Sounds like my dad (also hippie but music is his art)! I’m what you get when you cross two highly educated and science loving hippies!
I totally agree that we need to think long term and big picture. I’m learning a bit at a time… starting with human health.
I think that Bt toxin is perhaps one of the best GMO successes and love the detailed analysis by the Genetic Literacy Project – shoeing reduced insecticide use.
I also like this article from Prof Mike Eisen on using a full toolkit – but using it wisely, such as to facilitate a shift away from meat toward plants. https://link.medium.com/0KEP5SGKhX
Do GMO Bt (insect-resistant) crops pose a threat to human health or the environment?
"Pesticide products containing microbial Bt have been used in organic agriculture for many years. ... Bt crops have…
Cheers to lifelong learning!