Thursday, May 25, 2006
A couple weeks ago, we pointed to a piece in the Why Files (a great site from the University of Wisconsin that specializes in "The Science Behind the News," with funding from the National Science Foundation) looking at the development of genetically modified crops ten years after their introduction. Now, the site has published part two of the series. It's a sober and balanced look at both the potential benefits and risks of GMOs as well as the lack of both labeling and peer-reviewed study of GM crops. One thing is clear: So far, GM foods have lost the PR battle. In an age of RoundUp Ready Soy and StarLink Corn, the hottest consumer trend is -- guess what? -- organics. A testament to organics' surprising success: Even Wal-Mart has gotten in on the act.