The author is very pro establishment. Against Raw Milk, organic foods and pro GMO.
There is now quite a large amount of scientific based research that is calls into question the safety of GMO's. The article says that these gene transfers are safe because we know what they are and they are precise. Well, that is true in the theory, but that is not what happens when we create them. We don't have the technology to do precise gene transfers without introducing random mutations.
See this document
"The Mutational Consequences of Plant Transformation"
Nobody will disagree that Monsanto is one of the most evil companies on the planet. Totally destroying property rights of farmers. Yet I can not comprehend why many of the same people will say yes I believe you Monsanto when you say this product is totally safe.
"...in a precedent-setting move that some experts contend was illegal, in 1992 the FDA declared that GM crops are GRAS as long as their producers say they are. Thus, the FDA does not require any safety evaluations or labels whatsoever. A company can even introduce a GM food to the market without telling the agency." from http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey17.htm
So the industry says our GMO's are safe. There is no testing done to verify this as fact, and we just accept it.
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: