Cornucopia’s Take: The article below describes the lengths to which the biotech industry goes to control messaging around its products. Cornucopia supports the precautionary principle and advocates for strict regulations and food transparency so that consumers understand the food they are eating as well as the technology used to produce it.
Does the Biotech Industry Control What We Know About GMOs?
by Emily Monaco
The world of genetically modified food is rife with miscommunication – it seems that no matter how well-informed we try to be about the safety of GMOs, there’s always someone pointing us in a different direction. And this, unfortunately, is no accident.
Some of the confusion surrounding GMO food, of course, is due to the fact that the research is ever evolving.
“There isn’t a large body of evidence illustrating the dangers of GMOs,” explains Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, an organic watchdog organization. He notes that while short-term animal studies have been conducted, there are few human studies that show whether or not GMO food is safe.