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So (Not) Promising

Everyone loves a feel-good story about the future. You’ve probably heard this one: High-tech foods enhanced by science will feed the 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050.

The theory—which is really just industry spin—is that food made in labs, and crops and animals genetically engineered to grow faster and better, will make it possible to feed the crowded world.

“6th grade students brainstorming big biotech ideas to #Feedthe9″ touted a recent tweet tagged to the chemical industry’s promotional website GMOAnswers. Student ideas included “breed carrots to have more vitamins” and “corn that will grow in harsh winter conditions.”

It all sounds so promising, writes Stacy Malkan, co-director of U.S. Right to Know—until you look at the realities behind the rhetoric.

Read ‘Are You Ready for the New Wave of Genetically Engineered Foods?’

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