Q14 year old teenager in Canada, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what’s in our food. Is it not a right to know what is in your food?See Rachel debate the subject:http://www.trueactivist.com/14-year-old-teen-schools-ignorant-tv-hos

14 year old teenager in Canada, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what’s in our food. Is it not a right to know what is in your food? See Rachel debate the subject: http://www.trueactivist.com/14-year-old-teen-schools-ignorant-tv-host/

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University of Florida professor and Horticultural Sciences Department chair Kevin Folta provides a discussion on some of the points Rachel Parent often discusses in the video below.

You can read a full transcript of the video here.

 

Posted on August 15, 2017
No! However, poor nutrition coupled with highly processed foods and a lack of education regarding healthy eating is bad for our kids. As a mother and farmer, I believe the best way to keep my family safe and healthy is to make sure they eat a balanced diet and make good food choices daily. Fresh, healthy ingredients and minimally processed foods that are low in sugar, salt, calories and cholesterol provide kids with the best opportunity for a healthy diet. Agricultural biotechnology... Read More
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Posted on February 9, 2017
A species is defined by the ability to reproduce viable offspring, so any two plants within a species generally have the potential to cross pollinate. Like any good successful mating, it requires the union of male and female contributions at the right time, same place. So absolutely, GE crops have the potential to cross with non-GE crops of the same species—if they manage to get it on through time and space.    So the rules that apply to dogs and teenagers also apply to... Read More
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Posted on March 2, 2017
Here is a set of slides prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that discusses the sketch approval process. As the slides indicate, there are four categories of labels that require prior sketch approval: temporary labels, religious exemption, exports with labeling deviations, and special statements and claims. In the situation raised by your question, it is the last category (special statements and claims) that would... Read More
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