TV: “Dangers of Genetically Modified Food”

In recent years more and more people have become concerned that giant corporations are doing things to the food we eat that are bad for our human health, bad for agricultural animals, and bad for the environment.

A few giant corporations are tampering with the genetic makeup of food crops such as corn and soy. They are splicing into these food crops some genes from totally different species to kill weeds or insects, or to make the plants grow faster.

The changed crops are referred to as “genetically modified” (GM) or “genetically engineered” (GE).

Scientists are increasingly warning us of the dangers of this. While some aspects of the science are detailed, ordinary people can easily understand the basic facts.

Our guest for the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s October 2013 TV program is Sandra Lee, who has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. For several years she has been educating herself about genetically modified organisms. She is skilled at explaining the science clearly in ways that ordinary people can understand. Sandra provides some visual images to illustrate the facts she shares with us during this hour.

Our TV interview begins by debunking the common assumption that any food that the government allows to be sold must be safe. Actually, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not routinely determine whether food is safe. We are largely at the mercy of whatever the food corporations say.

To read a more thorough summary of what we said, click Program Description — October 2013.

To watch this informative interview, click HERE.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org