Monsanto and other chemical companies who process fruit and vegetable seeds claim their genetically modified versions of what we used to call “regular ole” fruits and vegetables say the new versions are more resistant to things that threaten crop yields, like drought, bugs and other plant “traumas.” The companies swear up and down the foods are completely safe and are ensuring better yields and higher incomes for farmers.
But a distrusting public is fighting back with tactics ranging from getting federal and state governments to require labeling that states “this (fill in the blank) food contains genetically modified ingredients. Others want the altered foods banned from store shelves altogether.
An update on the national debate is covered in the Oregonian. Click here.