Stossel nails it again. The anti-GMO hysteria is completely without merit and unsupported by extensive scientific study and years of experience.
Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project responds: “We’ve eaten about 7 trillion meals in the 18 years since GMOs first came on the market. There’s not one documented instance of someone getting so much as a sniffle.”
Given all the fear from media and activists, you might be surprised to learn that most serious scientists agree with him. “There have been about 2,000 studies,” says Entine, and “there is no evidence of human harm in a major peer-reviewed journal.”
Yet anti-GMO activists ignore the science and work aggressively to block production and consumption of healthy, nutritious foods – especially in poorer counties where it is most desperately needed. Just as the so-called “organic” farming methods they espouse cannot produce the same volume of food as demand requires today. Millions would starve to death in the name of Food Purity.
Maybe that’s the plan.