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One Dozen Resources for Thinking Critically About Genetically Engineered Food and Farming

Just saw a beautiful and moving film, "Bitter Seeds,"  about GMO cotton farmers in India through the lens of a young woman whose father committed suicide because of GMO-related debt. With all the buzz about GMO labeling, I thought Food Sleuth blog readers would enjoy having a list of resources to help find "food truth" on the topic.

Center for Food Safety:

“Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research,” Editorial, Scientific American,  August 13, 2009:  

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"The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part 1: The Development of a Flawed Enterprise," Lotter, D.,  Int. J. Soc. Ag. & Food 16(1): 31-49, 2009.
Part 2: Academic Capitalism and the Loss of Scientific Integrity:"

“Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. – the first sixteen years,” Benbrook, C., Environmental Sciences Europe,  Sept. 2012.
 “Intentional Disinformation about Seralini et. al.,” Clark, E.A., U. of Guelph, Canada, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network: Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice.
 “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically-modified maize,” Seralini et. al., Food and Chemical Toxicology, Sept. 2012.
“Reasons for Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods,” Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Consumers Union, March 2012.
 “The Truth About GMOs:  Interview with Don Huber,” Hemmelgarn, M., Natural Awakenings Magazine.



  1. Thank you for the list. Very informative. I would also like to contribute on the use of GMO foods. Research on GMO foods has proved that it includes a "significant fragment of a viral gene" known as Gene VI, a new viral DNA in GMO foods causing food contamination. Here I have found the shocking facts about GMO corn risks & problems with GMO foods.

  2. Thank you for bringing this into attention, GMO foods needs serious discussion.