SAN FRANCISCO — A new study says the world’s food industry is “fear-mongering” and could have an adverse effect on public health.
Researchers say a large percentage of food sold on the U.S. and global markets comes from corporations that profit from the human exploitation of animals.
The report, by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University, says a “massive” portion of the food supply on the planet comes from a few large food companies that profit off the abuse of animals in order to make money.
The study found that food from a dozen of the companies in the study was 99 percent genetically modified.
“The food we eat today is 100 percent genetically engineered,” said study co-author Jonathan F. Landau, a professor of agricultural economics at UC San Francisco.
“It is a product of the industrialization of the U,S.
economy, but it is also a product that is being engineered by corporations to make profits.
It is a dangerous product.
We are at a tipping point in our history.
There are very serious consequences.”
The study, “The Future of Food: A Case for a Modern Ethical Food Industry,” was released Monday in the journal PLOS One.
It found that in the United States, the vast majority of food is genetically engineered and processed.
In fact, the U: Food Industry is the third-largest source of food that is genetically modified, behind the agricultural industry and the food service industry.
The researchers say about $20 billion in U.K. exports are made from the use of genetic engineering in animal agriculture.
“It is the most lucrative industry in the world, and it is an industry that is not just about profits for the farmers but also about the farmers’ interests, which are the interests of animals,” said Landau.
“The people that work in this industry, whether they are in the agriculture industry or the food industry, are not necessarily the people who are going to be harmed by the food that we’re consuming.”
A small number of companies in California and elsewhere have sued the U., the food and beverage industry and other food corporations over their use of genetically modified organisms.
The companies claim that they are protecting animals and the environment by using their technology.
The study authors said the use and spread of genetically engineered crops, especially in the U.: products that are sold in large supermarkets, is in direct conflict with California law and with federal laws prohibiting the sale of animals used for food production.
They said a significant portion of genetically altered foods are now sold in supermarkets and other large grocery stores.
Feds in the 1990s blocked a law in California that would have banned the use or sale of genetically edited crops.
The Supreme Court in 1999 upheld the law.
In its statement on the report, the Food and Drug Administration said the report’s findings “do not support the claims of the plaintiffs.”
The agency said its scientists have not seen evidence to support the plaintiffs’ claims and said the agency would investigate further the potential health impacts of the study.
Landau said he hopes that “the federal government will take a more active role” in fighting the industry.
The researchers say the report should be seen as an alarm bell.
“It says that there is a serious problem,” said Michael Pollan, professor of agronomy at UC Berkeley.
“This is a very big problem.
We have to get this out into the open and make it more visible and it’s a good sign.
But it’s not the first time this has happened.
It’s not going to end in a couple of years.
It will be more than a couple years before we can start to take some action about this.
This study should also raise the alarm about the need for food companies to be more accountable to the public.”