The social consequences of the GMO debate

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Women sell fruits and vegetables at a market in Kolda, Senegal (Image credit: Holly Pickett/Oxfam America)
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The GMO debate has been raging for two decades, but this debate isn’t actually about GMOs at all. Rather, “GMOs” have become a stand-in for a number of very real concerns: Who controls our food supply? Who makes sure our food is safe to eat and our environment is protected? Who looks out for small farmers? What about health and economic disparities that are surely tied to food? Fear, anger, and distrust over “GMOs” distract us from these much deeper questions.

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