In wake of Oregon wheat controversy, US News hosts debate on GE foods

The following is an edited excerpt.

GE wheat that had not been approved for public consumption was recently found in a farmer’s field in Oregon, setting off a firestorm of controversy that resulted in two countries halting U.S. imports of the crop.

“This crop may be safe to eat, or it may not be. We don’t know because we haven’t done the proper scrutiny,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at the Consumers Union

“There is nothing inherently wrong with genetically modified crops. Humans have been genetically altering foodstuffs for millennia,” adds the Washington Post editorial board.

Should consumers be worried about genetically modified foods? The Debate Club recently tackled this topic with five experts.

Related article:  Emails show anti-GMO organic activists driving food and farming policy at Consumer Reports

Read the original article in its entirety here: Debate Club — Should Consumers Be Worried About Genetically Modified Food?


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