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Food Politics

Food Politics

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Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part 1 Abstract A major conflict has developed in science and society between promoters and opponents of transgenic foods. Food, feed, and fiber products derived from transgenic agricultural crops are presented here as a different case from bacterial, industrial, and pharmaceutical crop transgenics and should be parsed from the larger transgenics industry for comprehensive re-evaluation and market roll-back. View Article (PDF) Environmental Health News: Front Page 101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal "The Lincoln Persuasion" J David Greenstone (Google Books) Womanly Health (womanlyhealth)

What Should We Know About Foreign Genes In Our Food? Bacteria on bean leaf. In a recent email exchange about the merits of mandatory “GMO labeling,” I was asked this question: “Why shouldn’t we be able to know what foreign genes are in our food?” It seems like a reasonable question to most people. After all, we are the customers; don’t we have a right to know what we want to know? What some people find “creepy” about the idea of “GMO crops” is that they contain genes from organisms other than the crop itself – hence the emotive term, foreign genes. Plant Surface Dwellers Above Ground The surfaces of all plants, including those used for food, support a rich and diverse community of micro-organisms. Plant Surface Dwellers Below Ground Root vegetables are covered with microbes that contain 'foreign' genes. There are also richly diverse communities of microbes that live in association with below ground portions of plants (roots, tubers…). Microbes and Their Genes Inside of Plants The inside of a plant is also far from sterile. Yes and no. IDEAS IN FOOD 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed - BuzzFeed Mobile The Dr. Oz Show