By Deniza Gertsberg
Consumer Beware: the next generation of biotech crops focus directly on you. Unlike most of GM crops currently on the market, which are genetically altered to be herbicide and pesticide resistant, the new generation of GM crops are designed to express alleged nutritional benefits. Focusing on soybean oil — the fastest way to reach the broadest number of consumers because of its ubiquitous presence in many foods — biotech companies are mutating seeds used to produce oil designed to express various types of “nutritional” benefits.
Since we do not yet know whether genetically modified crops and food products made from them are safe, and in fact studies have suggested otherwise [also see 2010 info: organ damage, sterility, and diabetes and obesity], it is hard to swallow and digest (no pun intended) the news that GM oils are designed to express nutritional benefits. How nutritious can food be if it has, as is suggested by studies, adverse health impacts? It’s like smoking cigarettes which have been designed to address halitosis.
But that is not stopping biotech companies from R&D. And so the oil wars have officially begun.
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