The Viva Vine: vol #2, no #4: September / October 1993
The following is from The Pure Food Campaign
"Biotechnology corporations are already combining genetic materials from different species to
create novel combinations of plants and animals. Some of these creatures pose serious potential
environmental and health threats. Pigs with human genes. Tomatoes with fish genes. Potatoes with
chicken genes. Corn with firefly genes.
"If corporate and government officials have their way, a new generation of high-tech
"Frankenfoods" will soon be contaminating our food supply. Many of these gene spliced foods will
be coming to your local supermarket. Watch out for milk, dairy products and beef from cows
injected with genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (BGH) and genetically engineered
"Flavr Savr," tomatoes with antibiotic resistance genes encoded in their genetic makeup.
"Now that corporate science has crossed the evolutionary boundaries between species, the
possibilities of altering and creating new life forms are enormous and frightening.
"What's worse, the U.S. government is not requiring safety testing or labeling of genetically
engineered foods. That means that you won't know which foods you are eating are genetically
engineered and which are not."
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