Monsanto, Dole, and NON-Genetically-Modified Foods
So this announcement of a partnership between Monsanto and Dole might have been thought of as changing all that. But for better or for worse, it doesn't.
From the Globe and Mail: Tastier broccoli, spinach?
Monsanto Co. and Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. are formalizing a partnership to breed broccoli, spinach and other vegetables that would be more attractive to consumers.
The five-year collaboration, announced Tuesday, will focus on creating variations of broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach, the companies said in a statement.
The focus of their efforts is to breed more colourful, tastier vegetables that are less susceptible to bruising and have a longer shelf-life.
“If I buy broccoli on Saturday or Sunday and try to cook it on Wednesday, it'll get wilty,” Monsanto spokeswoman Riddhi Trivedi-St. Clair said of one of reasons for the program.
She also stressed that these new variants will not be genetically modified like the company's corn seed and soybean products....
Maybe I should be posting this on a non-biotech-ethics blog. Because it's about food that is not — I repeat not — genetically modified. Nope, not this food. No GM here. Nothing to see, folks. Move along, move along....