To follow up, I've been collecting additional articles with varying points of view. There are many more! Here's my short list so far:
- 107 Nobel Laureates' recent letter "To the Leaders of Greenpeace, the United Nations and Governments around the world" supporting the use of GMOs, especially the issues surrounding Golden Rice.
- Washington Post article on the Nobel Laureates' letter, including a response from Greenpeace: "107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs"
- Vox article discussing Nobel Laureates' letter -- this article includes several links to discussions of the issues.
- Consumer Reports special report on pesticides in foods, "Eat the Peach, Not the Pesticide." Quote: "Experts at Consumer Reports believe that organic is always the best choice because it is better for your health, the environment, and the people who grow our food."
- Just on GMOs: "Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted" -- challenges several commonly held negative beliefs about GMOs and especially on popular ideas about Monsanto's lawsuits.
- From the Washington Post: "Is organic better for your health? A look at milk, meat, eggs, produce and fish."
I plan to read more widely about these topics. There are so many different and overlapping issues. For example (as I wrote on Facebook yesterday), at the grocery store or market when you make just one decision -- which eggs to buy -- you have to consider the following:
- Might the eggs have contamination like salmonella?
- Might they include residue from antibiotics? From pesticides in chicken feed?
- Are they produced in conditions of humane treatment of hens?
- What about environmental issues? Are vast henhouses causing pollution in their neighborhood?
- Do the producers employ humane treatment/fair pay for workers?
- Truth in advertising for any claims on 1-5 !!
|Goose eggs at a market featuring local Ann Arbor farmers' products.|
For $3 each, you can really know every detail about these eggs.