In what's likely to cause a stir in the cereal sector, Durban's fast-track FUTURELIFE has announced it will be the first company in the functional food market in South Africa to make the move to GMO-free products.
Foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) are called a lot of things, but "healthier" is not usually one of them. Prevailing consumer attitudes toward GM foods range from outright hostility to, at best, apathy. This may well change when, in the near future, genetically-modified food might actually be healthier for us.
Britain is to push the European Union to relax restrictions on the licensing of genetically modified crops for human consumption amid growing scientific evidence that they are safe, and surveys showing they are supported by farmers. The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson (left), has outlined the start of a new government approach to GM to ensure Britain “is not left behind” in agricultural science.
Here's the latest piece of GMO scaremongering: “Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study by a team of Australian scientists and US researchers.” Mark Lynas, once a leader in the anti-GM camp, now turned advocate for GM, investigates this latest 'research'.... is it true and ground-breaking, or propaganda dressed up as science?