GM Foods: To Know or Not to Know


Like the Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, grandmother Pamm Larry is trying to stop the flood of genetically modified organisms washing over the land by forcing the labeling of GMO foods.  This leads us to ask…

Should we be allowed to know about the modified genes in our food?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Pamm Larry of, and Thomas Wittman of the Genetic Engineering Blog, for a conversation about labeling genetically modified foods.  (The Monsanto Corporation declined to participate.)

Topics include the extent to which modified genes inhabit our foods; whether these modified genes are safe to eat; and whether we should be allowed to know if our foods contain modified genes.

Listen on your radio, computer or mobile device: Food Chain Radio

Related: The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

7 responses to “GM Foods: To Know or Not to Know

  1. For those who are willing to get involved and fight for the right to be able to choose what we ingest as food, here is a plea for volunteers to help in getting this issue before the candidates for the nomination of President of the United States:
    Dear Eric ,

    The Food Policy Fund, the legislative arm of The Institute for Responsible Technology, is looking for volunteers who will attend speeches by presidential candidates in your area to ask “the” GMO question, and also have a friend videotape the candidate’s response (ideally, with a good camera, but also an I-phone or similar device will do). 

    You can find on the presidential candidates’ websites the time and place when they will give a speech or be on a debate.

    We would like you to ask the candidates:

    “More than 90% of Americans say they want genetically modified foods labeled. If elected, would you support the wish of 9 out of 10 U.S. citizens to mandate the labeling of genetically modified foods?”

    Please do let us know if you intend to follow up on this request.

    You can then burn the video on DVD and mail it to

    Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director
    Institute for Responsible Technology
    P.O.Box 469
    Fairfield, IA 52556

    Also, if you can, it would be very important to work in your political party’s platform a “plank” (or resolution) for mandatory labeling of GM foods. You can approach your party’s local office and find out how to proceed, since the process varies from state to state. The final decision on planks and the platform takes place at the party’s national convention.

    Thank you for your help and support!

    Please let us know if you can take action on one or both of these two items.

    Warm Regards,

    Margherita Pagni
    Director Strategic Relationships

  2. It sure sounds like it. I especially like the phraseology of whether or not Our Betters should “allow” us this knowledge (or anything else, for that matter).

    I’m not interested in whether or not Our Leaders should allow us from the top down what’s ours. I’m interested in our taking what’s ours, from the bottom up.

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  4. Good news Rady. BASF leave Europe, They close in Germany, they go to USA”. They are not profitable in Europe. They leave their gmo crops in Europe….
    The issue now is: Now you in USA have to work for that industries close too in USA.
    GMO crops are not profitable, only survive with the grants of USDA…

    This is the post I have posted, I hope you will find more information about this victory for “food freedom” in the world: We hope we all conected, Europe and USA and all the world, we will work to this GMO industries will close, we will do it. This is the post with google translator: it is in spanish.
    In spanish:

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