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First Fruit -- the story of genetically modified food


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First Fruit -- the story of genetically modified food

dennis | Apr 20, 2001 03:31 PM

I'm reading a book called FIRST FRUIT by a scientist who helped develop the first gm food that went on the market, called the Flavr Savr tomato. It's interesting because she begins her book recounting the amazing energy and focus she and her colleagues have about gm food and especially this product (which they bring before an FDA board and get their approval.) By the end of the book it's clear she's not so certain about the future of what she's created. She writes that policy about genetically modified foods must be changed; there's a lot of good in it but also there are too many unanswered questions about its viability in the long run(and this from a scientist who helped develop it!) This is the first book I've read with an insider's viewpoint. There's a lot of science and some technical bits especially in regards to specifically what kinds of genes were in this tomato - food for thought as America still doesn't label its genetically modified foodstuffs like they do in Europe.

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