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the gmo safety dance and the rapid adoption of biotech crops

grist published a superb article on facts behind the rhetoric on regulation of genetically modified crops and health safety that’s worth a read. while i think it’s worth being concerned about the health safety of gmo crops, the last line really resonated with me, “…Gurian-Sherman told me that he is concerned about health risks from GE foods, but that’s last on his list, behind concerns about the environment, monopolies, and the direction of agriculture.” indeed, given the rapid adoption of biotech crops, what are the implications of having so much of our food system in the control of a few companies and the long term environmental and health effects of increased pesticide use that’s associated with gmo crops and the threat of superbugs and superweeds?