Yes, GMOs are safe to eat. That is the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and American Medical Association. ...Read More
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SOCIAL TILE: Get to Know GMOs(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: The GMO Innovation Contest(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Genetic Modification in Crops(PPLICATION/PDF, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs & Allergies(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs’ Impact On Pollinators(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
Posted on May 14, 2017Response from Community Manager
Before they reach the market, crops from genetically modified seeds are studied extensively to make sure they are safe for people, animals and the environment. Today’s genetically modified products are the most researched and tested agricultural products in history. In fact, genetically modified seeds take an average of $130 million and 13 years to bring to market. Bringing a new GMO to market involves comprehensive safety and environmental review by regulatory bodies around the world. In addition to the review process conducted in the United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), other nations conduct their own rigorous certification processes and regulatory approvals. Currently more than 75 countries certify genetically modified products for cultivation, importation and/or field trials and testing.Read More
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By Michael Stebbins September 05, 2017
The following is an excerpt of a press release from Cell Press announcing a new study about modified crops that could act as their own pesticides. ...
By Michael Stebbins October 10, 2017
The following is an excerpt of a study published in the open access journal Nature Scientific Reports which showed that a genetically modified soybean induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil. ...
By adminold April 18, 2014
Originally posted at The Foodie Farmer BlogThere has been much discussion of whether or not the labeling of "GMO" foods would add to the cost of food production. This was one of the supporting arguments for GMO labeling at the legislative hearing at the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Health and Government Operations, during which Doug Gurian-Sherman, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Michael Hansen, of the Center for Food Safety, both insisted that labeling costs would be...
By Community Manager September 24, 2014
This article was originally posted in 2012 at Biology Fortified, Inc., and two selected excerpts are below.“Agent Orange, a defoliant used in the Vietnam War, was made with two herbicides: 2,4-D (the one that the new corn tolerates), and 2,4,5-T. The 2,4,5-T was unknowingly contaminated with a dioxin, something that was only later recognized as a significant human safety issue. Yes, 2,4-D was part of Agent Orange, but it wasn’t...