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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.
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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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Posted On: Friday, 8/09/2013 10:06 pm
A: Short answer, note that the researchers used "Roundup", not the active ingredient glyphosate. It is sort of like saying water is toxic to cells because bleach is 95% water, and when they were incubated with bleach they died. Roundup is a formulation of glyphosate plus a surfactant, in this case POEA. Surfactants are wetting agents, think of them as detergent-like. They help break surface tension on a plant's foliage so the active ingredients have better penetration. This way farmers can... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 10:04 pm
A: What do you think would happen if a 200-pound human being was force-fed, with a tube down the throat into the stomach, pure bacterial spores equivalent to half a roll of nickels, and then tested for effects 24 hours later? My guess is that you’d see a screaming immune response, massive response from gut flora and probably some effects on physiology that would be reflected in the blood. Agreed? If you agree, then the results of this hypothetical “experiment” are the same as those performed... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:14 pm
A: If there are specific questions relating to GMOs raised in the article you cited, it would be great if you could post them individually to get a thorough response. If, however, your last comment refers to Blackwater, suffice it to say, that accusation is a gross distortion of an original gross distortion. Monsanto never bought Blackwater.  Even the writer of the original story that started this (in the Nation in 2010) has tweeted that it’s a distortion and urged people to read his... Continue Reading