Sep 19, 2012 · A concise view of the effects of GMO crops on soil, plants, and animals from the Non-GMO Project. For further scientific studies, see articles listed below. Don Lotter, The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part One, International Journal of Society of Agriculture & Food, 2008
Genetic Roulette Falsely Claims: GM potatoes damaged rats. Rats were fed potatoes engineered to produce their own insecticide. These rats developed extensive damage to their digestive tracts and other organs. Genetic engineering was the cause of the changes observed in the rats.
While nearly all foods today have been genetically modified in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding, there are only 10 commercially available GM crops in the U.S.: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. The majority of these crops, like alfalfa, field
Aug 09, 2015 · Christopher Gerry is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He is currently studying the science of therapeutics in Stuart Schreiber’s lab. This article is part of the August 2015 Special Edition, Genetically Modified Organisms and Our Food.
• Generic, stigmatizing GMO labels and campaigns at odds with science findings of large benefits, safety, and trait/crop diversity • Prevents most products from reaching markets (or even being researched) • Impedes the ability of the developing world, and the poor, to benefit from GMO technology • Induces consumers to make bad decisions
May 19, 2009 · A Russian scientist named Ermakova has studied Bt soy, and found something similar to what Pusztai found with potatoes. I believe it's incumbent upon government to do public science and to protect ...
New study discovers major differences between GMO and non-GMO corn. The peer-reviewed study conducted at King’s College in England used molecular profiles to assess the composition of GMO and non-GMO corn. In particular, the effects of genetic engineering to make a type of Roundup weed killer-resistant corn called “NK603” was studied.
genetically engineered foods and food ingredients in the US now includes soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cotton seed oil, papaya, tomatoes, and dairy products.
The important point is this. Among scientists, the scientific community is deeply divided as to whether these foods are safe or not, so the burden of proof is on industry. And so far, the corporations have failed to demonstrate the safety of these foods on humans through a single study. In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled.
Many additives, preservatives and food flavoring are genetically modified. Aspartame in diet drinks is one of the products of genetic engineering. 10. Potatoes Genetically modified potatoes are a threat to other organic produce and their biodiversity. Studies show that mice that were fed GMO potatoes had higher toxins in their blood.