29 Jul '11, 9pm

Are genetically engineered food crops an obsolete technology? Or is there a better technology? An attorney sheds light

"This technology is a one-trick pony." George Kimbrell, staff attorney at Center for Food Safety, is serving as co-counsel in Earthjustice’s genetically engineered sugar beet and alfalfa work. Intro: This is the final part in a series of Q & A's on genetically engineered food, which harm the environment by increasing pesticide use, creating pesticide resistant superweeds and contaminating conventional and organic crops. Earthjustice is challenging the USDA’s decision to allow genetically engineered sugar beets and alfalfa onto the market. To learn more, check out our GMO web feature . EJ: Are GE foods safe? GK: In regards to health, this is a novel technology that is an ongoing experiment on the human population. You’re taking a gene from a species that could never cross in nature and you’re crossing it with a very foreign species. For example, you’re taking a gene from sa...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-july/omg-gmos-food-safe...

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