Why do the merits or demerits of GMOs grab more headline space than systemic food and agriculture concerns? Food systems researcher Maywa Montenegro breaks down the debate.
The battle over labeling GMO foods has prompted food companies to pour $27 million into lobbying efforts — just in the last six months. With a lawsuit arguing that Vermont's GMO labeling law is unconstitutional and fights to stop labeling initiatives in other states, the big food lobbying push is likely to keep growing.
Keeping our growing number of selves fed (sustainably, equitably, healthily) is way more than just a technical challenge. But the technical stuff does matter, too.