Vegetarians and other activists can usually be relied upon to sing the praises of “meat alternatives,” but it looks like even the most nanny-friendly food products are coming under siege. According to the New York Times, Greenpeace has announced that traces of genetically improved StarLink corn were found in samples of Morningstar Farms veggie corn dogs. In another report mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, Greenpeace says that Morningstar Harvest Burgers contain genetically-altered soy products. Greenpeace’s testing was performed by Genetic ID, whose founder has ties to the radical Maharishi Institute.
The Los Angeles Times responded to these revelations with an editorial suggesting that the biotech industry should keep reminding us all that these genetically improved foods are already part of our regular diet. We couldn’t agree more.