GENETIC LITERACY PROJECT
/ May 23, 2016 /
The Amish have been an insular people in the United States for nearly 200 years, ever since they arrived from Switzerland and other parts of Europe to avoid religious persecution. Many non-Amish assume that since they avoid such modern technologies as telephones, automobile, and even zippers, the Amish must also eschew genetically modified crops and pesticides.
But here’s where Natural News is wrong: the Amish use pesticides, and they use genetically modified crops in their fields. Enthusiastically.
This BBC video shows an interview with an Amish farmer, who, with his back against the camera due to Amish rules about being photographed, discusses the advantages of Bt corn in his fields. Another Amish farmer from Pennsylvania talked to Wired about his use of genetically modified tobacco, engineered to prevent the biosynthesis of nicotine. “Amish law doesn’t say anything about growing genetically modified tobacco,” farmer Dan Diener said.
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