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(article, Culinate staff)

Barry Estabrook, one of Gourmet magazine's environmental watchdogs, recently summed up the latest GMO news: crops that not only repel insects or resist herbicides, but produce drugs and chemicals. These "second-generation GMO crops," as Estabrook calls them, aren't meant to be eaten — but given pollen drift or just seed mixups, you could. Yum. Estabrook points readers toward a Union of Concerned Scientists petition demanding indoor-only cultivation of plants grown to produce chemicals and drugs.