Loc: Waterloo, NY
Beth Hoffman, 8/26/13
So the question is why? Why am I part of a huge, and growing, group not willing to believe the “facts” (according to its proponents) about the benefits of genetic modification?
The basic answer is simple: trust.
Science has a credibility problem. It has for too long been used to distort food and twist the natural into long lasting Twinkies and nutritionally void Lunchables. Tobacco was good for us, we were told, and DDT was fine to spray on our fields. Food dyes are all still considered safe for our kids to eat, and “natural” foods, we are made to believe, are made of naturally occurring ingredients.
In all cases we have been misled, and today it is not “false fears” that has bred skeptical consumers, it is experience.