Do you remember where you were in 1996 when food containing genetically modified organisms first entered the United States food supply? Don’t feel bad, none of us do – because we were never told by our federal watchdogs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), that GMOs were headed for our plates.
Three years earlier they set up their approval structure for GMO crops, and declared them generally safe for human consumption. Since then, the planting of GMO seeds has grown steadily, with the “promise of a brighter tomorrow”.
If this isn’t news to you, then I’ll bet you’ve also started hearing the whispers… the quiet talk about all the potential problems, side effects, and even long term consequences of launching these genetically modified crops into our agriculture (and of course then onto our dinner tables and into our bodies).