24 Aug '12, 11am

Looking for kids’ books? Avoid this Monsanto propaganda

Looking for kids’ books? Avoid this Monsanto propaganda

Did you know that genetic engineering “is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home”? A trade group funded by Monsanto wants your kids to believe it . The Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI) has published a kids’ book [PDF] on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that purports to give kids “a closer look at biotechnology. You will see that biotechnology is being used to figure out how to: 1) grow more food; 2) help the environment; and 3) grow more nutritious food that improves our health.” If that book doesn’t appeal to you, you could try a nanotechnology coloring book made by a company that produces such things as “colloidal silver nanoparticles” used in antibacterial products that find their way into the water supply and can be poisonous to the human system. It compares nanotechnologies like these silvers to “the smell of baking...

Full article: http://grist.org/business-technology/looking-for-kids-boo...

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