Get ‘Em While They’re Young: Biotech Industry Organizes Brainwashing Campaign For American Youth On The Marvels Of GMOs
“The introduction of genetically modified foods and food ingredients into the American diet has been a smashing success for agribusiness interests and the food manufacturing companies. With the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration offering next to nothing in the way of resistance, GMOs have quickly moved into a dominant position in the corn and soybean markets in particular, and the sky appears to be the limit for an agriculture/industrial complex that is already raking it in by the billions thanks to the rise of biotechnology and the decline of more traditional styles of agriculture.
But in the public relations department, things are not going quite as well. GMOs and the companies who sell and promote them have been taking a pounding at the hands of a whole cadre of activists, scientists, and consumer advocates who have been sounding the alarm about the risks to human health and the environment that may be associated with this still poorly understood technology. No one really knows at this point how dangerous to people these genetically-engineered food crops might actually be, since GMO products are relatively new to the human diet and a sufficient amount of time has yet to pass for their effects to be fully revealed. However, a number of independent, peer-reviewed studies have already been published that have linked GMOs to a wide range of health problems including liver and kidney malfunction, auto-immune diseases, allergies, diseases of accelerated aging, and birth defects, just to name a few.”