excerpt: Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been getting a bad rep for years now as studies continue to come out revealing the dangerous nature of GMOs. Whether it be the harm they cause to people eating them, or the environment, many believe GMOs have no place in our world.
On the flip side, many state there are no real concerns we have to worry about yet when it comes to human consumption, and in many ways GMOs help to feed the world. The ‘feed the world’ claim has always been refuted by pointing to the amount of food waste that exists as well as the current farming methods available that could feed the world without GMOs.
The issue of GMOs is finally getting HOT! Last October and November the California ballot initiative for GMO labeling got the attention of the nation. Big agra and companies such as Monsanto and Dupont successfully created enough confusion and fog around the issue of the simple labeling of what’s in the foods we eat, to have the initiative turned down. But, the national attention may have awakened the sleeping giant called, “the American consumer.”
Then on May 25, 2013 we saw the world-wide “March Against Monsanto” event. While the mainstream media gave it scant attention and our leaders for the most part pretended that it didn’t happen, it DID happen and more people are now focused on this very important issue.
Here at Far Out Radio, we have done numerous programs covering the GMO issue. Links to our previous GMO shows are below. Clearly, the pro-GMO companies aren’t about to stop with their agenda. But that doesn’t mean that we should turn tail, be quiet, and keep eating.