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Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected an amendment proposed would have allowed states to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. This sent aged hippies and idiot twenty-somethings across this great nation into a mighty rage, with literally some people taking to the streets to protest. As the protestors marched, organic seitan went uneaten. Joni Mitchell records went unflipped. And a new hole was worn into a pair of TOMS shoes that day.
Okay, but seriously. Everybody just shut up about GMOs. In case you haven’t had the privilege of getting yelled at by your homeopath about GMOs, here’s a quick overview. GMOs have had their DNA altered through genetic engineering techniques. A lot of people are wary of GMOs because of long-term public safety and health concerns. These fears are misplaced—not only are genetically modified foods regulated by the same rules as “regular” food, but there is also a broad consensus in the scientific community that genetically modified food is safe to eat.
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