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Bio-engineered Bites
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Do you have a right to know if your breakfast cereal has genetically-modified corn, soy or wheat? Many foods these days contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Consumer advocates say the health effects of gene-altered foods are uncertain ###, so we need warning labels. But food companies say their products are safe and labeling causes unnecessary alarm. Are GMO’s a brilliant product of biotechnology or a dangerous manipulation of nature?

Larry Bohlen leads Friends of the Earth’s Community Health and Environment Program which protects communities against pesticides and pollution. He is Director of the Safer Food-Safer Farm Campaign and is primary advisor to the Ozone Protection Campaign and the D.C. Environmental Network. He has a degree in aerospace engineering and philosophy from the University of Maryland.

Stan Abramson is an attorney with the firm of Arent, Fox in Washington, D.C. where he chairs the Environmental Practice Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in environmental law including 5 years as the Environmental Protection Agency’s general counsel for pesticides and toxic substances. He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s committee on genetically modified pest protected plants and chairs the ABA committee on chemical regulations, pesticides and right to know.

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"More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroad; one path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly."

— Woody Allen

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Bioengineered Foods: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Northern Light: Genetically Modified Foods
Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology
The True Food Network
Crop Choice
Friends of the Earth: Safer Food, Safer Farms Campaign
The Center for Food Safety
Monsanto Biotechnology
US Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Biotechnology
Organic Consumer’s Association
Natural Corn Growers Association and Biotechnology
The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Foods: Are They a Risk to Human/Animal Health?
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Genetically Engineered Food Alert
Food`s Frontier: The Next Green Revolution
by Richard Manning
Genetically Engineered Foods : Are They Safe? You Decide
by Laura Ticciati, Robin Ticciati
Pandora`s Picnic Basket : The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods
by Alan McHughen
The Law and Infectious Disease
Is There a Right to Health Care?
Have Health Officials Become the Diet Police?