Myth: GMO Technology Results in Critical, Innovative Products

GMO products aren’t as remarkable as biotech companies would have you believe:

  • Biotech companies Monsanto and DuPont sell “trans fat-free” soybeans, an entirely superfluous invention with a “healthy” veneer.
  • GMO Golden Rice is genetically engineered to contain beta-carotene, and is marketed as a way to save malnourished children in developing countries. However, beta-carotene needs to be converted into vitamin A by the body—and up to 45% of the population are unable to efficiently do so. Ways to do without GMO (biofortification does same thing without danger of GMO)