Originally posted by Misterlondon
what worries me most about these gmo foods, is this stuff is already in our environment growing and it is not how nature intended, could these frankenstein plants eventually spread like a disease and wipe out the original plants on our planet? do they affect nature for example the honey bees?
they apparently have in built pesticides.. well if insects wont touch this stuff, that should be telling us all something..
so if i want to avoid these foods, should i only buy organic products? are organic products definitely gmo free?
do we know or have any cases of why this stuff is not good for humans? or are they just theories at this stage?
Originally posted by Kali74
Write to the Obama's, write your senator, your congressperson and demand it be done away with.
Now as the first gene-altered food nears the supermarket this year, the FDA is beginning to rethink that policy. The outcome could determine if these new foods find a place on America's dinner tables or are abandoned by the agribusiness companies developing them.
"Labeling is the key issue," said Norman Braksick , president of the Asgrow Seed Co. "If you put a label on a genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it. " It would be a tragedy to drive people away from designer foods that might actually be cheaper or healthier than normal food, contends the biotech industry, which has sunk billions into research.
But many Americans, not satisfied with FDA's assurances that biotech foods are safe, want to make their own choices on what to eat. And they want labels.
If it's really safe, then why does the Obama family avoid Monsanto foods?
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