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IQ: Genetically altered food 

As spring pokes up its green, green head and bikini season looms, people are thinking more about what they put into their bodies -- and the potential risks of genetically altered food.

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Chris Valecey
Manitou Springs Video arcade attendant

What's your grossest fast-food story? One time, I got a hamburger at McDonald's and saw that someone had already taken a bite out of it.

What is genetically engineered food? It's when an animal or plant is made to grow really, really fast.

What is your favorite health food? Definitely broccoli. I like to pretend that it's a tree and I'm eating a whole forest.

What won't you eat anymore? Liver and onions -- it's the most disgusting meal in the world.

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Keith Simons
Green Mountain Falls Video sales clerk

What's the deal with America's obsession with grease? It seems to be an American problem that people don't like to prepare anything which takes time or thought.

What's your grossest fast-food story? Walking into a Popeye's, I had my feet stick to the floor it was so dirty. Then, I got french fries that were both frozen and grease-soaked. I almost threw up.

What do you think about genetically engineered food? I don't want to eat some freaky genetically engineered cow or anything but if it comes to eating or not eating, yeah, I would have some.

What is your favorite health food? Chocolate rice milk.

What won't you eat anymore? I was raised in the South and my mom made me mayonnaise or butter and sugar sandwiches for lunch. I can't eat those anymore.

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Frank Viola
South End Retired from Divison of Wildlife

What's the deal with America's obsession with grease? Convenience and advertising have made greasy fast food into a necessity. And, you can't beat the economics of it.

What's your grossest fast-food story? At a fast-food sandwich shop, the lady who was making my lunch was also changing her baby's diaper.

What is genetically engineered food? Some type of modified food to make companies more profit.

What won't you eat anymore? I love meat but if I was forced to eat liver again, I would have to become a vegetarian.

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Lenox Powell
Downtown Planned Parenthood spokesperson

What's the deal with America's obsession with grease? The public does not have the education it needs to recognize healthy food choices.

What's your grossest fast-food story? I once ordered some chicken nuggets but most of them were just hardened, deep-fried fat. Ever since then, I've called them boingers.

What is genetically engineered food? It results in chemically modified food that is generally more attractive to the consumer. Such food is now everywhere.

What won't you eat anymore? I can't stomach meat. I don't like where it comes from or how it makes me feel.

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