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It’s the Unknown That’s Most Dangerous: Geneticist David Suzuki Tells Why We Should Be Concerned About GM-Foods

David Suzuki is one of the top geneticists in Canada. His textbook, An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, is one of the most widely used in the world, and he’s authored many other books.

Dr. Suzuki explains his concerns over genetically modified foods. Although the bio-industry continues to claim they are safe, the fact is, there is no science to back up those claims. And it’s the long-term effects of these foods that has Suzuki most concerned.

“The difference with GM food is that once the genie is out of the bottle, it will be difficult or impossible to stuff it back. If we stop using DDT and CFCs, nature may be able to undo most of the damage – even nuclear waste decays over time. But GM plants are living organisms. Once these new life forms have become established in our surroundings, they can replicate, change, and spread; there may be no turning back. Many ecologists are concerned about what this means to the balance of life on Earth that has evolved over millions of years through the natural reproduction of species.”

Read the rest of the interview here: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/02/01/the-trouble-with-monsanto-and-gmo-dr-david-suzuki-spells-it-out/

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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