The jury is still out on genetically modified corn: without extensive study over extended periods, it's hard to know how the alterations in corn's genome will impact human health. The leader in genetic modification, Monsanto, insists that such impacts don't exist - and let's hope that they are right, because they are moving their product to a WalMart near you.
But is this really something we should be worried about? Turns out - probably not. Fast Co reports that about 80% of packaged food prouducts contain genetically modified corn, soy, or canola in some variety. And because of the lack of labeling standards, you will have no way of knowing whether or not the corn you consume is genetically modified or not.
The larger issue here is the advantage this gives to Monsanto, and therefore to large farms selling genetically modified corn. Monsanto just secured an exclusive deal with the largest vendor in the world. What will that mean for small farmers? Hopefully they won't have to start selling genetically modified corn (which is often easier to grow) in order to keep up.
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