By Robert A. Vella
While I personally oppose genetically-modified crops (i.e. GMO’s), I do so for different reasons than many people on the political left. I don’t like the domination of corporate monoculture which is reducing biodiversity in our food supply. I don’t like abusive, manipulative businesses (e.g. Monsanto) who monopolize seed production, dictate their exploitative terms to entire nations, and who wipe-out small farmers as a matter of course. I advocate for the GMO labeling of food because consumers have a right to know what they are eating, and especially when such regulations have little financial impact.
However, I’m not convinced that GMO’s pose any significant health risk, and I’m certainly not opposed to the scientific study of genetic engineering.
The acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been getting a lot of criticism from lefties lately for expressing similar views, albeit by doing so far more assertively than I just did.
I highly recommend reading the following in-depth article on this brewing controversy, for it is very informative, provocative, and clarifies Mr. Tyson’s position on GMO’s extremely well: