No, I’m agreeing, it’s a real leap to think it’s all bad, when in fact it could solve many food issues planet-wide, reduce the need for pesticide, and other things. The more efficient crop growing also has positive environmental impacts. Think the anti-GMO movement is a bit misguided. My opinion only.
A related, but similar peeve of mine are friends/people who insist that natural remedies for whatever ails you are inherently better than Rx’s. My thinking is much different, and I did spend 12 years working in the Health/Medical Foods and Natural supplements industry. A lot of employees from the top down drank the kool aid. Which is a good thing, for business, to have the passion and conviction behind your company’s products.
My thinking is this: if it works for you, and your Doc is in the loop, fantastic! Even if you’re experiencing a placebo effect. But think how much turmeric, in reality you’d have to ingest for efficacy regarding inflammation. Cinnamon for diabetes, as well. I’m thrilled when I use what are thought to be healthful spices in cooking, or ingredients, however. Also, the supplement business is a multi billion dollar industry in the US, and many of those $$$ may be better spent on other therapies.
I think targeted pharmaceuticals with proven track records and low risk to people are more frequently much more efficacious, covered by insurance, and can in fact be safer than taking too much herbal product.
Also, to be considered is the fact that supplements don’t fall under the purview of the FDA (for what that’s worth, but it is something) except for labeling compliance.
And to complete this near dissertation, there’s no substitute for a well balanced diet, exercise, proper hydaration, social interactions, happiness, laughter and mental stimulation. A sense of purpose. Some of this is much easier said than done. As well, regular checks with your doc, and all screenings appropriate for your age. However, even healthy aging is a bit different, with the need for more meds in many cases.
Sorry for this long post that veered OT. Just needed to rant a bit. Sorry.
Please keep in mind, these are my opinions only, and I’m certainly no expert at ANYTHING. Well, maybe laundry lol