GMOs do not cause allergies and are not associated with any increase in allergies. Lisa Katic, a Registered Dietitian and President of K Consulting, explains that, “No commercially available crops contain allergens that have been created by genetically engineering a seed/plant. And the rigorous testing process ensures that will never happen.” She also notes, “food allergies are mainly caused by eight major foods (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish) and account for about 90 percent of reported food allergies in the United States. First, it is important to note that only one of these eight major allergens listed above is a potential product of biotechnology, and that is soy. Of the remaining seven allergens listed, none is commercially available in genetically modified varieties.”Read More
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Posted on May 14, 2017Response from Community Manager
There is no evidence that GMOs have caused the decline in bees or other pollinators. The sudden and widespread disappearances of adult honey bees from hives, termed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), became a national concern almost 10 years ago. Claims circulated that certain GMO crops harm bees. These assertions have been refuted by the mainstream scientific community.Read More
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By Admin March 14, 2014
In a recent literature survey published by Samsel and Seneff, an argument is made for a possible link between the incidence of celiac disease in the United States and the use of the herbicide glyphosate. A key element of the authors’ argument is based on a single example of a study with fish (Senapati et al., 2009). In that study, adverse effects were observed in fish that were exposed to water containing a glyphosate-based herbicide. Samsel and Seneff concluded that the effects observed in...
By Admin March 14, 2016
The following is an excerpt of CropLife Canada's commissioned study by RIAS Inc. to help quantify the benefits pesticides and biotech crops deliver to the environment, the economy and communities across Canada. The results of this study demonstrate that there are many benefits. These tools help farmers be more productive on existing farmland, which leaves natural habitats in place and protects biodiversity. They help farmers protect the soil, reduce fuel use and limit greenhouse...
By Admin 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...