What's the truth? Of course, it lies in the middle, between these two handy extremes. Can GMO crops be deleterious? You bet they can. Can they be beneficial? You bet they can.
Are you eating GMOs right now? You frickin' bet you are, whether directly or indirectly, even if you don't want to and are practically eating all your food at/from Whole Foods or a similarly healthy foods retailer.
In terms of GMO agriculture, what about that report about organ failure and GMO corn? What about that video linking Michelle Obama, GMOs and Organ Failure? You know, the one with the annoying, ominous music? Did the US government, under the Bush administration, try to force the hand of European countries seeking to ban US GMOs? Wikileaks certainly found evidence it did.
Are all GMO foods potentially hazardous? And what about other GMOs, with applications in industry and medicine?
Thelma Lee is finishing a six part series on GMOs that will introduce you to what GMOs are, how they are made, what the risks vs. benefits of GMOs are, to give us insight into this serious food topic.
Stay tuned for the facts, with hype pared away as much as we can.
And for those of you who have asked for Jen's blog post on hunting, she's giving it some serious thought.