Genetically-modified food seems to be taking over–should we surrender? Organic farmers may have to, but a major problem is that Roundup–the pesticide that is sprayed over fields of GM crops that the crops themselves are resistant to–may turn out to be dangerous to humans who eat these foods, something that of special concern to vegetarians. (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). A group of health food purveyors, including Whole Foods, has decided it’s time to give up the fight and surrender to Monsanto, the creator of genetically-modified more

Consumers are rejecting genetically modified fruits and vegetables and turning to organics, which makes the people who run gigantic factory farms unhappy, because they’re no longer making as much money as they used more

One problem with genetically-modified crops is that their seeds spread far and wide and contaminate fields where other crops are growing. Scientists have found populations of wild plants with genes from genetically modified canola in the United States.

Globally, canola can interbreed with 40 different weed species, and 25% of those weeds can be found in the US. These findings raise questions about the regulation of herbicide resistant weeds and about how these plants might compete with others in the wild. Researcher Meredith Schafer says, “We really don’t know what the consequences of the gene escape are. We don

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Here’s news you won’t find in your ordinary media: The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) says that genetically-modified foods pose “a serious health risk,” and has called for an immediate US moratorium on all GM foods. The trouble is, they may be hard to avoid in the future: More than 70% of the foods on supermarket shelves already contain derivatives of the eight GM foods on the market, such as soy, corn, oil from canola and cottonseed and sugar from sugar beets. Eventually, the biotech industry wants to genetically engineer every type of vegetable, fruit, grains, and beans. After that, they will begin to bioengineer animals.
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