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Genetically modified wheat reignites safety debate

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Monday, June 03, 2013

The genetically modified wheat found in an Oregon field has reignited the debate about the safety of genetically changing American crops. 

Food safety advocates adopted a we-told-you-so stance: The genie is out of the bottle, genetically modified plants cannot be controlled and -- in addition to perhaps posing health risks -- they foul American exports to a world that doesn't want to eat "frankenfood."

A 2005 study estimated that the wheat industry stands to lose $94 million to $272 million annually if GM wheat was introduced, according to the center. Markets that aren't comfortable with the idea of GM food will simply stop buying, or buy elsewhere.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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0 #1 elitist nonsenseGuest 2013-06-03 19:00:25
The outcry over GMO crops is only heard from elitists and ignorant technophobes (often the same), who never consider the implications of their obsessions for the poor.
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