Saturday, February 16, 2013

Genetically engineered foods Q & A (USA Today)

Genetically engineered foods Q & A

Q: Why do many people oppose genetically engineered foods?
A: There are four main reasons people oppose them:
-- Concerns about unknown dangers to human health.
-- The concentration of corporate control over agriculture by the few companies, mainly Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer and Dow, which own the technology and patents to create these crops.
-- An increase in the use of herbicides in conjunction with herbicide-resistant crops.
-- The evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds and Bt-resistant insects because these crops are so widely planted.

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