Pesticides Found in GM Soy; Vermont Orders Labels

May 30th, 2014
Credit: USDA

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.

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