Scientific American has been my favorite publication ever since I was a kid. Now, to my disappointment, I must write this publication off my list of respected sources due to the article named in the title above. The article which is available in the hyperlink below, from Scientific American, has the strong smell of scientific bull shit; here is why: Like any “good politician” this article which claims to reply to your concerns, answers the wrong question! In other words, it is a clear lie. The question is not weather this elitist intellectual scientist is right about GMO food being safe; the question is do you have the right to choose by food labeling! This author answered the first question not the second and even the answer to the first if full of holes as you can learn from GMO Myths & Truths linked on the right –>
It is unlikely that GMO food is safe, as hundreds of articles have pointed at reasons for concern! Some important issues are the destruction of normal soil bacteria by plants secreting chemo-toxins (they were modified to create) that now damage the soils health as a food for plants! Another is the sudden die out of bees from colony collapse disorder which may turn out to be a byproduct of GMO foods as many suspect. Even if all these are wrong, NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO EXPERIMENT ON YOUR FAMILY WITH GMO FOODS, and not tell you! That is the issue. Monsanto is fighting with billions of dollars of corporate money to have our government BAN the labeling of food as GMO so you won’t know!
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN’S ARTICLE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-we-trust-monsanto-with-our-food&page=2