Junking Down Our Food Supply – Genetic Scientist Discusses GMOs; About the author: Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former soil biologist and genetic scientist, worked for Agriculture Canada for 30 years. He was once the designated spokesperson to assure the Canadian public of the safety of GMO crops.
On the surface of it, his now-controversial research was perfectly straightforward: he fed genetically modified potatoes expressing a snowdrop lectin to rats and looked to see whether this food affected their physiology, particularly the gut, metabolic process and immune system.
top scientist who exposed gmo now silenced by biotech Along with many other censored researchers “If I had the choice, I certainly wouldn’t eat it,” said scientist Arpad Pustazai in an interview conducted after his study of GMOs.
Last week the European Commission approved cultivation and processing of the genetically modified starch potato Amflora. The request for authorisation was submitted by Amflora's developer BASF in August 1996, more than 13 years ago! In North America, currently no genetically modified potatoes are commercially grown.
A team of scientists analyzed the genomes of hundreds of varieties of domestic sweet potatoes and found they had bits of DNA from a microbe commonly used in plant genetic engineering.
The topic where there was the greatest discrepancy between what the public believes and what scientists believe is GMOs. Scientists generally find biotechnology to be a safe method of crop breeding, while non-scientists largely believe they are unsafe. Our choice to shun safe food is a luxury.
The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. Okanagan, based in British Columbia, is trying to make apples a more convenient snack with its non-browning version.
Genetically Modified Ingredients: How to Know if Your Pet Food GMO-Free The science of genetic engineering has made it possible to alter the genetic material, like DNA, of many organisms, including bacteria, plants and even some animals.
Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism. Currently available GM foods stem mostly from plants, but in the future, foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are...
Ask just about any scientist if GMOs are bad for our health and he or she will say, “Probably not.” That’s because no reputable studies have shown any negative health effects of eating GMOs, at least so far. And scientists around the world continue to look for any evidence of risk or unintended consequences.