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Actually, at least one long-term study has been done and it was discredited right away by many scientists and government groups. That was the Seralini study. In fact, that 2-year study showed that rats developed tumors 4-7 months, I believe, into the study. Most of Monsanto's studies seem to be 3 month studies, which did not show tumors. Since the study came out, there have been scientists who have stepped up to defend it.
certain ailments have increased in the past twenty years, autism, stomach ailments, cancer to just name a few. There are relations to these ailments with our digestive systems. I don't have an article right now to cite so I will just say it is rumored that autism may come from stomach ailments perhaps a bacteria, cancer we know is directly related to the food we eat and the air we breath. So with these rises in ailments why shouldn't we look to our food to see what has changed. Maybe gmo food is fine for a bunch of people but not fine for a few maybe it is actually causing sickness in certain systems, so then give us the right to choose. Give parents of sick children, caretakers of cancer victims, the ability to avoid a product that has little research to prove its safety. If you stand so strong behind your product then stop hiding it on our shelves, LABEL IT!
As far as allergies and GMOs go, people often confuse correlation with causation. I completely agree with the statement that it seems more and more people are getting allergies. However, you have to realize that with advances in science and technology, more allergies are able to be spotted...not necessarily more are "forming." For example, my Aunt just recently found out about a gluten allergy. She's had it her whole life, but just recently it has been able to be pointed out by doctors. A lot of people are blaming this seemingly "new" issue on the greater consumption of GMOs, when in reality, the allergies were always there, they just were unable to be spotted.
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No long term studies have been done. These "foods" are digested, but at a cost. They mimic the way their natural cousins are digested but leave behind harmful residue that make us sick. It's appalling.
Additionally, the FDA addresses many common questions about GMOs here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/Biotechnology/ucm346030.htm. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization have also posted a thorough report which reviews the allergenicity of genetically modified foods, available here: ftp://ftp.fao.org/es/esn/food/allergygm.pdf
@Veronica a similar question regarding the Seralini study of rats is also under review by one of our experts.Please stay tuned for a response which will be posted here http://gmoanswers.com/ask/have-you-reviewed-study-showing-gmos-caused-cancer-lab-rats
Are you saying that when Monsanto did the studies there were no rats with tumors?
There was a study done on rats. The results, and resulting treatment of the scientist says it all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Árpád_Pusztai
this is a link to the pdf. The only issue at hand is Rodale is pro organic. Can you say they fudged the numbers for their own benefit? It's possible but there is not other quantitative data analysis with as much info as this one. It is still helpful. You have to remember biotech food was created in the 60's. Yet was not available for human consumption until the 90's, I believe. http://18.104.22.168/~rodalein/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/FSTbookletFINAL.pdf
Which study are you referring to? Can you please name the study and/or give the link?
buddy use rational thought. The study was for comparative review on the functional process on just GROWING for yields. No long term tests have been done to see how it affects the body on a cellular level.
@rickspalding on your other comment (http://gmoanswers.com/ask/some-studies-show-genetically-modified-crops-do-not-actually-increase-yields-or-reduction) you mention that a 30-yr old study was done. That sounds pretty long term. But now you are saying that a long-term study has not been done? Which is it??
No one truly knows. There are no long term studies. That is why the corporations don't want them labelled. Most of the population doesn't even know GMO exists. What a better way than use the current consumers as a guinea pig.