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Why I still oppose GM crops -- NYT editorial board member

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Friday, 18 September 2009 12:30

NOTE: Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board at the New York Times
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Why I Still Oppose Genetically Modified Crops
Verlyn Klinkenborg
Opinion: Business & Innovation
Yale Environment, 17 September 2009
http://www.e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2191

Introduced more than a decade ago, genetically modified crops are now planted on millions of acres throughout the world. But the fundamental questions about them remain - both about their safety and their long-term impact on global food security and the environment.

Tortilla chips going biotech as limits change on seeds

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Des Moines Register
November 30, 2008

By PHILIP BRASHER
pbrasher@dmreg.com
Washington, D.C. - Tortilla chips are going biotech.

White corn, the variety that's milled into chips, taco shells and tortillas, has for years been free of genetic engineering. Millers and companies such as snack-food giant Frito-Lay bought only conventional, biotech-free varieties of the specialty corn from farmers.

NCGA URGES CONSUMERS TO REJECT GE BEETS

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SOURCE: National Cooperative Grocers Association, USA
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://www.ncga.coop/node/3495
DATE: 29.04.2008

Iowa City, Iowa (April 29, 2008) ?With planting season underway in many parts of the nation, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) wants consumers to know that a recent deregulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will enable farms to plant potentially harmful, genetically engineered (GE) sugar beet seeds.

NCGA is a business services cooperative representing 110 natural food co-ops nationwide.

HALF OF ALL AMERICANS WOULDN'T BUY FRANKENFOODS…IF THEY COULD TELL THE DIFFERENCE

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SOURCE: Ecopreneurist, USA
AUTHOR: MC Milker
URL: http://ecopreneurist.com/2008/05/23/half-of-all-americans-wouldnt-buy-fr...
DATE: 23.05.2008

A recent New York Times/CBS poll bears good news for ecopreneurs in the food industry. Fifty-Three percent of consumers said they would not buy genetically modified food. Unfortunately, there's no way to tell the difference between Frankenfoods and the real thing.

Poll: Many Won't Buy Genetically Modified Food

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* May 11, 2008 2:20 pm US/Eastern

NEW YORK (AP) ― According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 53 percent of Americans say they won't buy food that has been genetically modified. But CBS News investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports that it's not that easy to avoid. While most packaged and processed foods do contain genetically modified ingredients, the labels don't have to say so.

Robyn O'Brien teaches her kids to keep a close eye on the labels of the foods they eat.

"In terms of labeling," she says, "they're not always comprehensive and thorough."

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