would this matter?

    Do many farmers actually consciously harvest seeds from this year to sow next year? I do not think so.

    I do here, but then we are bumpkins. I like the runner bean seed we bought about 9000 years ago at Homebase, and it produces such an excess that we can’t eat, so we let them ripen and dry/save them for next year.

    Perhaps the copyright/intellectual property laws ought to be reformed/loosened? Maybe this is a way forward?

  3. “Do many farmers actually consciously harvest seeds from this year to sow next year? I do not think so.”

    Not in this country, they don’t. But we’re not going to be a food producing nation for long, as the EU are seeking to shove through restraints on pesticide use (can’t give you a link, as our damn website is down again).

    Elsewhere, farmers do. An example of what is intended can be seen in Iraq, where in 2002 97% of all seed planted was saved from the previous crop. Not for much longer:

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