Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about GMOs, But Had No One to Ask
Rachel Massey, Environmental Research Foundation
July 3, 2001
Despite the rising furor over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food system, it is still very difficult to find an explanation of the processes without falling prey to head-splitting techno-babble. It is also difficult to access the many scientific studies that have raised alarm over the possible health and environmental repercussions of this new technology.
Rachel Massey, a consultant for the Environmental Research Foundation, has distilled a large quantity of information and made it accessible to the non-geneticist in this three-part series.
If you have questions about what you're eating, read "Biotech: The Basics."
Part 1 describes the processes used to create GMOs and their potential impact on human health.
Part 2 explains the unique genetic characteristics of GMOs and the increased danger of genetic pollution.
Part 3 describes the affects of GMO plants on the ecosystem