In addition, some GMO corn crops have a more disturbing characteristic. GMO corn contains genes artificially inserted by scientists to produce an insect-killing poison called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin. It is in every cell of the GMO corn crop—and in every bite your child consumes. Common sense tells us GM food has to be harmful.
Potatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas in the second half of the 16th century by the Spanish. Today they are a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world's food supply. As of 2014, potatoes were the world's fourth-largest food crop after maize (corn), wheat, and rice.
The greater health issue is the increasing food allergies resulting from consumption of GMO food in the US. While American consumers remain oblivious, GMO Foods have been introduced into the US food supply without safety testing or even labeling. Already 80% of our US food supply is GMO, affecting corn, soy, cotton seed oil and canola oil.
The regulation of genetic engineering varies widely by country. Countries such as the United States, Canada, Lebanon and Egypt use substantial equivalence as the starting point when assessing safety, while many countries such as those in the European Union, Brazil and China authorize GMO cultivation on a case-by-case basis.
Today we can’t survive on raw, unprocessed food alone, he says. We have evolved to depend upon cooked food. To test his ideas, Wrangham and his students fed raw and cooked food to rats and mice.
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The potatoes are organic French fingerling potatoes—a creamy red-skinned potato that costs twice as much as Russet potatoes. The salt is a French sea salt celebrated for its flavor. The black pepper is freshly ground. The potatoes and eggs were fried in two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.
Conducted in part by the Centers for Disease Control, scientists studied the effects of eating organic (non-pesticide) food among 23 elementary school children ages 3 to 11. Each child was tested daily for pesticide levels over 15 consecutive days.
"Tobacco, Corn, Potatoes, and Tomatoes are all crops that were found in the New World but not found in Europe and Asia." True Federal Land policy that provides for citizens to be able to own/manage land use is highly linked with its food security.