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  • Will Urquhart's picture
    W. Urquhart
    01.14.2014
    Hi Scott,
    I took a look at the paper that you have posted. I think that you have miss interpreted the authors’ findings. The findings in no way indicate, or imply, that plant DNA can alter the human genome. Nor does the article discuss GM foods. The researchers are simply presenting their findings on the presence of plant DNA in human blood. What they find is that there is chloroplast DNA from a variety of plant species in the test subjects' blood. Their process does not allow the identification of whether a DNA fragment is from a conventional plant or a GM plant and a number of the plants identified are not commercially available GM crops. There was no work done, nor conclusions made, on how these DNA fragments may effect human genomes.
    So based on this paper, I’d say you are safe to eat what you like.