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GMOs: Engineering the Nature out of Humanity

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Today I watched/listened to this presentation by Zach Bush which I thought would probably resonate with many here at Permies.  It's difficult to adequately summarize because like pretty much all of his presentations it is very dense with information and potentially paradigm shifting ideas.  There is a lot of science in it as he tries to explain how complicated things work, but his aim is to make it understandable to the average person.

In general the focus is on toxic gick as he discusses pesticides, herbicides, and GMO's presenting some of the latest things being brought to market and used widely on farms.  Gylphosate is sadly just one thing being widely used these days.  I thought I was generally up on all this stuff, but found him presenting so much more than I ever realized.  Most of his presentations have a strong uplifting portion in them.  Unfortunately this is not one of those.  It is challenging and difficult material, and lots of it.  The data on multi generational damage from a single exposure to glyphosate I found particularly disheartening.  

Anyway, this is long and not cheery stuff, but he is pushing for changes to permaculture oriented practices, even though he doesn't use the term permaculture.  Things like farming practices that rebuild fertility and going with polycultures instead of monoculture.  If you want to get a better idea of what is going on in agribusiness these days and the potential health impacts for us all I feel it is worth watching.

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