Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of “Eat, Drink, Vote,” appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the controversy over genetically modified food in the US. She said that people have an aversion to GM crops because they are made by taking a gene from one organism and inserting it into a plant cell, which many see as unnatural. Many people, including Nestle herself, also oppose the “corporate control” of GM seeds.
“The idea that 90 percent of all cereal crops grown from seeds produced by few companies is not good,” Nestle said. “If something goes wrong, it goes wrong big time.”
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