But who cares, or can stop the juggernaut.
Happy Independence Day......anyone remember what it was about?
"Nearly three quarters of all processed foods contain genetically
engineered ingredients, but you'd never know it by reading the back of
your kid's cereal box or that pint of ice cream you've been craving.
Rather than being relegated to its own supermarket section, this food
sits unlabeled on grocery store shelves, allowing a handful of
transnational biotech companies to profit handsomely as consumers shop
In his new book, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret
Changes in Your Food, Andrew Kimbrell explores the risks of this
technology and what genetic engineering means to our health, the
environment and the future of agriculture.
Although Kimbrell's book aims primarily to educate, it is also an
easy-to-use activist guide on how to identify -- and avoid --
genetically engineered foods.
Andrew Kimbrell is founder and executive director of the Washington
D.C.-based Center for Food Safety and the International Center for
Technology Assessment. As an author, lawyer, and activist for more than
20 years, Kimbrell has been at the forefront of legal and grassroots
efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable agricultural
production methods. His written work has appeared in the New York
Times, Washington Post, and Harper's. He has testified at numerous
congressional and regulatory hearings, and in 1994, Utne Reader named
Kimbrell as one of the world's leading 100 visionaries."