Biotechnology is the future of food, today

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Genetically modified foods are feared by some, but are these fears this justified? Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, says no, and here explains why: “Biotechnology is the future of food and it’s here now, and it’s been here for a decade. The debates about safety of biotechnology have been resolved by time. Over 80% of the soybeans that are consumed by cattle and other animals and by us directly are genetically modified and have been for over a decade. What do you have to show for it? You have more food per capita around the world.”

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About the Author: David Rothbard

David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.

  • Gerry Miller

    GMO’s have NOT been tested as to the their safety. Why do you think there is so much obesity in the USA….it’s the result of GMO’s particularly wheat. Corn and soy beans as well. They have not been proven to be safe at all. This is where all the obesity is coming from today. It’s not the same food even from 50 years ago. The use of GMO that are resistant to Roundup are showing health problems from using this poison on crops. Wake up.

    • Jase

      This post just shows exactly how uninformed most of the people who complain about GMO’s really are.

      To date (2014) there is no GM wheat on the market (unless you were, rightly, including traditional plant breeding as genetic modification, which you obviously were not) ! You lost the argument with anyone, but someone as uninformed as you are when you mentioned GM wheat without knowing there is no such thing currently or previously in the worlds food supply!

      People are obese because they no longer have to have any personal responsibility, children sit in front of a computer or game terminal instead of playing outside and running around and on and on, but none of it has anything to do with GMO’s.

      If your going to expose everyone to your opinions, they should at least be rooted in reality instead of fantasy and hearsay.