GM foods: To eat or not to eat?

| | August 1, 2013
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Rarely is the relationship between science and everyone so direct as it is in the case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in particular foods. It is one thing to turn on your plasma TV or talk on your iPhone; it is an entirely different proposition to knowingly ingest something that has been modified in the lab.

It is no coincidence that reactions for and against GMOs are often radical and polarized. We see purists who want to ban any kind of GMO, claiming ill effects for health and environment. We also see the defenders of GMOs claiming benefits for health and the environment, as well as solutions to global hunger and malnutrition. Behind the debate lurks the giant shadow of Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of GM crops and controller of a large fraction of the seeds available to farmers.

Read the full, original story here: Genetically Modified Organisms: To Eat Or Not To Eat?

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