Are genetically modified foods harmful?

This week’s story is about Jeffrey Smith, an anti-GMO advocate. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are present in most food you buy at the grocery store. I profiled Smith’s efforts to stop GMOs and provide healthy alternatives.

Your favorite fruits and vegetables could be hazardous to your health, says Jeffrey Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Smith, a leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified foods, brought his message to Springfield last weekend, as the keynote speaker for the Earth Day celebration. Smith also visited the Capitol April 23, urging legislators to enact statewide laws banning products containing genetically modified ingredients.

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are engineered by scientists, who take genes from one species and insert them into another, in order to achieve desired traits, like herbicide resistance or the ability for a plant to produce its own pesticides.

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