Frankenfood: Genetically Altered Cuisine
Program #LAPM-BAIB001. Recorded in Gualala, CA on August 28, 1999.While cloned sheep and biomedical applications of DNA technology make headlines world-wide, the genetic modification and corporate takeover of our food supply is a quiet revolution. In the U.S., genetically altered foods are exempted from normal FDA and EPA testing of their effects on human health and the environment. Complete labeling is not required. You may know the calorie and fat content of that strawberry you're eating, but does it produce its own pesticides? Does it contain the genetic material of a fish? Around the world, scientists and activists are raising concerns about the threat to our health & the environment this technology may pose. In an independent investigation, Bailey & Lappé concluded that corporate profits are considered before public health, freedom of choice or ecological stability.
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Maude Barlow, Chee Yoke Ling
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