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Genetically modified foods are bad for our health, the environment, and farmers worldwide. In the US, more than 94 percent of the soy crop, 95 percent of the. The Environment Secretary wants to reopen debate about the merits of planting GM crops in an effort to lift what amounts to an effective ban. Certainly, at least, it is not obvious to the many U.S. and foreign environmental groups that regard biotechnology as a bête noire. Nor is it.

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GMOs are crops and animals genetically altered by biotech companies seeking to add desirable traits.

GMOs are controversial because many people are envirojment that the long-term health and environmental effects of genetic engineering GE are unknown, and they are wary of companies adding so many GE ingredients to foods. Organic growers are especially concerned because organic foods must be GE-free, but pollen drift from GE crops is contaminating nearby organic crops.

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This spring, more than 75 cities in Vermont passed resolutions to keep GMOs out of their communities. This is not just about genetic engineering. Els Cooperrider, owner of the Ukiah Calif.

They lost miserably and they learned that they need to pay attention.

More than million acres worldwide are planted in biotech crops — chiefly corn, cotton, soybeans and canola. Some estimates show 60 percent of conventional food products test positive for GE ingredients.

GM food generally safe for humans and the environment, report says | Environment | The Guardian

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At this shrinkage rate, summers in the Arctic could become ice-free by GMOs are controversial because many people are concerned that the long-term health and environmental effects of genetic engineering GE are unknown.

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