Quantum physics says no to GM

If we have learned anything from the Green Revolution, it is that the next successful modernization in agriculture will be through eco-technology, where farming works with, not against, nature.  Nature confronts us with complex systems, with intricate food webs, and with a myriad of dynamic visible and invisible interdependencies.

In quantum physics non-linearity is now well accepted; so surely it should not now be so hard to accept non-linearity in biological and natural systems.  World-renowned quantum physicist, Dr John Hagelin, wrote in the USA Environmental Protection Agency StarLink report “It is astounding that so many biologists are attempting to impose a paradigm of precise, linear, billiard-ball predictability onto the behavior of DNA, when physics has long since dislodged such a paradigm from the microscopic realm and molecular biological research increasingly confirms its inapplicability to the dynamics of genomes.”

Taking a linear, reductionist approach, we might well be able to produce tables of chemical and mineral content for food items or soil samples that could be used as evidence that there are no significant differences among, for example, organic, conventional, or GMO crops. However, this lack of compositional differences says nothing about potential differences in biological function and ultimate nutrient availability, which could be substantial.

In a sense, we have not yet learned to measure (“sense”) the important differences to which even the simplest component organisms in a complex system respond.  Even our domestic cats and dogs know when to walk away from non-nutritious food without even tasting it.

can you hear the whispers in the shouting?

no? . . . . . . . . . do you want to hear them?

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