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The boon of GE food

Before pundits and politicians reduce the questions and solutions posed by GE crops and GE agribusiness down to sound bytes and slogans, we must realize just how powerfully positive the effects of genetically engineering our food can be if handled correctly.

Seeing Green: Say, Don’t Spray

It’s actually agriculture that applies 80 percent of the 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides used in the U.S. each year, quelling insect outbreaks, smothering weeds and ensuring un-nibbled produce. Of course, when we nibble that produce — or eat animals who’ve nibbled it — any residues and leftover toxins transfer to us. How did we become so chemically dependent?