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Connie Diekman


Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA is a Nutrition Communications Consultant and Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Former President of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Diekman is a former media spokesperson for the Academy and was the voice of the “Eating Right” minute which aired daily on WBBM radio in Chicago.

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Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 6:18 am
A: Current scientific evidence does not show any connection between GMO’s and stomach or any other health issues. A variety of organizations, ranging from the International Food Information Council to the Institute of Food Technologist, have all reported that the body of evidence supports not only the safety of but also the benefits of using biotechnology to enhance the quality of food.
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/10/2013 9:37 am
A: This is a great question. First, the Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines related to the use of GMOs, and in those documents they reference the science that indicates food developed through biotechnology are digested in the same manner as other foods and therefore provide the same nutrition, or in some cases more nutrition (if the goal of the biotechnology was to enhance nutrient content). The science also indicates that these foods are safe for consumption and that they are... Continue Reading
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