QAre there any long term (30+ years) studies done on the full spectrum ecological impact of transgenic GMO organisms?If there are no long term, full spectrum studies done, then why is GMO considered "safe" and approved for public use? The studies should al

Are there any long term (30+ years) studies done on the full spectrum ecological impact of transgenic GMO organisms? If there are no long term, full spectrum studies done, then why is GMO considered "safe" and approved for public use? The studies should also include the uses and effects of pesticides/herbicides used in conjunction with the transgenic GMO products, and the full spectrum ecological effects (long term) for every organism affected by transgenic GMO and the chemicals being sprayed in a monoculture environment for 30+ years. If a study like this does not exist, please let me know. Then let me know why "science" thinks it is safe and how science can predict the future. Remember DDT? How about Thalidomide?

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Posted on May 30, 2018
I think the answer for this question is – it depends…. In the developed world where we have access to a wide variety of foods, I think that eating a food derived from a genetically engineered crop it unlikely to expand one’s life expectancy in and of itself.  However, certain components of those crops can certainly contribute to improved health. High oleic soybeans produce a monounsaturated fat that is trans-fat free. Trans-fats can contribute to an increased LDL... Read More
Posted on January 31, 2018
In addition to the below, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the use and release of plant pathogens, either genetically engineered or not. The Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS), which is within APHIS, has recently replied to a request for guidance on the use of naturally occurring isolate of Agrobacterium rhizogenes  - to induce a reduction in height in ornamental kalanchoe plants. You can find the BRS response regarding the regulatory... Read More
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Posted on May 22, 2018
Connie Diekman, Med, RD, D, FADA, explains the effects of GMOs on the human body in a response to a similar question. Read the full response. “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... Read More