Some scientists have been willing to expose the dangers documented in their studies on GMOs, and, as a result have been punished for doing so. Dr. Arpad Pusztai, the lead scientist on a project to develop protocols for studying GMO safety, released the damaging results of his research on the GMO Bt potato in 1998 and had his career destroyed ...
In a 1999 study, GMO potatoes were found to weaken rats' immune systems and adversely affect their kidneys, thymuses, spleens, guts and brains. Antibiotic resistance. Because genetic engineering is such an imprecise science, scientists use a marker gene to help them determine if the gene they are trying to insert into the organism has actually ...
He was awarded a grant to establish a safety protocol for GMO foods with his 20-member research team. He never expected to find anything wrong with the GMO potatoes studied, but he did. Within days of publishing the team's findings, he was dismissed from the position he had held for decades.
One of the few long-terms studies (there are not many long-term studies done on GMO foods) showed that mice fed GMO corn over a period of 20 weeks had greatly impaired fertility compared to the mice fed non-GMO corn. In addition, the offspring of the GMO mice also suffered from lower fertility rates.
Do GMOs have an impact on the price of food? A 2016 study from Purdue University showed that if all GMOs in the U.S. were eliminated, corn yield would decline 11.2 percent on average, soybeans yield would decline 5.2 percent, and cotton by 18.6 percent.
Spilling the Beans: Unintended GMO Health Risks. But internal memos made public by a lawsuit reveal that their position was staged by political appointees under orders from the White House to promote GMOs. FDA scientists, on the other hand, warned that GMOs can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins,...
Iodized salt and Vitamin D-containing milk are other classic examples of staple food fortification. In the United States, the FDA mandates and regulates fortification in order to prevent diseases caused by nutrient deficiencies and to restore nutrients that may be lost during food processing .
Pusztai was the lead scientist on the only remotely scientific attempt to prove that genetically modified food might be dangerous, and is still held up as a hero of sorts for the anti-GMO movement.
Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe Intuition can encourage opinions that are contrary to the facts By Stefaan Blancke on August 18, 2015
Avoid processed foods containing ingredients from corn, soy, canola, sugar beets, and cotton. More than 70% of processed foods found in retail stores and restaurants contain ingredients derived from GE corn, soybeans, canola, and cotton. In addition, half the sugar used in food products comes from GM sugar beets.