Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Invade the Willamette Valley


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Mon, 06/30/2008 - 5:00pm

Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.

First, in studio, we have Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.

We are later joined by Frank Morton from the Organic Seed Alliance.

Finally, we hear from Kevin Golden, a lawyer from the Center For Food Safety.

We'll learn how Monsanto has manipulated the system to replace over 95% of the existing "natural" sugar beets grown in Oregon with Round Up Ready Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets in a single year, 2008. We'll all be eating GE candy bars in short order...

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