QDo you recommend people with organ inflammation (kidney disease for example) eat food that is exposed to the typical biocides that laden GMOs?

Do you recommend people with organ inflammation (kidney disease for example) eat food that is exposed to the typical biocides that laden GMOs?

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The use of pesticides, whether applied to conventional or genetically modified crops, is strictly regulated in the US by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Before a pesticide is registered by EPA for any type of application, EPA requires that an extensive list of data requirements be fulfilled.  These requirements include, but are not limited to, evaluations to determine the fate of the pesticide in the environment, metabolism of the pesticide in representative crops, and levels of the pesticide and its metabolites remaining at harvest of a specific crop as well as assessments of potential hazards to the environment and humans.  EPA performs an in-depth review of all data submitted for a pesticide registration to ensure that the pesticide, when applied according to label directions, can be used with a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health and without posing unreasonable risks to the environment.   

Posted on December 7, 2017
The term “GMO” typically refers to crops or animals that, through genetic engineering, have had a gene (or a few genes) from a different species inserted into their genome. This is by design to improve a crop or animal with genetic engineering. In fact, me and my colleagues recently published a paper on this very topic that addresses this very topic and gives more details on the plant selection practices used for GE crops.   However, you pick up on something very... Read More
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Posted on December 7, 2017
Nearly all foods today have been genetically modified or altered in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding. However, there are only 10 commercially available GMO crops in the U.S: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets, summer squash, papaya, potatoes and apples.   Below is a table outlining what year the nine crops became commercially available:   Squash 1995 Cotton 1996... Read More
Posted on November 17, 2017
When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering. It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease) from one plant or organism and transfer it to the plant they want to improve, as well as make a change to an existing trait in a plant they are developing. You may have also heard of agricultural biotechnology or biotech seeds.... Read More
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