Pesticides Found in GM Soy; Vermont Orders LabelsMay 30th, 2014
Living on Earth
with Steve Curwood
A recent study found “extreme levels” of the herbicide glyphosate, linked to birth defects and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in genetically modified soybeans farmed in Iowa.
The US federal government doesn’t recognize a material difference between GM and non-GM crops but Vermont will require all genetically modified foods carry labels from 2016. Scientist Michael Hansen of Consumers’ Union discusses GM food safety with host Steve Curwood.