Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
Whether it’s called transgenic or genetically engineered food companies with a vested interest in GMO food have intentionally pandered to the hopeful cooperative side of humanity by assuring us their only goals are bigger better plants and animals to help feed the world. At the same time they have done everything in their power to intentionally avoid independent testing of GMO foods, suppress testing results that demonstrate negative effects of GMO food on the environment or humans directly, expedite government approval of GMO foods to market by corrupting the relevant agencies with industry insiders, and actively avoiding the need to label food products as containing GMO.
I am not opposed in principal to genetically modified food products. However, I am opposed to corporate practices that would intentionally endanger people’s lives especially where information regarding potential dangers are actively suppressed. It’s one thing to be a little greedy and make a woopsy. It is another thing to get your own test results back and attempt to conceal the results because they show your “product” is causing cancer.
My frustration and concern is the disconnection between the goal to improve the world food supply and the need to maximize profits in the short term which leads to questionable decision making at best and unethical to criminal behavior at worst.
Posts about GMO Genetically Modified Organisms and our food supply
Satirical GMO food box picture by lakeshore.baby at Flickr