Read the entire Forbes article by Robert Wager and Terry Daynard here.
Robert Wager has been a faculty member in the Biology Department at Vancouver Island University for 21 years. His research focuses on GE crop technology with an emphasis on public education.
Terry Daynard is a grain farmer and is former associate dean at the University of Guelph and former executive vice president of the Ontario Corn Producers Association.
“Consumers go through continual food fads: High-carb, low-carb, Mediterranean diet, Atkins diet, gluten-free – the list is long. The newest is, “non-GMO” labeling.
Despite many studies showing the safety and merits of food made from genetically modified (GM) crops, or the endorsement from over 270 scientific societies and national agencies, a series of negative stories have produced a public unease about these technologies.
Some marketers use anti-GMO promotions as a means to boost sales, and trade associations use anti-GMO campaigns to promote memberships and donations.