Dailydirt: GMO Food — You Are What You Eat?
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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are invading the food chain. Some folks say that the trend to grow more and more GMO food is almost a requirement to keep up with the world’s demand for food. Others disagree, arguing that there are alternatives to GMOs that could meet demands without potentially endangering our fragile ecosystem. Here are just a few examples of the seemingly unstoppable development of GMOs for food.
- If there was a baby formula product that came from a cow and was more similar to human breast milk, would mothers be wiling to try genetically modified cow milk? The Magic8ball says: “My sources say no.” [url]
- The Gates Foundation is working on GMO crops to increase food production in developing nations. But there are ethical questions about using the developing world as an experiment for GMO foods. [url]
- The FDA has reviewed the first genetically modified animal for human consumption — the AquAdvantage salmon. This fish grows bigger and faster than wild Atlantic salmon, and it’s made sterile so its genes won’t get loose in the environment. [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]
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