The GM scientists’ risky strategy that won public support

| | May 29, 2012
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The phrase “Frankenfood” entered tabloid English at the turn of the last century when protesters, backed by the green movement, trashed GM crops wearing white overalls and face masks as an emotive PR tactic. Much of the early opposition to GM crops was aimed at multinational companies, especially Monsanto, whose heavy-handed approach to public concern stoked resentment and mistrust. When asked in 1998 about the safety of GM foods, one senior Monsanto figure in the US said: “Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

View the original article here: The GM scientists’ risky strategy that won public support – The Guardian

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