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The trouble with Monsanto and GMO – Dr David Suzuki spells it out

October 16th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In honor of World Food Day, I thought it was important to take a look at the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). I've been asked why we're writing so much about Monsanto and GMO. I'm not a geneticist. If I say "We don't know enough about this," I'm just one guy. So I'll let a geneticist answer those questions. But David Suzuki is one of the top geneticists in the world, and he says, "Because we aren't certain about the effects of GMOs, we must consider one of the guiding principles in science, the precautionary principle. Under this principle, if a policy or action could harm human health or the environment, we must not proceed until we know for sure what the impact will be. And it is up to those proposing the action or policy to prove that it is NOT harmful."



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