November 25, 2011
Two advisory committees creating management plans for cropland owned by Boulder County have voted to phase out the use of genetically modified crops on open space. The policy calls for the county to create a plan for transitioning away from genetically modified organisms in an economically viable way.
GM corn has been grown on some of the cropland owned by the county for a decade. Both the Food and Agriculture Policy Council and the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee voted 5-4 to phase out GMOs.
Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite.
The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Sixty-five health risks of the foods that Americans eat every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right side offers fully referenced text, describing both research studies and theoretical risks. The second half of Genetic Roulette shows how safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems presented in the first half.