Food

“Why aren’t GMO foods labeled?,” New York Times

If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms), you’re out of luck. They’re not listed.

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“Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years,” The Organic Center

This report explores the impact of the adoption of genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybean and cotton on pesticide use in the United States. The most striking finding? GE crops have been responsible for an increase of 383 million pounds of herbicide use in the U.S. over the first 13 years of commercial GE crop use.

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“GM Crops: Just the Science,” The NON GMO Project

Research documenting the limitations, risks and alternatives to GM crops.

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“Chemicals May Play Role in Rise in Obesity,” Washington Post

Too many calories and too little exercise are undeniably the major factors contributing to the obesity epidemic, but several recent animal studies suggest that environmental exposure to widely used chemicals may also help make people fat.

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