Here’s a disturbing article from The Atlantic about the possibility we could be ingesting genetic information as well as calories, proteins, etc. with our food – which adds a new layer of complexity to the debate over genetically modified foods.
Then there’s the standard response from Monsanto (a world leader in GM agri-business) about how “There is no need for or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” Now that’s just so reassuring coming from a mega-corporation with a vast financial stake in genetically modified crops.
This new concern comes at a time when state Rep. Richard Roy, the co-chairman of the legislature’s Environment Committee, is joining forces with an organic farmer in Ledyard to make another attempt to pass state legislation requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.
This effort is going to need all the momentum it can get to overcome the relentless opposition from Monsanto and other members of Big Agriculture to letting the public know which foods in the supermarket have been genetically modified.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun