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(4,571 posts)
Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:24 PM Apr 2015

Dow & Monsanto to harness consumers' desire for "healthy eating" to sell GMO fruit & veg

Purple tomatoes may soon join red and yellow ones on your dinner table, spiked with high levels of anthocyanins, compounds found in blueberries that some studies show lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. But do you want that?

The companies and scientists that have created these foods are hoping that customers will be attracted to the health benefits and convenience and overlook any concerns about genetic engineering.

Critics aren’t so sure. They say there should be more thorough regulation of modified foods, which are grown from seeds engineered in labs, and have called for mandatory labeling of those foods. The Agriculture Department has the authority only to oversee plant health relative to GMOs, and seeking Food and Drug Administration’s safety approval is generally voluntary...

Seed giants Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are separately developing modified soybean, canola and sunflower oils with fewer saturated fats and more Omega-3 fatty acids.


Dow & Monsanto to harness consumers' desire for "healthy eating" to sell GMO fruit & veg (Original Post) ND-Dem Apr 2015 OP
And without labeling... silverweb Apr 2015 #1
Yes, this PR campaign is a scam and a lie bananas Apr 2015 #2


(16,399 posts)
1. And without labeling...
Wed Apr 1, 2015, 10:48 PM
Apr 2015

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]How will we know without labeling if we're buying traditional hybrid purple tomatoes or genetically engineered ones, just in case we're concerned at all? Oh, wait... that's the point, isn't it?

And will the seeds be the kind that produce plants that won't reproduce on their own, so that farmers are forced to buy new every year and kept constantly in debt to the suppliers?

F--k Monsanto and Dow. If I want anthocyanins, I'll eat organic, non-GMO blueberries and if I want lycopene, I'll eat organic, non-GMO tomatoes, thank you very much.

PS - And pink pineapple sounds disgusting - like purple ketchup. Remember that marketing flop?


(27,509 posts)
2. Yes, this PR campaign is a scam and a lie
Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:54 AM
Apr 2015

People who desire healthy eating want to know what's in their food, how it was processed, where it came from.

By refusing to label their products GMOs they are lying about wanting to sell this to people who desire healthy eating.

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