Congress has allocated funds to help the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fight misconceptions about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). About $3 million for “consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology” was included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, according to The Washington Post.
Growing Concern About GMO Foods Oct 01, 2013 James J. Teuton 313 0 You may have heard some things in the last few months about genetically altered “Frankenfoods,” the Monsanto Company that makes them, and the Monsanto Protection Act.
The study, first published in the September 2012 issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology, and then retracted in 2013, claimed to link genetically modified corn and Monsanto's Roundup herbicide with ...
GM Foods: A Moment of Honesty Posted on July 29, 2015 by GDS As the latest controversy over GMO’s unfolds – this time it’s about a House Bill that would ban labeling laws – it’s time for a moment of honesty about science and safety.
The result of the study showed that: “the young rats fed the genetically modified potatoes grew smaller livers, hearts, and brains than the rats fed regular potatoes or non-GM potatoes spiked with lectin.”
Deep Dive We go GMO: A look at companies that tout their genetically modified products While some food companies are reformulating ahead of the new labeling law, others are doubling down on their ...
Controversial short term studies funded by the GMO industry demonstrate safety, but independent scientists reveal that consumption of certain GMO foods, may be accountable for a wide range of toxic effects. Glyphosate is noted in particular, and is found in certain herbicides used in conjunction with GMO crop production.
One study, reported in 1997 in the British publication New Scientist, indicates that honeybees may be harmed by feeding on proteins found in genetically engineered canola flowers. In 2002, British scientists at the University of Newcastle discovered DNA material from genetically engineered plants in human gut bacteria.
The highest GMO food grown is soy. In the U.S., approximately 54% of all soybeans cultivated in 2000 were genetically-modified, in 2010 93% of soybeans are genetically modified. Yet another reason to avoid soy foods. While soy, corn and potatoes are the most prevalent GMO foods,...
GMO foods first hit the market in 1996. Since then, most of us have eaten GMOs in many foods, from soybeans, beef, dairy products, corn, beets, sugar, cottonseed, and rapeseed, which is used to make canola oil. According to the USDA, only 3% of planted acres of corn in 1996 were planted with GMO herbicide-tolerant corn. Today, it’s 89%.