Genetically Engineered Food
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GM FOOD: FANTASTIC OR 'FRANKENFOOD'?

Genetically Engineered Food

SUMMARY: "About 9 billion humans are expected to be alive by the end of this century -- 2 billion more than now. Hunger and malnutrition have been endemic to our species throughout history and that's true today -- about 870 million people don't get enough to eat now, a result of regional shortages, maldistribution of food, and rising prices. Climate change and water shortages threaten to worsen the problem, perhaps worldwide."

ONE MENU: TWO LEGACIES

Genetically Engineered Food

SUMMARY: "We have a right to know. Opponents of genetically modified (engineered) foods argue rightly that people have a right to know the ingredients in the foods that they eat.

Millions of dollars have been spent by campaigns arguing that foods containing genetically modified products should be labeled. Mandatory labeling would provide information for the public to make informed choices about their purchases. Informed choice is essential."

CHIPOTLE STARTS LABELING GMO INGREDIENTS ON WEBSITE MENU

Genetically Engineered Food

SUMMARY: "Many consumers think of Chipotle Mexican Grill as a healthy place to eat -- or at least a healthy alternative to other fast-food chains. The brand often promotes its commitment to naturally raised meats and local produce in a bid to distance itself from places like Taco Bell and McDonald's.

DEL MONTE GETS OK TO IMPORT BIOTECH PINEAPPLE

Genetically Engineered Food

SUMMARY: "An international fruit company has won approval from the USDA to ship genetically engineered pineapple into the U.S. The Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., based in the Cayman Islands, has developed a transgenic pineapple that has tissue of a “novel rose color.” The company has altered the fruit to “overexpress” a gene derived from the tangerine and to suppress other genes, increasing accumulation of lycopene [...] The plant’s flowering cycle has also been changed to provide for more uniform growth and quality. [...] the company is still seeking approvals from the U.S.

Del Monte gets OK to import biotech pineapple

Genetically Engineered Food

An international fruit company has won approval from the USDA to ship genetically engineered pineapple into the U.S.

The Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., based in the Cayman Islands, has developed a transgenic pineapple that has tissue of a "novel rose color."

The company has altered the fruit to "overexpress" a gene derived from the tangerine and to suppress other genes, increasing accumulation of lycopene, a natural chemical, according to its submission to the USDA.

The plant's flowering cycle has also been changed to provide for more uniform growth and quality.

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