Gnome 11 wrote:
> Well I don't know much about birds, 'cept they have feathers, and they
> eat crops, sometimes live in fields, etc. I think that this may be
> relevant as the food base may well be altered by GM argiculture, so
> there will be fewer of those feathered things to watch.
And exactly how will GM crops reduce the bird population? I suspect since
there will be plenty of wholesome grain available, their populations will
increase not decrease. The geese here in Minnesota seem to be doing quite
well on Roundup soybeans!!!
> Present intensive agriculture is blamed for
> drop in number of some birds: presumably GM rops will continue this
The key word in your phrase is "blamed". I suspect that urban sprawl has
more of an impact on bird populations than agrichemicals and farming.