‘Groundbreaking’ Work? Or Monsanto Madness?
Scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute for Plant Innovation and its Center for Smell and Taste
(yes, an actual research facility funded by real dollars) want your
tomatoes to taste better. So they’re spending god-knows-how-many dollars
to tinker with the DNA of tomatoes in the quest for ‘better flavor.”
populist, Jim Hightower, finds it all a bit much to stomach. Especially
given that the research, and lead researcher, Professor Harry Klee, are
being funded by none other than Monsanto.
did this guy come from? Monsanto, where he was employed for 11 years to
help bring dangerously-untested-and-unlabeled bioengineered food to
market. Now at the U of Florida's Institute for Plant Innovation, backed
by Monsanto, Klee leads the effort to innovate what's called "a
chemical recipe for the ideal tomato."