Some people are concerned about the effects genetically modified plants and animals will have on the people who consume genetically modified foods. I share those concerns; however, a more significant concern is how those genetically modified organisms will cope with climate change. Unmodified plants and animals retain recessive genes that may be activated by climate stresses. If genetically modified organisms discard those recessive genes, then what we eat may not be able to survive under different climate conditions. If we modify our food sources for today’s conditions, will they still be available when tomorrow arrives?
- Genetically Modified Foods Freak-Out (slog.thestranger.com)
- Next Generation of Genetically Modified Foods May Affect Human Health (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- GM Foods: To Know or Not to Know (foodfreedom.wordpress.com)
- Study raises new concerns about safety of genetically modified food (boingboing.net)