Are genetically modified foods (GMOs) really safe?
One would hope so, given how prevalent they now are. Unfortunately, the FDA does not require testing due to the intervention of Michael Taylor, an FDA executive who was previously a Monsanto attorney. Taylor ignored FDA scientists’ warnings to push through the “no testing needed” policy. Later he became Monsanto’s Vice President, and he is now back at FDA as the U.S. food safety czar.
These facts, plus many other hair-raising examples of corruption and bad policies are contained in a recent interview of Jeffrey Smith, author of Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.
The full interview is here: