Aug 21, 2023
Food and Travel Nation
with Elizabeth Dougherty
The TRUTH about Food and Travel
Broadcast Date: 8/12/23
We asked ChatGPT to write a paragraph about CRISPR technology
being used in Brazil to create a genetically modified wheat.
What came back, surprised even us!
People should be deeply concerned about the import of CRISPR-modified wheat from Brazil into their country for several crucial reasons. Firstly, the modified wheat has not undergone rigorous human testing studies, which means that potential health risks remain largely unknown. This lack of scientific evaluation raises serious questions about the safety of consuming such genetically modified products. Moreover, the fact that these wheat products won't be labeled as originating from Brazil or as genetically modified further compounds the issue. Without proper labeling, consumers are denied their fundamental right to make informed choices about the food they consume, which is essential for those with dietary restrictions, allergies, or ethical concerns regarding genetically modified organisms. In essence, the import of untested and unlabeled CRISPR wheat represents a concerning precedent for food safety and transparency, necessitating immediate attention and action from both consumers and regulatory authorities.