Pretty much, the answer is no.
Monsanto Corp. is like Big Pharma, and they couldn't care less about vegan/vegetarian ethics. All they care about is dollar signs, and GMO crops are hardier because they've been engineered to be bigger, stronger, less edible by bugs and so on.
Just the way it is.
They are even doing research now on spraying bacteriophages on ALL veggies before they hit the market because the phages (viruses which destroy specific types of bacteria, like e. coli) only mess with bacteria on the food, and don't affect anything else.
The studies show it works.
They've used it on lettuce (all forms), onions, corn, spinach, and cabbage so far.
I bet in a year or two, it will become standard practice.
Studied this for a microbiology class paper last term.
· 7 years ago