Thursday, February 18, 2010

India resists genetically modified food

The debate over genetically modified food intensifies as India halts release of the world's first genetically engineered eggplant (containing bacteria genes).
What is often lost in the pro and con discussions of genetically modified foods is that once these frankenfoods flower, their genetic material is released into the environment and passed on to the progeny of any nearby fields of the same crop that received pollen from the genetically modifed crop.  The genes are out of the bottle, so to speak.
Here are some good articles:
Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?
Wall Street Journal

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for highlighting this important issue. As certified organic growers, we know that the cross contamination issue could be devastating to our crops.


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