United States Set to Block Genetically Modified Food...

The Office of the Inspector General, which audits various branches of the government, has warned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to closely monitor genetically modified (GM) foods coming from foreign countries. Meaning, the U.S. may block GM crops, animals and rice imported from countries such as China, India and Brazil, where research on genetically modified foods has intensified; via NewScientist.

But just last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration praised genetically modified animals. And will NOT require meat from GM animals to be labeled for consumers. I guess there’s a double-standard. American-made food monstrosities are exempt.

We love futzing with nature. Do we really need food coloring made from crushed beetles and pigs engineered to produce omega-3 fatty acids! Yuck.

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Sara - January 29, 2009 10:20 PM

I don't think those beautiful cauliflowers are gm. They may have some extra phytonutrients in them with the purple and dark yellow. Do they? Anybody know for sure?

HappyCat - January 31, 2009 4:02 PM

I gotta say, those cauliflowers look good enough to eat, and I hate cauliflower.

stranger - May 6, 2010 12:52 PM

wow... the u.s. is blocking food from other countries when they r the ones thats makin gm foods

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