Jul 30, 2020 · Árpád Pusztai (born 8 September 1930) is a Hungarian-born biochemist and nutritionist who spent 36 years at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland.He is a world expert on plant lectins, authoring 270 papers and three books on the subject.
Aug 02, 2020 · The European Food Safety Authority was created in 2002 with the primary goal of preventing future food crises in Europe. All GMOs, along with irradiated food, are considered "new food" and subject to extensive, case-by-case, science based food evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Jul 29, 2020 · Food history is an interdisciplinary field that examines the history of food and nutrition, and the cultural, economic, environmental, and sociological impacts of food. . Food history is considered distinct from the more traditional field of culinary history, which focuses on the origin and recreation of specific rec
6 days ago · Sailors returning from the Andes to Spain with silver presumably brought maize and potatoes for their own food on the trip. Historians speculate that leftover tubers (and maize) were carried ashore and planted: "We think that the potato arrived some years before the end of the 16th century, by two different ports of entry: the first, logically, in Spain around 1570, and the second via the ...
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Jul 19, 2020 · The U.S. has long been a superpower in food markets, and it is still one of the world's largest food exporters. While China and India are also large food producers, they tend to consume much more ...
In the 18th and 19th centuries, as the Colonial British Empire began to be influenced by India's elaborate food tradition of "strong, penetrating spices and herbs". The United Kingdom developed a worldwide reputation  for the quality of British beef and pedigree bulls were exported to form the bloodline of major modern beef herds in the New ...
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With one exception, all GMFs on the market are plants. (The one exception is the AquAdvantage salmon, a fish modified to grow larger and faster than its non-GMF counterparts. Although this salmon has been approved by the USA's Food and Drug Administration, as of 2018 it has only been sold in Canada. Since DNA recombination is a very powerful technique which allows for almost arbitrary modifications to be introduced into the genome, GMF can have a variety of traits which are extremely unlikely to occur in nature (but not impossible) and can not be obtained using conventional methods of breeding. It is a way to short-circuit the millions of years of evolution and/or artificial selectionwhich would be required for the desirable traits to arise spontaneously. This includes resistance to pests, viruses and herbicides, drought tolerance and improved nutritional value. The majority of GMFs have one or more of the following traits:
Environmental concerns over GMO also exist. The scientific consensus over GMF crops and the environment is not as clear-cut as the consensus on GMF and health.
Even if GMFs are relatively safe to humans and the environment, it's possible that their use might harm someone legally or financially; such risks exist but are routinely overblown.
Misinformation on the subject is harmful. People who would otherwise be fed are starved, being deprived of food being destroyed just because it is GMF.Destroying otherwise edible food when there are starving people is morally questionable, at best.
1. Aaron E. Carroll — Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University School of Medicine, and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. And more. A damn good doctor, in other words. Dedicates an episode of Healthcare Triageto debunking GMO fears. 2. Ben Goldacre— Doctor, skeptic and science writer. 3. Bill Nye — Credits good sciencewith proving to him that a pro-GMO stance is the rational option. 4. Brian Dunning — Skept...
1. Massimo Pigliucci— Philosopher, author and skeptic. 2. World Health Organisation - Specialized agency of the United Nationsthat is concerned with international public health. 3. Oxfam - Believes a 'simple technological fix' is unlikely to solve world hunger. A farmer's lack of access to food or power over food production are seen as more pressing concerns for food security.
1. Alex Jones — Not at all known for predictably siding with the "wrong" camp on any issue. Sells various popular anti-GMO DVD's, all of them of the pseudoscientific, historical revisionist and conspiratorialflavour. 2. American Academy of Environmental Medicine - Overtly pro-pseudosciencegroup of physicians. 3. The Center for Food Safety, which isn't at all interested in actual food safety. 4. David Icke — Confirming the reptiliandeception fueling the pro-GMO agenda. 5. Deepak Chopra — Quant...
Jul 24, 2020 · As COVID-19 continues to lay bare the deficiencies in the global food system, imagining new food futures is more urgent than ever. Recently, some have suggested that seeds that are genetically modified to include pest, drought, and herbicide resistance (GMOs) provide an avenue for African countries to become more self-sufficient in food production and less reliant on global food chains.
The drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. For this reason, food offers a deeply insightful lens on human history, shedding new light on the evolution of social and political systems, on cultural interactions, economic empires, human migrations, and more. Now, in Food: A Cultural Culinary History, take an enthralling journey ...
4 days ago · The GLP's mission is to aid the public, media and policymakers in understanding the science and implications of human and agricultural genetics and biotech.