QUOTE OF THE DAY on Genetically Modified Foods

In keeping with today’s topic in class on genetically modified foods thought I’d share comments made by Norman Braksick, the president of Asgrow Seed Co. (now owned by Monsanto) for an article published 16 years ago in the Kansas City Star (3/7/94):

 “If you put a label on a genetically engineered food, you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.”

It seems that even Monsanto’s subs also doubted the palpability of GM foods.

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4 comments on “QUOTE OF THE DAY on Genetically Modified Foods
  1. shaneennis says:

    Were these comments made before or after the acquisition by Mosanto ? I only ask because Monsanto has not only never supported statements such as these, but if you have a look at this video-link (which is a chapter taken from the documentary “The Corporation”) Monsanto has often used its power as a major advertiser through mainstream media to suppress any empirical evidence that links GMO’s to health defects.

  2. cookj111 says:

    That’s a good point Shane. Mr. Braksick’s comments were made before Monsanto acquired his company. Asgrow Seed Co. were doing work on GM foods at that time though.

    As an update Mr. Braksick is no longer an employee of Monsanto (not surprising). He’s currently retired and apparently volunteeering with a Chrisitan-based NGO called Foods Resource Bank that supports sustainable agriculture or food production projects in developing countries.

  3. sovington says:

    I know that GM food is far from perfect largely due to Monsanto

    I have attached a video that if you listen carefully outlines my argument perfectly.

  4. jeremy says:

    Fascinating stuff – thanks for sharing.

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