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Amy Johnson


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Dr. Amy Johnson, DNP, FNP-C was raised on a beef cattle and sheep farm in a rural area of Virginia. Following high school, she obtained an Animal Science degree from Virginia Tech, followed by an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Health Services-Paramedic and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She completed her BSN at Radford University and after working in the emergency room and as a forensic nurse, completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Radford University in 2013. Her graduate research was in raising awareness of agricultural injuries and preventing on-farm accidents. She attended the Agricultural Medicine Course through East Carolina University and is a certified Agri-Safe Provider. She currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Centra Medical Group. She serves as President of Bedford County Farm Bureau, President of the Lynchburg Region of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors for Moneta Rescue Squad. In 2017, she was recognized as Advanced Practice Provider of the Year for Bedford Memorial Hospital and in 2018 as Lady Leader for Virginia Farm Bureau. She is an active member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team.  She frequently speaks to groups on farm safety, the importance of preventative health care in agriculture, GMO’s, and advocates for agriculture on the state and national level. She lives with her husband and two children on their family farm where they grow wheat, soybeans and hay.

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Q: Are GMOs dangerous to humans in anyway?

Answered By Amy Johnson - Aug 02, 2019

A: GMO’s are not dangerous to humans. GMO’s are the most safety-tested food in the world. Prior to being produced, they undergo extensive testing to ensure that there is no risk to humans, animals or the environment. This testing is done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some of this testing includes the potential for a GMO to cause new food allergies in addition to testing nutritional quality. There have been no proven cases of disease or illnesses linked to GMO’s anywhere in the world. As a h [...]

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