Glenn often talks about his diet and about what’s happening to our food supply. Does the rise in certain allergies and diseases have anything to do with the fact that companies like Monsanto are genetically modifying food? Stu, and a farmer who called in to the program, both strongly disagree with Glenn. Where do you stand?
Earlier in the show, Glenn expressed his belief that mucking around with our food has had some negative effects on the human body and the planet.
"We're killing ourselves with our own food. I mean, we are the dumbest people does ever to walk the face of the earth. With these GMOs," Glenn said.
"Here's the big problem with this: Because you are taking and you are breeding out what God originally gave us because of pollination and everything else, it is not -- it's not something you mess with lightly. And I agree that we have fed more people, et cetera, et cetera, but we're filling them up with stuff that's garbage," he said.
Glenn and Pat both pointed to the rise of allergies like wheat and peanut, things that seemed far less prevalent when they were growing up.
"We all know there's something happening that's making us sick," Glenn said. " I look at all this and I say, okay, is something, has something changed? Yes, our food supply has dramatically changed. Dramatically. Now, what are we going to do about it? Well, I certainly don't want the planet to starve to death so I'm not like an extremist that says you have to stop all this. I'm saying, let's at least consider that what we're doing is poisoning ourselves."
Now, not everyone agreed with Glenn on this. Stu has been clear about his support for genetically modified food in the past. And later in the show, a farmer called in to tell Glenn he had it all wrong.
"I love you, Glenn. But being a farmer, I'm with Stu on the GMO," the caller said. "If we don't advance that, if we don't advance in that way, you'll have massive crop failure because the diseases and the insects and everything else keep advancing, so we have to stay on the cutting edge with them."
After some debate, Glenn boiled his point down to a call for humbleness on the part of mankind.
"I'm not looking for an answer on the GMOs or the food. I don't think we'll find one right away. I don't know what it is. Just can we be more humble as a people as Americans? Can we just not say we have the answer and then just jam it down everybody's throat? We don't have the answers. We're still struggling for the answers. I don't know what the answer is for global weirding as they're calling it. I don't know what is causing that. I think it's natural, but I'm willing to say, hey, you know what, there's some things going on that maybe I don't understand. Do we play a role? If so, then let's stop some of those things, but let's not stop them and kill people over -- for something that we don't understand yet. Let's just be a little more humble."