Wednesday, March 25, 2009

GMOs on National Wildlife Refuges?

In what should have been a fairly obvious decision for the U.S. government in the first place, a federal judge yesterday banned the farming of genetically modified organisms on National Wildlife Refuge land. First of all, there should be no farming on NWRs anyway except to feed birds and other wildlife. And while real scientific evidence that GMOs are harmful is lacking, why take the chance in the few places sat aside for wildlife? These are special places and should be treated in special ways. That the Bush administration allowed this is hardly surprising of course.