Lisa Finley 
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Re: “Fear vs. Hope

As an organic farmer in Humboldt County, with 30 years of organic practice under my belt, I can state with confidence that soil is a living organism, and that chemical pesticides and herbicides damage soil biota and inhibit healthy food production.

Farmers are only forced to buy GMOs when they choose to use GMOs, because GM seeds are patented and it is not legal to save and reuse their seeds. Thus they must buy seeds year after year. This is in contrast to thousands of years of traditional practices in which farmers selected and saved seed from the best of their plants. In this way the varieties continue to adapt to locale and local conditions.

I do have concerns about the GE process itself, but remain cautiously optimistic that it may ultimately have beneficial applications. But as long as GE seed is produced by the same corporations that produce and market the pesticides that accompany its use, then I believe that if we err it should be on the side of caution. I find the statements on the safety of Round-Up in the op-ed to be disingenuous at best, and misleading.

Yes on P supports our thriving organic farming industry and small family farms in Humboldt County, and protects the health of our environment, animals and people.

Lisa Solaris

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Posted by Lisa Finley on 10/02/2014 at 9:54 AM

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