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You are what you eat – But what if you don’t know what you’re eating?

There are many pros and cons in the polarised debate between the ‘biological’ food advocates and the genetically modified (GM) food proponents.

Personally I am not an advocate of biological foods, raw foods, super foods or whatever the latest food fad might be, nor am I arguing that the production and consumption of GM foods will unquestionably cause natural and economic disasters.

Instead my concern with GM food is that it will contribute to a process that has been going on for some time, namely the commodification or fetishisation of food. By this I mean the restrictive view of food as an end product, in and by itself, separated from its source and production process.

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