During an "In Conversation with the Mystic" event with Dr. Devi Shetty, Sadhguru answers a question from a Facebook follower, on genetically modified foods and whether it is good for the body or not.
Momita: We have an… a question that has come through the Facebook, from Doug Brewster. He asks “How do you see GMOs? Are they part of the reality unfolding or are they are a spiritually corrupt food that has been driven by man to feed the body and line pockets, rather than food that feeds the soul? What are your thoughts on this? (Few Laugh)” Doesn’t say who, I suspect it’s to you Sadhguru.
Devi Shetty: Yes.
Sadhguru: The… I think there is whole lot of corruption in the question, whoever Doug from wherever. First let us understand, food does not feed the soul. Food feeds the body. Let’s not complicate things. Like people are talking about soul mates and you know stuff, body needs a mate, understandable (Laughter), mind needs a mate to some extent. The soul if it needs a mate, it’s a lost (Devi Shetty Laughs)... it’s not a practical thing. So soul does not need food, it’s not… first of all you don’t know what it is. You just use the word because everybody is using it, anyway.
GMO - I think meddling with nature at that level is quite irresponsible. These are purely commercial forces, definitely not concerned with long term well-being of the human beings. We should have never allowed it into this country. But right now we must know this. As I speak, there is a law, that if I speak against genetically modified food without scientifically substantiating it, I can go to prison for three months right now as I speak. This is the law in this country. Obviously somebody has invested money, and at any cost they want to push it. I don’t think we need it, I believe the new government is not going to go that way, in India at least (Applause).