Rhetoric from Washington since the early 1990s proclaims that genetically modified (GM) foods are no different from their natural counterparts that have existed for centuries. But this is a political, not a scientific assertion. Numerous scientists at the FDA consistently described these newly introduced gene-spliced foods as cause for concern.
*A jump in food allergies, especially among children *Allergy-related emergency room visits doubled from 1997-2002. GM Potato Study. One of the first studies was done by Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a highly respected scientist, and involved rats which were fed GM potatoes. After only ten days, serious health effects were recorded.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With recent government approval of potatoes that don’t bruise and apples that don’t brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves.
If those studies are not convincing enough, for whatever reason, consider the largest and most comprehensive study of GMO food in history, conducted by Alison Van Eenennaam and Amy E. Young at the University of California-Davis Department of Animal Science. They "reviewed 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and after the introduction of genetically engineered animal feed...The field data represented more than 100 billion animals covering a period before 1996 ...
The pesticide in question is not the one found in the genetically modified seeds on the market, which contain Bacillus thuringiensis, a pesticide normally made by a bacterium. The new study, reported in Lancet on October 16 (1999), concerned the plant-derived pesticide lectin, which comes from snowdrops, an early-spring bulb with white flowers.
British Labour government rushes to defend biotech industry. Last week 20 scientists from 13 countries issued a memorandum supporting their colleague Dr. Arpad Pusztai's research into the possible harmful effects of genetically modified (GM) food. They oppose attempts by his former employers, the Rowett Research Institute in Scotland,...
Genetically Modified Foods. Low lignin trees that don't produce flowers (great for paper production), roundup ready turf grass (for the perfect lawn), nitrogen fixing crops, crops low in saturated fat, new flower colors, etc.
Major science group weighs in on safety of genetically modified foods. ... is different because his study team started by listening to critics of such foods and examined anew hundreds of studies.
Many people don't even know what a "GMO food" is, much less whether or not such food is safe to eat. GMO stand for "Genetically Modified Organism," and the truth is that you are almost certainly already eating GMO foods without knowing it because there are no label requirements for manufacturers and growers to list GMO's in food.
I think I’m doing a pretty thorough job of avoiding GMOs in the foods and ingredients that I buy for us to eat and cook with while at home. But I sure wish that there was at least one restaurant in our local area that served organic non-GMO foods. I’m envious of people who live in cities like Asheville, North Carolina.