Fox on GM crops

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Fox 5 did yet another special report of interest this evening about genetically modified foods. It didn’t provide any new information, but gave a relatively balanced report on the issue.

In case I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now: I’m not a scientist and I certainly can’t say whether or not GE foods are healthy or unhealthy. However, I will say that the fact that these “foods of the future” (???) are being tested only by the people that are doing the engineering bothers me. Let’s get some third parties in there doing the testing and keep a close eye on these foods’ long term effects. And until some sort of conclusion can be reached, let’s label the foods. Considering that the government actually outlawed labeling of foods that weren’t GE, I think someone needs to shake things up at the FDA.

Two links from the broadcast: GE Food Alert and Thyme Square Cafe (an almost all-organic restaurant in Bethesda).

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