Sunday, February 13, 2011

LA TImes Op-Ed: No seeds, no independent research

Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits.

Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola — most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. "Transgenic" seeds can save farmers time and reduce the use of some insecticides, but herbicide use is higher, and respected experts argue that some genetically engineered crops may also pose serious health and environmental risks. Also, the benefits of genetically engineered crops may be overstated.

We don't have the complete picture. That's no accident. (read the rest at this link)

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