QHow come people have to wear those protection suits and there are signs warning about the dangerous chemicals used on GMO agriculture and yet is safe for us to eat? And please don't use another example I'm asking about GMO.

How come people have to wear those protection suits and there are signs warning about the dangerous chemicals used on GMO agriculture and yet is safe for us to eat? And please don't use another example I'm asking about GMO.

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