Genetically Engineered Food: What do We Know?

Mar 18, 2014

Monsanto Hawai'i field, Kunia, O'ahu
Credit Monsanto


Pathology laboratory in the Monsanto complex, Kunia, O'ahu
Credit noe tanigawa


This week, HPR is focusing on issues around genetically engineered organisms, and today, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at the controversy around their safety in food.  We begin at the two thousand acre Monsanto facility in central O’ahu.

For  USDA statistics on Hawai'i seed crops, look here.

Monsanto Hawai’i has launched a community outreach effort which includes an invitation to visit their facility on O’ahu.

Dr. Peter Davies has been attending community meetings and providing testimony to lawmakers.  He is the independent expert cited in, a website funded by the members of The Council for Biotechnology Information, which includes BASF, Bayer Crop Science, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta.

Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment.  They support organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.

Read more about HPR's series on GMOs: 

GMOs in the USA

GMOs on Molokai

Dupont-Pioneer and its Waialua Neighbors

GMO in Waialua: The Future

Genetically Engineered Food: What do We Know?

China’s Genetic Engineering