More than ten years ago, Europe banned genetically-modified foods simply by letting consumers know what they were. The ban happened without government assistance — the pressure put on the food industry by consumers was all it took.
Yet here in the U.S., genetically-modified food is consumed daily. Our lack of awareness is the biotech industry's biggest advantage. For example, bacteria often used as pesticide may be introduced into a food crop. Now the pesticide is part of the plant's DNA, rather than on the outside. This food is not required to have a label that tells us there are pesticides in it and, since genetic code cannot be scrubbed off, therein lies a huge health concern for al of us. Many food crops are being modified to be resistant to pesticides. This means they will be sprayed with more and more pesticide without label requirement.
Millions of Americans are exposed to potential dangers — infertility, cancers, autoimmune disorders and allergies. And there may be more. The studies are pretty clear that the only ones benefiting from genetically altering our food supply are the fat cats running the biotech industry.